Should T.I. attend Hip-Hop Summit?
According to the official press release from Russell Simmons‘ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network:
In a special appearance, Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist, film star and hip-hop icon Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr. reaffirms his commitment to community service by participating in the upcoming Turn Up the Vote National Hip-Hop Summit at Temple University on Sunday, April 20, 2008 in Philadelphia, PA.
The Summit is sponsored by The Hip-Hop Research and Education Fund (HREF), PowerPAC and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN).
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia to participate in the Hip-Hop Summit,” T.I. emphasized.
“We are going to encourage young people to go out to vote. I personally know the value of having the right to vote and it taken away from you, but I will add my voice to help inspire others to take seriously this right and responsibility.”
Russell Simmons stated, “T.I.’s commitment to serve and to give back to the community is a shining example of the best of hip-hop. T.I. will join me, Ciara, Jim Jones and a host of other artists to get out the vote across the state of Pennsylvania.”
T.I. was already a convicted felon when arrested in October last year on federal gun charges. He was released from house arrest and is now completing 1000 hours of community service.
Do you think T.I. should be given a platform to encourage young people to vote?