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It’s been almost three years since Jimmy McMillan complained that “the rent is too damn high,” and now’s he’s rapping about it. He’s also running for mayor of New York City…allegedly.

McMillan hasn’t officially announced his mayoral bid, or which platform he’ll run on, but his recently released “Rent Is Too Damn High” Anthem pretty much gives it all away.

From The Grio:

Jimmy McMillan gained national attention with his slogan “The Rent Is Too Damn High,” a quirky mantra he first used when running for governor of New York in 2010.

His calling card statement made him a well-appreciated, if comical, figure who reflected the economic woes many Americans have experienced in recent years.

Now McMillan’s famous phrase is a hip-hop track and personal anthem for his alleged New York City mayoral campaign.

It has been reported that McMillan is running for mayor of New York City in the 2013 race by various sources, although theGrio cannot confirm this.


Rocking his warmest winter coat, the 66-year-old hit the streets of New York City to spit tons of forgettable lines, including: “I’m running for mayor, come and run with me!”

No thanks dude. Can’t knock the hustle though.

Peep the video below.

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