“Racism 2.5” – A Rap Song That Exposes How Racism Has Morphed & Survived Over The Years

FOR A LIMITED TIME we’re able to release “Racism 2.5” by Open Mike Eagle & Sammus, an extended version of “Racism 2.0”, from Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn’s TV show, The New Negroes.” This extended rap exposes how racism has morphed and survived over the years in subtle and sneaky ways.

Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn also host Call & Response, streamed live on weekdays at 12PT/3PM ET!


[Intro Open Mike Eagle]

Y’all heard that new racism?

(Nah, G, racism washed up)

That new racism hard, yo

Y’all thought racism went away, it never retired

(Nah, racism wack, G)

Racism came back on y’all, yeah

(I ain’t tryna hear that, racism washed)

[Open Mike Eagle]

Racism got canceled, but just to pretend, stop

Now it’s back with a whole new season to binge watch

It’s racism 2.0 the sequel

A grass-roots kickstarter funded through Reboot

Yeah it’s available on all streaming platforms

Download it on Google Play or the App Store

It’s racism, it’s back, it’s better than it ever did it

And racism has a 90 on Metacritc

[Open Mike Eagle]

Yeah, I hear it’s up for a book deal

They say it’s CGI, I think it looks real

It’s got merch’, you can buy you a shot glass

Racism posts links, subscribe to its podcast

[Open Mike Eagle]

Yeah, it had another banner day today

Racism was trending and did a Reddit AMA

And fans of racism are doin’ cosplay

With tiki torches, yellin’ slurs in your hallway

Yeah, performin’ best in the poor regions

And expected to win big this award season

[Chorus: Open Mike Eagle]

Thought it was washed

But it dropped a new joint, though

Went to the lab

Came back with a new school flow

Is it a bird, or a plane, or a UFO?

It’s even worse, it’s racism 2.0

Thought it was washed

But it dropped a new joint, though

Went to the lab

Came back with a new school flow

And it’s invisible, so you can say that you don’t know

It’s sneaky, it’s racism 2.0


So, racism has got a dope marketing team

They using black folks and black quotes to market they memes

When they done riding our backs, they’ll just park ‘em and leave

Pull the rug, they won’t even have the carpeting cleaned


Now, racism got cornrows and know it’s a cash crop

And wish it could adorn ‘fros or rock a big flat top

Oh, racism is down, ‘cause it listens to Black Thought?

And it can doodle ‘round with some kids in a flash mob?

Man, racism was quick to fill the video backdrop

With blacks who mille rock but never talk like they’re mascots

And past times our futures and our bodies was cast off

Now racism has got fillers in it’s lips with some ass shots


Meanwhile, I’m over here with the have-nots

Black, a fat ass, nappy locks, writin’ rap bops

Of props to my dad’s uncle, captured in padlocks

Shot by US government black ops


Racism had a pop-up shop

Don’t be sad if you missed out

I think I got the code for a discount

I heard it’s one of racism’s fanbase’s favorite phrases

Sans spaces and upper cases, “IAIN’TARACIST”

[Outro: Sammus]

I’m not a racist, I fuckin’ love black people

Fuckin’ love the blacks

Yeah, I love those guys

Watch the original Racist 2.0 by Open Mike Eagle & Sammus:


The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle is a socially aware stand-up and music series. Vaughn and Eagle took inspiration for the series and title from the term “New Negro,” as popularized during the Harlem Renaissance, and it refers to black Americans speaking up, telling their own stories and affirming their various identities to dismantle outdated assumptions and beliefs.

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