M.O.V.E. Records recording artist, Mekka Don, has recorded an inspirational remix of Tupac Shakur’s landmark record “Dear Mama”, entitled “Dear Obama.” The song serves as an open letter to Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama from three different Americans who are going through three different struggles. The letters capture the emotions and difficulties that many Americans are facing leading into the election.
Mekka Don wrote the song and recorded with producer/engineer 6th Sense and manager Viswant “V” Korrapati on the night of the second presidential debate. Mekka Don said, “I really wanted the lyrics to be meaningful. A lot of artists have recorded Obama songs but none seem to really take Obama to task or capture the true voice of the American people. Although I am a staunch supporter of Obama, I have some natural cynicism when it comes to politicians, and I think many others do as well. There are millions of Americans who are facing serious issues, and unfortunately many of them do not have the means to be heard. I wanted Barack to know that he must keep the promises he is making because the consequences are real.” Mekka Don, also a lawyer, then added, “I left the world of corporate law to pursue hip hop in part because I understand the power of music. Tupac is revered so much because he made music that inspired people.”
6th Sense remains shocked. “I couldn’t believe how good the song was and how much Mekka sounded like Pac without trying.” Mick Boogie added, “Terry and I listened to the record and we were floored by the song. Music like this doesn’t get made often. I think this is a song that every American should listen to.” Prominent entertainment attorney, L. Londell Mcmillan added, “The last time I spoke to Mekka he said that he wanted to make music that inspired people like Barack has. Once I heard this song I realized that he not only meant it, but was also capable of doing it. I think that this is a young man who the hip hop community can be proud of.”
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