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May 4, 2004

And the Chris Rock "Low-Expectations-Having" Award Goes To..

What does it tell us when a rapper says he plans to vote and it is considered a news event?

Andre 3000 of OutKast Plans to Vote

Andre 3000 of the rap duo OutKast says that when it comes to voting, he's been negligent, but things will be different this November. "Stuff came up," the 28-year-old, whose real name is Andre Benjamin, told The Atlanta Journal Constitution (registupidstration required). "I was out of town, I couldn't see how my vote would matter. It just wasn't that important to me," he said.

But Benjamin, one of dozens of entertainers taking part in a voting promotion, said he has "realized just how important it is. I'm really excited about voting for the first time," the Atlanta native said for an article published Tuesday. Benjamin recently hosted an event for "Declare Yourself," a national nonprofit group that has raised $27 million to try to reverse the trend of a declining youth vote...

To be fair, Andre sounds perfectly sensible here, but that headline still cracks me up. More on Outkast's civic-mindedness here , and more importantly you can register to vote here.

Posted by jsmooth995 at May 4, 2004 6:33 PM

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