Pete Rock & All-Star Cast To Host Tsunami Benefit

Organizers have arranged

a hip-hop benefit concert at BB King’s Blues Club in New York City February 22,

to raise money for victims of the devastating tsunamis that hit South Asia last

December.

The concert is the first in a series of hip-hop benefit shows

as part of "Rap for Relief," created by The Agency Group in an effort

to raise money for worthy causes.

"The artists were all more than willing to donate their

time for a cause like this, and BB King’s (being one of New York’s homes to

hip-hop) was a logical choice of venue," Agency Group Vice President Peter

Schwartz said in a statement. "The club was more than willing to donate

their venue and expenses to make this a reality."

For the first show, Pete Rock, Buckshot,

J-Live, High & Mighty, C-Rayz Walz, and rappers/beatboxers

Rahzel and Doug E. Fresh are expected to perform.

"This is what hip-hop is all about giving back!" said

Rahzel, who was the first to enlist in the project. DJ JS-1 will be the house

DJ for the night.

Tickets are $20 in advance and extra donations will be accepted

at the club the night of the show. All proceeds from the Feb. 22 show go to

the Red Cross.

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