"In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Senator Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country," Killer Mike said at a Sanders campaign rally

By Tierney McAfee
Updated December 11, 2015 11:10 AM
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Bernie Sanders may not be the hippest of presidential hopefuls but his newest supporter should earn him some street cred.

Rapper Bun B endorsed the Vermont senator for president in a conversation with Fat Tony and Mark Sonzala during the recent premiere of Sonzala’s Hip Hop for Bernie Sanders podcast, Billboard reports.

“[Being on this podcast] also gives me an opportunity to let other people know from the hip-hop community that it’s okay to start voicing your opinion about a candidates,” he says.

“I keep hearing a lot of people saying like, ‘Well the election’s not coming til next year so it’s all good’ but it’s important to start stating your opinion and choosing a side very early because everybody needs numbers now,” Bun B continues. “These people need their supporters to stand up for them now.”

Bun B isn’t the only member of the hip-hop community who’s standing up for Sanders. He joins rappers Killer Mike, Lil B and Scarface in publicly backing the Democratic hopeful.

Killer Mike even spoke at Sanders rally in Atlanta last month.

“I am here as a proponent for a political revolution that says health care is a right of every citizen,” he said as he introduced Sanders. “I am here because working class and poor people deserve a chance at economic freedom, and yes, if you work 40 hours a week, you should not be in poverty.”

“In my heart of hearts, I truly believe that Senator Bernie Sanders is the right man to lead this country,” he added, urging the crowd to, “Make sure that wherever you go, you take the name, the ideas, the philosophy, and the ideology of Bernie Sanders there.”

“And you make sure when you leave, they are on fire, because they have felt the Bern.”