Mock The Vote
John Brown may have come up short on The (White) Rapper Show, but his recent YouTube sensation "Sarah Palin (I Wanna Lay Pipe)â€ has made him the Tay Zonday of the hip hop set. With the election going down today, we talked to the self-proclaimed "King of the 'Burbsâ€ to find out about his love of Alaska's mad governor and his belief in Obama's promise of change.
It's Election Day. Is this the last time we'll be hearing from McCain/Palin?
[Laughs] Yeah, I hope so. I think that they're so out there that most Americans are afraid of them running the economy and whatnot.
Have you hit the voting booth yet?
Yeah, I voted absentee in Cali. I actually already have a song called "Congratulationsâ€ where I'm expressing congratulations to Obama for winning the election, because in my mind he already won.
This is the first election that hip hop has addressed in a big way. Do you think MCs have had any effect on the polls?
I'd like to think that art influences culture. People that hear the music and identify with different artists can be influenced by their opinions on politics. I do think that it has an impactâ€”at least on a subconscious level.
What was the best single to come out of the Obama campaign?
I definitely liked Jeezy's song ("My President is Blackâ€). I liked the whole mixtape that Nas put out. I've been watching everybody trying to put their stamp on the election and just tried to find the right time to do mine.
When did the inspiration to write "Sarah Palin (I Wanna Lay Pipe)â€ strike?
I was in a session with a bunch of my people and we realized we got to do a song about Sarah Palin, because she's so perfect. I was thinking about how to do the song then I saw her speech at the convention when she said "We're going to lay more pipe.â€ Right when she said that, my perverted mind kicked in and I was like that's hilarious. But I didn't think she said that on accident. I genuinely believe there are a lot of code messages in those speeches. They're very meticulously written and they were totally appealing to people's sexual desires with Sarah Palin.