Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Kanye, Jay-Z...Hollande?

In completely weird globalization news, French Presidential candidate Fran├žois Hollande just used "Niggas In Paris" in a campaign video.
The "Niggas in Paris"-scored video shows Hollande campaigning in the outer regions of the Paris metro area, as French voters of various races hold up their electoral cards. It should be noted that Sarkozy has a long history of poor relations with the impoverished Parisian suburbs, where a high percentage of racial minority and immigrant populations live. Hollande is possibly trying to underscore that relationship.
Also, Slate points out that "Creil"-- one of the suburbs Hollande campaigns in during the ad-- is pronounced "cray" as in, "That shit Creil."
Hollande's campaign strategy ? Don't let Nicolas Sarkozy get in his zone. (See also)

At least Barack Obama slow-jamming the news makes sense.

On that note, the Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) version probably would've been a more lyrically-appropriate campaign slogan for the French Socialist Party platform.

Regardless, that shit cray.

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