Ice-T, Afrika Bambaataa, Melle Mel Headline UK Hip-Hop Summit

Ice-T, Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaataa and UK rapper Skinnyman are set to headline the first ever UK Hip-Hop Summit (UHHS) this July.

According to organizers, the summit, which takes place in London from July 12-16, will bring together players from the UK and US Hip-Hop industries.

The event, which has been endorsed by Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s founder Russell Simmons, will also feature appearances from Blak Twang, Ty, Jonzi D and female rapper Shystie.

The five-day summit will address issues within the UK and US Hip-Hop community.

Ice-T will host the main panel at the Forum in Kentish Town to discuss a variety of topics including “Reality vs. MTV, “What is UK Hip-Hop and Grime” and “Integrity vs Business.”

Other events that have been announced include a night dedicated to women in Hip-Hop and a London Community Summit, which will be a day devoted to young people and how to establish careers in the music industry.

Organizers stated that 10% of ticket profits will go towards the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust.

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