Yeah, yeah, I know. Jay-Z called himself a product of Reaganomics because of the drug trade in the black community. (That’s a discussion for another day.)
This is why I call Jay-Z a product of Reaganomics:
Why do most blacks vote for Democrats? Because their teachers, pastors, parents, and culture tells them too.
|Ronald Reagan: Trust but Verify||Jay-Z: They’re all actors/Looking at themselves in the mirror backwards/Can’t even face themselves/Don’t fear no rappers/They’re all weirdos, DeNiro’s in practice/So don’t believe everything your earlobe captures/ It’s mostly backwards|
Yeah, but we have a Black President. That has to be a good thing.
|Ronald Reagan: Don’t be afraid to see what you see||Jay-Z: Unless it happens to be as accurate as me/And everything said in song you happen to see/Then actually, believe half of what you see/None of what you hear/EVEN IF IT’S SPAT BY ME|
(That’s for those that question why I support Jay-Z when he supports Obama. I believe what he does, not what he says.)
You know this is a fight you can’t win.
|Ronald Reagan: Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is the weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.||Jay-Z: I will not lose|
It’s America’s fault the Black Community is in such bad condition.
|Ronald Reagan: We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.||Jay_Z: Scarface the movie did more than Scarface the rapper to me/Still that ain’t the blame for all the $h!t that’s happened to me|
Republicans don’t want freedom for Blacks.
|Ronald Reagan: Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15th||Jay_Z: My mind on my money, money on my mind/If you owe me ten dollars, you ain’t givin me nine/Ya’ll ain’t give me 40 acres and a mule/So I got my glock 40, now I’m cool|
(My interpretation: Big Gov. didn’t produce, so I decided to to it for myself)
You’re just protecting the rich.
|Ronald Reagan: The problem is not that the people are taxed too little; the problem is that government spends too much||Jay_Z: Now what I look like/ Giving a chick (or Obama) half my trap like she wrote half my raps, yeah, I’m havin that|
Please, Republicans just want to take social programs from blacks.
|Ronald Reagan: Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence||Jay_Z: And I can’t help the poor if I’m one of them/So I got rich and gave back/To me, that’s the win win OR I don’t be in the project hallway talkin bout how I be in the projects all day. That sounds stupid to me|
The average Black person can’t make it in America.
|Ronald Reagan: There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder||Jay_Z: Sure I do, I tell you the difference between me and them/They tryin to get they ones (EBT), I’m tryin to get them M’s/One million, two million, three million, four/In just five years, forty million more/You are now lookin at the forty million boy/I’m rapin Def Jam, til I’m the hundred million man|
Everybody can’t make it that easy.
|Ronald Reagan: Entrepreneurs are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States||Jay_Z: And if somebody woulda told ’em that Hov would sell clothing/Heh, not in this lifetime, wasn’t in my right mind/That’s another difference that’s between me and them/ I smartened up, opened the market up|
(Jay-Z One million, two million, three million, four/ In eighteen months, eighty million more/Now add that number up with the one I said before, You are now looking at one smart black boy.) PS That was all under Bush. I’d love to see how those millions are rolling in these days, but I digress.
Democrats are not going to make this easy for you.
|Ronald Reagan: When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat||Jay-Z: I can’t say I’ve never kneeled before God and prayed for better cards, sometimes to no avail/But I never sit back feeling sorry for myself/If you don’t give me Heaven I raise H311|