Drake to Perform at Rally in Support of ‘Green’ Movement
Grammy-nominated rapper Drake is committed to making the world a greener place. The Lil Wayne-affiliated MC has partnered with non-profit organizations Green the Block and the Hip-Hop Caucus to promote more environmentally friendly, "green" living.
In a video which you can view below, Drake said that, in the wake of the recent BP oil spill, he hopes to help educate his fans about the current dangers facing our environment and promote the green movement, to help sustain our natural resources.
"Every where you turn, pollution and poverty are hurting our communities," Drake said in the video. "We can change that. Going green is the solution. I'm green on my tour, I am greenin' block and you can too. It's easier than you think."
In support of this goal, Drake will be performing today, June 13 at the "Stop the Offshore Drilling" rally at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
This is not the first time Drake has worked to promote "going green;" in addition to promoting the message on his recent Campus Consciousness tour, he traveled with an eco-friendly tour bus. The Hip-Hop Caucus and Green the Block will also be releasing a mixtape in protest of the oil industry, entitled 'Stop Offshore Drilling!,' which will also be released today.
For more information, or to get involved, go to www.greentheblock.net.