By Ben Westhoff and Sarah Purkrabek
By Steve Brennan
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By RFT Music
By Christian Schaeffer
By Gabriel San Roman
Want to battle Bush yourself but not sure where to start? Here are some of the best political rap attacks from hip-hop's history for inspiration:
Personal Attacks"Headline: Bush steals the presidency/He needs the backing of the meek, what could the remedy be?/ We're heading for a recession reminiscent of the Great Depression/Are lives worth a world of power?/Easy question."
"He gives the rich a giant tax loophole/Leaves the poor living in a poop hole."
-- Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, "California Über Alles" (on former California Governor Pete Wilson) Putting Down the Man"Elvis was a hero to most/But he never meant shit to me/A straight-up racist that sucker was, simple and plain/Motherfuck him and John Wayne."
-- Public Enemy, "Fight the Power"
"While other MCs are talkin' about up with hope, down with dope/I got the devil in my infrared scope/Poy!/That's for callin' my father a boy/Klak! Klak! Klak!/That's for puttin' scars on my mother's back/Bo!/That's for callin' my sister a ho/And for you/Buck! Buck! Buck!/'Cause I don't give a motherfuck."
-- KRS-One, "Ah Yeah"
"I'm rollin' down Rodeo with a shotgun/These people ain't seen a brown-skinned man since their grandfathers bought one."
-- Rage Against the Machine, "Down Rodeo"
"Who gives a fuck if you've got money in the millions/'Cause, motherfucker, we got posse in the billions."
The Coup, "The Coup"
The War on War"Military is a mockery for all to see/Be all you can be is just another trick that's up their sleeves/But ya better believe that you'll be grievin' when ya ain't receivin'/What was promised, don't be astonished cause ya won't be leavin'/They reeled you in like your skin had fins/Now you're poundin' sand for another man's sins."
-- The Goats, "Typical American"
"I got a letter from the government the other day/I opened it and read it/It said they were suckers/They wanted me for the army or whatever/Picture me giving a damn/I said never...../They could not understand/That I'm a black man/And could never be a veteran."
-- Public Enemy, "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos"
"Yeah, tolerance is getting thinner/'Cause Iraq never called me nigger."
-- Paris, "Bush Killa"