Last night was a good night for Obama supporters, and a great night for music lovers. The president re-elect’s victory seems to have inspired, and the ‘net is bouncing along to a new crop of celebratory tunes this morning. Here’s what we’ve heard so far.
Quit your sniffling, because no matter how you voted, everyone wins when Mariah Carey is inspired to release new music. Mariah congratulated the President reelect last night on twitter and then with a brand new song called “Bring It On Home.” She first performed the celebration song at a fundraiser over the summer (you can hear the audience’s applause at the end), but this is a cleaned up studio version. (In the likely case that the above SoundCloud gets pulled, you can always stream the song here.)
Young Jeezy‘s triumphant election night anthem “My President Is Black” perfectly punctuated Obama’s win four years ago. Last night as the polls closed he dropped another, this time celebrating the fact that “We Done It Again” and reelected Obama. “We waitin’ on a savior, maybe Barack,” he raps over a rather regal beat. He goes in on Katrina (“Got nothing but love for New Orleans, they bounced back”), unemployment (“GM go bankrupt, we out of work”), the rash of violence in Chicago (“Now Chi-Town looking like a war zone/ Like they went to Afghan and brought the war home”) and Romney (“What does Romney know about my ghetto to say the least”). Most of all, he thinks Obama deserves a chance: “can’t fix in one term what Bush f***ed up in two.”
Just like he said he would, Rick Ross marked Obama’s victory with a not exactly political but special because it’s star-studded remix of “Hold Me Back.” Ross is joined this round by Maybach Music’s usual suspects, Gunplay and French Montana, as well as Yo Gotti and Lil Wayne. Dees hatas can’t hold Obama back!