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- Posted on Nov 1st 2010 1:00PM by Mike Ayers
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While it's yet to be determined if New York gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan will get enough voter support in Tuesday's election, it's certain that his "rent is too damn high" mantra -- not to mention his facial hair -- has captured the hearts of the United States. Aiming to be more than just another "pants on the ground" flash in the pan, McMillan has now announced that he'll be releasing his debut album.
Aptly titled 'The Rent is Too DAMN High (Volume 1),' McMillan's LP will be released digitally on Tuesday. As most people are typically concerned with politicians who talk the talk but fail to walk the walk, McMillan's seriousness about rent prices not only find him talking the talk but singing the talk as well.
The candidate, whose resume includes stints as a stripper, "karate master" and "titan of verbal judo," also spent time in the '70s performing under the name Jimmy Mack. He found a bit of success with the song 'A Woman Is So Hard to Understand' in a time where New York City's real estate prices had yet to skyrocket to today's levels.
Still, as one would expect from the founder of the 20-year-old Rent Is Too Damn High Party, themes that exist within McMillan's new work revolves around the price of rent and it being, obviously, too high. Songs include 'R.E.N.T.,' 'Vote for Me,' 'This Is What I Like' and the more holiday-centric tune, 'Rent Too High Christmas,' which features a narrative about Santa Claus becoming homeless after an unfortunate eviction -- because his rent was too high.
There's no word on how much 'The Rent is Too DAMN High (Volume 1)' will cost, but we assume it'll be pretty dam affordable.