Doug E. Fresh will headline the National Hip-Hop
Forum at the Cobo Center in Detroit, presented by the Freedom Institute for Economic,
Social Justice and Political Empowerment.
According to Reverend Wendell Anthony, chairman
and founder of the institute, the forum will focus on the evolving business
"We are not just doing a summit or a session
on Hip-Hop," Anthony said. "While that is important, what’s more important,
is to use this medium as an opportunity to inform and educate young people."
Anthony said that budding entrepreneurs must
be fully aware of how to be in control of their futures and the responsibility
that comes with running a business.
"The forum this year will focus in on marketing,
professional development, voter
education and mobilization and how to protect their royalties, health awareness,
HIV/AIDS prevention and building positive character," Anthony added.
The day will be topped with a competition for
the best rap written around the themes of the importance of voter registration
and how to stop violence in the communities.
Atlanta Hawks co-owner Dominique Wilkins, Tyson
Beckford, AJ, host of 106 & Park and others will also participate.
For information on the contest visit http://www.freedominstitute-esp.org.