teamed with an organization called Slam Bush and the League of Independent Voters
PAC to create a national MC battle and poetry series created to allow the Hip-Hop
generation to take a stand against President Bush and help oust him from office.
Starting in August,
contestants in Slam Bush will compete in regional battles held in key swing
states across the country.
The winners will
move on to the finals in September in Miami, with the aim of taking home the
grand prize of $5,000.
Chuck D., Wordsworth,
Joshua "Fahiym" Ratcliffe and Medusa will serve as the judges of the
The final battle
that takes place is will coincide with the presidential debate that is slated
to take place in late September.
is an opportunity for the Hip-Hop generation to use its own voice to stand up
against George W. Bush," organizer Rob "biko" Baker told AllHipHop.com
in a statement. "For years Hip-Hop has been an informal political voice,
now it’s time to show we can make change at the polls."
For more information
on how to participate and/or organize an event visit www.slambush.net or contact
Robert "biko" Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.