T.I., Hip-Hop Caucus Aim For Voter Registration Record

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T.I. and the Hip-Hop Caucus announced today that the “Respect My Vote Campaign” is set to target a world record by registering more than 50,000 new voters in one day.

The “One Vote” initiative kicks off September 30 in 15 different markets, from Baltimore to Cleveland to Dallas. The HHC is partnering with Radio One for the challenge and will target new voters in several of the communications giant’s locations. The drive will begin at 6AM and last until 9PM.

“We are committed to building awareness to the “Respect My Vote” campaing,” HHC CEO Rev. Yearwood said in a statement. Yearwood co-founded the “Vote or Die!” campaign with Diddy in 2004. “Our partnership with Radio One will help push the importance of registering to vote in this year’s presidential election to the more than 8 million unregistered African-Americans eligible to vote nationwide.”

The first presidential debate in this year’s election is scheduled to take place September 26 at the University of Mississippi. White House hopefuls Senators Barack Obama and John McCain will debate the topics of foreign policy and national security issues. PBS journalist Jim Lehre will serve as moderator of the first debate.—Anthony Thomas

  • Tony Grand$

    First. Ha!

  • Tony Grand$

    Yo, somebody answer me this por favor, isn’t there a law in Georgia that prohibits felons from voting? In from Cali and outcherr, a felon can’t. I’m sure it varies from region to region, but if the same law is applicable, isn’t it hella ironic that Mr. AK-47 is doing what it do?!? I aint knockin him, I commend the man for his show of enthusiasm. I think it’ll make a big diff this election. But, I digress, ya boy just wondering.

  • The_Truth

    **There’s no way you can talk-down on that man for doing this. . .

    -Props to T.I.

    • Tony Grand$

      *”I aint knocking the man, I commend him for his show of enthusiasm…..”*

      Don’t think I knocked him. You should read it again, because you didn’t even answer the root question which my comment was based around.

  • UNCLE SAM

    true. them niggas cant vote i witnessed this shit 1st hand when my brother tried 2 register 2 vote. i like the fact that although he cant vote he still gettin other people too. this is a good look 4 t.i. i hope paper trail sell 10 mil!

    LONG LIVE THE KING!

    • Tony Grand$

      That’s real talk SAM, that nigga know he made a mistake, we all do, and he stood like a man to give the world a REAL reason to be talkin bout him! Niggas talk that “fuck America” shit, but if it was more cats like TIP willing to educate and motivate, I bet this would already be a whole diff place. Do ya thing TI, niggas gotcha back homie!

  • Flow

    Paper Trail is the realest album this year, by far!

  • Flow

    oh yeah

  • bucsormore

    I feel yaw but its not like it makes a difference u mean to tell me they dont know whos going to be the next president now im 22 so i voted on Bush second term and it had no effect at all remember fuck that shit im never voting again talking bout i loose my right ot complain fuck that the goverment does wat the hell it wants this isnt a black country their is still in are face racism like the american drug war,laws,and police they want me to vote then even are chances up to be succesful niggas broke as fuck but yet are goverment lock us up because we sell hard while a white teen gets caught with some blow and its nothing NO VOTE FOR UR BOY WATEVER HAPPENS IS GOING TO HAPPEN LIKE ALWAYS NIGGAS BETTER SMARTIN UP ITS BOUT TO BE FUCKED UP

  • Tony Grand$

    Wow. Ill tell you what Buck. All any person, Black or otherwise is guaranteed is Death. That’s about it. But as a human being, I damn sure aint going out without a fight. That’s a slap in the face of motherfuckers who’ve died just so you can rock the latest timbs and Ed Hardys. They don’t care bout niggas, so what, you just gon hit the block naked in protest? The least we can do is try and hope. If it all falls down, not only can we say “Shit, I couldn’t control it no way”, but we can also rest easy knowin we tried. All we got is faith my nigga. Don’t fight that shit, it goes a longer way than you think!

  • bucsormore

    i feel u on the history thats real yea many have died true and once i fought for it no desrespect to the DR.MARTINS,and all the cival rights before me i look on them with the same pride but enough is enough they sdhitin on us right in are face we take it cause niggas hate niggas we to busy saying fuck dude cause he shinin we dont pay attention to wat matters niggas stay dumb for us to actually make a stand we need to be united and u tell me if u see a bunch of niggas going im tired come on my nigs lets go change this shit HELL NAW cause niggas hate niggas it might not be me and u hell i dont hate nobody for real but i know niggas that cant stand me and im a cool nigga i aint on no bull just money its just niggas cant stand to see another nigga doing good this the last day Tone tell me if u see us as a race united

    • Tony Grand$

      Aight, so for the most part we on the same page, bcuz I’m a cool ass nigga fa sho! I understand the frustration niggas got in they hearts, turns n2 anger, gives birth to rage, but then all we get from that is a nation of pissed the fuck off niggas who can’t care about nobody, including themselves. That’s where we @ now. Shit, in my hood (Los Angeles, CA 90047, Western Ave & Gage) niggas aint watchin for no white folks, KKK, none of that shit. I’m watchin out for niggas. Why? Can’t nobody answer that and that’s fucked up u gotta agree. A nation united, I don’t see that. Its like ya baby moms if u got one, do her dirty for so long and eventually one day she gonna be on the block with all type cats, treatin ur kids like shit and fuckin up ur life erytime she get the chance. We Americas baby moms, and its sad that we lost and outta control. Can’t no change come until people start changin they minds. Feel me? I gotta start somewhere! Why not with two intelligent niggas bloggin bout TI, real shit!