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Obama-love, Romney-hate dominates Miami's political music scene

With just six weeks left before the presidential election, Miami's music scene has suddenly gone all political.

Two political songs released this week come from Miami artists, and they're decidedly pro-Obama.

One, a song modeled after the 1960 JFK jingle, comes from the Miami-outfit Write Me A Jingle. It's called the Barack Obama 2012 Jingle.

The sing-songy jingle has lyrics like "Do you want a man for president who's seasoned through and through / But not so doggone seasoned that he won't try something new?"

The jingle, which was featured on Hardball with Chris Matthews yesterday, is below:


The second song is decidedly anti-Mitt Romney. Written by Miami-based rapper Rube, the song, titled 'Hold On,' paints Romney as a wealthy corporate raider trying to suppress voters. Lyrics include:

You got the Koch brothers, Donald Trump, but it's not enough / Do everything you can to make sure we not showing up / Governor's across the country, try to resuscitate you,and force strict voter ID laws in Florida and Pennsylvania.

The video, which was shot in downtown Miami, is below:


Note: Anyone with any pro-Romney, Miami-based music, feel free to send them along to @ToluseO and we'll post them here. While Nicki Minaj, a rap artist with Miami ties, said "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney" in a recent song, she later explained that she was actually an Obama supporter.




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Carl Eisner

Great stuff. I'm not sure conservatives are creative enough to respond to the note calling for pro-Miami music ;)


"The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth." -- H. L. Mencken

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