Monday, May 25, 2015

Nutter raps with The Roots

Just as he did four years ago, Mayor Michael A. Nutter rapped at his inaugural party.

Nutter raps with The Roots

One aspect of Mayor Nutter's second term that is better than the first: His performance of "Rapper's Delight" at his inaugural party. He had The Roots as a backing band this time around, giving the performance a slicker, more professional feel, when Hizzoner rapped:

"See i am wonder mike and i like to say hello to the black, to the white, the red, and the brown, the purple and yellow."

Four years ago, as this video shows, Nutter rapped with only a deejay as his backup. The deejay appears to be The Roots' ?uestlove.

See the 2012 version here.

Heard in the Hall wonders if it's time for Nutter to learn a new rap. You know, "Can't touch this," or something. It's Nuttertime!

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The Philadelphia Inquirer's Chris Hepp, Tricia Nadolny, Julia Terruso, and Claudia Vargas take you inside Philadelphia's City Hall.

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