A trio of Hip Hop superstars are in town today to rally voters to get to the polls tomorrow. Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige and P Diddy Puff Daddy Bo Didley Combs (or whatever his name is today) will appear on the Xavier campus today at 3 p.m. (gates open at 2 p.m.). They'll speak on the soccer field next to the O’Connor Sports Center. The threesome are appearing on behalf of the Obama campaign.
Be warned — they will NOT be performing, just spieling. I've been talking about the "shut up and sing" phenomenon lately — I wish the artists would at least "sing" before they preach. I'm curious if Diddy is still harping on the "Vote or Die" slogan that completely failed in 2004. Maybe he's stepped up the threat — "Vote or, Seriously, I Will KILL You."
Tickets are not needed and parking is avaialble at the Cintas Center. More info is here.