A Letter To Hillary Clinton

Dear Hillary Clinton,

Look, I’m not one to mince words, so I’ll just get straight to the point. I’m going to need you to let the election go now. The fact of the matter is, you lost. Yes, we could all point to a million different factors that led to this outcome. However; as much as it pains me to say this, Donald Trump is the President. At this point, instead of rehashing your defeat, maybe you should focus on helping to prevent him from ending Western Civilization.

Now, to be fair, I did vote for you. To do this, I begrudgingly looked past your “superpredators” comment and your history with the prison industrial complex. Shit, as fucked up as your policies have been, I was/still am legitimately scared of Trump. I mean, based on what we’ve seen so far, World War III may still be on the horizon. In any case, I’ve never enjoyed picking the “lesser of two evils.” Listen, this entire election cycle has proved how antiquated the two-party political system really is.

Moving on, despite the loss, you refuse to accept any responsibility. Ok, I get it, FBI Director James Comey royally screwed you with his fuckery. The timing of his renewed investigation into your emails is suspect at best. However; that doesn’t account for the many errors you made on the campaign trail.

First, you lost Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida. These are all states that Barack Obama won twice. Twice! In fact, until you, a Democrat hadn’t lost Pennsylvania since 1988. I was 3 years old when that last occurred. To make matters worse, you didn’t campaign in Wisconsin and you only put some money down in Michigan during the last week of the election. How the fuck did you expect to win those states? In my eyes, your hubris got the best of you. You really thought you could just pull those states out of your ass with minimal effort. Well, clearly you were wrong.

Listen, I’m not ignoring the outside factors that may have contributed to your loss. Was there a gender component? Absolutely. Was there a Comey component? Absolutely. Was there a Julian Assange/WikiLeaks/Russia component? Absolutely. With that being said, take some responsibility for your own mistakes. Otherwise, you’re going to keep looking like a bitter loser. All in all, it is what it is, Mrs. Clinton. It just is what it is.

Sincerely,

A dude who’s stockpiling supplies in preparation for Armageddon

Common Can Still Rap His A*s Off!

So, on the latest episode of [Blank] Can Still Rap His Ass Off!, I’m here to talk about a Chicago legend, Common. After listening to his new album, Black America Again, it’s wild to see there’s literally been no decline in his rhyming ability. At this point, with 11 albums to his name, I think it’s indisputable that Common is Top 5 in terms of most consistent emcees. I mean, his discography speaks for itself, son.

Now, since I’m not a faker, I’ll be real enough to admit my journey with Com’s music began on Resurrection, his second album. While I eventually went back and listened to his debut album, Can I Borrow a Dollar?, it was the title track on Resurrection that let me know Rashid wasn’t an average rapper. I mean, c’mon son, let’s run down the other songs too. “I Used To Love H.E.R.“? “Communism“? “Sum Shit I Wrote“? All classics, man. All of them! From that point forward, I’ve been a fan of damn near every Common album. Yes, even Electric Circus, son. I’m willing to make the argument that that album was actually genius. Frankly, the only album I can’t defend in Com’s discography is Universal Mind Control. Sorry, Com, but that album was tri-di-di-di-dash!

As far as his new album goes, Com sounds wildly inspired again. As the title suggests, he’s speaking about a number of issues that affect the Black community. Now, while he’s no stranger to this lane, his lyrics are really sharp on this record. He’s able to say a ton in a minimal amount of bars, such as instead of educate, they’d rather convict the kids, as dirty as the water in Flint, the system is.” In one fell swoop, he mentions the corrupt prison industrial complex and the government-induced water crisis in Michigan. As we all have seen, given the current climate in this country, now is the perfect time for these protest records.

In the end, I’m clearly a fan, son. As of right now, my favorite song on the new album is “Pyramids.” His second verse makes me want to slap bunnies in the face, man. Guerilla-type rhymes, bro. In any case, everyone should do themselves a favor and check the record out. Good day.