Arts Express: Jimmy McMillan In Conversation About Tenant Rent Rage Showdown


Arts Express: Damn! Jimmy McMillan Talks Tenant Rent Rage Showdown. Arts Express gets involved in a little landlord from hell intrigue. As famously flamboyant founder of The Rent Is Too Damn High Party, Jimmy McMillan, possibly dodges bullets underground, a tapped phone, death threats in the vicinity, and strange knocks at the door. Ensuing during this interview for Damn!, the new documentary touching on McMillan’s underdog 2010 campaign for NYS governor.


The Vietnam veteran, occasional rapper and candidate out of nowhere, now intent on taking his bid to the 2012 US presidential election, rails against designer politicians. While lacing his critique with sidebars about sneakers, the art of running a campaign via cellphone, and assorted desert metaphors. And with a musical interlude hip hop eviction in progress, starring McMillan as both his landlord and himself.

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Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network’s Arts Express.