for the second Hip Hop Summit are underway. The event, which
is sponsored by Hands, will include a keynote address from
Minister Louis Farrahkhan & will be moderated by Hip-Hop
legend, KRS-One. The event will take place in New York City
at The House Of Justice. A town hall meeting is also being
scheduled for people to air their concerns, and that will
take place at The Schomberg Center. The Summit is being
hosted Rev. Al Sharpton, David Mays (Source), Emil Wilbekin
(Vibe), Greg Watkins & Jigsaw (allhiphop.com) & Russell
Coming on the
heels of the NYPD announcing a "Rap Patrol" as
well as a recent report released by the Federal Trade Commission
that singles out the recording industry for doing virtually
nothing to stop marketing violent materials to children,
the Hip-Hop Summit will address the concerns affecting the
Hip-Hop community. "In the past Hip Hop has moved as
an army on issues affecting us. This summit gives a platform
for artists to discuss internally what we must to do proactive,
responsible and aware of our power for our future"
a spokesperson for Russell Simmons told allhiphop.com.
The dates for
the Summit will be announced later this month.