Amoeblog Hip-Hop Rap Up Top Five Chart Week Ending 11:09:12
1) Kendrick Lamar Good Kid M.A.A.D City (Aftermath)
2) Paul Wall No Sleep Til Houston SMC Recordings
3) P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here (Rhymesayers)
4) Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 (Atlantic)
5) MellowHype Numbers (Columbia/3 Ent)
There was a lot of celebration in hip-hop circles this week since the man known to many as "the first hip-hop president" got re-elected on Tuesday. Among those celebrating the loudest was longtime Obama supporter emcee/mogul Jay-Z who had performed at the president's Ohio rally (along with Bruce Springsteen) on the eve of the election. During his set Hova did his ever-popular "99 Problems" song (off 2004's The Black Album) but when he got to the line “I got 99 problems but a bitch ain't one" he replaced the word B word with “Mitt." And when he go the line "I got 99 problems and Mitt ain't one" the packed Democratic audience roared in loud approval. Throughout social networking sites this past week the support for both parties was accelerated to an unprecedented level with hip-hoppers (almost) unanimously showing support for the candidate dubbed "the first hip-hop president" four years when he won the first time. Loose knit Obama supporters included "DJs for Obama" who shared the photo below on social networking sites over the week leading up the election day.