The Census: Now with Free MP3s and Very Convincing Spokesperson!

February 11, 2010

As you may or may not know, the 2010 U.S. Census is fast approaching on April 1st. Whereas in the past, all you got for filling out your form was a sense of civic pride and potentially more appropriate distribution of government funding, this year you can have an entire compilation of mp3s just for going to the Voto Latino website and promising to fill out your form. The compilation includes Mos Def, Toy Selectah, Morrissey, Pitbull, Antibalas, Os Mutantes and many more, and all you have to do is sign this pledge. But seriously, what are you 9 years old? Let's just all agree to take the census, free stuff or not. More importantly, Voto Latino co-founder, the alluring and incredibly responsible, Rosario Dawson, is specifically concerned with the under-represented being counted this year, so that the picture of America is actually complete when the money gets counted, which you can't really argue with, not that you'd want to. Also, there's an iPhone app. Check the tracklist after the jump and go get hyped for census day.

Track Listing:
Pitbull “Across the Waters”
Morrissey “When Last I Spoke to Carol (Toy Selectah mix)”
Aventura “Su Veneno”
Mos Def “No Hay Nada Mas”
Los Tigres del Norte “El Emigrante”
Jaguares “Visible”
Rodrigo y Gabriela “Hanuman”
Juan Luis Guerra “La Travesia”
Ozomatli “Believe”
Los Tucanes de Tijuana “Los Illegales”
Paulina Aguirre “Esperando Tu Voz”
Ruben Blades “Las Calles”
Kinto Sol “Voy a Sacudirme”
Os Mutantes “Querida, Querida”
Nortec Collective “Tengo La Voz”
Antibalas “Che Che Cole (Makossa Mix)”
Los Amigos Invisibles “Mentiras”
Ceú “Grains de Beaute”
Maleco Collective “Yo Soy La Voz”
Panda “Solo a Terceros”
Pacha Massive “If You Want It”
Brownout “Ayer y Hoy”
Hip Hop Hoodíos “Agua Pa’ La Gente”
Alvaro Torres “Te Sueno Grande”
Reyes del Bajo Mundo “Cuanto Cuesta”
Los Claxons “Tal Vez Me Estoy Tomando el Pelo”
Mishka “3rd Eye Vision”

Posted: February 11, 2010
The Census: Now with Free MP3s and Very Convincing Spokesperson!