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.