Eminem and Politics
A famous artist can have an influence in many people’s decisions and actions when the artist presents a music video. These music videos can have subliminal messages that can encourage their viewers to dress a certain way, buy expensive items, and/or influence people to do illegal substances or activities. Eminem is one of the most controversial rappers to ever step up to the plate with songs about abusing females, killing, and doing countless amounts of drugs. However, in 2004 Eminem would release a single called “Mosh” in which it would have a different cause and effect from his previous songs. “Mosh” would targets voter of all ethnicities and encourages them to go vote for the 2004 election. Eminem sends very clear messages to his audience for the 2004 election by using his lyrics, stories, and the color settings for the video.
The lyrics to this song carry strong language and have struck a cord in the beliefs of so many Americans. Eminem expresses strong feelings on President Bush’s decisions to the level of being completely anti-Bush for the election. He shows his rejection to Bush by using the following lyrics in his song: “FUCK Bush, until they bring our troops home,” “No more blood for oil, we got our own battles to fight on our own soil,” “The stars and stripes, they’ve been swiped, washed out and wiped and replaced with his own face.” Eminem’s outburst in his lyrics had influenced a lot of his fans to vote against Bush for the 2004 Presidential Election.
The music video it self shows a few situations of what has been happening in the United States during the four year run of George W. Bush, as our President. The first story shows a black male walking down the streets as a cop pulls him over for no reason. Even though he is released shortly after, he returns home to see an elderly relative watching the television as the Ku Klux Klan are burning a cross and nothing...
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