His songs explore topics like economic inequality, LGBTQ rights, mass incarceration, global warming, and artificial intelligence. Just to name a few.
But it doesn’t just target the rich. He also condemns the dishonesty of politicians who promise change from the grassroots but fail to follow through with concrete action: “As you feast on an American pie / We are spoon fed a hollow lie. The hypocrisy of these empty lies – empty politicians promise to bring change – drives Poohder P’s outspoken condemnations. -he. “We also plan to brag to their beloved fans.”
But downtown residents aren’t just statistics. They are individual human beings. They are “siblings, moms and dads” – even if, to politicians, “everything we are is your fad.”
As Poohder P points out, these rich and powerful Americans – in Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Washington – reflexively fixate themselves and react to markets and polls, ignoring the less fortunate people who are suffering in the very country that allowed their success: “Brutes in costume / You are like snakes in front of flutes / On our necks, we can smell your boots.
Poohder P can make a point. His words are rooted in a broad and insightful understanding of American society. He also knows how to sing. His tight rhymes accentuate the power of his message. His voice is powerful. Energetic. Captivating. And his style is an eccentric mix of modern rap and age-old rock and roll.
But Poohder P is more than a singer. He’s a fearless social critic with a sharp message. And, most importantly, he is an emerging voice for millions of young people who are generally not heard.
William Cooper is a lawyer who has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, and USA Today, among others.
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