When Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders started to take his presidential run seriously, media publications still didn't think he stood a chance. Now that he's drawing record crowds, they're baffled, but the democratic socialist is resonating with tons of Americans as he strives to narrow the gap of financial difference between Americans.
Lil B's Bernie co-sign might be the most newsworthy, as just about every national publication picked up the story when the eccentric rapper backed Sanders in an August interview with CNN. Having previously endorsed Hillary, the rapper was one of the first high-profile artists to publicly make the switch. CNN quotes Lil B to say, "As much as I want to a woman leading the USA, right now it's all about Bernie ... he's the real he loves us."
Killer Mikewent on record to endorse Bernie Sanders as well. After a strong run of socio-political tracks and letters, the Atlanta MC has become rap's de facto political voice, and when he took to Twitter to voice his support, he was met with a lot of likeminded positivity.
It's official I support @SenSanders! His call 4 the restoration of the voters rights act sealed the deal for me.— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) June 29, 2015
The support doesn't stop there. Big Boi was quoted saying, "I’m for Bernie Sanders because he’s with prison reform and things like that. But really I’m for…getting people out of poverty and people sentenced to these long unjust prison sentences out of jail, and the legalization of Marijuana."
With a campaign that is based largely on getting families out of poverty and ending for-profit prisons, we expect to see more support for Bernie Sanders from the hip hop world in coming months.