Commercial rap music is incompatible with liberalism.
So it should come as no surprise that legendary gangsta rapper Ice Cube is flirting with the idea of joining Kanye West on Team Trump.
Yes, the same Ice Cube who 32 years ago rapped “fuck the police coming straight from the underground, a young n—a got it bad cause I’m brown” is finding common ground with our law-and-order president.
Tuesday, President Trump senior advisor Katrina Pierson tweeted that Ice Cube had been working with Trump on his “Platinum Plan,” a $500 billion economic initiative targeted at developing black communities. On Wednesday, the famous rapper confirmed Pierson’s assertion, tweeting:
“Facts: I put out the CWBA. Both parties contacted me. Dems said we’ll address the CWBA after the election. Trump campaign made some adjustments to their plan after talking to us about the CWBA.”
The CWBA is the “Contract With Black America,” Ice Cube’s economic proposal for investing in black communities. Ice Cube’s collaboration with the Trump administration sparked the expected outrage and backlash commonplace on Twitter when any prominent black celebrity, athlete or influencer engages with our sitting president.
Social media algorithms smeared the rapper as a sellout and a hypocrite. In 2018, Ice Cube released the song Arrest the President. It is an absolute banger, quite possibly the best political rap song ever. Like a lot of rap music, it’s misguided, exaggerated and uninformed.
“Arrest the president, you got the evidence. That n—a is Russian intelligence.”
O’Shea Jackson (Ice Cube) isn’t a hypocrite. He’s a realist bowing to logic, reason and new information. His defection from the left-wing groupthink imposed by Silicon Valley’s social media apps was inevitable. Don’t be surprised when more rap legends join AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted lyricist (Ice Cube) and The College Dropout (Kanye).
Ice Cube transformed himself from a boy in the ‘hood to an entertainment mogul by expressing a masculine, un-simp-athetic and non-PC worldview in rhyme form.
Other than its cynical view of police, rap music has little in common with Black Lives Matter and the Democratic Party. I don’t say that as a political partisan. I say that as a student of life.
Modern liberalism is at odds with masculinity, free speech, religious faith, self-determination and belief in the nuclear family.
O’Shea Jackson is a married father of four. His music and approach to life are drenched in masculinity and devoid of political correctness. He’s made no secret of his affinity for religion, including Islam, Christianity and Buddhism. He lifted himself from poverty with an incredible work ethic and independence.
Like all men, he’s flawed. Like all wise men seeking enlightenment, he’s pragmatic and willing to adjust to new information.
On Wednesday, he responded intelligently to a critic who expressed heartbreak that he would engage with President Trump.
“Every side is the Darkside for us here in America. They’re all the same until something changes for us. They all lie and they all cheat but we can’t afford not to negotiate with whoever is in power or our condition in this country will never change. Our justice is bipartisan.”
Thursday morning, he followed up that tweet with more pragmatism and wisdom.
“Black progress is a bipartisan issue. When we created the Contract With Black America we expected to talk to both sides of the aisle. Talking truth to power is part of the process.”
American black people are the only racial group who have allowed themselves to be defined by political ideology. Strict obedience to Democratic Party-imposed liberalism is a requirement for good standing in the black community. The requirement is insane. It’s a requirement that now demands abandonment of virtually every religious principle traditionally taught in the church. It’s a requirement that limits freedom of thought. It appoints white liberals as our Gods.
“You ain’t black if you don’t vote for Joe Biden.”
White people and every other racial group are free to embrace liberalism, conservatism, libertarianism and political apathy.
More than anything, artists and creators require freedom of thought and expression. A rapper who conceives the song “Jesus Walks” is eventually going to disconnect from modern liberalism. Same goes for the rapper who writes the song “Express Yourself.”
It’s no surprise Kanye and Cube want to Make Black America Free Again.
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