2 Chainz utilized his brand power to become the spokesperson for ‘Respect My Vote!’ and now he releases a statement explaining the role hip hop played in this year’s election.
After releasing his ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story’ album earlier in the year, 2 Chainz built quite a fan base in a short amount of time. 2 Chainz saw this fan base as an opportunity to do something positive for the hip hop community and was named the national spokesperson for ‘Respect My Vote!’
It was clear that hip hop once again played a large role in encouraging young voters to participate in the 2012 presidential election, and 2 Chainz wrote a letter explaining just how pleased he was with the progress.
“Many counted us out this election. Many said that the high turnout of young voters and voters of color in 2008 was a one-time thing. We proved them wrong. The vote share of young voters increased in 2012 over 2008, and over 22 million 18-29 year olds voted. We have seen the results thousands of phone calls and doors knocked, rallies, parties and concerts, and online and social media campaigns. In every state that came down to a narrow margin, young people and people of color were the deciding factor,” 2 Chainz expressed.
The artist formerly known as Tity Boi released the letter to the folks at Rolling Stone, and it can be seen on their website.