Brooklyn rapper Maino has seen enough debates from President Obama and Mitt Romney to know who he is voting for next month, admitting the Republican nominee is in way over his head.
In Maino’s eyes, Romney has not said anything captivating enough to win him over come Election Day.
The “Hi Hater” MC isn’t just blindly picking a candidate; he says he doesn’t believe in Mitt Romney’s economic vision. “I watched the last debate, and this dude really doesn’t have much to say. He’s talking about the deficit and how he’s gonna even it out and get us out of debt, but then he wants to increase the military budget,” he said. “That don’t even make no sense.” Main may have his mind made up, but regardless of who you choose, he recognizes the power of weighing in at the polls. “I’m voting, though. Say what you want, I vote. I don’t believe in not voting,” he said. “People say it doesn’t matter; I believe it does. Every vote counts.” (MTV)
Earlier this week, Chicago rapper Chief Keef publicly co-signed President Obama.
“I love Obama.”
“#VoteBarackFromDaBlock http://instagr.am/p/RNxcv0yQRe/,” Keef tweeted October 25th with a link showing President Obama throwing up the dynasty sign with the caption “99 Problems But Mitt Ain’t One.” (Chief Keef’s Twitter)
Recently, the head of state admitted he has Jay-Z playing in his iPod during this heated presidential campaign.
“During campaign time, I try to keep it upbeat,” President Obama said in an interview. “We just talked about Jay-Z–there’s a bunch of Jay-Z songs on my iPod. I gotta say ‘My First Song.’ Keeps me steady. It reminds you that you always have to stay hungry.” (Z107.9)
Along with rallying ample hip-hop support, the president recently snagged Jay for a commercial endorsement.
In a new ad released today by President Barack Obama’s campaign, Jay-Z reflects on Obama’s message of hope. The president reinvigorated voting, he says, “and you’re starting to see the power of our vote. When the president got in office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. You know, the hope of people all across the country who would look and see themselves and know the possibilities. … Now people are exercising their right, and you are starting to see the power of our vote. He made it mean something for the first time for a lot of people.” (Mediaite)