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I'm a pop music writer for the San Jose Mercury News. I cover pop, hip hop, punk, rock, dance, and ethnic - well, basically everything you can dance to.

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  • Wednesday, November 03, 2004

    Did P. Diddy not inspire the youth vote?

    So P. Diddy said: Vote or Die.

    MTV said: Choose or Lose.

    The first-ever Hip Hop Political Convention called for change.

    PunkVoter wanted to "enrage" punks fans "into a political force to be reckoned with."

    WWE's Smackdown even had wrestlers out to grab the youth vote.

    Finally, in "Mosh," Eminem said: "I told you to fight."

    But, exit polls yesterday showed that less than one in ten of youth from 18 to 24 actually voted, about the same numbers in the 2000's election.

    What happened? Was P. Diddy not inspiring enough?

    Send me your thoughts...

    Also, I'm interviewing Nas tomorrow, does anybody have questions for him?


    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The 1 in 10 is how many of all voters were younger. Lots more young people came out to vote than in 2000, but more older people also turned out, so the ratio didn't change.

    2:14 PM  

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