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
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.