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Must Listen: Miami band Problem Kids raps about the real Cuba and ‘useful idiot’ Jay-Z

Pitbull may have taken a shot at rapping about the reality of Cuba in his response to Jay-Z's rap bragging about being a VIP guest of the Castro dictatorship, but Miami band Problem Kids hit the bulls eye with their latest release Useful Idiot (Open letter to Jay-Z) ft. Dimelo:

"We did this for our grandparents and parents, and a free Cuba, one day, hopefully."

- Problem Kids

Via the Miami New Times:

Problem Kids's "Useful Idiot" About Jay-Z: "The Real Cuba Is Not What He Portrayed"

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Problem Kids are Miami Cubans with a message for Jay-Z about his trip to Cuba. Their response to his "Open Letter" is a new track called "Useful Idiot."

"He looks like he's praising the Castro regime, and we wanna give him a history lesson," say MCs Mario Obregon and Christian Martinez of the local hip-hop group that Public Enemy's Chuck D has described as "Yeeeaaaaah."

They also have words for Pitbull, who they agree should have gone harder with his own response to Jay. "He should have told him that what he did is stupid and this is the reason," says Martinez.

Crossfade: Who are Problem Kids?
Mario Obregon, MC. Christian Martinez, MC. Nick Lebess, drummer. Omar Williams, guitar. Humberto Casanova, keys and sax. Edward Davis, bass. Rick Daugherty, AKA DJ Ethics.

What do you think of Jay Z going to Cuba?
He made it seem like it's not a big deal to go there when there are Cuban rappers thrown in jail right now just for their freedom of speech. For him to make it seem like it's just a place to go on vacation was wrong, and it's a big deal to us who feel it's important to tell the truth about Cuba for our family and our heritage.

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