Jimmy 'The Rent Is Too Damn High' McMillan releases rap anthem to support alleged NYC mayoral race

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Jimmy McMillan gained national attention with his slogan “The Rent Is Too Damn High,” a quirky mantra he first used when running for governor of New York in 2010.

His calling card statement made him a well-appreciated, if comical, figure who reflected the economic woes many Americans have experienced in recent years.

Now McMillan’s famous phrase is a hip-hop track and personal anthem for his alleged New York City mayoral campaign.

In the video for the song, “Rent Is Too Damn High,” McMillan states repeatedly, “I’m Jimmy McMillan, 2013, I’m running for mayor, come and run with me.”

It has been reported that McMillan is running for mayor of New York City in the 2013 race by various sources, although theGrio cannot confirm this.

“It’s been two long years since I came on the scene, now I’m back in the game looking mean and lean,” McMillan raps, while punching a punching bag, driving, and dancing with fans on the street.

In addition to his “mustache and haircut” being “too damn fly,” McMillan also remarks that the economic recovery is “too damn slow.”

McMillan’s song is already garnering attention.

Popular blog Gawker.com and news outlets Politico.com and the New York Post have all written about McMillan’s single.

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