Friday, October 20, 2006
David Cameron and Rhymefest
When politicians like Conservative Party leader, David Cameron, have their photo taken with a U.S. rap artist like Rhymefest, and the papers start calling it a Rap Summit, you might ask questions.
You might ask why a rap artist should want to give a right-wing leader such publicity. You might ask what Rhymefest meant when he suggested to Cameron that they meet to discuss ways to "come together with the community." You might ask whether there is an implicit contradiction in Rhymefest’s statement on Cameron after the meeting – “Whether you say that it was for the publicity or not, that's more than a lot of other politicians are doing."
And isn’t there something sad, even pathetic, about a straight-laced Tory politician trying to appear hip by holding talks with rappers? I can’t believe there is any other agenda, on Cameron’s part, for having the meeting in the first place.