Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says his party is going to launch an "off the hook" public relations campaign that will update the GOP’s image by translating it to "urban-suburban hip-hop settings."
“We need messengers to really capture that region — young, Hispanic, black, a cross section…” he said in an interview published Thursday. “We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings.”
Man, oh, man.
Michael Steele does not understand the hip-hop movement. This is a movement that was out there en force for Barack Obama, a movement that has been around a very long time. Sugar Hill Gang, anyone? This is a community that don't like "fake assed" folk, period. So, to use the term hip-hop loosely is setting up Steele and the GOP for real responses, from the hip-hop community.
Can you just imagine all those "old white guys" lovin' up on Grammy Award Winner, Lil' Wayne? Tha Carter III? Gettin' crunk with the P$C Crew? Remember that crew won an Oscar, best song for Hustle n' Flow. Can you see the GOP talkin' 'bout beats with Missy, Pharell or Timbaland? Noddin' their heads to Beyonce while she is tellin' the guys, while shakin' her a$$, if you like my sh*t to put a ring on it? Please. Michael Steele has just made the GOP look incredibly desperate while attempting to embrace a culture that they don't give a damn about. And more importantly the YOUNG FOLK, know this.
We are waiting, T.I., Lil' Jeezy, Lil' Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Common, Ludacris, etc. Expect them to answer Michael Steele, real soon.
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