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Jaden Smith is the latest guest to stop by Desus & Mero for a virtual interview.

This is a reunion, of sorts, for these three, who all worked on Ezra Koenig’s show Neo Yokio  together–making this conversation extra special. During the interview, Jaden talks to Desus and Mero about his multiple business ventures, which includes initiatives like getting people to register to vote.

The #VoteReady campaign was created to ensure voters are prepared to vote safely in November whether they choose to vote by mail, vote early or vote on Election Day. As Reported by Buzzfeed, Andrea Hailey,’s chief executive officer, had this to say about the campaigns initiative:

“Most states weren’t prepared for the ravages of COVID-19, forcing states to reschedule elections, scramble to shift safe social distancing tactics like vote-by-mail, and rewrite election laws to respond to the public health emergency. Voters should have every possible option to participate and to do so safely, and we want all voters to make a plan to get #VoteReady now.”

Jaden Smith and Common are a few celebs involved with the campaign that will be using their social media platforms to push for political activism and promote alongside  #VoteReady will also have a program aimed at schools and signing up young voters in addition to assisting with mail in ballots.

Mr. Smith revealed in the interview that he has a sneaker collab with New Balance and his water company Just Water , is helping millions of families around the country think about sustainability and keep an environmentally conscious approach to protecting one of Earth’s most precious and scarce resources. The “Syre” rapper mentioned that his new album: Cool Tape Volume 3 is almost ready for fans too. Elsewhere in the conversation, Smith talks about what it was like making Neo Yokio with the guys and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, big Toblerones, and his thoughts on growing up in the public eye with some of the most famous people in the world as his parents.

Even though he’s only 22 years old, both Jaden and his younger sister, Willow, have been wise beyond their years for a long time now. Hearing about all of Jaden’s business ventures and how dedicated he is to helping the planet is sure to inspire some young people just like him, which is all you can really hope for in the world.

Watch the extended interview for yourself down below:


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