Event Pick: Make your pick for governor with the help of a rap battle

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Being a good voter is being an informed voter, but sometimes plowing through campaign flyers, newspaper questionnaires and policy pages on candidate websites can be a bit, well, draining. Here, you will get to absorb the policies of Gov. Larry Hogan and former NAACP executive Ben Jealous in nearly two-minute battle rap verses ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

Not from the candidates themselves, mind you, but from local MCs Ray Cobaine and J. Law.

Organizer Shaka Pitts told The Sun he’s been watching researching the candidates and has helped the helped the artists prepare for two months.

“I want to educate the people on what’s going on, show where the politicians stand and also to have the people show that if you come out of numbers, they have to listen to you,” he said.

The three rounds will cover criminal justice reform, “healthcare/including the special needs of women” and education/youth advocacy.

It should be an entertaining and informative event–and hey, there will have been as many rap battles as actual debates when this is all said and done.

1:30-4 p.m., Downtown Cultural Arts Center, 401 N. Howard Street, Facebook event page.

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]
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