Rap Elect: If Rappers Ran The Government
Sean “Diddy” Combs ran the city in 2003 when he participated in the ING NYC Marathon but he could easily run the Department of State. What better person to have as our international representative than Diddy as the Secretary of State? He could travel to one foreign country after the other solving conflicts by simply handing out cases of Ciroq while saying, “Take that, take that.”
Kanye West has been fulfilling his dream of becoming a fashion designer here and there with his line of shoes and scarves but the Chicago rapper can also moonlight as the Secretary of the Interior. The attendance at national parks would be at an all-time high because people would be clamoring for a glimpse of Kanye walking through the trails of Yosemite Park with his girlfriend, Kim Kardashian during a special taping of “Keeping Up The With Kardashians.”
50 Cent is known for his smart business decisions (think Vitamin Water) but he has also been known to sick his henchmen on a poor, unsuspecting victim at a moment’s notice (think MMG’s Gunplay). His no-nonsense attitude makes him the ideal person as the Secretary of Defense. U.S. soldiers would salute each other saying, “G-G-G-G-G-G-Unit!!!”
Rick Ross’ past came back to haunt him when old photos of the Miami rapper working as a corrections officer surfaced. Though he initially denied everything, Officer Rozay would be the top candidate as the Secretary of Homeland Security.
During a recent trip to Jamaica,Snoop Dogg had a spiritual experience and was reborn as Snoop Lion. With this self-discovery, Snoop Lion has become more in tune with Mother Nature. As Secretary of Agriculture, Snoop Lion would oversee the nation’s parks and forests. We already know about his love for marijuana.
No rapper has more energy than Meek Mill. When the Philly rapper grabs the mic, his presence is electrifying. As the nation invests in alternative sources of energy, Meek Mill could lead as the Secretary of Energy. If the researchers, engineers and scientists can figure out a way to bottle his energy, the United States could finally kick its dependence on fuel.
With a net worth of almost $300 million, Dr. Dre is all about his money. Though he hasn’t put out an album in well over a decade, the former NWA member has managed to rake in the dough hand over foot. His shrewd business acumen is certainly an asset served best as Secretary of Treasury. He could help this country out of its multi-trillion dollar debt.
West coast rapper Xzibit has been in the rap game for a while but he is best known as the host of MTV’s “Pimp My Ride.” His love for cars can help him transition to the head of the Department of Transportation. Imagine an America with bullet trains traveling over 200 mph with each train car decked out with video game systems and custom-made aquariums.
Lauryn Hill has rapped about the inequalities and discrimination in the justice system since Blunted On Reality. The former Fugees member can finally make a difference in her role as Attorney General. She can get to work right away overturning the convictions of Mumia Abu-Jamal and other political prisoners. As soon as she clears up those pesky federal tax evasion charges.
With election day upon us, HNHH wanted to ponder a comical view of a world where Hip Hop ran things.
We already know what rappers think about today's election, but what if those same rappers were the ones running the government? Election season has been in full swing since the beginning of the fall, and as the nation heads to the polls to decide the future of the United States for the next four years, one could only imagine how this country would be if the next President picked rappers to hold various Cabinet positions.
Here are our top ten choices on which rappers can run the government.