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99 Problems Presents: Numbers Don’t Lie (Mixtape)

blame it on Meka February 15, 2010

There is a loooooooooooooong press release that accompanies this, which – alongside the tracklist and link – is down bottom.

Nearly a year after Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation’s first African American president, today The League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) announces the launch of it’s latest effort, the Numbers Don’t Lie Campaign – a new online initiative and call to action for our nation’s youth to get involved in the 2010 Census. Numbers Don’t Lie is a project of the League’s news portal 99problems.org and will attempt to reach urban youth in their neighborhoods across the nation using viral videos and hip-hop culture to teach them about the importance of the census.

The Numbers Don’t Lie project will feature a viral video PSA series hosted by DJ Willie Shakes (Core DJs, Star Trak’s Chester French). DJ Willie Shakes, will be touching down to talk with tastemakers, hip hop artists and celebrities at the local level in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Tallahassee, Las Vegas, Portland (ME), Houston, and the Bay Area to talk about the ways in which the Census is important each individual community. The Numbers Don’t Lie viral video PSA series will enable each featured interview to give their own spin on why the 2010 Census is important to them, as well as the neighborhoods they reside in and come from, in order to reach young voters in an organic and impactful way on such a meaningful issue. Artists who have participated in past 99Problems.org grassroots initiatives and previous DJ Willie Shakes politically inspired campaigns include Kid Cudi, Xzibit, Janelle Monae, Columbus Short, Lauren London and 9th Wonder.

“The Census is so important. It decides how trillions of dollars will be spent in our community,” said LYVEF’s Executive Director, Robert “Biko” Baker, who prior to taking his current position served as The Source Magazine’s Political Correspondent. “Every 10 years young people don’t get counted because they don’t understand how important this process is. We are going make sure this doesn’t happen. We are going to meet young people where they are at, and make sure they understand how important this process is to their future.”

1. Shakes Don’t Lie
2. State of Emergency – Toki Wright
3. Dollar And A Dream – J. Cole
4. Exhibit A – Jay Electronica
5. Problems In The Hood – Miss Nana
6. Wonder Why – Chip The Ripper
7. Everybody’s Nobody – XV
8. Shakes Break
9. Daisy – IB3
10. Dealings – Jay Electronica
11. Ayo – Melanie Fiona
12. I’m Beaming – Lupe Fiasco
13. Where Were You – Drake
14. One For The Money – Mr.Finley
15. All About That Money – Gucci Mane, Rick Ross
16. Numbers Don’t Lie – Yo Gotti, Lil Wayne
17. Certified Gangstas 2 – Game, Jim Jones
18. Crazy Since The 80’s – Wiz Khalifa
19. I Keep On – Joe Budden
20. Wyclef Broadcast
21. Jimmy Outro

DOWNLOAD: 99 Problems Presents: Numbers Don’t Lie (Mixtape)