Dating back to N.W.A, Above the Law, Paris, The Coup, Kam and more recently Kendrick Lamar, the West Coast is no stranger to politically charged music. No matter the walks of life from the lyricists on the track, everybody has something to say — even YG and Nipsey Hussle. The rappers rallied troops from Compton and Crenshaw in California over the weekend to shoot the visuals for the anti-Trump “FDT (F*** Donald Trump.)” track.
Last week, the pair teamed up to drop their spin on political rap for the premise of “F*** Donald Trump”… literally. The SoundCloud push to Twitter was all Nipsey Hussle needed to keep the #DumpTrump ball rolling, and whether you’re a fan of these Cali rappers or not, you’re sure going to give this track a listen. In an interview with Billboard, Hussle confessed that he thought Donald Trump running for president was a joke — as did the rest of the country (and the world, for that matter).
As Trump’s campaign for presidency progressed, protests-turned-physical altercations slowly became the norm at the Republican's rallies. “At first, I really didn’t believe that it was going to get this far so I wasn’t paying attention,” stated YG. “Then all the crazy sh*t happened to the Black kids at the rallies,” which the pair referenced to in the opening of the track. Tahjila Davis, a 19-year-old Valdosta State University student and one of many African-American students kicked out of Trump’s rally at the Georgia-based college, stated she just wanted to watch the rally — but Trump’s supporters thought otherwise.
On “FDT,” Hussle defended his Mexican homies — a group Trump constantly insults.
Take a listen to Nipsey Hussle and YG’s “FDT” below, and peep behind-the-scenes clips from the video shoot.
(Photos from left: Scott Dudelson/Getty Images, Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Hennessy V.S)