Ben Carson Creates Rap Advertisement To Reach Black Voters
by VICTORIA HERNANDEZ on November 05th 2015
Atlanta rapper Aspiring Mogul joins the Republican presidential candidate on the track.
Presidential candidate Ben Carson has created a radio advertisement featuring music from Atlanta rapper Aspiring Mogul, ABC reports.
The 60-second ad features a speech from the Republican intertwined with Aspiring Mogul’s lyrics.
“Vote and support Ben Carson / For our next president and be awesome,” Aspiring Mogul raps.
“America became a great nation early on not because it was flooded with politicians,” Carson says over the boom-bap beat, “but because it was flooded with people who understood the value of personal responsibility, hard work, creativity, innovation and that’s what will get us on track right now. I’m very hopeful that I’m not the only one who’s willing to pick up the baton of freedom because freedom is not free and we must fight for it every day. Every one of us must fight for it because we are fighting for our children and the next generation.”
Carson’s campaign team spent $150,000 on the ad, which will air for two weeks on radio stations in Miami; Atlanta; Houston; Detroit; Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Memphis and Little Rock, Arkansas.
Per ABC, Carson’s representatives say the candidate is seeking to reach Black voters by “reaching out and talking to them in a language that they prefer and in a language that, and in a cultural format that they appreciate.”