Hip Hop has been very political since its early beginnings and now a new political party is looking at two legends to throw their hat into the race for Governor of New York.

According to the New York Daily News, Jineea Butler, the founder of the Hip Hop Union and Republican congressional candidate against Rep. Adriano Espaillat, is looking at rapper/actors L.L. Cool J and Busta Rhymes as potential candidates to run for Governor of New York.

Butler said in a statement:

We’re looking for somebody that can energize the vote so we can clear the 50,000 votes (needed to secure a guaranteed ballot line the next four years) and someone who resonates with millennials and young folks.

She also went on to explain her plan is to mold the New American Party the same way hip hop was molded into the “most influential and dominant music genre."

Busta Rhymes
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So far, more than 15,000 people have signed the petition in support of the New American Party.

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