Hillary Clinton Gets "Happy Birthday" Serenade From Stevie Wonder
Also, someone made an anti-Trump remix of Wonder's "You Haven't Done Nothin'."
Stevie Wonder sat in with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on a recent edition of syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club to help celebrate the former Secretary of State's 69th birthday. In fact, Wonder — dressed in a custom "first female prez" jacket, with Clinton's name down the sleeves — played a moving version of "Happy Birthday," the 1981 track he wrote to help promote making Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday into a national holiday.
The singer-songwriter even included a surprise ad-lib at the end, in which he encouraged listeners, "Go out and vote!"
"I want to wear what I believe," Wonder said before his performance, explaining his jacket. "I'm really excited to be here. I'm excited to support someone who I've had such great love and respect for for years. It's very exciting and I think that, truth be told, I think we as men we have had our chance to work it out. ... It's time to let a woman do it."
Clinton sat down with Charlamagne Tha God and the crew for more than 90 minutes to talk about her push for common sense gun laws, better police training and her request that her husband and former President Bill Clinton focus on creating economic opportunities for lower-income communities should she win, as well as being a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and making it through the homestretch of the grueling campaign.
While Wonder was customizing his song in Clinton's honor, someone else took a classic track of his and reworked it into a shot at her rival, Republican nominee Donald Trump, with a pointed spin on the 1974 hit "You Haven't Done Nothin'." As reported by The Root (where you can hear the remix), the original song, which took aim at embattled President Richard Nixon just days before he resigned in disgrace, was updated by an anonymous remixer.
"Yo, what up, man? They keep talking about Donald Trump trying to push up on the black community. But you know, for black folks, Donald Trump ain't never done nothin'," a woman says in voiceover at the beginning of the song, which features the new refrain, "Donald Trump, you haven't done nothin'." Alongside repeated samples of Trump's plea to black voters, "What the hell do you have to lose?" and bits of other controversial statements from the divisive real estate mogul, the song also mixes in bits of speeches by President Barack Obama questioning The Donald's fitness to serve.
The track is the latest in a late-season deluge of anti-Trump tunes from the likes of Lila Downs, Death Cab for Cutie and El Vey, a number of which are part of author Dave Eggers' 30 Days, 30 Songs campaign.
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