Tuesday (November 6) marks the last day to cast midterm election ballots. Subsequently, numerous members of the Hip Hop community have taken to social media to encourage people to get to the polls and vote.
From Run The Jewels, Black Thought and Questlove to French Montana, Rihanna and Pharrell Williams, the number of notable artists, athletes and community figures who have vocalized the importance of voting is staggering.
Cut Chemist is even offering a special 45-minute mix — the “Midterm Mix” — as an extra incentive to get to the polls.
Most polling places in the United States are open until 8 p.m. local time so there’s still time.
In the meantime, check out the calls to action below.
If need be please wait in lines, bring IDs, ask for a provisional ballot, whatever you need to do.
— Black Thought (@blackthought) November 6, 2018
The power is in your ??! We want to see you throwing your best pistols and fists ?? outside your polling place today. Share your photo by using #RunTheVote#LetsGo and we’ll like, retweet, comment and share to the RTJ universe. LETS GO! ?? pic.twitter.com/ap6M7VXnBq
— Run The Jewels (@runjewels) November 6, 2018
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When we get these people who look like us elected make sure they know they owe US! Pay up and give our community something! ie: make it easier for black developers to get bounded to build these structures like stadiums and skyscrapers we give tax cuts for. This way they hire U!Move state funds in part to Local/Black banks with successful records like CTB. This way provided u qualified they give u car, Home and biz loans. ? ???????????Also Marijuana reform that not only legalizes but makes provisions Blacks to be a Significant part of the legal biz. This economically empowers U! ? ????????????????Next forgive non violent drug offenses and wipe their slate clean. This allows them into the work force and the biz they help build as the mules of the drug trade! I wud also add land lottery (u ain’t shit without land that u own and develop) and require cities schools use their funds infuse trade programs in our schools for our boys and girls. ✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?✊?These skills are more needed now than ever and hold more value that we acknowledge! They are other things i am sure and I wud love to see u comment on what u think they shud be. #GoVote #ThenGetOnTheyHeadAboutPayingUp #IdontWannaHereThatWhyRaceBS #IfiSayGayOrWomanOrSpecialNeedsOrSenoirs #UGetit #WellGodDammitGetItNowOrSTFUandActLikeUDo #TheBlackCommunityNeedaBetterNegotiators #WhatDoWeExpectFromTheseVictories #WhatAreWeDue #OweYeahEveryProvisionISuggestedHasBeenDone #ForOtherGroupsAtSomeTime
GEORGIA: I’m sure you already know, but incase you’re still wondering… it’s all about @StaceyAbrams for Governor! Stacey is an inspiration to women across the world!!!
We need everyone in Georgia to Vote TODAY! It’s going to take all of us to do the work! EVERY. VOTE. MATTERS! pic.twitter.com/vPOoM2nuV8
— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 6, 2018
Be the change you want to see. Get to the polls. #GoVOTE.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 6, 2018
— Paul Rosenberg (@rosenberg) November 6, 2018
Gotta vote for sure now. She won’t let me suck her toes if I don’t pic.twitter.com/PCv9g6ldrA
— Trizz (@Tr1zz) November 6, 2018
— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) November 6, 2018
“This ain’t no joke! You gotta get out and vote!” pic.twitter.com/4a6rro7XrB
— Stevie Wonder (@StevieWonder) November 5, 2018
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 5, 2018
— el-p (@therealelp) November 6, 2018
Damn this a tough one I want to vote Greg colon for ca treasurer becuase he wants to take away that 800 dollar Cali franchise tax ! But Fiona ma supports hepatis b research and supporting people with that which is critical to me… tell me which way i shud vote ??! – Lil B
— Lil B THE BASEDGOD (@LILBTHEBASEDGOD) November 6, 2018
Some advice for people working 9-5 jobs who are worried about long inconvenient lines to vote due to polling rush hours: don't have that job. In fact, quit entirely. That way, u can stroll into your polling station at 2 PM and be out in 5 minutes like a boss. #TheMoreYouKnow
— Blockhead (@BlockheadNYC) November 6, 2018
Anyone following me that’s not voting? Change one of those things.
— Mega Ran (@MegaRan) November 6, 2018
— Lavondrius Meagle (@questlove) November 5, 2018
Our voices and our actions. Artwork by Joshua Mays. pic.twitter.com/BVscNP7r8b
— Mello Music Group (@MelloMusicGroup) November 6, 2018
— WHY? (@whywithaqmark) November 6, 2018
— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@kaj33) November 5, 2018