Hillary Clinton is accused of having a so-called ‘enthusiasm gap’, in that the number of people willing to go out and vote enthusiastically for her is usually on the low side – and that is one of the surest ways to lose an election.
To combat this, the Democratic nominee is holding a concert aimed at ‘getting out the vote’, and the headliner is none other than the rapper born Sean Carter.
Jay-Z has been tapped to headline the mega concert, set to be held in Cleveland, the capital of the battleground state Ohio, the day before election day. The rally is part of a series of concerts planned by the Clinton campaign, especially targeted at young voters, one demographic quite reluctant to back the Democratic nominee.
Celebrity star power has been one very prominent part of the Clinton campaign that opponent Donald Trump has lacked. Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Shonda Rhimes and many other entertainers have thrown their weight behind Clinton, although not to the levels that Barack Obama was able to draw during his historic run in 2008.