Hip-hop honcho Russell Simmons has told American rap fans to vote at this year's (04) Presidential elections, to show the world they are the "most powerful generation" ever.

The Def Jam boss urged the crowd at Michigan's DETROIT HIP-HOP SUMMIT to ditch apathy and head to the voting booths when he took to the stage at the city's FOX THEATRE on Saturday (22MAY04).

He said, "It's very important that we flex these muscles in November (04).

"Those of us who work in the hip-hop industry know this is the best generation in the world. And come November, they are going to see that this is the most powerful generation that the world has seen."

24/05/2004 21:13