Jay Z to host Ohio concert aimed at young black voters in support of Hillary Clinton

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Jay Z is looking to rock the vote at this year's election in support of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a concert in Cleveland, Ohio, a source confirms to Billboard.

While the date has yet to be announced, a Clinton aide tells BuzzFeed News, who first reported the story, that the show will be held in Cleveland.

The hip-hop mogul (real name Shawn Carter) is reportedly looking to galvanize young, black voters, especially in several battleground states, to defeat Republican opponent Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 election. The Clinton campaign has reportedly struggled to excite young voters of color, and Jay Z's show would be "one of the last major voter mobilization moves the campaign will make before election day," according to BuzzFeed News.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Jay Z (L) and Beyonce attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 02: Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z attend the welterweight unification championship bout on May 2, 2015 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Beyoncé and Jay Z attend the 64th NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden in New York February 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z and Beyonce onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Jay-Z, Beyonce and their security guard attend the Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on May 12, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Jay-Z and Beyonce attend the Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets game at Barclays Center on May 12, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Recording artists Jay-Z and Beyonce attend Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat at Barclays Center on May 10, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Nets defeated the Heat 104-90 and trail the best of seven series two games to one. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles attend the Miami Heat vs Brooklyn Nets playoff game at Barclays Center on May 10, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Jay-Z (L) and Beyonce perform onstage during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Soldier Field on July 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Beyonce (L) and Jay-Z perform onstage during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Soldier Field on July 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 24: Beyonce (L) and Jay-Z perform onstage during the 'On The Run Tour: Beyonce And Jay-Z' at Soldier Field on July 24, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)
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Jay Z has been outspoken on several issues, particularly police brutality, as heard on his song "Spiritual," released via Tidal. The track, which surfaced after the fatal killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling in July, was accompanied by the statement, "I'm saddened and disappointed in THIS America -- we should be further along. WE ARE NOT." He and his wife, singer Beyonce, endorsed Clinton at this year's Made in America music festival, which took place during Labor Day weekend and hosted Hillary's husband, Bill Clinton.

The Clinton campaign has also teamed with Jennifer Lopez, who will be hosting a "get out and vote" concert aimed at Latino voters in support of Clinton in Miami, Fl. on Oct. 29.


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