Hip-hop and presidential politics: two great tastes that taste great together. Sure, we already know that most rappers are firmly in the tank for Obama, but in the weird pop-cultural bouillon that has been the election season it was only a matter of time before they flipped the keys, as the canny Nasir Jones put it. The students of Atlanta's Ron Clark Academy have done just that with a little song-and-dance number about the 2008 election that's already spreading like wildfire across the grassy plains of the interwebs.
The Ron Clark Academy was founded in Atlanta in 2007, and boasts a comprehensive curriculum that employs arts and music education to engage students. Job well done, because these 6th and 7th graders took T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" and used the beat to lay down some straight talk:
"Obama on the left / McCain on the right / we can talk politics all night / and you can vote however you like"
The students sat down with Kyra Phillips of CNN
afterward to chat about their experience with
the 2008 election, sounding more informed and erudite than most of the
talking heads on cable news in the process. Check out their performance and the interview for the perfect intersection of the political and the adorable:
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