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    Today could quite possibly be the most important day in Americaís history. With the upcoming elections and the state of the world, it seems that Hip-Hop's political consciousness, long thought to be dormant, has been reawakened.

    Between rapperís making bold statements in their lyrics, grassroots Hip-Hop movements were mobilized throughout the country and the more mainstream efforts of Puff and Russellís voter registration drives have altered the course of the election without a doubt.

    We pulled together some of the top minds in Hip-Hop and asked them exactly what November 2nd, 2004 means.

    Nas:

    When it comes to voting, there is nobody there that is going to take care of my people. I'm willing to vote for somebody from our community that really cares for the people. I don't hear anything human in the conversations from the candidates. I care about people and childrens future and I'm a realist. So, if we are going to vote, vote for somebody from our community and somebody that really cares about our struggle."

    Lil Kim:

    Itís a part of history to go out and vote in this election. A lot of the issues are health benefits for us in the Ďhood. Weíve got so much construction going on in New York, and we have so many minority people who have been living in those areas for years. I just think that if thereís gonna be a change, you got to figure out where to fit everybody comfortably. Health benefits, insurance, liabilities, all that. You have to really pay attention to that. Sometimes the presidents get so caught up in making their own money and just making the world and the economy bigger for themselves.

    Method Man:

    Fuck both them motherfuckers. I'ma play Soulcom2 online like everybody else. Fuck Bush and Kerry. Both them *****'s is cowards.

    Willie D:

    The election is rigged. Itís already been determined whoís gonna win. (Whoís gonna win?) Bush. ĎCause he stole the election one time, he can do it again. We can vote, but itís already written. Itís bigger than us.

    Benzino:

    Right now Kerry or Bush are not addressing the issues that are affecting me or you directly, Iím not trying to represent neither one of them. Iím not gonna be doing too much voting this year. Vote for Benzino. Vote for Zino. Donít get me wrong, city council and as far as all the lower government spots, get out there. But as far as this presidency thing, Iím not feeling neither one of them.

    Wyclef:

    Really, the first thing you have to do is educate people on voting. I think part of English, part of history class, like you have American History, they should have a course to teach kids from when they was little, what Democrats and Republicans are. What is a Socialist? What is a Communist? And if they donít want to be a part of any of that, they donít have to be. I think it starts off with the education from when they young.

    Jermaine Dupri:

    Kerry, man. Thatís who I got. Iím tired of all the rappers trying to act political, and be politically correct.

    Jackie O:

    If you donít vote, you canít complain. Me, myself, Iím a convicted felon, but I had my rights restored. Itís a very good thing for people to do, for people who had their rights taken away, to be able to vote on Election Day. Itís very important.

    Young Buck:

    We going over there taking them peopleís oil. If dude [George Bush] get into office this year, we might not be here again to be all the way real with the you.

    Grafh:

    Vote for the lesser of two evils. Get Bush out of there. You gotta vote. You gotta voice, you gotta speak. I think that right now itís good that Hip-Hop is definitely supporting whatís going on. And telling kids to go out there and vote, because a lot of kids donít know that their voice really does countósometimes. I believe the kids should go out there and vote, because a decision is gonna get make whether you vote or not. So you might as well put your hands in it.

    DMC:

    I am voting for Kerry. We have to get Bush out. This is my slogan: V-O-T-E Vote Out The Enemy!

    Ice-T:

    "Hip-Hop is political. We got a power structure right here. Do not vote for Bush. He'll kill us all. The ***** is the anti-Christ. Get that motherfucker the fuck out of there. Fuck him, for real.

    J. Period:

    The way I look at it, November 2nd is the day of reckoning. This is the day when all your frustrations with the state of this country come down to one question: what are you gonna do about it? I'm getting up early for Hip-Hop, cuz this election represents a real chance to show this country the power of our voice. I'm flying out the crib on a mission, like this whole thing comes down to me... and I am gonna vote.

    Bumpy Johnson:

    I am voting for Kerry. You would have to be a damn fool not to.

    Ms. Jade:

    I think whatever kids see celebrities do, they follow. So I think that was a good way to get people involved in Hip-Hop. But I think they need to give them a little more insight besides Vote or Die. Like, give them some information.

    Dave Mays:

    I would say, that, while itís a good first step to go out and get people excited by registering to vote and voting, itís a lot more complicated than that if there gonna really change anything. Our [The Source] concern has been that thereís a lot of hype about voting, but thereís no real education. No understanding of how we can use the power to vote. We really want something changed for ourselves, our community, our children, and our lives. All the issues that we know we know are messed up in this country; we should have a voice in. And thatís really whatís been missing out there.

    Pitbull:

    "Itís simple. You don't vote, you don't get heard. In my 'hood, we say stop crying about it, be about it."

    ?uestlove of The Roots:

    The Democrats are just passive Republicans anyway and clearly Bush is the worse of two evils."

    Doug E. Fresh:

    ďAt this time, the artist community has to learn the issues, put themselves out there and get involved. Standing in the middle of the road is not good enough. We all have to take a stand.

    Beanie Sigel:

    I donít know, just donít vote for Bush. Thatís my thoughts. Fuck Bush!
    Song Of The Week
    EMINEM FT DR.DRE & 50 - ENCORE


    "Crazy Insane or Insane Crazy when i say Hussein u say CZ"

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    Method Man:

    Fuck both them motherfuckers. I'ma play Soulcom2 online like everybody else. Fuck Bush and Kerry. Both them *****'s is cowards.
    that's the muh-fuckin man!

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    • #3
      [email protected] man. right on dog

      lol almost all the rappers said vote for kerry. Kerry two thousand fo'

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      • #4
        lol at Method Man and Benzino is a bitch.

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        • #5
          [email protected]

          It's Socom 2... :D I own Method Man in that game.

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          • #6
            It seems like every rapper hates Bush. I wonder why?
            To the British, I'm Ghandi/
            To the Japanese I'm an American pilot flyin over Nagasaki/
            To the AIDS patient I'm your last antibody/
            Sittin and waitin for a cure from modern biology/


            -Canibus

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            • #7
              why the hell would someone in their right mind vote for kerry, he wants to raise everyones taxes so we can pay for lazy people who dont wana work...and u idiots think its gonna get better, our economy sucks but it aint bushs fault , clinton knew about 9-11 didnt say nuttin, with bush i finally got health insurance, and we are just going to get attacked and kerry fvckin liberal will just say ok its fine and we will get attacked and Kerry wont do a damn thing...and what is everyone saying bush is lying about

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              • #8
                no he wants to raise the upper class taxes, people who make 200,000 or more a year (or around there)
                Song Of The Week
                EMINEM FT DR.DRE & 50 - ENCORE


                "Crazy Insane or Insane Crazy when i say Hussein u say CZ"

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