Thursday, January 10, 2008

Up jump the boogie

No, don't adjust your whole steelo, that's Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter rapping a perfect cover of Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight at his inaugural ball Monday. ?uestlove of The Roots on the wheels, fuckin up a bit actually. Nutter was actually a DJ in the early 80s, so that's his shit right there. When I was writing for Phawker I had a Q & A with him about DJing that never got published because campaign season got too hectic. It was vetted with his publicist, he saw the questions and then never got around to it.

On his first day in office, Nutter declared a crime emergency and then threw a big party at City Hall with free food and coffee. He stood and shook hands with people for six hours. Anybody could come, it was free. The line was easily close to a mile long.

It's a new day in Philly. I, for one, am excited.

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