I’m Glad Reagan Is Dead says Killer Mike

Artist: Killer Mike
Track Name: Reagan
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We will eventually get around to a video review for Reagan from Killer Mike, but let’s discuss the song itself for a moment. Reagan is dead now, and has been for quite some time. However in some political arenas he is spoken about as if he was a hero. If you listened to the I Used To Love H.E.R. remix from Murs, he talked about how Reagan’s policies negatively impacted the hood. Speaking from a west coast perspective, in a respectful response to Common’s east coast view of the situation.

I think over time, as more information has been revealed, both coasts better understand what went on.

Under Reagan, Oliver North and the CIA participated in drug trafficking (the original Rick Ross) . At home, a ‘war on drugs’ simply created an excuse to lock black people up. Killer Mike, was talking about the 13th amendment in this song, several years before Ava DuVernay’s documentary. That’s really what hip hop music is for. Keep the people informed, not just entertained.

They declared the war on drugs like a war on terror
But what it really did was let the police terrorize whoever
But mostly black boys, but they would call us “niggers”
And lay us on our belly, while they fingers on they triggers
They boots was on our head, they dogs was on our crotches
And they would beat us up if we had diamonds on our watches
And they would take our drugs and money, as they pick our pockets
I guess that that’s the privilege of policing for some profit
But thanks to Reaganomics, prisons turned to profits
Cause free labor is the cornerstone of US economics
Cause slavery was abolished, unless you are in prison
You think I am bullshitting, then read the 13th Amendment
Involuntary servitude and slavery it prohibits
That’s why they giving drug offenders time in double digits
Ronald Reagan was an actor, not at all a factor
Just an employee of the country’s real masters
Just like the Bushes, Clinton and Obama
Just another talking head telling lies on teleprompters
If you don’t believe the theory, then argue with this logic
Why did Reagan and Obama both go after Qaddafi
We invaded sovereign soil, going after oil
Taking countries is a hobby paid for by the oil lobby
Same as in Iraq, and Afghanistan
And Ahmadinejad say they coming for Iran
They only love the rich, and how they loathe the po’
If I say any mo’ they might be at my doe
(Shh..)Who the fuck is that staring in my window
Doing that surveillance on Mr. Michael Render
I’m dropping off the grid before they pump the lead
I leave you with four words: I’m glad Reagan dead

  • Killer Mike, “Reagan”

… and yet the puppet masters live on. They got a new puppet now.

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