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Contact: Jamarhl Crawford
Phone: 857-574-5227 (JCC7)
Email: JamarhlCrawfordD7@gmail.com
Monday, August 26, 2013

New Candidate Declares The Difference With 2 Chainz Remake

(Boston, MA) – Current District 7 Boston City Council candidate Jamarhl Crawford released over the weekend a campaign rap song to the tune of pop rapper 2 Chainz’s “I’m Different.” Crawford is no stranger to hip-hop as he has been a hip-hop artist for over two decades who has used his voice to highlight issues of social justice and is known as a “Conscious MC” who has organized artists nationally with projects like Hip-Hop 4 Black Unity and The Conscious Artist Database. A tactic frequently used by Crawford is to take popular mainstream songs which often only glorify negativity and record over the same beat replacing the lyrics with positive socially conscious messages.

“I have been performing Hip-Hop and Spoken Word Poetry for decades using my words throughout my career to uplift, inspire and inform. I recognize Hip-Hop and the Arts in general as a tool to communicate powerful messages to the masses. This campaign song highlights the fact that I am different and is already resonating with youth and even elders who can hear a clear and truthful expression.”
– Jamarhl Crawford Publisher/Editor Blackstonian.com, Boston City Council District 7 Candidate

The campaign song “I’m Different” is a first of its kind in a political campaign, different not only in content and presentation but also because the actual candidate is the artist who wrote and performs the rap. The song is already making the rounds on social media to rave reviews and has debuted on BNN-TV as well as Touch 106.1 FM. Crawford notes that the use of Hip-Hop in political campaigns is part of a growing trend and has been used successfully by hip-hop artists and moguls like Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, and politicians like Cory Booker and President Obama.

Campaign Song “I’m Different” available via YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRIdOgNPc2M