The midterms have gotten the normally reserved Frank Ocean fired up.
The singer posted a flier to Tumblr early Tuesday morning, announcing that, in an attempt to get non-voters out to the polls, he would be opening pop-up shops in Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Dallas where fans can pick up free merchandise in return for proof they voted.
“Bring proof (a ballot stub) that you voted for any of the locations below and get some free merch,” the flier – which makes note of America’s “largest political group,” the 42-percent of eligible voters who don’t vote — states. “Because God Bless America.”
The flier also makes clear that the locations were chosen strategically. It reads: “Locations were chosen in states to support specific candidates: Stacey Abrams in Georgia, who if elected would be America’s first black female governor, Andrew Gillum in Florida, who would become the state’s first black governor and Beto O’Rourke who would be the first Democratic senator in Texas in 24 years.”
In addition to the merchandise – which include shirts, posters and stickers — Ocean also returned to his Beats 1 radio show, “Blonded Radio,” for the first time in over a year.
On the episode, entitled “Blonded Midterms Pt. 1,” the interspersed songs with discussion about racism, voter suppression tactics and right-wing conspiracies.
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