LIFEbeat, a non-profit dedicated to raising AIDS
awareness will continue their “Hearts & Voices Concert Series” bi-monthly
concert series and on May 25, the series will host “The Bad Boy Takeover.”
Along with the E.A.R.S. Foundation, which give
job opportunities to urban you in the music and entertainment industry, LIFEbeat
will present Bad Boy artists Carl Thomas, Loon, 8 Ball and MJG and Mario Winans.
“Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs [Bad Boy’s
owner] has been a longtime supporter of LIFEbeat and a true activist in the
fight against AIDS,” John Cannelli, LIFEbeat’s Executive Director
said in a statement. "From co-chairing
the successful UrbanAID2 concert in 2002 and his participation in the upcoming
LIFEbeat Tom Poleman dinner along with Lyor Cohen, Damon Dash, Clive Davis,
LA Reid and others, his current support of the ‘Hearts & Voices Concert
further demonstrates P. Diddy as a shining example of how music executives and
artists can effectively use their influence and voice to speak to the youth
of America about this deadly epidemic. We are looking forward to a
powerful show with a powerful message.”
“Hearts & Voices” debuted the concert
series in March with performances by Roc-A-Fella artists Kanye West, Memphis
Bleek, Young Gunz, Rell and State Property.
The purpose of the concert series is to educate
people on the perils of AIDS among young people.
The disease is the second leading cause of death
among Americans between the ages of 25 and 44, with 50 percent of all new HIV
infections occurring among people under 25.
The “Hearts & Voices Concert Series”
will take place on May 25 at the Babalu Theater in New York City.