Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"What the Fuck is a Barack?!"

XXL Magazine recently interviewed rapper DMX about his upcoming albums, his family, his influences, and his apathy toward the political process. The whole interview is well-worth reading (seriously, click here), but here's a bit that made me absolutely lose my proverbial shit at work.

Are you following the presidential race?
Not at all.

You’re not? You know there’s a Black guy running, Barack Obama and then there’s Hillary Clinton.
His name is Barack?!

Barack Obama, yeah.


What the fuck is a Barack?! Barack Obama. Where he from, Africa?

Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
Barack Obama?

What the fuck?! That ain’t no fuckin’ name, yo. That ain’t that nigga’s name. You can’t be serious. Barack Obama. Get the fuck outta here.

You’re telling me you haven’t heard about him before.
I ain’t really paying much attention.

I mean, it’s pretty big if a Black…
Wow, Barack! The nigga’s name is Barack. Barack? Nigga named Barack Obama. What the fuck, man?! Is he serious? That ain’t his fuckin’ name. Ima tell this nigga when I see him, “Stop that bullshit. Stop that bullshit” [laughs] “That ain’t your fuckin’ name.” Your momma ain’t name you no damn Barack.

So you’re not following the race. You can’t vote right?

Is that why you’re not following it?
No, because it’s just—it doesn’t matter. They’re gonna do what they’re gonna do. It doesn’t really make a difference. These are the last years.

Note that DMX goes through four or five mental and emotional phases in the course of about twenty seconds. Confusion, denial, confusion again, anger, and omniscience. Seriously, "these are the last years."?

It's remarkable that there's a rapper out there who can make 50 Cent look like a legitimate political pundit.


Nor said...

comedic. gold.

shesarejector said...

that sounds more like an snl sketch than an interview.

sarah hayley said...

hahaha oh my goodness... I read the whole thing. sooo funny.

drew said...

That was just too perfect. If I set out to write both sides of that interview myself, I couldn't have come up with anything better.

Dave said...

Different parts of it make me laugh at different times of day.

"Oh you're on Myspace?"

"I been there."

And what he tells his son:

"Advice about life, advice about girls, whatever a father would tell his son. Everything. Advice about everything. Everything. Advice about everything."