The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president, after their first rally as a newly minted ticket, walked off the stage in Delaware to the strains of “Move On Up,” a 1970 song by soul legend Curtis Mayfield. That caused some Twitter users to suspect a hidden reason for the song choice beyond its aspirational title.
Since West sampled “Move On Up” in his hit, “Touch The Sky,” many Twitter users wondered if the track was chosen to purposely diss the rapper ― widely seen as running for White House in fits and starts just to siphon support from Biden.
Did #BidenHarris2020 use “move on up” -Curtis mayfield.. knowing Kanye west used it for “touch the sky” ?! I thought it was Kanye playing at first and almost fell over! I wish I could get this answer ! #BidenHarris2020Landslide#KanyeConJob
— Quinny Quinn Quinn (@QuinnyquinQuinn) August 12, 2020
Wondering if using Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up," as the closing song of @JoeBiden officially introducing @KamalaHarris as his running mate was a subtle dig at supposed POTUS candidate @kanyewest, who sampled the song for his hit "Touch The Sky?"
— Terry Collins (@terryscollins) August 12, 2020
If I believed in conspiracies, I would think that the Biden campaign playing Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up" before and after today's speeches was a nod to Kanye West, who sampled that song for "Touch the Sky."
you know, if i believed in conspiracies.
— Kyle Feldscher (@Kyle_Feldscher) August 12, 2020
So, @SenKamalaHarris closed her speech with “Move on Up” by Curtis Mayfield…this was sampled in “Touch the Sky” by Kanye West, who made the news today by missing the Wisconsin ballot deadline by 14 secs. Subtle jab or am I reading too deep into this?
— philly.blunt (@phACEs) August 12, 2020