Prez N the Hood: A hip-hip parody stirs up issues

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From: The New York Times

“I’m the head of the state!” President Obama shouts, with a blend of jubilation and indignation on his face.

Except that’s not exactly what he says — the sentence is spiked with an expletive and a racial epithet.

And, of course, it’s not Mr. Obama, but an extremely convincing impersonator, James Davis, performing as Baracka Flacka Flames in a video called “Head of the State.” (The video is available on YouTube and elsewhere online.) The clip, which has been viewed more than million times since Thursday, is a spoof of the bombastic “Hard in Da Paint,” the recent hit by the rowdy Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame.

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