MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Feet are tapping and tongues are wagging over a new rap song rocking a Mid-South Congressional race.
The song is by Hip-Hop artist Al Kapone and it is an endorsement of Dr. George Flinn, who is running against Rep. Steve Cohen in the 9th Congressional race. The music has gone viral and Flinn is hearing about it, especially from a local famous face not happy to be in the video.
"It is cool. It is a cool video." said Memphis resident, E Smith.
"I think it is a little desperate maybe," said Jamall Wicks.
Dr. Flinn says the video was a gift from Kapone. He says the two have known each other for years through the radio stations Flinn owns.
"I got very emotional about it. I saw it, and I just said I can't believe someone did something this nice for me," said Flinn.
In the original video posted on Thursday, there was a shot of Flinn and University of Memphis Basketball Coach Josh Pastner.
The university complained, and a new version posted later didn't include the picture.
Congressman Steve Cohen, who is running against Flinn in District 9, weighed in too.
"I enjoyed Dr. Flinn's rap. It was quite the catchy tune. However, the clearest words spoken - "Proven and experienced"- apply to me, not to Dr. Flinn," Cohen wrote in a statement.
"I solicit the support of the 9th District voters through service, substance, and policy. I'll leave the rap to others," he added.
Flinn says he's just honored by the video.
"We are getting calls from New York, Washington, Texas, California, and it is in all the newspapers. It has just amazed me," said Flinn.