Atlanta rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has teamed up with the U.S. Census.
The collaboration could mean that the artist, who has teamed up on numerous projects – rhyming with Usher on the hit “Yeah” or opening for The Black Eyed Peas during their concert tour, for example – might be paying you a visit.
In a statement, Ludacris explained why he’s gotten on board with the Census, a partnership meant to encourage people to fill out their forms. Census data help direct federal dollars to various communities.
“I look at our communities now and I see many empty lots, closed clinics, dilapidated schools and an overall breakdown of social services for the poor and elderly,” he said. “Today is a day for change.”
He plans appearances in a number of cities including Dallas, New Orleans, Orlando, New York and Washington as well as Atlanta, where he’ll be pounding the pavement on April 9.
“I plan to knock on doors in various neighborhoods around this country to try and dispel any myths about the Census,” Ludacris said. “It’s important that we all stand up and be counted so we can help create potential financial opportunities for our dying communities.”