'The Storm': 17 Rappers Who Have Dropped Anti-Trump Songs
Hip-hop's disdain for President Donald Trump started well before his election in November 2016, but has only increased in the months since, with many rappers channeling their angst into their music and changing the dialogue from standard rap braggadocio to politics and activism.
The latest barb towards President Trump comes in the form of a ferocious freestyle launched by Eminem during the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards on Tuesday night (Oct. 10). Filmed in a Detroit parking lot, Em – clad in a black hoodie -- delivered “The Storm,” a scathing, nearly five-minute attack on Trump that lit the Internet ablaze, as he dubbed the president “a kamikaze that will probably cause a nuclear holocaust while the drama pops” among other names.
From bashing Steve Bannon to supporting Colin Kaepernick (a clear shot darted at Trump, who’s made clear his displeasure of NFL players protesting the American flag), Em did what he does best – spark controversy -- and ended his impassioned tirade with an ultimatum for Trump supporters.
“You're either for or against/ And if you can't decide who you like more and you're split on who you should stand beside/ I'll do it for it for you with this/ F--k you,” he spat. "The rest of America stand up/ We love our military, and we love our country/ But we f---king hate Trump.”
Eminem has publicly expressed his distaste for Trump on several occasions, from wearing a “FACK Trump” shirt during a performance in Scotland to leading an anti-Trump chant during his set at Reading Festival, joining the anti-Trump movement in hip-hop, which already includes the likes of YG, A Tribe Called Quest, and Common.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So we don't get no credit for dissing TRUMP a year ago?</p>— YG (@YG) <a href="https://twitter.com/YG/status/918182238059053056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 11, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Below, check out the rappers who have turned their feelings towards the president into anti-Trump anthems.
The Game feat. Skrillex - "El Chapo" (2015)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "This is doomsday, I can have Guadalupe/ Come through and knock Donald Trump out his toupee/ Now look at his brains all on the sidewalk/ And tuck the .38 and jump on my skywalker."
Waka Flocka - "R.I.C.O (Remix)" (2015)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "I free all my n----s, soon as I'm President/ And fuck Donald Trump, man/ I'm sending you straight to Mexico to live in."
Rick Ross feat. John Legend -- "Free Enterprise" (2015)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "Assassinate Trump like I'm Zimmerman/ Now accept these words as they came from Eminem/ Democratic party sentenced to the pendulum/ Killing them, I voted for Andre Benjamin."
YG feat. Nipsey Hussle - "FDT" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "I like white folks, but I don't like you/ All the niggas in the hood wanna fight you/ Surprised El Chapo ain't tried to snipe you/ Surprised the Nation of Islam ain't tried to find you."
YG feat. G-Eazy & Macklemore - "FDT Part 2" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: G-Eazy - "It's off the top like the toupee on Donald Trump's head/ This man's not peaceful, racism's evil/ This man hates Muslims, that's a billion fuckin' people/ If truth be told, Donald is a terrorist."
Anderson .Paak feat. T.I. - "Come Down (Remix)" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "I fantasize shooting Trump down/ A shot for every black man who got gunned down/ By the police with no convictions so they run 'round/ When we protest they tell us pipe down, for Trayvon and Mike Brown."
Ty Dolla $ign feat. Juicy J, Jeezy & Diddy - "Blase (Remix)" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "Fuck George Bush and Ronald Reagan/ I don’t fuck with Donald Trump, he don’t like us"
A$AP Ferg - "Flem" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "Trump win, I'm flying off the soil/ I'm going back to where they treat us royal/ All this fuckin' bullshit make my blood boil"
Emilio Rojas - "I Hate Donald Trump" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "Yeah, Donald’s daddy was a Klansmen/ He was spreadin’ hate back then/ Got arrested in ’27 for hate speech against black men/ Now his son is on the same shit/ I guess that he raising him wrong/ I guess that the apple does not fall that far from the tree/ That they hang the minorities on/ Corporate pawn, reality star/ Buildin' his wealth on the backs of the poor"
will.i.am - "Grab 'Em By The Pu$$y" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "When I'm president I won't be like be Obama/ If anyone talks shit about me, ill bomb em/ I'm grabbing that pussy like there's no tomorrow/ And if we have problems with Russia I'll bomb 'em"
Kenan Thompson & Chance the Rapper - "Jingle Barack" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "Hey Eric, Hey Mike, get married tonight/ Real quick, let in every immigrant in sight/ So go nuts before the North Pole disappears/ This is the last Christmas before Trump next year"
Common feat. Bilal - "Letter to the Free" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "Instead of 'nigga' they use the word 'criminal'/ Sweet land of liberty, incarcerated country/ Shot me with your ray-gun/ And now you want to trump me"
Amine - "Caroline" (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon version) (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "9/11, a day that we never forgettin’/ 11/9, a day that we always regrettin’/If my President is Trump then it’s relevant enough/ To talk ’bout it on TV and not give a fuck/ I’m black and I’m proud/My skin is brown and I’m loud"
"You can never make America great again/ All you ever did was make this country hate again"
Eminem - "Campaign Speech" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "You say Trump don't kiss ass like a puppet/ 'Cause he runs his campaign with his own cash for the funding/ And that's what you wanted, a fucking loose cannon who's blunt with his hand on the button who doesn't have to answer to no one – great idea!”
A Tribe Called Quest - "We The People" (2016)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "All you Black folks, you must go/ All you Mexicans, you must go/ And all you poor folks, you must go/ Muslims and gays, boy, we hate your ways/ So all you bad folks, you must go"
Joey Bada$$ - "Land of the Free" (2017)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "And Donald Trump is not equipped to take this country over/ Let’s face facts 'cause we know what’s the real motives"
Wale - "Smile" (2017)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "And a possible bigot slash misogynist/ Is 'bout to run the whole damn thing/ And the ballot my sister filled in/ In another city didn't do a goddamn thing"
Kendrick Lamar - "The Heart Pt. 4" (2017)
Anti-Trump Lyrics: "Donald Trump is a chump/ Know how we feel, punk? Tell 'em that God comin'/ And Russia need a replay button, y'all up to somethin'/ Electorial votes look like memorial votes/ But America's truth ain't ignorin' the votes"