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Rawlings-Blake, Pugh ‘dissed’ in Conaway campaign site rap

Baltimore City mayoral candidate Frank Conaway has posted a rap on his campaign site that’s a little hard to miss.

It takes just a couple swipes at his competitors for the spot — Otis Rolley, Catherine Pugh, Joseph “Jody” Landers and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.

While we’re not sure this is actually Conaway rapping himself, the song is prefaced with an “I approve this message” statement from Conaway.

We’ve taken a few listens to jot down some lyrics for those of you reading:

“Here’s the first mistake

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

again, Stephanie Rawlings-Fake.”

As for Pugh:

“Heard you’re friends with Catherine Pugh

That ain’t the only thing I smell in the room

Get it? I smell poo.”


“Otis Rolley, who that dude?

I’m going to watch Martin if I want to see you.”


“J-J-J-Jody, J-J-Jody Landers

We already know you can’t stand us…”

While the reference to fecal matter is a bit show-and-tell from a lyrical standpoint, the rhyming of “mansion” and “bandwagon” is surely genius.

You can listen to the full rap in the player below. If the audio player does not appear, you can listen to it by clicking here.


  1. Frank should give up on the esoteric and go for more conventional rhymes. Rhyming “Conaway” with “Gone Away” would be a good place to start. A society that took haplessness seriously wouldn’t leave him out there all alone.

    BTW – a story should be self-contained, so referring back to a rhyme that does not appear earlier in the story is amateurish. No doubt it was the editor’s fault.

  2. I’d say Andre 3000 has nothing to worry about.

  3. This family will do anything for attention. They remind me of children.