Less than two months away from Election Day, a new President Barack Obama Democratic National Convention spoof clip has surfaced and pokes fun at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The new spoof video features comedian Iman Crosson impersonating President Obama and utilizing Chicago rapper Chief Keef‘s “I Don’t Like” anthem.
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)
Reports also pointed out some local connections between Keef and President Obama.
Chief Keef, real name Keith Cozart, is a 17-year-old rapper from Englewood who has been signed to Interscope records. “I Don’t Like” was covered by Kanye West. But after a rival who called himself Lil Jojo was murdered in a rap feud last week, Chief Keef allegedly joked about the killing on Twitter: “Its Sad Cuz Dat N—– Jojo Wanted to Be Jus Like Us #LMAO.” (Chief Keef says his Twitter account was hacked.) Obama represented Englewood in the state senate from 1997 to 2003. Alphacat may have simply been riffing on a popular song, but it’s a reminder that the president’s political career began in one of the most intractably violent neighborhoods in the nation. And that since he’s become president, the violence has gotten worse. (NBC Chicago)
While Crosson may spoof the upcoming election, celebrities like Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter have taken action to help support President Obama.
Jay-Z and wife Beyoncé will host a fund-raiser for President Obama at the “Watch the Throne” rapper’s 40/40 Club on Sept. 18. We hear the event will be intimate and capped at 100 guests who will shell out $40,000 per ticket to dine with the commander-in-chief and hip-hop royal. Earlier the same day, Obama is scheduled to attend a reception where families can pose for a photo with him for a $12,500 contribution. A rep for Jay-Z’s West 25th Street club had no comment. We’re told the campaign stop will be Obama’s last in New York before the election. But does this mean the president will miss Jay’s concerts at Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center at the end of September? (New York Post)
Atlanta’s DJ Drama previously told SOHH he believed President Obama is primed to serve another term.
“Oh, nah, never that, you know what I’m saying,” Drama told SOHH when asked if he would retire the alias “Barack O’Drama” if President Obama does not win. “He has my support and I’m not going to say when he doesn’t win because he’s gonna win and we’re going to keep the legacy going.” (SOHH)
Check out the “I Don’t Like” spoof video below: