Kanye West has a new cause
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - The "Ed in '08" campaign, which is pushing for greater emphasis on education in the presidential campaigns, has a new spokesperson: rapper Kanye West.
West appears in a new public service announcement for "Ed in '08" that is now being pushed in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.
"Becoming a music superstar took hard work," West says in the ad. "But it also took a solid education."
Of course, the album that rocketed West to stardom was his 2004 debut, "The College Dropout," on which he recounts how he quit college to pursue his music career.
Then again, West's third album, which releases on Tuesday, is called "Graduation."
Just in time for 2008.
- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby