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De La Soul, D.R.A.M. to Play Global Citizen #ShowupVote Party in Columbus, Ohio

Image: Courtesy De La Soul

“Young people around the country have the power to decide this election.”

So says De La Soul, who, along with D.R.A.M., will headline Global Citizen’s free #ShowUpVote pop-up concert at Express Live in Columbus, Ohio Friday Oct. 28.

Hip-hop trio De La Soul has used its voice — through their Grammy-winning collaborations and lyrics — to touch on issues of race and inequality throughout their nearly 30-year-long career.

Now, De La Soul is returning to their generous roots, and activist nature using their voices to encourage Global Citizens to get out and vote before Nov. 8.

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"We're excited to be playing Columbus on Friday, October 28th, and encouraging young Ohioans to get out and vote. De La Soul is proud to be a part of this campaign and to use our voices to remind others to use theirs,” the trio said in a statement.

It’s not the first time they’ve shown up for a good cause.

De La Soul performed alongside Common, Ludacris, Nas, and the Roots in 2009 for a concert that benefited the Common Ground Foundation to help disadvantaged youth, promoting creative arts for youth in need.

They’ve also donated shoes — a seriously valuable and iconic hip-hop and rap item —  to the Small Steps Project helping raise money for emergency aid, shoes and hygiene kits to children and families living and scavenging for work in landfills around the world.

They will join fun and fresh rap artist D.R.A.M., Chord Overstreet, Nick D' & The Believers and the Ford Hayes Metropolitan Education Center Band to raise the bar and get another notorious group — young Ohio voters — to #ShowUpVote this Friday.

DRAM approved.jpgImage: Courtesy D.R.A.M.

Did we mention the concert is free? Oh, and there will be free food, too, in case taco trucks on every corner is your dream come true, too.

Doors open at 2 p.m. #ShowUp and click here for more information.