Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s presidential campaign just released something rare for Republican primary politics: a rap-themed radio ad.
“Ben Carson, twenty-sixteen. Vote and support Ben Carson. For our next president to be awesome,” a rapper, identified as “Aspiring Mogul,” said in the ad. The middle of the ad contained a highlight reel of some of Carson’s uplifting speech lines.
Then the rap returned for the ad’s end: “If we’re going to get America back on track, we got to vote Ben Carson, as a matter of fact.”
On Thursday, Carson made waves with a hip-hop radio ad featuring the MC stylings of Aspiring Mogul, an Atlanta-based rapper and self described “Christian Republican enigma”.
According to his website, Mogul, whose given name is Rob Donaldson, also doubles as a youth minister and as chairman of the Savannah Black Republican Council.
Aspiring Mogul describes himself as possessing “tremendous lyrical ability and flows unmatched in the music industry”, but he told the Guardian that proving his skills was not the point of the Carson ad.
“The Carson song was structured for an easy listening, radio-friendly experience so everybody can comprehend the idea of what I’m trying to say,” he said. “So if people were looking at it for this hot new MC coming on the scene, that wasn’t the intention behind that song.”
Listen to the rap Ad HERE .