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Better Condemnations Needed

I always think opportunistic pop culture bashing politicians are curiously unimaginative in their targets. Kanye West's "Gold Digger" strikes me as something that would be a good choice:

18 years, 18 years

She got one of yo kids got you for

18 years I know somebody payin child support for one of his kids

His baby momma's car and crib is bigger than his

You will see him on TV

Any Given Sunday Win the Superbowl and drive off in a Hyundai

She was suppose to buy ya shorty TYCO with ya money

She went to the doctor got lypo with ya money

She walkin around lookin like Michael with ya money

Should of got that insured got GEICO for ya moneeey If

you aint no punk holla

We Want Prenup WE WANT PRENUP!,


It's something that you need to have

Cause when she leave yo ass she gone leave with half

18 years, 18 years

And on her 18th birthday he found out it wasn't his
Does the African-American community really need more anti-marriage messages? Fantasia's "Baby Mama", of course, makes the natural counterpoint. Great songs both, and I wish everyone would leave musicians alone, but if you want to be an opportunist, better that it be done well. Meanwhile, Elbert Ventura in TNR makes the case for à la carte.

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"Meanwhile, Elbert Ventura in TNR makes the case for à la carte."

The truly pressing issue is which critic has the better name: Elvis Mitchell or Elbert Ventura?

I vote for Elbert.

Posted by: Petey | Aug 25, 2005 7:19:33 PM

Um, I took it as a keep it in your pants kind of song. Or at least keep it covered.

Posted by: Mo | Aug 25, 2005 8:07:57 PM

The Republicans Lost Iraq

Posted by: brew | Aug 25, 2005 8:45:39 PM

You think "Baby Mama" is a great song?

Posted by: spencer | Aug 26, 2005 4:21:55 PM

Sunday and Hyundai!

Good lord!

Posted by: Jackmormon | Aug 31, 2005 3:05:27 PM

OK,OK... this will be an ad hominem attack and thus automatically wrong... but anyways... Kanye West has shit for brains and shouldn't be taken too seriously.

"Kanye West doesn't care about black people"


Posted by: Billy | Sep 8, 2005 6:18:39 AM

I took it as "Mo Money Mo Problems", with some of the angle Mo suggests. (there are a couple of other MMMP songs on the album too).

Posted by: Nicholas Beaudrot | Sep 9, 2005 2:36:18 AM

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