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Back in August, the rapper was barred from standing for Haiti's presidential elections, which take place on 28 November, though he still hopes the country's people will take part. In a statement, the rapper talks of his hope that lead track 'Election Time' will inspire citizens everywhere to take an interest in politics.
"[The election] means the rebirth of my country. It means that the young people can bring about change," he said in a statement to accompany the announcement. "I would want to tell the youth of Haiti to go out and vote. We have had a long history of dictatorship in Haiti. It's not a Haitian right to vote that we are talking about. We are talking about a world right. Take your right. Your true weapon is your voting card. Use your weapon and use it wisely."
An accompanying video was shot in Haiti with locals taking both acting and technical roles. Jean is also planning a world tour next year. Called 'The Haitian Experience,' the former Fugee promises "the music, the art, the culture and definitely the carnival".
'If I Were President' is available digitally from Dec. 6 on RCA Records.