Uncle Sam Goddamn

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The rapper known as Brother Ali lays it down with glaring reality. It's a public service announcement to not drink the Cool-Aid. His opening words to his now classic song titled Uncle Sam Goddamn: "Welcome to the United Snakes, Home of the thief, Home of the slave..." is how he starts off the beginning of his portrayal of a flawed electorate and the related truths of U.S. Government Policy. He raps down layers of tongue lashings at the government as well as the voter.

Brother Ali - Uncle Sam Goddamn


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Brother Ali borrowed ideas for his own Uncle Sam Goddamn from Nina Simone, making the song sort of a tribute to the late great artist. In fact, there the last second of the video features Ali wearing a Nina Simone t-shirt. Lyrically, her borrowed her line: "A show tune, but the show hasn't been written for it yet." Simone's song titled Mississippi Goddamn was written by her in 1964 as a protest song that was banned in several southern states.

Nina Simone performing Mississippi Goddam


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UPDATE ON STORY: Since this post was originally written on July 4, 2013, Bradley Manning officially became Chelsea Manning. And, pursuant to a commutation by President Obama just as he was preparing to leave office. Chelsea Manning was pardoned by President Obama and now scheduled to be released from prison on May 17, 2017.