Hip-Hop for Hope is the largest annual non-profit hip-hop festival in New Orleans... all proceeds go towards to supporting local education in New Orleans and raising awareness about HIV/AIDS.
Contact: Ben Brubaker
Founder & Director
New Orleans Hip-Hop for Hope
Tulane University, 122 Norman Mayer Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118
New Orleans Student-Driven Community Music Coalition
Announces 3rd Annual Hip-Hop for Hope Benefit Concert
October 14, 2008 New Orleans, LA - On Saturday, November 8th, 2008, a coalition of students, community leaders and music industry professionals, in partnership with organizations at Tulane University and New Orleans Upward Bound, will host the 3rd annual "New Orleans Hip-Hop for Hope Benefit Concert".
What: The 3rd Annual Hip-Hop for Hope Benefit Concert: A Fundraiser for Upward Bound will feature some of the most popular Hip-Hop artists and D.J.s from New Orleans and beyond. This event will feature expressions of hip-hop culture in the form of MC's, DJ's, break dancing performances by the Royal Flush Dance Crew and live graffiti art. All proceeds go towards educational programming through Upward Bound in New Orleans. The event is open to the public and all are invited to come participate in what will surely be an extraordinary experience and a positive beacon of hope for the greater New Orleans community. Producers include New Orleans Hip-Hop for Hope ("http://www.hiphopforhope.org"), HereWeGo Entertainent ("http://www.herewegoent.com"), and Tipitina's Uptown ("http://www.tipitinas.com").
When: Saturday, November 8, 2008
9 p.m. 2 a.m.
Where: Tipitinas Uptown
501 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Office: (504) 895-8477
Admission is $10, ages 18 and up.
Click "http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/Sale..." here to purchase tickets online.
2008 Artist Line-Up:
DJ RAJ SMOOVE
REBIRTH BRASS BAND
TRUTH UNIVERSAL w/ One Eye & DJ EF Cuttin
KNOW ONE & KEVIN O'DAY Present: HIP-HOP ALIVE!
NUTT DA KID
THE SHOW w/ DY
ROYAL FLUSH DANCE CREW
*And VERY Special Guests...
The primary goal of this event is to raise money and support for educational programming in New Orleans and to raise awareness about two key community issues - Education and HIV/AIDS. In the past two years, Hip-Hop for Hope raised over $12,500 for the MLK Charter School in the 9th Ward, and has featured in the annual Hip-Hop for Hope Benefit Concert hip-hop artists from New Orleans and around the country, including Lupe Fiasco, Baby Boy da Prince, Raw Dizzy, Soul Rebels Brass Band and many more. The organization hopes to continue expanding its programming each year, eventually reaching the level of other music festivals such as Jazzfest, Voodoo Fest and Essence Fest. If you are interested in getting involved, donating money or services, or sponsoring the event, you can find more information at www.hiphopforhope.org.
Information About Upward Bound:
Upward Bound is a federally funded program that works with low income and first generation college-bound high school students. During the academic year, students participate in weekday tutoring, mentoring and Saturday supplemental instruction classes. During the summer, students participate in a summer institute which incorporates arts, humanities, sciences and languages into a culturally relevant curriculum that give students an edge on meeting state standards and preparing for college. To date, Upward Bound has successfully ensured that 100% of participants graduate from high school and over 90% enroll in college. Hip-Hop for Hope's donation will be utilized to enhance Upward Bound's summer programming, staffing and additional performing arts and creative writing development, as well as providing speakers to discuss safe and healthy habits and promote HIV/AIDS awareness. Tulane University's Upward Bound has also started an annual summer talent show in which students are able to showcase their performing arts work.
Presented By: Tipitina's, HereWeGo Ent., Flytracks Crew