Just a few days ago, I received a phone call from a brutha. He let me know that he reads my blog every day. He said that he doesn't get a chance to comment but he wanted to holla at me. He asked me if I had a few minutes to talk. No problem.
Who was the dude on the other end of the phone...Barack Obama
Barack Obama: "Whussup 12kyle? Whut's good?"
12kyle: "Chillin fam. Whut's poppin?"
Obama: "I'm out here on the campaign trail. Just taking in the sights."
12kyle: "First, I wanna thank you for calling me. I know that you're a very busy man. I have to ask you...how does it feel to be the Democratic Nominee?"
Obama: "It feels good. But this is just the first step. We're making history."
12kyle: "You WILL be the first black president. How does that make you feel?"
Obama: "Feels good. Feels really good. I've got my work cut out for me. But before I go into the White House, we WILL party like its 1999. Beleee dat!"
12kyle: "No doubt. How did it feel to defeat the Clintons?"
Obama: "I felt just like the New York Giants did when they beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl. You slayed the giant when nobody gave you a chance. And that's a great feeling."
12kyle: "Is there any truth to the rumor that you will be paying off Hilary Clinton's campaign debt?"
12kyle: "C'mon, B. Keep it real with ya boy."
Obama: "Ok. I'ma keep it real with you, bruh. Will I pay off her debt? Hellllllllllllllllllz no!"
12kyle: "Why are folks hatin on Michelle?"
Obama: "They feel like they can't get to me so they'll get to the person who is closest to me. It's all good, tho. She's tougher than leather."
12kyle: "People don't know that you were a serious hoopster in high school. I'd be remissed if I didn't ask this question. Will there be a court in the backyard at the White House?"
Obama: "Beleee dat!!!"
12kyle: "Much was made by white folks about the "celebratory fists touching". Your thoughts?"
Obama: "(laughs) It's called giving somebody a pound."
12kyle: "I know that you're a music fan. What are you pumpin' right now?"
Obama: "Jay Z, Common, and Jay Dilla are heavy in rotation. And Alicia Keys, too!
12kyle: "I'm gonna read you this verse from the new NaS mixtape. The song is called Black President...
"What's the black prez thinkin' on election night
Is it how can I protect my life, protect my wife
Protect my rights. Every other president was nothing less than white
'Cept Thomas Jefferson mixed with Indian blood
And Calvin Coolegde. KKK is like whut tha fug? Loadin' they gunz up.
Loadin' up minez, too. Ready to ride. Cuz I'm ridin with my crew cuz if he dies, we do too!
But on a positive side I think Obama provides hope
And challenges all minds of all colors and races to erase the hate and try to love one another.
So many political snakes.
We in need of a break
I'm thinkin' I can trust this brother.
But will he keep it way real? Every innocent brother gets out on appeal.
When he wins, will he really, really care still?
Obama: "NaS is a deep brother. I'm not worried about anything happening to me. I have a nation that has my back. And much like he said...they are ride or die. LOL. Seriously, don't worry bout me. I'm good.
12kyle: "I know that you're a huge sports fan."
Obama: "Of course. You know that I support the Chicago teams. Right now, the Cubs are doing well in baseball. And don't sleep on the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. They just drafted Derrick Rose. The buzz in the city is back."
12kyle: "Sup with the gas man? I mean, it's a gazillion dollars to fill up."
Obama: "Hang in there, bruh. Lemme get in office and I GOT U! Dats my word!"
12kyle: "Fa sho. One last question before you get outta here. We talk about CHANGE. Have you noticed that McShame been bitin yo style."
Obama: "Just plain haters. I don't let it bother me. Haters never win...and winners never hate."
12kyle: "Aight, fam. Be easy."
Obama: "One love."