Ben Shapiro Makes Huge Announcement About Rap Future After Dominating The Charts

Ben Shapiro/Tom MacDonald
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Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro definitely got everyone’s attention on Monday when he announced his retirement from the rap game after dominating the charts for more than a week.

The host of “The Ben Shapiro Show” collaborated on the music video “Facts” with Canadian wrestler-turned-rapper Tom MacDonald in a song that takes a swipe at the insanity of things in our culture like gender identity and defunding the police.

It ended up rocketing up the charts. quickly becoming the number one song in the country and topping the hip-hop/rap category on the iTunes charts. As of Sunday, “Facts” remained the top song in the U.S.

BREAKING. ‘FACTS’ by [Tom MacDonald]] (ft. me) has now finally dropped from the top slot on iTunes, after 10 days of pure magic,” Shapiro wrote on X.

“Rap Hannukah is over,” he added. “And so, with tears in my eyes, I have another announcement to make. To all the little homies, who have been lifting me up since I began this journey.”

“It was an inspiring moment,” Shapiro continued. “A musical supernova. But now the time has come for me to walk away from my art. And so today, I announce that I am retiring from rap to spend more time with my family.  It’s been real, dawgs.  And never forget: the music never dies so long as the beat is in your heart.”

Shapiro and MacDonald blew up the music industry after topping the charts with their rap collaborationThe music video dropped on the morning of Jan. 26 and by mid-day, “Facts” was generating headlines, not only for topping the hip-hop/rap chart, beating out the likes of Nicki Minaj and Megan Thee Stallion, but because it soon became the number one song in the country on the iTunes chart.

At the time of this piece, the music video has been viewed more than 13 million times on YouTube and is still #3 top trending song on the site.

On Feb. 1, Shapiro shared a screenshot that showed his rap collab was in the top spot on iTunes music and wrote, “Day 7 of Rap Hannukah. The flame is still lit. Buy now at …Billboard #1, we are coming for you.”

In a press release from MacDonald after their rap dropped Shapiro said, “As a longtime devotee of rap, becoming a rapper was the natural next step in my career trajectory. So, when Tom asked if I wanted to collaborate on a song, I leapt at the chance.”

“This was the moment I spent 20 years of classical violin training preparing for,” he added. “For those who don’t appreciate my artistic stylings, all I can say is that they didn’t appreciate Bach properly in his own time, either.”

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