Chuck D., Wordsworth, Medusa Team Up To 'Slam Bush' has

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.

"Slam Bush

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

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 or contact

Robert "biko" Baker at 213-925-1545/