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#GreatTimes: My New Election Song

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I recently went to my old ghetto and selected some of the best students from one of the worst schools in America to mentor and trans4m their lives...

I gave those students each two thousand dollars to open a bank account that will grow, that they can only use for college when they graduate in three years...

I promised those kids if they graduate with a great GPA I will give them a a full "i.am scholarship" debt free...

I am focused on those kids because this is something I can personally affect and see results...

I am so dedicated on what YES WE CAN means...

it means i.am also accountable for change coming...

and so are you...

we all are...

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So...

that being said:

I made a new song that's a reminder of what this election is all about...

we are all fighting for a better life...

we are all wanting greater opportunities...

we are all looking for solutions...

we are all hurting wishing and praying for "Great Times"

I know it may seem too optimistic, or hopeful and not realistic...

I know we are living with so much uncertainty...

I know times are bad...

But

we can not put our heads down and cry out retreat...

we can not go back to the mentality that got us here before...

we can not loose hope...

we can not stop being wishful...

we can not resort to disconnect, division, and shut down...

we can not allow people that don't have our best interest to take our country back... leaving us with "bad times."

We have to reach for something greater...

we have to aim for something higher...

we have to plan for the future...

we have to live for our children...

we have to be the agents of individual change...

we have to be accountable for collective change...

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So...

here is an anthem...

here is a melody that unites us...

here is a hymn that reminds us of us...

I tried to make it fragile, gentle and hopeful to give us power to overcome these problems collectively...

We are > greater than

We are > united

We are > a force of optimism

We are > focused

We are > the future

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I am proud to have partners to help me with my efforts to change my old ghetto...

Laurene Powell Jobs... (College Track)

Dean Kamen... ( FIRST -- For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Discovery Education

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

This coalition is called TRANS4M,

and we are going to TRANS4m Boyle heights.

This song was written to be a source of inspiration for this mission to TRANS4M Boyle Heights... then TRANS4M every inner city like Boyle heights in America...

its a fight...

and we will fight it together...

< the fight is >

the fight is the past vs. future

the fight is crime vs. education

the fight is foreclosures vs. sold

the fight is big oil vs. big green & big clean

the fight is forfeit or forward.

And we will win with a 20 year plan vs. a four year sales pitch

i.am.voting...

i.am.devoted

i.am.dedicated

will.i.am