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Peaceoholics co-founder and Adrian Fenty diehard Ron Moten made the 2010 mayoral election catchier than it had any right to be with “U Fenty, Huh?” and “Don’t Leave Us Fenty.“Despite an abiding feud with incumbent Vince Gray, Moten hadn’t released a similar song for the new election cycle—-until today.
Moten’s “We’re Coming Out,” a riff on Diana Ross‘ “I’m Coming Out,” is light on the Wilson Building inside baseball allusions that made his previous efforts so delightful. Instead, Moten and his D.C. M.U.S.I.C. group warn haters that Moten and a crew that includes Backyard Band/The Wire‘s Anwan “Big G” Glover are going to save their concert venues by voting in elections in the District and Prince George’s County. (Update: A representative for Glover says he’s not associated with Moten’s group, and has asked that he be removed from the video).
In a go-go style “roll call” at the end of the video, Moten tells fellow go-go fans to unite and back politicians who support their music. Moten, who hasn’t affiliated himself with any candidate, doesn’t know who that will mean for the mayor’s race, but says his group may make an endorsement.