Just days after Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, secured the nomination for the Democratic Party, hip-hop has rallied behind the black candidate — including Diddy, Jay-Z and Russell Simmons.
However, not everyone is hip-hop is riding with Obama. One rapper in particular is incarcerated Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy, who as of late has blogged about his weariness of the government and its politics in his recurring column on Vibe.com.
Just this week, Prodigy hit us with answers to several questions sent to him, and he revealed his feelings on Obama.
“I wanna like Obama, but he’s all about the world government, world banking, war and stuff like that. You know what I’m sayin’? He’s a phony,” P told BallerStatus.com. “I wish nothing but love and happiness for him. But he’s either gonna be assassinated to create chaos and bring about Martial Law or he’ll live and then years down the line, at the end of his term everybody will see that he’s just like the rest of these plastic Presidents, who does absolutely nothing good. Just another puppet for the Royal family.”
P has a some logic behind his strong opinions regarding the presidential race though. He explains that a true democracy would run a little different… “In true democracy, we should vote for our candidates and vote for our Presidents,” he explains. “Just because Obama is black doesn’t mean that Blacks should vote for him. It’s not about color, it’s about who is mentally capable of leading American people, defending our freedoms, [and] our human and constitutional rights. We need to spend money on healing and education, not war and one world government.”
Although he didn’t say he’d support any particular candidate, he admitting to liking what Texas Congressman Ron Paul — who has been pretty much out of the running for quite some time — was trying to do.
“As far as Ron Paul, he was the only candidate addressing these things and that probably why he’s out of the election,” he said.
Prodigy is currently serving a three and a half year prison term for a gun charge dating back to 2006.
While incarcerated he is staying busy promoting his last solo project, H.N.I.C. 2, which is in stores now. He revealed that a DVD featuring a video for every song on the album hits stores July 8.
To stay updated on Prodigy, visit HNIC2.com.