Hip-Hop Heavy At Massive ‘Live 8’ Concert

Some of the biggest

names in Hip-Hop will take part in Live 8, a concert that is being organized by

the founders of "Live Aid," the legendary 1985 benefit concert.

Sean “P.

Diddy” Combs, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg Will Smith and 50 Cent are among the performers

on the line up for the massive concert on July 2, which will feature 60 of the

world’s most popular artists from all genres of music.

Bob Geldof, founder

of the original "Live Aid" concert, announced today (May 31) that

the concert will be hosted simultaneously in Philadelphia, Paris, London, Berlin

and Rome.

"What ‘Live

Aid’ did joyously, and enthusiastically, was open up the avenues of possibility,”

Geldof said at a press conference today. “’Live 8′ invites you to walk

down them.”

The massive concert

is timed to take place the day world leaders meet in Gleneagles, Scotland for

the G8 Summit.

At the press conference today, Geldof urged people to go to Scotland to call

attention to various humanitarian crises on the African Continent.

Geldof helped give

Hip-Hop a boost on a global level in 1985, when Run-DMC were the only rappers

performing on the bill, which was broadcast to an audience of 1.5 billion viewers.

Below is a complete

list of cities and performers for the July 2 “Live 8” Concert.

Philadelphia:

Will Smith

Bon Jovi

Dave Matthews Band

Stevie Wonder

Jay-Z

P. Diddy

Il Divo

Maroon 5

Rob Thomas

Keith Urban

50 Cent

Kaiser Chiefs

Rome:

Faith Hill

Tim McGraw

Duran Duran

Jovan Otti

Nek

Laura Pausini

Vasco Rossi

Zucchero

London:

Coldplay

The Killers

Velvet Revolver

Bob Geldof

The Cure

Mariah Carey

Dido

Keane

Snow Patrol

Elton John

Annie Lennox

Madonna

Paul McCartney

Razorlight

Snoop Dogg

Sting

U2

Joss Stone

Stereophonics

R.E.M.

Scissor Sisters

Muse

Robbie Williams

Berlin:

A-Ha

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Lauryn Hill

Brian Wilson

Bap

Die Toten Hosen

Peter Maffay

Paris:

Jamiroquai

Placebo

Youssou N’Dour

Andrea Bocelli

Craig David

Calo Gero

Kyo

Yannick Noah

Axelle Red

Johnny Hallyday

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