LL Cool J's musical way of asking President Bush questions

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New York, Aug 21 : American rapper James Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J, has come out with a new song called 'Mr. President', the lyrics of which comprise of questions the rapper wants to ask President George W. Bush.

"It's all about what I'd like to ask [him]," the New York Daily News quoted LL as saying at a downtown studio, where he let a few friends listen to his forthcoming album, "Exit 13" - his last for the Def Jam label.

Cranking up the bass till the floorboards throbbed, LL played track 14.

"Mr. President, are you aware/Our flesh and blood is dying over there?/When the coffins come back, do you care?/When only the poor kids die, is it fair?/Don't get me wrong. I respect the flag/But it hurts to see a kid in a body bag/He fought for his country with all he had/Now we have a family without a dad."

The song moves on to other policy issues: "Mr. President, are you aware unless you're rich, you have poor health care/It makes you scream and want to pull out your hair/Discharged from the hospital soon as you get there."

When asked during the interview if he would like the disk to be delivered to the White House, he said: "Tell me how to set that up, and I would be there in a heartbeat," he said, smirking.

LL fine-tuned the album for the past 2%BD years, during which time he turned down a half-dozen movie roles. Out Sept. 9, it's also filled with less polemic tracks and funny rhymes that had heads in the studio bobbing.


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