(AllHipHop News) Queensbridge rapper Nas is making sure young people understand the importance of voting in a new Public Service Announcement that was released today (October 2).
Nas has teamed with Ourtime.org, a national nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C., dedicated to empowering America’s youth.
“The future of this country is in the hands of the young people,” Nas said. “We have the power. We can go to the polls in droves. We can go there in droves to get the person we want, we can do that.”
The release of Nas’ PSA comes just one day before the Presidential debates that will take place between current President Barack Obama and his competitor, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
The debates are slated to take place tomorrow (October 3) at the University of Denver, in Denver Colorado from 9:00PM-10:30 PM Eastern standard time.
The debates will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and C-Span, among other cable service providers.
Nas said that participating in the last presidential election gave him a sense of power that he hadn’t felt, prior to becoming a registered voter.
“Now that I’ve voted I feel so much power that I didn’t feel before,” Nas said. “I feel like I got power, like what I say matters,” Nas said.
Check out the PSA below: