Beats, rhymes and legislation 


Apropos of nothing beyond serving as a welcome distraction to this interminable General Assembly, last week journalists and politicos spent most of a day rewriting rap lyrics to fit Arkansas legislative themes. Below is the best of the bunch paired with the songs that inspired them. See everything by searching the hashtag #ARLegRapLyrics.

Notorious B.I.G.

"Big Poppa"

Believe me sweetie, there's enough revenue to feed the needy.

Lindsey Millar @lindsey_millar

Arkansas Times editor

"Mo' Money Mo' Problems"

I don't know what they want from me. It's like the more money we come across, the more problems we see.

Matt DeCample @DeCample

Spokesman for Governor Mike Beebe


"It was all a dream, I used to read Talk Biz magazine, Mike-n-Davy & Lamoureux up in the limousine"

Blake Eddins @_BlakeEddins

Talk radio host, former Arkansas Razorback basketball player

It was all a dream/reading readers digest magazine

Ronald Reagan and George B up in the limousine

Hangin' pictures on my wall/Every Sunday, seven hundred club y'all.

I let my stocks rock 'til my estate taxes dropped/Feds won't get my rifle or my concealed carry glock.

Jeremy Brasher

Funny person not on Twitter (Tweeted by @lindsey_millar)


Big River Steel, can't you see, sometimes your super project just hypnotize me

Andrew DeMillo @ademillo

Associated Press Capitol reporter

Sir Mix-A-Lot

"Baby Got Back"

I like big bills and I cannot lie.

Bradley Phillips @BradleyPhillips

Political consultant

OMG beebe, look at his budget, it is so big.

Sara Mayer Rivera @smrivera2

Speech pathologist

Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick

"La Di Da Di"

La-di-da-di, we like our party/we cause trouble, we bother everybody/We're just some men at the mic, and when we vote at the mic, we take away your rights.

Lindsey Millar @lindsey_millar

Arkansas Times editor

Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz

"Get Low"

From the window to the Walls McCrary

Will Watson @will_watson

Political consultant



My milk bills bring all the boys to the floor.

Elizabeth Nokleby @elizabethnok

College Republican

Vanilla Ice

"Ice Ice Baby"

Stop, collaborate and listen...Rapert's back with a brand new restriction.

Tyler Lindsey @thlindsey

KTHV Producer

A Tribe Called Quest

"I Left My Wallet in El Segundo"

I lost my rights in la rotunda, I lost my rights in la rotunda. Got to get em, got got to get em.


Public Enemy

"Fight the Power"

Faubus was a hero to most #arleg But he never meant, shi* to me you see Straight up racist that sucker was Simple and plain.

Julee Dunekacke Jaeger @dunekacke


"It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back"

It takes a scarification of millions to hold us back.

David Ramsey @ArkDavey

Arkansas Times associate editor

The Baha Men

"Who Let the Dogs Out"

Who let the feral hogs out? / Who? / Who?

Brad Broadway @BradBroadaway1


Beastie Boys

"(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)"

You've got to fight... for your rights... and/or party.

SportingLifeArkansas @SportingLifeArk

Online sports publication


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