Tom Barrett Slams GOP on Women, Then Shares Stage with Misogynist “Gangsta Rapper”

Ah, the Democrats and their “war on women.” At a May 19th rally for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who is running against Scott Walker in the closely-watched Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election, the “entertainment” consisted of a self-proclaimed “gangsta rapper” who performed demeaning, sexist raps about “bitches and hoes.”

Gotta love those progressive Dems!

The delicious irony here is that the rally, held at Washington Park in Milwaukee, was filled with self-righteous posturing from the speakers about how Republicans and “Tea Partiers” hate women. Obama buddy Van Jones opened the event (which was co-sponsored by Jones’ “Rebuild the Dream” organization and the SEIU) with a speech slamming GOP and Tea Party “haters.” Jones was followed by Barrett himself, who told the crowd that the recall is about reclaiming “our values.”

And then came a demonstration of those “values.”

Barrett was immediately followed on stage by rap “artist” Prophetic (aka “Proph”), to provide the day’s entertainment, as Barrett was off to the side of the stage gleefully shaking hands and taking pictures. The emcee gave a breathless plug to Proph’s new album, “Wool Over My Eyes”…

Here’s the cover of the album; real respectful toward women.

…and Proph launched into his first number, “Sucka MCs.” Proph announced that he’d be doing several numbers from the new album, but the video (which was not shot by me, and which can be viewed here in a longer version that includes Jones’ speech) cuts off during the first “song.”

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“Sucka MCs” is filled with lines about “bitches who ride me” and “make a nigga comfortable,” because “cash make the women shake they asses” so “get (on) the tour bus, bitch.” Nice. The second cut from the album is called “Newer Bitch,” and I’ll just let you guys hear it for yourselves.

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All songs from the album Proph was hawking at the event can be heard here.

I’ll engage in a little opinion journalism by saying that I think it’s absolutely inappropriate for a gubernatorial candidate to appear at an event alongside a performer like Proph. Misogynistic “gangsta” rappers are entitled to their free-speech rights, like everyone else. But it should be beneath the dignity of a man who wants to be the governor of a state to have such “artists” perform at an official rally.

But more to the point, the Democrats (including Barrett) are the ones who tirelessly repeat the lie that Republicans and Tea Partiers are hostile to women. So I ask my fellow Tea Party attendees – have any of you ever attended a Tea Party event at which a performer slammed women as “bitches” and “hos?”

I thought not.

And I’ll add the obligatory (but nevertheless important) rhetorical question about how the “mainstream” media would have reacted had a Tea Party or GOP event featured someone like Proph…compared to the silence that I’m sure will greet his performance at the Barrett event.

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18 Responses to “Tom Barrett Slams GOP on Women, Then Shares Stage with Misogynist “Gangsta Rapper””
  1. Kender Breitbart MacGowan says:

    gotta love them women loving dems

  2. Stacia says:

    I could be wrong, but that does not seem like a, um, “regular” cigarette he’s smoking there. So, we’ve got:
    -illegal drug use
    -profanity
    -and violent/aggressive lyrics agains women

    Yep, totally appropriate for an official political event. SMH

    • andrew says:

      violent? aggressive lyrics against (not agains) women…where was this at?

      • Napoleon says:

        This is PATHETIC, funny thing is people like you listen to Black Eye Peas who use a woman to do the mysogony, but that’s ok right?? It’s cool to sterotype by a form of entertainment also i’m guessing. If proph was Larry the cable guy it would be ok also?? GTFOH.. his music has nothing to do at all with this election,He’s a high caliber talent, homegown in MILWAUKEE so it makes sense doesn’t it?? Self proclaimed gangster rapper.. SMH sterotypes all around huh?? I would think that you’d have an update on Barrett’s campaign or something other then a sterotype mudslinging statement…

        • Napoleon says:

          also like andrew said where is the violent agressive treatment of women?? i just listen to the songs.. where’s the song that says that?? i couldn’t find it point me in that direction please..

  3. noooobama says:

    Thanks for this. I’m disgusted that obeyme always has jay-z and kanye to our White House. The place will need to be fumigated when he and his thug friends get out.

    Pointing this out is so necessary. Lots of people have taken the media’s word for it that it’s just “urban” material and have no idea how vile it is.

  4. The_Kat says:

    Don’t the people at this rally know that Tom Barrett is waging a war on black men? Since he has been in office, over 55% of the black male population in Milwaukee between the ages of 16 and 64 is unemployed according to a University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee study. Milwaukee edged out Buffalo, NY & Detroit, MI for the worst unemployment rate of black males in the US. How is that for a war?

    I see Van Jones made a come back after his short stint as Obama’s “Green Czar.” If he hangs around Tom Barrett long enough, he’ll find himself once again unemployed.

  5. QW says:

    I claim no side of the political spectrum and can honestly say that this article is absolute GARBAGE.

  6. Mark Gage says:

    I directed the video for “Newer B*tch” and I’ll tell you right now that we didn’t have to kidnap any of those women to be there. They all came willingly and even proudly shared the video on social media to their friends.
    Also, the set Proph played that day was clean as it always is when around kids and family’s.
    I am a supporter of Walker, but this article is comedy at best.

  7. Dameon Ellzey says:

    Once again hip hop is placed in the position of whipping boy. A tactic straight from the political play book of both sides of the aisle. The stereotypical demeanor in which you describe the artistry of Prophetic is comical. The blatant play on the fears of your readers by invoking stereo types to stoke an artificial fire within your readers just shows the dire straights in which the conservative right has found themselves .When all else fails, when your message no longer resonates with your base fear via a sterotypical portrayal of the otherside is always the last resort. Im encouraged by your juvenile attempt at a scoop for it only shows the disarray and utter confusion of your sect. Thank you I know now with out a shadow of a doubt the future is bright for our community for the go to play by you and yours is being ran. We are prepared for it this time. We’ve seen it numerous times before. We are ready are you? UMG

  8. david baldwin says:

    the_kat is right

    “Don’t the people at this rally know that Tom Barrett is waging a war on black men? Since he has been in office, over 55% of the black male population in Milwaukee between the ages of 16 and 64 is unemployed according to a University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee study. Milwaukee edged out Buffalo, NY & Detroit, MI for the worst unemployment rate of black males in the US. How is that for a war?”

    at least Walker cares about all people, regardless of color.

  9. The line they are taking out of context is
    “Life’s a Bitch and she rides me”

    Not referring to an actual woman at all but the classic metaphor that “Life’s a bitch” or life is tough/difficult/cruel and that “she” is “giving” him “her” “prize” … Is that enough quotations marks for you?

  10. Also please cite where Prophetic declares himself a “gangsta rapper”
    If you can not do that please retract and publicly apologize for YOUR claim that he is a “self proclaimed” gangsta rapper

  11. The context of the “women shake they asses” line

    Some Roses break the concret some under the dirt
    They say that
    ‘money make the world go round, cash make the women shake they asses’ and ‘if you aint got none they give you no reaction’ (i) went from just watching to 20+ promoting on the campus….

    once again this is coming from an observatory stance quoting the words of society… No different than any reporter or journalist who quotes some while telling a story.

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