We want to hear you lay down a rap, at least we think we do. "Why," you ask? Well, it all started when Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele, in an interview with the "Washington Times," said he was planning an "off the hook" public relations offensive for the RNC.
Stephen Colbert latched on to this "hip-hopification" of the GOP and challenged Mr. Steele to a freestyle rap debate about core conservative values.
Steele told Politico.com that he accepted the challenge, but failed to show up last night (we have no idea if he was actually invited). As a result, Colbert felt it necessary to school Steele in the rules of a rap battle.
The stage is set (on Comedy Central) for a prime time Bulworth-style rap-off.
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Check out the rules of this rap battle and a taste of Colbert's freestyle below:
For those of you itching to throw down against Colbert, take a look at this Republican rapper who spit some rhymes at CPAC for Max Blumenthal, a Huffington Post blogger and Senior Writer at The Daily Beast.