Presidential street cred

By Mark Follman
Published November 2, 2004 6:01AM (UTC)
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In an interview with MTV News' Gideon Yago on Sunday, John Kerry, with his trademark deliberative flair, gave some mad props to Eminem for his new anti-Bush anthem, "Mosh."

YAGO: "Last time we talked, in March, you said that it's important to listen to hip-hop because it gives you a sense of what's going on in the street. Have you heard the new Eminem song that's been out?

KERRY: "You know, I heard Eminem on 'Saturday Night Live' last night. I heard the song that he did. I don't know if that's part of his new [album] or not. I liked it. But that's the only thing that I've heard in the last weeks. I'm on the trail. I'm campaigning every day."

But once the campaigning is all done, Kerry vowed, he has a plan to be the type of president who will restore his committment to the effort necessary to keeping it real with the youth culture alliance.

YAGO: "If you're elected, will you come on MTV as president and speak with young people again?

KERRY: "I would love it. I would absolutely love it. I'd really look forward to it. The answer is absolutely. With pleasure."

Mark Follman

Mark Follman is Salon's deputy news editor. Read his other articles here.

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