With the first presidential debate in the books, SOHH recently reached out to Eminem protégé Ca$his about his thoughts on politics and how he feels about fellow Chicago-bred public figure President Barack Obama.
While he rallies behind President Obama, Ca$his said hip-hop heads should vote for whoever they feel best represents their needs.
“As far as real politics, man, I’m not a politician,” Ca$his told SOHH when asked for his take on the upcoming presidential election. “I feel you should vote, I’m a felon, so they’ve scratched that out for me. I do feel if you have a chance, an opportunity to change something, then you should do it. Of course I rock with Obama. He’s coming out of Chicago, so of course I’m rocking with him all day. That’s where I stand and I don’t get too deep in to it because then I’ll start putting in my words and you’ll start spinning if off on people. You can choose whoever you want, vote for what you want and whatever legislation you’re feeling right now. I just want them to go ahead and make weed legal all the way to California and we good. That’s all I’m thinking about.” (SOHH)
This week, rap veteran Nas gave his first public service announcement to help encourage voting.
“The future of this country is in the hands of the young people. We have the power. We can go to the polls and droves — and vote to get the person that we want. We can do that,” Nas said in his first-ever PSA. “Now that I’ve voted, I feel so much power that I didn’t feel before. I feel like I’ve got power, like what I say matters.” (Our Time)
Last month, West Coast rap newcomer Kreayshawn shared a similar stance for going out on Election Day.
“I think it’s important. For a while I thought the elections were kind of going on behind everyone’s back because I felt like nobody was really talking about it and every day I watch the news and see so much stuff. So I think it’s important just because even though people say your vote doesn’t matter or either way, either person you pick it’s the same result, it’s just good to feel like, you know, whoever wins, you’re like, ‘Yeah! I wanted that person to win.’ Nothing is ever going to go the way we want it to but I’m definitely voting for Obama this year.” (Global Grind)
Last night’s first presidential debate reportedly hit all-time Twitter highs.
President Obama and Mitt Romney were a huge sensation on Twitter Wednesday night, generating a record 10.3 million tweets over the course of their 90-minute debate. It was the most tweeted event in political history, Twitter says , and exceeded the activity on the social media site during the political conventions. The high point, however, didn’t belong to either candidate vying for the White House. (USA Today)
Check out Nas speaking on voting below: