Andrew Yang releases rap video for NYC Mayoral campaign

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We can’t wait for Scott Stringer to release a diss track next.

Andrew Yang released a rap video to drum up support for his New York City mayoral bid Thursday — featuring rhymes about his failed presidential campaign, COVID-19 and how it’s “dope” to be an Asian candidate.

In the music video, hip hop artist MC Jin is shown rapping a tune dubbed “Yang for New York” as the 46-year-old pol elbow-bumps passers-by and visits Big Apple hotspots.

“Yang for New York/ Yang for New York/ We gonna do the right thing for New York,” the tune begins.

“An Asian candidate — that’s dope / I won’t even lie/ As far as my support though/ that ain’t even why/The war on normal people / Opened up my eyes.”

In the 3-minute video, Andrew Yang chats with New Yorkers and plays a piano at Coney Island.
In the 3-minute video, Andrew Yang chats with New Yorkers and plays a piano at Coney Island.
Yang for New York

It continues, “Everyone — white, brown, yellow and black/ It’s time to come together, what’s ironic is that/ NY forward will bring New York Back.”

The video opens on Jin — who also wrote several tunes about Yang during his failed presidential bid — trying to sell a homemade CD on a Big Apple street before launching into lyrics boosting Yang’s policies such as “COVID relief” and a “basic income program.”

Throughout the video, hip hop artist MC Jin is raps a tune dubbed “Yang for New York.”
Throughout the video, hip hop artist MC Jin is raps a tune dubbed “Yang for New York.”
Yang for New York

In the 3-minute video, Yang chats with New Yorkers and visits the Brooklyn Bridge, a food cart and pizza joint.

The tune also touches on Yang’s failed 2020 presidential run — proclaiming, “He made the most sense during the race/ probably why they cut his mic off at the debates.”

The rhyme generally received positive initial reviews online.

“I don’t agree with everything Yang is pushing but he remains one candidate who is not stuck in the 20th century — and this ad is a high-energy hoot,” one Twitter user said.

A rep for Yang didn’t immediately return a request for comment.





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Erin Mosley

Erin Mosley writes for the Hollywood section of Newzinto.