Rapper Releases Song Against Political Correctness...and it Doesn't Suck
Hat tip to @OnTheMarcNow for bringing this video to our attention. Generally speaking, when we hear about someone rapping against "political correctness," our expectations are low. Think of someone trying to entertain the CPAC audience by dropping bars about how much they hate Killary and Obummer. Where they basically try to make words rhyme over a generic beat. But not in tune with the generic beat. Occasionally saying "yeah" and "unhh." Throw your hands in the air if you don't care. Word.
Those of you who were pretending Kanye was your favorite rapper for a while (see Kanye West Releases Song Defending His Support of Donald Trump and Rapper T.I. Comes to Kanye West’s Defense), don't act like you don't know. We see you.
However, this song by Tom MacDonald is legit.
I don't want to assign a political ideology to an artist I only just heard of. Maybe he's #MugClub. Maybe he's not. Let's say MacDonald isn't. Let's say he disagrees with the average Crowderhead on 9 out of 10 issues. Listen to the song again. Only remix it with this tweet in mind:
My working theory is that hectoring "everything you like is problematic" media functions to repel people from progr… https://t.co/jFNcy4f238— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@Michael Brendan Dougherty)1530221734.0
Maybe Tom MacDonald is the start of a trend. Apolitical people who just want to be left alone. Being turned off by the political party that won't let them be left alone. Imagine more artists like MacDonald expressing that through their art. Only because they are artists first and care about politics second. If they care about specific political issues at all.
To me, this is the most interesting part of the Post-Trump political world we're living in: flipping middle fingers to convention.