Vic Mensa is the first artist to discuss the 2016 Presidential Election and encourage young people to vote as part of Vevo‘s Why I Vote campaign.

In the clip, the Chicago native reflects on his upbringing in city’s South Side neighborhood and his parent’s influence on shaping his interest in taking part in the democratic process. Vic then goes on to speak about being a part of the Chicago protests following the execution of Laquan McDonald by law enforcement.

The 22-year-old went on to use his voice again by voting for Kim Foxx in the Democratic Primary for State Attorney, who ultimately ousted Anita Alvarez, a two term prosecutor that was widely criticized for her handling of McDonald’s death.

Mensa is joined by T.I., Kesha, and Matt from the American Authors. Watch Vic answer the crucial question ‘Why I Vote?‘ above.

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