Just weeks away from Election Day, loyal President Barack Obama hip-hop supporters who want to show their dislike for Republican nominee Mitt Romney can now do it with a special Chief Keef-inspired line.
The shirts have started catching a buzz at the tail end of this month’s presidential debates.
If you like Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like,” and hate Mitt Romney, here’s something that’s likely relevant to your interests: From a group of creative designers based in Atlanta, it’s called the “That Mitt I Don’t Like” T-shirt. We can’t tell you if Chief Keef likes it, but life is full of little mysteries so get used to it. John Searles, Aaron Rhodan, and Julian Streete reportedly designed the shirt together, as the trio had been trying to come up with a collaborative project to work on together since 2009. (Complex)
One of the shirt’s designers said their idea came together a few weeks ago.
The idea didn’t arrive until after Rhodan’s move–it was Searles who lit the fuse–but the trio pushed ahead anyway. “It all came to fruition after the first debate,” Searles says. “I felt like there was a lot of lying from Mitt Romney’s side and it was kind of something that disgusted me. I didn’t like it.” It reminded Searles of the “I Don’t Like” remix, and he thought Pusha-T’s introduction (“Fraud n*ggas, y’all n*ggas, that’s that sh*t I don’t like”) was especially apt given Mitt’s mendacity. “It made so much sense,” he says. “I almost envisioned Obama quoting that at the second debate because I felt like he needed to kind of swing it.” (Chicago Reader)
Around mid-September, comedian Iman Crosson also drew inspiration from Chief Keef with his “I Don’t Like” spoof.
Well, someone has found a way to connect President Obama to Chicago’s emerging school of gangsta rap. Comedian Iman Crosson, who has gained fame for his Obama impression under the named “Alphacat,” recorded this video of Obama delivering his Democratic National Convention acceptance speech to the tune of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like.” “Romney’s campaign…that’s that stuff I don’t like/Lyin’ Republicans…that’s that stuff I don’t like/The Tea Party…that’s that stuff I don’t like/Mitt Romney’s face/That’s that..that’s that stuff I don’t like.” (NBC Chicago)
Despite an overwhelming amount of hip-hop support for President Obama, Hollywood actress Stacey Dash caught bad press this month after declaring his vote for Romney.
Paul Ryan phoned Stacey Dash this week to thank her for her support after the actress endured racially tinged threats on Twitter over her public support of Mitt Romney. “He said thank you so much for your support, and that I was brave, and that they support me. I thought that was just so generous, and kind, you know? Lovely, really,” Dash told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday night. Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman and Romney’s running mate, tweeted on Tuesday evening that they had “a great conversation.” (The Hill)
Check out the “I Don’t Like” spoof video below: