Hip-Hop Political Party Pushes Busta Rhymes for Governor
Some members of the hip-hop community are looking to form their own party line for the coming state elections. The New American Party is being pushed by Jineea Butler, Founder of the Hip Hop Union and a Republican congressional candidate against Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY). Butler said she and others have spoken to rap star Busta Rhymes about potentially running for Governor, but he has not committed. Butler said she also has reached out to LL Cool J but has not heard back. Assisting in the effort is Eric Barrier, better known as Eric B. of the classic hip-hop group Eric B & Rakim. “Hip hop changed the world 40, 45 years ago when it started. It just gave people an absolute freedom of speech. We want to use that same principle with a strong agenda that addresses economic disparity and prosperity-driven initiatives,” Butler said. More here.