Hey, it’s better than using the term “Groper in Chief” in a random political news headline… Above: the future Veep flashes some signs for his DC crew.
By Barbi Martinez
As I have been told many times by my editor here at BLURT, “Some days we write the news. Other days, the news writes itself.” Ergo, this piece on Democratic party Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine and his apparent intersection with the hip-hop world, a news item which comes to us via urban music news site Pitchfork:
Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, is a big music fan. He’s revealed his love of the Replacements (namely, Let It Be), as well as David Bowie, Alabama Shakes, Lucy Dacus, and others. Kaine is also an avid harmonica player, and like any great musician, he deserves a moniker. Recently, Kaine called in for an interview with “No Limit Larry & The Morning Maddhouse” on North Carolina’s Power 98 FM. The station had just finished playing Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book song “No Problem” (featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz), which gave the senator the perfect opportunity to unveil his new nickname: “They call me Lil Kaine not Lil Wayne,” he said.
Elsewhere in the interview, he said that he likes to listen to the Isley Brothers, Gnarls Barkley, and more while on the campaign trail. At one point, one of the hosts honored his new alias, calling him “Senator Little Kaine.” Hear a clip below, and listen to the full interview here.