(AllHipHop News) A number of hip-hop legends will gather in Harlem, New York tomorrow (October 12) to raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer.
UTFO’s Kangol Kid is spearheading the “Waiters & Waitresses” event being held at Doug E. Fresh’s Chicken & Waffles tomorrow.
“For over 30 years, Hip-Hop has bred and influenced a league of super heroes and leaders in the entertainment industry,” Kangol Kid told AllHipHop.com. “I for one believe that ‘with great powers come great responsibilities.’ As rappers we’ve always been recognized as the ‘News Anchors’ for the streets. Therefore, it is our responsibility to bring awareness like anchors while saving lives like super heroes.”
The fundraising effort that will legendary artists, executives and others, serving of food to patrons.
Confirmed artists include Kangol Kid, Doug E. Fresh, Roxanne Shante, Nikki D., Dana Dane, Rahiem of the Furious 5, Bowlegged Lou of Full Force, Milk Dee of Audio Two, Freedom Williams of C&C Music Factory, Lady Luck, Mike C. of The Fearless 4, Joe Ski Love and others
The event is part of the “Mama Luke Movement” that aims to raise awareness about breast cancer within the Hip-Hop community.
Kangol formed the organization with film exec Shaunda Lumpkin, after her mother Gay Frances Lucas passed away from breast cancer in May of 2010.
“This male dominated art form has been accused of degrading women for decades through songs and videos,” Kangol Kid told AllHipHop.com. “Those same male pioneers are today’s husbands to wives and fathers to daughters. As us men become better with time, the Mama Luke Movement Breast Cancer Fight becomes an answered invitation for Hip-Hop to show our women…we care.”
Doug E. Fresh’s Chicken & Waffles is located at 2245 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd at 132nd St in Harlem.