We have the year marker until Election Day for the 2016 presidential race in the United States and it can't come sooner. After months of fundraising, candidates are starting to roll out ads targeted at their opponents and specific key early battleground states like Iowa and New Hampshire that are important in the early primaries. Ben Carson, a leader in republican primary against rivals like Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and others just unveiled a new rap ad that is clearly aimed at black voters.
Regardless of your politics in this situation, the new ad is almost comical. Obtained by ABC News, it starts with a deep voiced man telling listeners to "vote" and then hits you with "Ben Carson 2016, vote and support Ben Carson for president it'd be awesome" over a thudding bass line and a simple synth melody.
Now that the presidential race has just achieved a new level of litness, who is going to be the first one to drop a full mixtape? This goes harder than the grains leftover in the pyramids. He is spending $150,000 to roll this out in eight different states starting this Friday.
As one might expect, Twitter has had a field day with Mr. Carson and his rap. We compiled some of the best reactions and put them below.
Rap Genius got them lyrics to Ben Carson's new track yet?!
— John Day (@kwamakazi) November 5, 2015
It isn't a rap song unless it is on Genius.
White people listening to the Ben Carson rap ad like... https://t.co/N7IOkrjSV0 — Christopher (@The_Molecule) November 5, 2015
Just heard Ben Carson's rap campaign ad. The urge to vote for Kanye West just hit the sky — NoreDavis (@noredavis) November 5, 2015
“forget this future guy. have u heard the new ben carson jam?" pic.twitter.com/94ygAtcSiq
— L.A.S (@SartoriallyInc) November 5, 2015
They edited out ben carson saying "If metro boomin don't trust ya i'ma shoot ya" tho — Desus Nice (@desusnice) November 5, 2015
Advisor: Obama had a lot of rapper supporters. Jay Z, Ludacris... Carson: Can we find one? Advisor: I have a cousin. https://t.co/otN7RwxDLO — Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) November 5, 2015
Am I crazy, or is Ben Carson's new rap ad featuring the rapper from Rebecca Black's Friday?
— Henry Kraemer (@HenryKraemer) November 5, 2015
He still needs to work too.
Y'all I'm fed up. Biggie didn't die for this. Ben Carson has a rap ad now?! https://t.co/3oE1Rbxw0x (h/t @tybcreations) — April (@ReignOfApril) November 5, 2015
That Ben Carson radio spot is essentially a political payday loan ad.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 5, 2015
NO. This can't really be the real Ben Carson ad. I am crying. This gotta be an Undercover Brother outtake. https://t.co/sQ2DhC9tZi — best of both worlds. (@MichellCClark) November 5, 2015