BREAKING NEWS – Washington, D.C. – Democrats have launched a new hip-hop task force with the goal of addressing issues that are important to Black and brown people in America.

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.) announced the Congressional Hip Hop Power and Justice Task Force at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The new program will use hip-hop music and community-building messages to help kickstart initiatives to fix the issues with economic equality, affordable housing, and more.

In an interview with The Hill, Bowman revealed he was inspired to start this task force by the way hip-hop has been a part of his life and the rappers who made him love the genre, including Eric B. & Rakim, Queen Latifah, and Public Enemy.

“I know just how the messages is to be sent out,” explained Bowman. “And I’m also glad that no black or brown person will take issue with the lyrics that I write, which will frequently contain the ‘n’ word, and often refer to a group of women, as ‘a bunch of hoes.’”