GOP hopeful Ben Carson has been on the campaign trail for sometime in hopes to secure voters, and on Thursday (November 5) decided to appeal to young black voters by releasing a 60-second rap ad.
The lyrics “Yeah! Vote. Inspire. Vote! Inspire,” lay on top a bass along with a light flute, followed by snippets of the former neurosurgeon’s speeches promoting his agenda for a new America.
The ad buy, titled “Freedom” will run for two weeks in Miami, Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Birmingham, Alabama, Jackson, Mississippi, Memphis, Tennessee and Little Rock and Arkansas.
Along with Carson dropping his “hot 16,” rapper Aspiring Mogul is also featured on the ad.
“America became a great nation early on not because it was flooded with politicians but because it was flooded with people who understood the value of personal responsibility, hard work, innovation and that’s what will get us on the right track now,” Carson says on the track.
Despite Carson’s attempt to reach the black vote, many who were displeased took to Twitter to flood timelines with the Ben Carson Mixtape hashtag.
Yo I can’t stop laughing #BencarsonMixtape pic.twitter.com/WPiItweEYB
— R.Petty (@Ashy3classy) November 5, 2015
#BenCarson Releases Ad Aimed at Young Black Voters… https://t.co/yKIumFuskc #BenCarsonMixTape pic.twitter.com/WVzZKk0Uz0
— Attorney Simret Zeru (@SimretZeru) November 5, 2015
As the political season begins to heat up, Carson’s team hopes to secure at least 20% of the black vote in hopes to defeat Hillary Clinton, hence the add.
Listen to Ben Carson’s ad below.