Russell Simmons, Eminem, 50 Cent To Host Detroit Hip-Hop Summit

Eminem and 50 Cent will come together in a show

of unity for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s Detroit Hip-Hop Summit.

The summit will make its second stop in Detroit

at the Fox Theater on May 22, 2004, with the goal of registering 50,000 additional

voters.

"I know people been down on Eminem, but

all I ever see is him giving back," HSAN founder Russell Simmons told AllHipHop.com.

"They can talk about me, but Eminem is a giver and I’m proud to work with

him."

Simmons was referring to the backlash that came

about after he publicly stood by Eminem after he used the N-word on tapes that

surfaced before the rapper was famous.

"This is a big event. The last summit in

Detroit was a huge success. Governor Jennifer Granholm , Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

and a lot of other artists are scheduled to be at this one in addition to Eminem

and 50 Cent."

Another Hip-Hop Summit was scheduled for May

15 in Denver, Colorado, but was canceled due to unforeseen problems.

"We remain committed to convening the Denver

Hip-Hop Summit at a future date, Simmons said. "We salute the evolution

of Hip-Hop in Denver and we look forward to coming to Denver at a time when

all of the necessary elements are in place to produce a successful gathering."

Loon, Rev. Run, D12 and others are also expected

to make appearances at the Detroit Hip-Hop Summit.

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