“F*** Donald Trump” may have been said by some who are not impressed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but for rapper YG, the profanity-laced song, known as “FDT” by some, “F*** Donald Trump” is gaining some steam.
“As young people with an interest in the future of America… We have to exercise our intelligence and choose who leads us into it wisely. 2016 will be a turning point in this country’s history… The question is… in which direction will we go?” YG and his fellow rap artist Nipsey Hussle ask in the rap’s intro, says Billboard.
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YG and Nipsey Hussle said a “F*** Donald Trump” rap was instantly appealing, though the music also apparently garnered the attention of the Secret Service.
“They asked if they could see the lyrics on my album to see if I’m talking about it on my album,” Billboard reports YG saying of the rap anti-Trump anthem, “F*** Donald Trump.”
“‘Cause I’m talking about it on my album, they gon’ try to take it off the shelf.”
While police apparently tried to shut down the production of the “F*** Donald Trump” video back in March, the rap number was successfully released. The video for “F*** Donald Trump” was shot entirely in black and white, a clear illustration of the black and white thinking that people have become used to seeing from Trump, whom YG compared to a cancer.
“We tryna touch the people, we tryna motivate all the young people to vote,” YG said. He encouraged the youth to go and vote. “Go really take your time out and vote on who should be in office ’cause it’s important, you feel me. If not, it could be all bad for us.”
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YG and Nipsey Hussle coming together for the “F*** Donald Trump” rap also marks a time when two of the biggest gangs, the Bloods and Crips, have united for a common cause. YG, whom MTV reports is affiliated with the Bloods, and Nipsey Hussle, a Crip, have set any differences the two gangs might have aside for the anti-Trump rap song.
YG and Nipsey Hussle also created a G-rated version of “F*** Donald Trump” for primetime, which was aired when the duo performed on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore on July 23. Cleaned up though the rap song was, its message was clear: if Donald Trump were to become the next president, the United States was in trouble, according to Spin.
“It’s not the 2016 election song we wanted, but it’s the one we deserved,” notes writer Anna Gaca of “F*** Donald Trump.”
There’s more, too. This time, YG joins Macklemore and G-Eazy for “FDT Part 2,” an equally blunt rap song that Spin reports features lines like “Thought I was making songs just to ride / But come to find out your own kind don’t even like you / Macklemore don’t like you, G-Eazy don’t like you.”
It is not the first time that Macklemore has been affiliated with a charged sort of topic. “Same Love,” the song which became something of an anthem for the LGBT movement and was released in 2012, gained a great deal of attention at the time.
Macklemore is vicious in his rap tirade in “FDT Part 2.”
“Your politics are like a Starburst pack / Why? / Nobody f***s with the orange one/ Banning all Muslims?” Macklemore raps. “Alright, cool / What if we ban all the white dudes / Because a couple have run up in trench coats and rifles / And killed in the name of Jesus Christ at the high school / How about we stop selling automatic guns / You got rich because your daddy gave you automatic funds / Add it up you’re an automatic punk.”
“F*** Donald Trump” as a rap puts another few musicians’ names on the list of those who aren’t big fans of Donald Trump. It has the added bonus of getting more notice as a political anthem — or anti-Trump hit — of 2016.
Spin also salutes “F*** Donald Trump” as one of the best songs of 2016 to date.
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