"Georgia... Bush"Lil Wayne
Political Target: George W. Bush
"They tell you what they want, show you what they want you to see / But they don't let you know what's really going on / Make it look like a lotta stealing going on / Boy them cops is killas in my home / N---- shot dead in the middle of the street / I ain't no thief, I'm just trying to eat / Man f--- the police and President (Georgia) Bush / So what happened to the levees, why wasn't they steady? / Why wasn't they able to control this? / I know some folk that live by the levee / That keep on telling me they heard explosions / Same s--- happened back in Hurricane Betsy / 1965, I ain't too young to know this / That was President Johnson but now it's (Georgia) Bush."
In 2005, the tragedy that was Hurricane Katrina shook the entire country. The natural disaster ravaged the southwest area of the country, with New Orleans, La. catching the brunt of the damage. Making matters worse, many felt that then President George W. Bush and his staff wasn't proactive enough in handling the situation, to the point of seeming to have a laissez-faire attitude about providing federal assistance to those in need, a majority of which were minorities.The situation hit especially close to home for YMCMB head honcho Lil Wayne, a New Orleans native himself, who at the time was coming into his own as one of the biggest stars in all of music and on a frenetic pace of productivity.
His 2006 classic mixtape, Dedication 2, was a mainstay in most hip-hop fans' iPods, radios or whatever audio device they were privy to at the time. Deciding to spill his thoughts about Hurricane Katrina, Weezy stepped out of the booth with "Georgia... Bush," arguably the most socially aware song he's ever recorded. The song was a direct attack on the prez's delayed reaction, blaming him for the loss of family members and the destruction of the place he called home. Insightful, honest and heartfelt, 'Georgia... Bush' was endearing, with certain lines like the one about proving that beneath the drug and alcohol Wayne was engulfed in was a little knowledge to be absorbed.