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Vote or Die

This Magazine Staff

If you’re tired of hearing rapper P Diddy’s opinions on voting here’s Public Enemy’s Chuck D on rapping the vote.
Here he is:
“Of course voting is useful. But then again, I don’t put a big glow to it. Voting is about as essential as washing yourself. It’s something you’re supposed to do. Now, you can’t go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted. That’s stupid. You don’t see people running around trying to get props because they washed up. ‘I washed today! I took a shower today!’
But if you don’t vote, you can’t go around if something goes wrong saying, ‘Aw man, stuff just stinks!’ Well yeah, something stinks because you ain’t smelled yourself. You supposed to take a shower, dude, or you gon’ stink! The hip-hop nation is supposed to vote, because if they don’t, something’s gonna stink: The draft gets voted in, cats get pulled off to war, the average person is gonna get shot up.”

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