Dropping Props* for Eminem (of Battleground Detroit, MI)

· long story short

*Props, i.e., proper respect
This from Rolling Stone: [BTW, the post-11/2 dates don’t mean anything. The song will get its play–after this “leak”–before the election, and the issue of the magazine (despite its “cover date”) will also be out.]
Eminem Talks Bush Song
Rapper calls Iraq war “mess,” blames president
Eminem’s upcoming album, Encore, due November 16th, features the fierce anti-Bush song “Mosh,” which was leaked online today. In the Dr. Dre-produced track, the rapper denounces the war in Iraq.
Rebel with a rebel yell, raise hell,
We gonna let him know
Stomp, push, shove, mush, fuck Bush
Until they bring our troops home…

Let the president answer on higher anarchy
Strap him with an AK-47, let him go fight his own war
Let him impress daddy that way . . . No more blood for oil.

“[Bush] has been painted to be this hero, and he’s got our troops over there dying for no reason,” says Eminem in an upcoming Rolling Stone cover story (on stands November 5th). “I think he started a mess . . . He jumped the gun, and he fucked up so bad he doesn’t know what to do right now . . . We got young people over there dyin’, kids in their teens, early twenties that should have futures ahead of them. And for what? It seems like a Vietnam 2. Bin Laden attacked us, and we attacked Saddam. Explain why that is. Give us some answers.”
The thirty-two-year-old rapper says he has registered to vote for the first time — but stops short of endorsing a candidate. “Whatever my decision is, I would like to see Bush out of office,” Eminem says. “I don’t wanna see my little brother get drafted — he just turned eighteen. People think their votes don’t count, but people need to get out and vote. Every motherfuckin’ vote counts.”