With the 2016 Presidential elections coming up next year, politicians in every party have announced their plans to become a candidate like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former First Lady Hillary Clinton and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson. With all the excitement of choosing our next president, rapper Waka Flocka Flame has launched his own campaign to run for president with DJ Whoo Kid as his running mate.
But seriously, there have been rappers who have been considered to join the race like Immortal Technique. Recently, Green Party Presidential hopeful Jill Stein stated in an interview that she considered the veteran rapper to serve as her running mate. “I love Immortal Technique,” said Stein. “He has great ideas—we need to hear from more people like him.”
Good point, Jill. We should hear from more people like him. Honestly, Waka’s intentions are admirable but there are other, more politically conscious lyricists in the game that could make a difference as the POTUS. Their backgrounds may not be squeaky clean like past candidates, but in the age of corrupt police officers and Congressmen blinded by ignorance, is there such a thing as an “innocent politician” anymore? Here are five choices we’d cosign to run for president.