Rappers for Newt?

posted at 5:45 pm on January 29, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

Because when I think rap music, the first thing that comes to mind is… Newt Gingrich?

Perhaps not, but if you found that headline as jarring as I did, we should put in a disclaimer right up front: this is not a headline from the Onion.

Not many people would associate Newt Gingrich with rap music, but now one can, thanks to three enterprising Florida teenagers who wrote “Hoot for Newt.”

“Yeah hoot, hoot, hoot. Hey everybody vote for Newt,” is the chorus concocted by St. Lucie 18-year-olds Jason Johnson, Franco Hurtado, and Tyler Arcia.

People who showed up early for Gingrich’s speech in Port St. Lucie heard the song for the first time. The song did not play while Gingrich was at the event but they presented him with a CD afterward…

Among the song’s lyrics:

Go ahead ask what your country can do for you because anything’s possible with president Newt. Yeah, so get up off your feet. Get up on the street and tell everyone you meet.

‘Hoot, hoot, hoot. Hey everybody vote for Newt.”

I will freely admit right up front that I don’t have a big background in the appreciation and enjoyment of rap music. I found the early work of Sugar Hill Gang interesting, and I recall enjoying the fusion experiment of Run DMC teaming up with Aerosmith for a remake of Walk This Way. During football season – as a perpetually disappointed Jets fan – I occasionally play their fan rap tune, Putcher Arms Out! But beyond that, like too many of my generation I’m sure, I mostly find rap music an exercise in self control reminding me not to throw anything at the car parked near my house with the doors rattling off from the base line.

But even with this admittedly limited knowledge, this particular tune strikes me as perhaps carrying a bit less of the old “street cred” than some of the more mainstream urban classics. Even if I weren’t looking at a picture of the “rap artists” involved, I’m guessing that it might bring some questions to mind. This doesn’t – at least to my untrained ear – sound like rap music as much as it invokes what a couple of alligator Polo shirt wearing kids from a gated community in Florida might think rap music would sound like.

But, as I said, I’m hardly the needed subject matter expert to judge. Click on the embed below, give it a listen and judge for yourself.


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GALLUP/USATODAY POLL OF SWING STATES (Jan 29, 2012):

Obama 47% Romney 48%
Obama 50% Paul 43%
Obama 51% Santorum 44%
Obama 54% Gingrich 40%

“Vote for Newt, annoy a liberal!”

haner on January 29, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Port St. Lucie?

Really?

Key West Reader on January 29, 2012 at 5:49 PM

;D ;0 $$ Drudge has his defense up. Cute.

Bmore on January 29, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Hoot! Hoot! B*tchez

thedevilinside on January 29, 2012 at 5:50 PM

“Vote for Newt, annoy a liberal!”

haner on January 29, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Your man will lose in 2012. I hope you realize and accept that fact. A dog turd would beat Obama….

/Oh, wait.. he’s married to …

Oh, never mind.

Key West Reader on January 29, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Newt challenges Snoop Dogg to a series of Lincoln-Douglas style rap-offs.

whatcat on January 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

This is not a joke!
This is not a joke?

KOOLAID2 on January 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

When Newt gets an endorsement from his brother from another mother in Georgia I’ll believe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQJACVmankY

Bmore on January 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

There was an owl on my house last night. I know it’s off topic but I heard real hooting at about 3:30 am. I woke hubby up to hear it. He was not amused.

Was the owl trying to convince me to vote for Newt? The world will never know.

Fallon on January 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Yo, yo!
Mr. Ging’s got a plan
To eject the Dem’s man.
Put ole Newt in a suit
And Barack would get back
To the Win-dee City
With his wife so priddy
Oprah’s not too happy
With this Georgian’s rappy.

profitsbeard on January 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM

this rap is actually a little better than i expected o___o

Sachiko on January 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Vote for Romney
His healthcare plan will kill your mommy.
It’s just like that plan of Obama’s
Who doesn’t like your momma.

SouthernGent on January 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Better than that punk little kid on X-factor recently who thought he was da bomb.

HopeHeFails on January 29, 2012 at 6:04 PM

…as a perpetually disappointed Jets fan – I occasionally play their fan rap tune, Putcher Arms Out!

Although I can fully empathize with you Jazz over the trials and pitfalls and the annual broken heart/good cry…”Putcher Arms Out” stanks. More than Rich Kotite.

PS Sugar Hill Gang rocks! That classic 80′s real hip hop, not todays crud. Afrika Bambaata, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Flash…and early Beastie Boys.

JetBoy on January 29, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The language of the ghetto?

Igor R. on January 29, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Drudge has got his panties in a wad.

carbon_footprint on January 29, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Kayne’s too bust wearing his $100,000 chain to Occupy protests to cut Obama a fresh song.

Roymunson on January 29, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Huh.

And here I was thinkin’ the only wrappers for Newt were those found around a Hostess Twinkie… or maybe just the hostess at the Pink Bunny Lounge.

M240H on January 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM

As for Romney, the girlies all say he’s Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)

He needs some cool tunes
Not just any will suffice
But they didn’t have Ice Cube
So he bought Vanilla Ice
Now cruising in his Pinto
He sees homies as he pass
But if he looks twice
They’re gonna kick his lily ass!

Christien on January 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Newts groups

ex-wives for Newt
space aliens for Newt
astronauts for Newt
adulterers for Newt
Fannie for Newt
Freddie for Newt
Tiffanys for Newt

gerrym51 on January 29, 2012 at 6:16 PM

“Weird Willard” Yankovic is too White and Nerdy.

Christien on January 29, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Huh.
And here I was thinkin’ the only wrappers for Newt were those found around a Hostess Twinkie… or maybe just the hostess at the Pink Bunny Lounge.
M240H on January 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Hostess Ho-Hos?

whatcat on January 29, 2012 at 6:18 PM

GALLUP/USATODAY POLL OF SWING STATES (Jan 29, 2012):

Obama 47% Romney 48%
Obama 50% Paul 43%
Obama 51% Santorum 44%
Obama 54% Gingrich 40%

“Vote for Newt, annoy a liberal!”

LOL

“Annoy a liberal, vote for Newt!”

Swerve22 on January 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Drudge has got his panties in a wad.

carbon_footprint on January 29, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Check this out: Feed Thompson: Mitt campaign has ‘Drudge in their back pocket’

SparkPlug on January 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Rappin’ Leroy!

Igor R. on January 29, 2012 at 6:22 PM

OH, YEAH?! MC ROVE ENDORSED ROMNEY! IN YER FACE!

Christien on January 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Check this out: Feed Thompson: Mitt campaign has ‘Drudge in their back pocket’

SparkPlug on January 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Panties and all?

Igor R. on January 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Hostess Ho-Hos?

whatcat on January 29, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Now that’s a hoot.

Slainte on January 29, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Newt the hoot from da hood

Igor R. on January 29, 2012 at 6:25 PM

To the moon, Newty hoot!

Slainte on January 29, 2012 at 6:27 PM

If rappers had endorsed Romney (hah!), Hot Air Noonan would have had BANNER HEADLINES and multiple articles claiming how this made Romney “crossover inevitable”!

HotRomney FAILS AGAIN: only scorn and sarcasm.
Enjoy your Salem Publications paychecks while you can, agitprop fools.

Czar of Defenestration on January 29, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Now everybody from the GSE’s
Put yo’ mothaf*ckin’ hands up and vote for me
Yeah, if you ever done adultery
Put yo’ mothaf*ckin’ hands up

what, what

JackForce on January 29, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I love how many of Newt’s supporters say they will not support Romney if he gets the nomination. Pretty funny since Newt will be supporting him if that happens.

jazzmo on January 29, 2012 at 6:34 PM

If rappers had endorsed Romney
Czar of Defenestration on January 29, 2012 at 6:28 PM

You really think this is the game-changer for Newt to tout?

whatcat on January 29, 2012 at 6:34 PM

When you see Callista you know he stays flossin
Catch a girl dime bag ya know we straight tossin
Seen a click yet that can stunt like mine
Seen a Marianne that can rap so fine

Igor R. on January 29, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Breaking: Insane Clown Posse endorses Romney

Christien on January 29, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Breaking: Insane Clown Posse endorses Romney
Christien on January 29, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Ah – so now we finally know who “The Establishment” is!

whatcat on January 29, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Romney’s holding out for the coveted Uncle Kracker endorsement.

/

Christien on January 29, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Straight outta Congress crazy motherf*cker named Gingrich
From the gang called White Fat Boys With a Plastic B*tch
When he’s called off he gets agitated
Wins da debate and and that’s how he makes it

You too Romney if ya f*ck with him
The police are gonna hafta come and get him
Beat yo ass that’s how he’s goin out
For the punk motherf*ckers that’s showin out

Igor R. on January 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Say what?

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 29, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Jazz: *shakes fist* GET OFF MY LAWN!

/

Christien on January 29, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Mitt Romney: Who let the dogs out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGMi7a53jA

Heh.

tetriskid on January 29, 2012 at 7:07 PM

It sounds like something the SEIU would compose. Root toot toot, get up offa that loot!

Buy Danish on January 29, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Cringe-worthy.

Rational Thought on January 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

People underestimate the vast armaments of the left. Just today there was news that there was a class action suit against…wait for it…bain and other PE firms

A class-action antitrust lawsuit against private equity’s most powerful players threatens to further damage the industry’s reputation and, perhaps by extension, Romney’s. It alleges that the firms colluded to drive down the prices paid in some of the most ambitious buyouts in corporate history.

Perhaps more significantly, it is forcing an industry known for its secrecy to hand over reams of internal documents and offer up its top executives for depositions. So far, some of the most sensitive information has been kept under seal.

the left will attempt to lay seize to the R candidate…and party

We have no one to rise above this, who ever gets the nomination will basically be a sacrificial lamb

When barry says he wants to lead a post-partisan country, he means it…in the Chicago way

so hopefully, the Rs can hold the House. The Senate looks grim to me. VA, MO, PA don’t look easy…and the Rs are basically coasting along

Sober Rs should start thinking about 2016. They need to do some deep thinking (yeah, i know) about what’s wrong with socialism and how to explain that to the sheeple. Not easy.

r keller on January 29, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Newt, this is for you!

H/T Iowahawk (circa 2009).

Buy Danish on January 29, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I think we should save up to buy those boys a rhyming dictionary. I looked up some words, and can easily come up with a better line than “Hoot hoot hoot, everybody vote for Newt”.

bluett, bluitt, boot, boote, boutte, brut, brute, bute, butte, chute, clute, coot, coote, crute, cute, fluet, flute, fruit, groot, huett, huette, huitt, juett, jute, klute, knute, loot, lute, moot, mute, nute, pruett, puett, pute, root, route, schuett, schuette, scoot, shoot, shute, smoot, stroot, suit, suitt, thuot, toot, toote, truett, truitt, tuite, voute

2 syllables:
acute, astute, beabout, bebout, beirut, bus route, cahoot, cahouet, caillouet, caouette, coal chute, commute, compute, cube root, degroote, dilute, dispute, dress suit, dried fruit, drogue chute, enroute, en route, false fruit, garoutte, grassroot, g suit, gum boot, half boot, hip boot, hirsute, impute, jump suit, key fruit, long suit, lounge suit, macoute, minute, nose flute, pants suit, permute, pollute, prop root, pursuit, recruit, refute, repute, reroute, salute, ship route, ski boot, slack suit, square root, star fruit, stone fruit, stone root, straight flute, sweat suit, take root, tank suit, test suit, thigh boot, to boot, tooth root, top boot, trade route, trunk route, uproot, zoot-suit

3 syllables:
absolut, bamboo shoot, bathing suit, birthday suit, boilers suit, business suit, candied fruit, champagne flute, china jute, chocolate root, citrus fruit, combat boot, common newt, congress boot, coral root, cowboy boot, culver’s root, desert boot, disrepute, diving suit, fipple flute, follow suit, hairy root, hessian boot, in dispute, iron boot, kiwi fruit, major suit, mandrake root, minor suit, old world coot, passion fruit, pepper root, pressure suit, raw recruit, riding boot, rubber boot, sailor suit, simple fruit, subacute, supply route, taro root, three piece suit, tinker’s root, transverse flute, tuba root, two piece suit, undilute, union suit, water chute, yellow root

“Ignore the disrepute, everybody vote for Newt”
“This is America, not Beirut, everybody vote for Newt”
“He likes ladies, he ain’t no fruit, everybody vote for Newt”
“He’s acute, and cute, everybody vote for Newt”
“Give Obama the boot, everybody vote for Newt”
“America reroute, everybody vote for Newt”
“Taxes are a brute, everybody vote for Newt”
“He’s never mute, everybody vote for Newt”

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 29, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Hootn’ Newty? Newton Hooty?
Newty and the Blowhards?

“Go ahead ask what your country can do for you because anything’s possible with president Newt.”

sounds like an entitlement program pitch to me.

Kostya Kotz on January 29, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Newt-Tang Clan ain’t nuthin’ to f*** with!

Gordon Winslow on January 29, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Good Lord, that was horrible.

S. D. on January 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Pssshhh…For that, I wouldn’t give Fiddy Cent.
:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Sounds like they want more big gov.

Scherzo442 on January 30, 2012 at 7:56 AM

“Go ahead ask what your country can do for you because anything’s possible with president Newt.

Sounds like they want more big gov.

Sorry for the double post. Quote did not show on the first post.

Scherzo442 on January 30, 2012 at 7:57 AM