When it comes to politics, City Council candidate Chris Gadsden has little in common with Donald Trump’s former Housing Secretary, Ben Carson. But they do share one thing in common. Like Carson in 2015, Gadsden has released a rap video.

Gadsden, the Principal of Lincoln High School who previously served as Ward B councilman, is now running for one of three at-large seats.

Titled “Rise Up Jersey City,” and inspired by Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” Gadsden’s video criticizes Mayor Steve Fulop on a litany of issues.

Steve Fulop don’t respect us

Dollar bills got the morals all messed up

Moved to Jersey City to be the governor

Using Jersey City to be the senator

Team Fulop said he wouldn’t run for three terms

But now Team Fulop runs for three terms

We have to do things to make him disappear

Register to vote and vote for Lewis Spears

He had the MUA push the water tax

Short changed the schools with the payroll tax

The prince of Goldman Sachs

Got the city gift wrapped

For developers like Mack-Cali, Kushner and Lefrak

(and it continues)

So far, there is no word on whether the mayor will respond with his own hip-hop take down of Gadsden.  One can only hope.

Rise Up Jersey City!!!

Aaron Morrill

Aaron is a writer, musician and lawyer. Aaron attended Berklee College of Music and the State University of New York at Purchase. Aaron served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. He received a J.D....