“George Bush Don’t Like Black People”

Brian Cook

Check out the remix of Kanye West's Golddigger by the Houston-group, the Legendary K.O. here. Hard to pick the best lyrics, but these stood out for me: "Niggas are starving and they dyin' of thirst/ I bet he had to go and check on them refineries first/ Makin' a killing on the price of gas/ He woulda been up in Connecticut twice as fast."

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Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.
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