Ken Sunshine or Chris Fleming (212) 691-2800
Jody L. Miller – HSAN (212) 431-5227

41,000 “WAKE UP EVERYBODY” CD Giveway to Energize Young Voters to Go to the Polls

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Jonathan Lewis & ACT tour Key States

Washington DC- October 25, 2004 – Jonathan Lewis, executive producer of the historic
compilation of Wake Up Everybody today announced that 41,000 CDs will be
given away to young people as part of the Hip-Hop Team Vote Get Out The Vote
Bus Tour to energize and encourage voting age youth to exercise their voice
with their vote.  The CD, which includes a full length DVD of the video of
the recording, will be given out at events and tour stops in Florida, Ohio,
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New York, California, and New Jersey.

Wake Up Everybody, organized by Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in conjunction with
Russell Simmons, features hip-hop, R&B and rap stars Mary J. Blige, Missy
Elliott, Eve, Brandy, Jamie Foxx, Jadakiss, Fabolous, Jaheim, Faith Evans,
Ashanti, Claudette Ortiz (City High) and Nate Dogg, with Floetry, Monica,
Musiq, Bilal, Akon, Bonnie McKee, DJ Quik, Jon B,  Julia Fordham, Kristine
W., Marques Houston, MC Lyte, Omarion  (B2K), Raphael Saadiq, Reverend Run,
Miri Ben-Ari, S5, and Wyclef Jean providing backup vocals  for the chorus.
The CD also features bonus tracks by Lenny Kraits, Eric Clapton, Yoko ONO,
Everclear, Ben Jelen, Seal, Ellie Lawson, Jurrasic 5, OAR, Bonnie Raitt,
Emmylou Harris, mrnorth, Matt Nathanson, TLK, Lady Saw, Wayne Wonder, Don
Yute, Farena, Freckles Feat, and Mystic.

The Hip-Hop Team Vote GOTV Bus Tour is organized and presented by Russell
Simmons and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Wake Up Everybody and America
Coming Together. For more information on the tour including a schedule
visit,,, or
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Key Hip-Hop Team Vote GOTV Bus Tour Stops:

Columbus, OH — October 25, 2004

Cleveland, OH — October 28, 2004

Philadelphia, PA — October 31, 2004

Tallahassee, FL — October 23-24, 2004

Miami /West Palm, FL — October 31- November 1

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