Too Broke To Vote – Nick Cannon

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too broke to vote, nick cannon

As supporters of Gadaffi know, Barack Obama was no friend to Africans during his eight year term.

The only positive change for some Blacks in America was Obama commuting unreasonable prison sentences of low-level offenders who should not have been in prison in the first place, much less placed under incarceration for decades, or even life. Besides that, Obama politics and Bush and Clinton and Reagan before him have been disastrous as usual for African Americans.

In his barebones rap video “Too Broke to Vote,” Nick Cannon eloquently captures the sentiments of many African Americans who see no point in voting for the upcoming U.S. election, given their ever worsening socioeconomic situations.

Cannon describes abject poverty facing millions of Americans. Though U.S. politicians often boast about the country’s riches, ironically, fifty-two percent of Americans do not have 400 US dollars in their possession and would have to sell something they own if they needed to come up with some cash.

No topic is off-limits in this poetic escapade.

Cannon unleashes a fury on his country’s reckless spending on wars compared to the amount spent on people’s well-being, poor quality of education, the fear of return of slavery, rigged elections, genocide of Native Americans, and white countrymen who have never been fair to Black citizens.

Some of Cannon’s poignant verses stick to the memory.

“Voting for office is like picking out which Gun you wanna get shot wit.”

“The Clintons had they chance with me, they reason my cuzn still locked up
Mass incarceration it’s still fucked up
3 strikes, 25 to life, nigga good luck.”

“Wonder why we shoot and Rob
But guess what? nothing stops a bullet, like a job.”

Check out the video and read the lyrics below.

“Too Broke to Vote”

by Nick Cannon

Everybody I know say they too broke to vote
With all that heavy slave mentally we could’ve broke the boat
Nobody cares about me
Nobody cares about my family
Nobody cares about my folks
So Nobody gets my vote

Nobody for President
That’s my campaign slogan
We got money for wars but can’t feed our homeless
The government is hopeless
It’s like a reality show
The Real lives of the house liars
Starring Anglo Saxon Christians
Change the channel sound like a bunch of arguing bitches
Switch up,
the game-show
AMERICAS Next top corrupt judicial system

For instance, I’m saying look at my options
Voting for office is like picking out which Gun you wanna get shot wit.
These politicians think they battle rappers
And they swear they spitting that hot
shit!
Gun control, abortion
Civil liberties, extortion
energy, the economy
Immigration and global warming
But I ain’t feeling the burn
And hell naw I’ll never get trumped
The Clintons had they chance with me, they reason my cuzn still locked up
Mass incarceration it’s still fucked up
3 strikes, 25 to life, nigga good luck
Fuck yo Future
Fuck yo daddy
Fuck yo rights
Fuck yo mentality
In Actuality, the constitution said I was just 3/5ths of a man
What’s stopping them from saying that again?
The top 3 percent
Over the 13th amendment
Minus the 40 acres plus the rest of my reparations
Yeah They doing that new
Government math
Water gate to White water
Call that a government bath
the law was we couldn’t even use the same bathroom
Back then where was your government at?
Behind our backs, ingesting crack in it up
Yup, the government laugh
But in our face they wanna cry and sob
And wonder why we shoot and Rob
But guess what? nothing stops a bullet, like a job

And we can’t elect without no college

And don’t even get me started about the electoral college
Let’s be honest!

Thats how they really choose the president and that’s facts!
They got y’all confused with these views from republicans and democrats

Everybody I know say they too broke to vote
With all that heavy slave mentally we could’ve broke the boat
Nobody cares about me
Nobody cares about my family
Nobody cares about my folks
So Nobody gets my vote

Nobody for President
That’s my campaign slogan
We got money for wars but can’t feed our homeless
The government is hopeless
It’s like a reality show
The Real lives of the house liars
Starring Anglo Saxon Christians
Change the channel sound like a bunch of arguing bitches
Switch up,
the game-show
AMERICAS Next top corrupt judicial system

For instance, I’m saying look at my options
Voting for office is like picking out which Gun you wanna get shot wit.
These politicians think they battle rappers
And they swear they spitting that hot
shit!
Gun control, abortion
Civil liberties, extortion
energy, the economy
Immigration and global warming
But I ain’t feeling the burn
And hell naw I’ll never get trumped
The Clintons had they chance with me, they reason my cuzn still locked up
Mass incarceration it’s still fucked up
3 strikes, 25 to life, nigga good luck
Fuck yo Future
Fuck yo daddy
Fuck yo rights
Fuck yo mentality
In Actuality, the constitution said I was just three-fifths of a man
What’s stopping them from saying that again?
The top 3 percent
Over the 13th amendment
Minus the 40 acres plus the rest of my reparations
Yeah they doing that new
Government math
Water gate to White water
Call that a government bath
the law was we couldn’t even use the same bathroom
Back then where was your government at?
Behind our backs, ingesting crack in it up
Yup, the government laugh
But in our face they wanna cry and sob
And wonder why we shoot and Rob
But guess what? nothing stops a bullet, like a job

And we Can’t elect without no college

And don’t even get me started about the electoral college
Let’s be honest!

Thats how they really choose the president and that’s facts!
They got y’all confused with these views from republicans and democrats

Liberal or conservative, Man I ain’t none of that.
I’m hungry,
Nigga, where the money at?
Cuz I’m too broke to vote
I’m too broke to cope
I ain’t trying to check no ballots
I’m trying to check this balance on these checking accounts
Y’all being careful
Double checking it counts
But just like Florida it’s gonna be another miscount
And once they get to this amount they gonna try to dismount.
Flip sides back and forth it’s
Political gymnastics
Like Olympic acrobats
Go for the Gold cuz that’s who makes the rules
And all this pageantry is just designed for fools
They gonna give you the one they choose
To Big to fail
To Rich to lose
And I’m still to broke to vote
So how do we fix this shit then.
Give her away
In the End
Is where it begins.
So I vote we Return the country back to its original owners THE Native Americans!

1 COMMENT

  1. African Americans are too broke to vote, says Nick Cannon. But, you have to wonder why Hillary has had such a tremendous momentum in Black communities. Are their Churches misleading them? Are their old Civil Rights generation ‘koolaid’ into propping up the Clinton Machine in African American neighborhoods? The question will still remain, if in fact Hillary becomes the democratic nominee, why would a broke people, made broke in part by policies of Bill and Hillary Clinton, give the corrupt Clinton Machinery another chance?

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