Jay-Z explains why it’s important to exercise your right to vote as he calls on Obama supporters to get out and vote come election day.

Jay-Z explains:

“For so long, there was this voice that was silenced out there as far as exercising your right to vote. I think it was a voice that was silent because people had lost hope. They didn’t believe that their voice mattered or counted.”

The BK rapper adds:

“Now people are exercising their right, and you are starting to see the power of our vote. He made it mean something for the first time for a lot of people. “

Watch Jay-Z’s campaign video in support of President Obama below: