Jay-Z , Open letter – Power and Politics













By now you all know that Jay-Z took Beyonce to Cuba. And that by doing so they have gone against the law and the american government which with its embargo against Cuba strongly invites its citizens not to go there for vacations and forgives its citizens to spend money their. That everyone has said ” not cool” that Jay-Z released a song saying , ” But Obama told me I could go” and that the White House has denied any action from the president in that regard. So goes the gossip.

Now we also all know that Jay-Z and Obama have been supporting Obama’s reelection pretty loudly and that in doing so everyone expect them to support Obama until the end. We have all learn Peter Parker’s lesson ” With great power comes great responsibility” but J & B do not seem to be too much in a Peter Parker moods this days. So why am I even talking about this right ? Well because we are slowly it seems hitting the wall of everyone using rap to look cool, treating them like fools not really understand the power that rap artist have been gaining over the years. The problem is that an artist is not a politician, and when it comes to it, the best thing an artist can be is a symbol. There is no revolution, the relationship between artists and politicians has always been here and field like any relationship with tensions but today it is rap artist with more power. We are today in a world where everyone listens when Jay or Kanye talks, we are now in world where both of them can get the president itself in trouble because they are way more than just artists, they represent an economy, they are business man more than ever. So what is it going to be. When the players are new to the game, and different with their hand, what is it going to be ? Anyone wants to things with class or is going to be a chicken fight, with Jay playing it gangsta in front the White House. What is it going to be ?

Ladies and gentlemen
Let this shit knock

[Verse 1]
I done turned Havana to Atlanta
Guayabera shirts and bandanas
Every time you think they got me I switch the plan up
Bulletproof this, radio scanners
Ballin’ ’til they ban us
You gettin’ too much bread, they try to jam you
Boy from the hood but got White House clearance
Sorry y’all, I don’t agree with y’all appearance
Politicians never did shit for me
Except lie to me, distort history
Wanna give me jail time and a fine
Fine, let me commit a real crime
I might buy a kilo for Chief Keef
Out of spite, I just might flood these streets
Hear the freedom in my speech
Got an onion from Universal, read it and weep
Would’ve brought the Nets to Brooklyn for free
Except I made millions off it, you fuckin’ dweeb
I still own the building, I’m still keeping my seat
Y’all buy that bullshit, you’d better keep y’all receipt
Obama said “chill, you gonna get me impeached”
But you don’t need this shit anyway
Chill with me on the beach

[Hook – Swizz Beatz]
Y’all gon’ learn today

[Verse 2]
Ya’ll almost want to start a revolution
You know whenever I’m threatened, I start shooting, bark
Catch a body, head to Houston
I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans
This communist talk is so confusing
When it’s from China, the very mic that I’m using
Idiot wind, the Bob Dylan of rap music
You’re an idiot, baby, you should become a student
Oh, you gonna learn today
Where the fuck have you been
The world’s under new management
The new role model, fuck this Zoolander shit


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