New Cuba Sage: “I done turned Havana into Atlanta”


Last week it was the tale of two black women in Cuba. This week it’s the tale of two rappers.

Well, that was fast, huh? You wrote a real good rap song, real good rap song, Jay-Z.

It’s all about his trip to Cuba and his transforming and enlightening experiences there. Must’ve wrote it on the flight back to the USA. I guess Jay-Z got some eye-opening educating in that whole “Cuba education exchange” trip he and his wife made last week. And now he’s a big Cuba expert educating the rest of us on the truth. Some real prolific observations down in those lyrics

Rapper Jay-Z released a new track Thursday in which he boasts about his recent trip to Cuba with superstar Beyoncé and says that President Barack Obama told him he’d get him “impeached.”

“I done turned Havana into Atlanta,” Jay-Z raps in “Open Letter,” which he released Thursday. “[…] Boy from the hood, I got White House clearance… Politicians never did s—- for me except lie to me, distort history… They wanna give me jail time and a fine. Fine, let me commit a real crime.”

He later raps: “Hear the freedom in my speech… Obama said, ‘Chill you gonna get me impeached. You don’t need this s—- anyway, chill with me on the beach.’”

“I’m in Cuba, I love Cubans. This communist talk is so confusing,” Jay-Z raps on the track, which is produced by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz and goes on to reference the Bob Dylan song “Idiot Wind.” “[…] ‘Idiot Wind,’ the Bob Dylan of rap music. You’re an idiot, baby, you should’ve become a student. Oh, you gonna learn today.”

I guess Jay-Z is feeling some political dissident pressure after the trip … or something.

It’s just too damn bad Cuban dissident rapper Angel Yunier Remon Arzuaga had to misbehave and diss the castro government in his lyrics or he could be listening to the new fantastic release Jay-Z will be making lots of money off of. Ain’t no radio or internet in castro’s prisons, Angel. Hell, brother, ya coulda been chillin’ on the beach with Jay-Z. But no-o-o-o-o…



4 thoughts on “New Cuba Sage: “I done turned Havana into Atlanta”

  1. This privileged ass clown fails to understand that he walked around in antebellum Atlanta.

    The rich and privileged walking around Atlanta at that time found the talk about emancipation confusing too.

  2. This is too easy a target. Love how he flaunts the Obama connection. As for committing “a real crime,” I understand he did that already before going to Cuba. And if he thinks American politicians lie and distort history, they can’t hold a candle to the Castro people in that regard. But really, this is all very simple: he’s simply giving critics of this trip the finger, because he figures Obama’s got his back. I expect he’s right.

  3. “I love Cubans.” All of them? Including Sonia Garro, Berta Soler, Dr. Oscar Biscet, and the three black men summarily executed by the Cuban dicatatorship for simply trying to get out of that shithole? Do tell.

  4. Obama, who has no problem trading on the color of his skin, shows by his actions on Cuba, that he embodies the very trait he supposedly hates. Colonial racism, whereby you ignore the suffering of oppressed dark skinned natives for the sake of personal fun. I am beyond disgusted, angry, and ashamed by the man sitting in the White House, and the willfully ignorant voters who put him there.

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