Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has teamed up with the Hip Hop Caucus for the 2012 "Respect My Vote!" campaign.
The Hip Hop Caucus' non-partisan effort is aimed at young voters between the ages of 18 and 40, registering new voters, and teaching felons about their voting rights.
"It meant so much to me when I learned that I had the right to vote, because I'm an ex-felon, who has been blessed with the opportunity to completely turn my life around and become a positive influence to my family and community. It's very important that once disenfranchised men and women know they can be a part of American democracy again, they have second chance," he expressed. "I'm honored to be a spokesperson for the 2012 'Respect My Vote!' campaign, and to be a part of a movement where celebrities and the community can work together to promote empowerment through political participation."
2 Chainz was specifically named the spokesman because of his ability to relate to the situations of the campaign's target audience.