Hip-hop artists have not been shy about their support for President Obama, with Young Jeezy even releasing a new track to celebrate his re-election on Tuesday night, but some artists, like Game, did their part to help on a more grassroots level.
During Wednesday's (November 7) episode of "RapFix Live," Game recalled a recent scary in-flight experience, caused by Hurricane Sandy, but the Compton rapper also revealed that he gave a helping hand to voters who found themselves stranded on their way to the polls.
"The story got a little misconstrued as it flowed through the media. They tried to make it seem like I was paying people to go vote," he said, explaining what really happened in the aftermath of Sandy, when commuters in the Tri-State Area were halted in their tracks.
"The gas situation was crazy. I was in Jersey, and I didn't understand until I got into [New York City] and saw 200 cabs lined up, with cars and people out there in a walk-up line with little gas cans. So what I did was, once they opened a couple of the trains again, I just was giving people $20 because I felt that would get you to and from a poll," Game explained. "We said we were gonna keep it at $10,000 and give 500 people $20 and let them rock. We even put some people in a car service, dropped them off at polls and kept going."
Although this all went down during a promo run for his upcoming album, Jesus Piece, Game knew it was an important cause. President Obama was re-elected to serve four more years in the White House, and every little bit helped.
Like Game, so many others have donated in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and that outpouring of support to those affected by the storm is not slowing down anytime soon. On Thursday, November 15, the cast of "Jersey Shore" is teaming up with the nonprofit organization Architecture for Humanity for "Restore the Shore," a live benefit that will ask viewers to contribute to the rebuilding and restoration of Seaside Heights, New Jersey.