“The New York Times” song “The Times” is a great anthem for the alt-right
If you were wondering why The New York, the New York Tribune and the New Yorker are so obsessed with the alt right, they might just have something to do with the music.
“The Times,” by New York City rapper and alt-righter Lil Yachty, is an anthem of white supremacy, and YachTY himself is a longtime member of the movement.
“The only difference is that it was written by an Asian American,” Yachties cousin and music producer Jai Paul told NPR’s Audie Cornish.
“And that was a conscious choice on his part.”
In his new album “The Truth,” the rapper, who is also known as The Ghostface Killah, sings about being “blacklisted” by the city’s hip-hop community, and “finally made my way to the top,” according to The Atlantic.
He calls out his “lazy, arrogant, racist, homophobic, misogynistic” music as the source of “the biggest problems we face as a culture.”
In the new album, he also makes fun of his white classmates, telling them to “put a fucking condom on” and to “stop putting white guys in jail.”
He also describes himself as a “black nationalist,” an assertion he has repeated since being arrested in 2014.
“I’m not a white nationalist,” he says on “The Real World: The Unspoken,” “I’m a nationalist who wants to make America great again.”
On the new “The Next Step,” the artist sings, “I am the real-world version of Kanye West, and you should too.”