Obama Mixtape, Part III: Barack the Magnificent

obama1-wwibSongs about Barack Obama don’t just come from within America. Today, we have one from Trinidad courtesy of Mighty Sparrow, one of the most revered calypso artists on the face of the earth. His song, Barack the Magnificent, is definitely one of the catchiest odes to Obama I’ve heard. Yet, with due respect to Mighty Sparrow, a lot of his songs sound alike. Compare “Barack the Magnificent” with “Dancing Shoes” and  “Racism.” Yes, I did just put all of those in one sentence. In the world of Mighty Sparrow, they’re all kind of the same!

Well, Mighty, if you found a winning formula, it’s best to stick with it.

Barack the Magnificent by Mighty Sparrow

Racism by Mighty Sparrow

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