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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

DMX doesn't know who this Barack Obama is

Pretty funny interview. In a time when everyone is glued to CNN, the home of politics, and previously totally unpolitical people are gorging on politico, DMX doesn't know who Barack Obama is. He's flummoxed that someone would name their son Barack.

From XXLmag:

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.

Barack?!

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

Yeah, his dad is from Kenya.
Barack Obama?

Yeah.
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.

Well, to be fair, he can't vote because he's a felon, so he hasn't been following it at all, but he has a pretty pessimistic view on what a president really is able to do.

Also, Ben Smith thinks Obama's speech is Walt Whitman-esque.

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