On January 15, Public Enemy is teaming up with Cypress Hill, King T, The Dogg Pound, Mellow Man Ace, Sir Jinx, Kid Frost, the L.A. Posse and The Egyptian Lover to give a free concert on L.A.’s Skid Row.
The “Occupy Skid Row” concert is being organized by Chuck D and Skid Row activist General Jeff, who also happens to be a longtime Hip-Hop producer and a former member of Rodney O & Joe Cooley.
The event, which also takes place on Dr. Martin Luther King’s holiday, will be held from 1:30 to 5:30, and will be used as a way to spotlight such issues as homelessness in Los Angeles and other cities around the United States.
It’s estimated that Los Angeles’ Skid Row has a population of over 4,300 homeless people.
The concert will kick off a larger movement, which aims to also “Occupy the Radio,” in order to make radio stations play more local music.
“Then we mobilizing occupy PROTESTS on radio stations for community, 25% artist takeback.There are only a few groups that own many,” Chuck D. tweeted.
The public is urged to come out and show support.