Can Talib Kweli tell the political from the lyrical when it comes to Mizzy (Mitt Romney) vs Drizzy (Drake)? Who surprises Outasight with his “rap swag” — ‘Ye (Kanye West) or Newt Dawg (Newt Gingrich)? Will hottie Josh Henderson pass the test? It’s time for a star-studded exclusive edition of our #SMH Who Said It: Rapper or Republican quiz!
I hit up Lollapalooza for MTV’s Power of 12 and Rock the Vote to grill Talib, one of the rap game’s greatest, as well as Outasight (whose song, “Tonight Is The Night” might sound familiar — it was in a Pepsi commercial and all over the radio), plus more of your fave artists and celebs like Josh Hunk…errr Henderson, Passion Pit, Twin Shadow (Mitt might want to have some man-to-man words with him after this), Grimes, thenewno2 and Chancellor Warhol.
Pretty hilar, riiiight?! We rewarded the brave bands and actors who took on our sound-off challenge with a sweet #ScanToVote t-shirt – which is basically the most democratic pickup accessory ever. “Hey girl, you love Americuh? Come scan my shirt so you can register to vote on your phone and get a nice look at my left man boob while you’re at it.” You’re welcome, Josh Henderson.
And don’t worry, our Democrat or Diva video quiz will be up soon! We tripped up some fierce ladies – and maybe even a Destiny’s Child — with our tricky questions. If all this doesn’t give you election fever, you need to check your political pulse, people — watching awesome musicians take on some head-to-head action (literally) should have y’all pumped to get your voter swag on below!
Special shout-out to Caught A Ghost for providing the rad background track for this video!
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