On the tails of his #1 album release Untitled, and straight outta his lyrical notebook, Nas takes his anti-Fox campaign to the streets. Joining forces with ColorOfChange.org and MoveOn.org, Nas protested FOX media today in New York City to stop the “pattern of racist attacks against Black Americans”, specifically Barack and Michelle Obama. Nas said: “FOX poisons the country with racist propaganda and tries to call it news.” Read more after the jump, including Kanye‘s activism and Ye, N.E.R.D. and Wyclef‘s political support.
Other rappers are getting involved with causes that are important to them as well. Kanye West, for one, is slated to debut a new documentary with MTV titled Choose or Lose & Kanye West Present: Homecoming where Ye and MTV’s Sway will visit homes of recently returned Iraq war vets, present them with a gift to help them resume normal life (such as paying their school tuition or rent), and listen to their stories.
Additionally, Kanye, along with N.E.R.D. and Wyclef Jean, are getting political as they have been selected to perform at the ’08 Democratic Convention in Denver, in support of Sen. Barack Obama. Ye is said to be locking down a deal to perform for Bono’s One Campaign and the RIAA. N.E.R.D. and Wyclef will set it off at a Rock The Vote event. What can we take away from all of this? Get involved!
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