The Democratic candidate for the 19th Congressional District, Antonio Delgado, is a former rap singer who released a CD titled “Painfully Free” in 2006 in which he uses the N-word, is critical of the two-party political system calls the “dead” presidents “white su premacists” and blasts capitalism, the New York Post reported on Monday.
Delgado, who defeated six other Democrats to capture his party’s nomination for the November election against incumbent Republican John Faso, has since earned a law degree.
Back 12 years ago in his rap incarnation, Delgado was known as “AD The Voice.”
The Post quoted some of his lyrics. “Dead presidents can’t represent me, not when most of them believe in white supremacy/like spittin’ on my ancestry.”
Delgado defended his lyrics to the Post. “This is a willful and selective misreading of my work for political purposes,” he said. “My music defies the same stereotypical notions that led you and whoever chose to share this music with you to immediately hear certain words and think they are bad or scary. If you listen to the lyrics my mission is clear.”