Forget East Coast-West Coast. The premiere rivalry in hip-hop is the “East Hampton-Westchester” feud between Stephen Colbert and Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee. The two engaged in a faux-rap battle on last night’s Colbert Report. No, Steele didn’t show up in person (like he has said he’d be willing to do). But that didn’t stop Colbert from busting out his rhyme skills (sample lyric: “You better get a voucher because your rhymes are failin’ / Your game’s a dying moose and I’m Sarah Palin”). In turn, Steele’s “response” was a hilarious video created by the Colbert team. The clip spliced together snippets of his speeches and television appearances, with an awesome tip of the hat to “Swagger Like Us” near the end. Needless to say, it is must-see TV. Let’s hope Steele physically makes a Jim Cramer-esque appearance on Colbert sometime soon.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Michael Steele’s Rap Battle Response|