KRS-One: Black President "Doesn't Matter"

KRS-One recently opened up about the Obama administration, and why having a black president "doesn't matter" in 2009.

While the majority of Hip Hop is singing the praises of President Barack Obama, KRS-One [click to read] is simply not convinced that Obama represents “change we can believe in.”

In a video that recently surfaced on the Internet through Alex Jones Radio, the Blast Master dropped a freestyle and his thoughts on the nation’s 44th President.

“In four years will we still like him, in eight years will we still hype him?” he asks in the rap.

“The new world order just put on a black face,” he later said.

When the performance concluded, KRS opened up backstage on the state of the nation and the world.

“After we leave the emotionalism alone, what should we be looking out for? Just because we have an African American president doesn’t mean that he’s not going to continue the Bush agenda. I’m not dissing anybody, but a politician is a politician.”

KRS went on to state that he believes the rise of black politicians is the result of a loss of power in the communities that elect them to office. 

“If you really want to see what black governance is like, take a look at the mayors of major cities. When the cities were in power, we couldn’t be the mayors, it was when the cities lost power, they put in black mayors. When the states had power, we couldn’t be governors. When the states lost power, we have African American senators and governors.

“Now the nation has lost power, the dollar has lost power. The world is global. Now you can get a black president because it doesn’t matter. It’s global now.”

He went on to warn listeners that the people may be in for an uphill battle to achieve real change in the country.

“If Barack is true to the people, he will have opposition,” he said. “If there’s opposition, we the people will have to fight.”


  • U-N-I B GODZ

    for everyone that was hating on KRS-One: u still think Obama brought change? U still think he's any different than Bush? More people have been deported in Obama's term than in W's two terms, the NDAA is gonna be passed only after it includes u.s. citizens. Private interest still grow, Troy Davis was still murdered by the state without fair trial. Cops tore down public protest demanding fair treatment. Soldiers were moved from Iraq to Afganistan, Guantanemo is still open, the ADX in Colorado is still growing holding political prisoners for life. and so on. KRS-One was right and all yall haters couldnt take knowledge then just like you run away from the sting of truth now.

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