THE TKC SUNDAY MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE MAN & CONGRESSMAN'S SON EMIEL CLEAVER DEBUTS HIP-HOP CLIP!!!
His father was a preacher, the former Kansas City Mayor and current Congressman and now Emiel Cleaver is calling for "revolution" in his latest creative effort.
Mr. Emiel Cleaver is well known in Kansas City for his varied interests including moviemaking, media consulting, radio hosting and even serving as Director of Operations at The Black Archives of Mid-America. This accomplished local résumé has little in common with most hip-hop artists and neither does his graying hair but that's probably the point of the track.
Take a look:
While the Congressman's son is his own man it is relevant to note that this is the latest hip-hop venture from the son of a powerful Kansas City politico after Mayor Sly's son continues to pursue his hip-hop dreams on the left coast.
While a comparison would be somewhat unfair and we don't want to take sides . . . The music industry is a young person's game and KJ holds the upper hand despite the fact that his lyrics are more personal than the politically charged verses of Emiel Cleaver.
And speaking of politics . . . Forgive us for another criticism . . . Compared to so many other hip-hop artists who have had genuinely hard times growing up . . . Lyrics of socio-economic upheaval and a cry for "revolution" seems just a bit out of place for a member of one of the ruling families of Kansas City and one of the local elite AMONG ALL RESIDENTS OF KANSAS CITY. Compare the media mogul status of Emiel Cleaver to Eminem who spent a bit of his childhood in Kansas City living with his drug addicted an emotionally abusive welfare-queen mom for an accurate hip-hop juxtaposition of two guys around the same age . . .
But I digress . . .
The point here is that the track deserves to be judged on its own merits as a different kind of Sunday preaching than that of Kansas City's Congressman and we hope any ensuing criticism won't just spam hate but seek to address the track as social commentary from the kin of one of the most powerful politicos currently ruling this cowtown.
You decide . . .