Streams of The Honey Drippers' Iconic "Impeach The President" Soar Following Announcement of Trump's Impeachment Inquiry
The holy grail break clocked in a 1,053% surge in streams.
The Honey Drippers' iconic single "Impeach The President" is enjoying a late-phase breakout moment in the streaming age. Not coincidentally, the spike lines up with -- and was entirely spurred by -- the current president's very real impeachment inquiry, which was announced by Congress earlier this week.
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According to Billboard, on September 24th (the day The House of Representatives announced the inquiry,) the holy grail break racked up 52,000 on-demand audio and video streams, spiking 1,053% compared to the previous days' 4,000 streams.
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Initially released in 1973 as then-president Richard Nixon's impeachment proceedings were beginning to heat up, "Impeach The President" wasn't a hit in its own decade. But 10 years down the line, Force MCs cracked the seal on a break that would be sampled thousands of times over the following forty years, cementing the opening drum phrase as its own pillar to hip-hop.
Give The Honey Drippers' "Impeach The President" a timely spin below. Hold tight for a tweet from The Orange One condemning a new group of witch-hunting musicians.