Well, you wouldn’t expect the man who brought you “My President Is Black” to be silent after President Obama’s re-election, would you? As Rolling Out reports: “In 2012 I want Barack to know we got his back and ‘We Done It Again.’ We don’t wait for history — we claim victory!” said rapper Young Jeezy about his less racialized but equally celebratory newly released track.
Mariah Carey made her own contribution to the musical commemoration of the president’s second term before voters even delivered it, debuting her “Bring It on Home” at a pre-election fundraiser:
In a similar fashion, Mariah Carey’s “tribute song” has been released. Early Wednesday after Obama received the 270 electoral votes he need to secure a second term in office, Carey’s longtime friend Jermaine Durpri took to his Global14 blog to premiere a track titled “Bring It On Home.” On it, Carey and a choir sing about the Commander In Chief ‘bringing it on home’ and winning another four years in office. “We just everyday people trying to make it through the pain,” state the lyrics. “We unintentionally hurt each other, playing silly games/But when it all comes down to win or lose, don’t give up the fight/ Cause strength is what we need, and love can save our lives/So Bring it On Home.”
Read more and listen to both songs at Rolling Out.