JAY-Z, MARY J. BLIGE and Sean Combs have made a last ditch attempt to back U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama with an open letter to the nation's voters.
The trio - joined by former Def Jam president Kevin Liles - signed the letter one week before the nation votes for its next president, and although Obama is heading the early polls, the hip-hop heavyweights do not want voters to become complacent.
The letter reads, "There is still so much work to be done. The thrill of victory is just one week away. We hear it in the streets, we feel it in our hearts and it's burning in our souls.
"Together, we have successfully registered the most young voters in the history of the modern political process. We called a State Of Emergency on October 3rd at 6:00AM and our culture stood up and recognized the importance of registering millions of voters."
The election takes place on 4 November (08).