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Government Shutdown: The Mixtape!

Government Shutdown: The Mixtape!

Washington, D.C., DJ Kid Cannibal, whose father Chris Garlock works for the Metropolitan Washington Council, created a hip-hop mixtape to have a little fun with the House Republican shutdown of the federal government. While the shutdown is serious business that hurts real people, take a few minutes out to have a laugh (and maybe dance a little), then tell House Speaker John Boehner to stop being irresponsible and end the shutdown. Kid Cannibal DJs at various night clubs, including the Rock & Roll Hotel, Recess, Bar 7 and Federal Lounge, and notes that none of them are currently shut down.


Here's the track listing, with the DJ's commentary:

  • 1.  Jay-Z - Open Letter (To Congress)
  • 2.  Notorious B.I.G. - Unbelievable (That you can't pass funding)
  • 3.  Busta Rhymes - (Representatives) Get Out
  • 4.  DMX - Ruff Ryders' Anthem (Shut 'Em Down)
  • 5.  Nas, featuring Lauryn Hill - If I Ruled the World (I'd do better than this)
  • 6.  Total - (You'll Be) Sitting Home
  • 7.  Drake - Hold On (You're Going Home Early)
  • 8.  TLC - Ain't too Proud to Beg (To just pass the damn bill already)
  • 9.  Gwen Guthrie - Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent (Please don't furlough me)
  • 10. Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader (Just do it already)
  • 11. Kid 'N Play - Do This My Way (Or not, I guess)
  • 12. Michael Jackson - (They're all just) Smooth Criminal(s)
  • 13. Daft Punk - (Let's all vote) One More Time
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