“Crazy” might not be a rap record, but it was recorded by a rap legend. Before he was an American Idol judge and one half of Gnarls Barkley, Cee-Lo was part of the rap group Goodie Mob out of Atlanta. But even rappers need to sing sometimes: “Crazy” was inescapable in 2006; perhaps an Obama cover could give it new life once again.
Given the President’s relationship with the Republican members of Congress, and his shoutout thanking them for taking a “break from their exhausting schedule of not passing any laws” to attend the Correspondents’ dinner, “Crazy” would accurately capture his frustrations. “Who do you think you are?/Ha ha ha, bless your soul […] Well, I think you’re crazy,” Obama will sing in an upcoming session of Congress. “My heroes had the heart/To lose their lives out on a limb/And all I remember/Is thinking, I want to be like them,” he’ll reflect, thinking of his own hero, Abraham Lincoln, and the promises he’s made the American people. “Maybe we’re crazy.” Probably. But that hasn’t stopped us before.