Today, Rap star Drake will join the Hip-Hop Caucus at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club for a rally to end offshore drilling. The event is part of the Caucus’ “Green The Block” initiative, which began last year.

In a statement, Drake said, “Every where you turn, pollution and poverty are hurting our communities. We can change that. Going green is the solution. I’m green on my tour, I am greenin’ block and you can too. It’s easier than you think.”

A great deal of controversy regarding offshore drilling has escalated after a British Petroleum oil spill, Deepwater Horizon, in the Gulf of Mexico in April. That spill is ongoing, and presently ranks to be the fourth largest oil spill in history.

Drake’s full-length debut, Thank Me Later, will hit record shelves this Tuesday, June 15th.