(AllHipHop News) The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) has teamed with Velocity World Media to create and produce a new live experimental concert series, to honor Tupac’s life.
The new concert series, which will celebrate Tupac’s influence on art and culture, will be broadcast live in high-definition to clubs, restaurants and movie theaters around the United States.
TASF will help provide some of today’s top recording artists for the performances, which will be a part of Velocity World Media “First Spin” experience.
The First Spin live event series is designed to be a launching pad for some of the nation’s top recording artists, to be broadcast exclusively in cutting edge venues around the country.
“Tupac was and continues to be hugely influential in the music industry and with youth across the country. He followed his own path and always seemed to be a step ahead of the cultural curve,” said Vernal Cambridge, executive director of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation.
“We like to honor his style by defying convention in our own way,” Cambridge continued. “That’s why we’re offering fans a way to support the foundation’s charitable work and celebrate Tupac’s memory through an up-close-and-personal experience with some of today’s brightest artists.”
The program will also serve as a fundraiser for the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, which is in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
“We’re honored to provide a powerful media platform for the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to celebrate Tupac’s impact on music while raising money to support creative arts and early education programs that serve as a true resource for children and families,” said Philip Elias, president and CEO of Velocity World Media. “This series is the first of its kind and will serve as a benchmark for the power of fundraising via live, experiential television.”