In a recent interview with Freddie Gibbs, AllHipHop.com spoke with “Gangsta Gibbs” about his views on politics and how the 2012 Election will impact his hometown of Gary, Indiana, just outside of Chicago, Illinois.
Freddie knows that the Midwest is an important region because it’s a swing-state rich, battleground for Republicans and Democrats. And, as Freddie explained, the Midwest lost a ton of jobs in the late ’90s and 2000s to manufacturers overseas as steel, automobile, and manufacturing plants closed or cut back jobs during the past 10-15 years. To this day, many cities like Gary, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, struggle with staggering unemployment rates and low job growth rates.
In the video below, Freddie briefly sheds light on what he believes will happen if Romney is elected president. A point worth noting is that just because Freddie makes gangsta music doesn’t mean he doesn’t understand politics. As you can tell in many of his and other rappers’ lyrics, he has a solid understanding of how political policies affect urban communities. In fact, many of the most popular Gangster Rap groups in history were super-political at the peak of their careers. Remember NWA as a prime example.
Take a look at the video below, consider the 2012 Election issues with Freddie Gibbs’ help, and get out and VOTE on Tuesday, November 6!