DETROIT, Michigan — Detroit City Council member Mary Sheffield used an element of surprise as an incentive with the help of some Detroit hip hop artists for a Turn up the Vote rally at Detroit Edison Public School.
Sheffield set up the innaugural rally to help teach students about their civic duty by using rap, something she see’s as a educational tool to bring the knowledge to the students.
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“We have to make that connection, that’s what it’s all about. We have to get our kids excited, the way they turn up for musice and our hip hop artists, they have to turn up to vote. And that what is what today is all about,” Sheffield said.
The Turn up the Vote turned out Detroit rappers like Kash Doll, Sada Baby Trick Trick and budding hip-hop artist, Tee Grizzley.
“You gotta know what’s going on in politics. Politics control the country, this is how the country get ran,” Grizzley said.
The event, turned out to be a great success.