Jay-Z to Raise Votes for Obama in Two Free Concerts

October 02, 2008 04:24:38 GMT

The rapper will visit Detroit and Miami this weekend to urge people to register and vote for Obama on the D-day.

Jay-Z to Raise Votes for Obama in Two Free Concerts
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Jay-Z will help Barack Obama raising the bar, by conducting two charity shows to aid the Presidential candidate's campaign. The rapper announced that he will conduct two free shows in Detroit's Cobo Arena and Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 respectively.

The concerts are intended to encourage people to register to vote before the deadlines. Michigan and Florida which happen to be the two key battleground states, will close the registration on Monday, October 6. Jay-Z's effort is also to urge people to pick Obama on the actual D-day on November 4.

Jay-Z is not the only celebrity soldier behind Obama. Earlier this week, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel announced that they will have their first joint concert at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on October 15 to benefit Obama's campaign. Springsteen in particular will also play for Obama this weekend in Philadelphia.


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posted by gaypastor on Oct 03, 2008
From Celie's Revenge: Hip-Hop's Betrayal of Black Women" by Jennifer McLune "Some women sing along to woman-hating lyrics because they’ve convinced themselves that Snoop, Jay-Z, Ludacris and others aren’t talking about them. They are talking about women who act like b*tc*es and ho*s and thus deserve to called b*tc*es and ho*s. When do women ask what men deserve? Too many of us sing along to woman-hating lyrics because we have allowed men to decide which women are worthy of respect and which women are asking to be called names. But as long as men define the terms upon which any woman is worthy of respect, we are all b*tc*es and ho*s. And as along as we allow men to divide and label us, they’ve conquered us all."

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