Nas, Will.i.am Push Young People to Get Out and Vote
7 months ago
Rappers urge youth to register and cast ballots Nov. 6
On the same day his highly anticipated "Cherry Wine" video featuring Amy Winehouse dropped online, rapper Nas released a public service announcement encouraging America's youth to get out and vote.
The ever-popular MC teamed with OurTime.org to produce the online video aimed at getting young Internet users into the voting booths.
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“The future of this country is in the hands of the young people,” Nas says in the video. “We have the power. We can go to the polls in droves. We can go there in droves to get the person we want. We can do that.”
Nas is among a number of rappers, rockers and other celebs whom OurTime.org gathered to put out the get-out-the-vote message. Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, in a separate OurTime.org video, urges viewers to the polls by imploring them not to be "punks" and to "be as loud as rock and roll."
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In addition to the two hip-hop heavyweights, OurTime.org also sports vote-positive videos from Rachel Zoe, Larry David, Renee Zellweger, Trey Songz, Steve Carrell among others. The nonpartisan organization also created a voter registration app on Facebook that can be added to any site, making it easier for prospective voters to get registered.