Ben Carson Wants the Rap Vote

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Ben Carson has engaged the logic of the 90s in his latest attempt to drum up support: when in doubt of how to reach your audience, write an awkward hip hop song about it! Stereogum has conjectured that the use of Aspiring Mogul as the segment’s rapper seems to suggest Carson (or his people) actually want listeners to believe they could be hearing the candidate rapping in the spot, which is potentially hilarious. Regardless, you can listen to it via the ABC Politics SoundCloud, if you won’t be catching its scheduled run on rap radio throughout the South.

We can’t help but wonder: does this mean Clinton and Sanders may throw up tracks along the lines of Alanis Morissette or Nirvana? Americans can only dream.


Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →