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Ohio Rapper Takes Us To School With Music Video Debunking That ‘My Vote Doesn’t Count’ Mentality

YelloPain spoke about the different branches of the government in his latest music video.

Although the primary vote on Monday in Iowa was marred by controversy and confusion, the caucus kickstarted the country's 2020 election season.

In honor of the upcoming presidential primary elections in all 50 states, Dayton, Ohio, rapper YelloPain released an informative music video explaining the country's government and how your vote affects everyday aspects of your life.

In the song, YellowPain, whose name is Tyheir Kindred, said he hopes the song encourages people to vote.

During the song, he breaks down the three branches of government and their specific roles and responsibilities while reminding people to vote during the midterm elections. He also addresses people's concerns about fixed elections.

After debuting last month, the video has racked up millions of views on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook, quickly catching the attention of celebrities and politicians.

"Everybody Tag @cthagod and @theshaderoom ... help me inform my people on the information nobody taught us ! We stand in long-a*s lines for sandwiches and shoes but not voting!" he wrote on Instagram.

The video has now been shared by rapper Bun B and Chelsea Clinton, both amazed by YelloPain's ability to succinctly explain the government in his informative bars. 

In an interview with Dayton.com, YelloPain said his cousin Desiree Tims, who is running for office, explained the government to him and opened his eyes to how everything worked. Tims is running for the Democratic nomination for Ohio's state representative, a position currently held by Rep. Mike Turner. 

“They push the agenda that the system is fixed and it is supposed to work against us. Metaphorically, Desiree took me to school. She taught me what I should have learned in school, what they didn’t teach me,” he said. “I wanted to get people in my same position to vote.”

“People who are in politics don’t know how to speak the language of people who don’t understand. The reason this video is so powerful is because I speak both languages,” he added.

The Ohio musician has been making music since he was just 7 years old and said his rap name explains both the happiness and sadness of his life.

“I think music is therapy for me and other people, and it is the best teacher as far as life,” he told the news outlet. 

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