Foxy Brown To Perform At AIDS Benefit Concert, Sources Say Hearing Regained

Rapper Foxy Brown

has been tapped to perform at the first HIV/AIDS awareness reggae concert by

LIFEbeat’s Hearts & Voices Benefit Concert Series.

The concert, dubbed

"Reggae Gold Live 2006 Summer Jumpoff," is presented in conjunction

with E.A.R.S. Entertainment Group and New York’s Power 105.1 FM.

The sixth annual

Hearts & Voices AIDS Benefit Concert will also feature headliners Beenie

Man, Wayne Wonder, TOK, Sasha and Kulcha Don. The concert aims to bring awareness

to the HIV/AIDS crisis throughout the Caribbean community.

"I feel that

this is a very important issue, not only in the inner cities where I’m from,

but across the entire world," said Foxy Brown. "I am just happy that

I can be a part of something like this and bring awareness to my fans."

Jamaica has the

third largest population living with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, following Haiti

and the Dominican Republic.

"HIV/AIDS

is a serious threat to the Black and West Indian communities, and Hip-Hop and

reggae is the voice that speaks to and for our community," said Beenie

Man.

LIFEbeat- The

Music Industry Fights AIDS, is a national nonprofit dedicated to reaching America’s

youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention.

The Reggae Gold

Live 2006 Summer Jumpoff concert takes place July 18 at Webster Hall. Tickets

start at $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP access.

Tickets can be

purchased online at www.websterhall.com or through Ticketweb at www.ticketweb.com.

In related news,

sources confirmed that Brown has regained 100% of her hearing.

In December 2005,

Brown announced that she had lost her hearing the previous year in May, while

she was recording her album Black Roses.

The rapper underwent

surgery in Los Angeles in February 2006 to correct the condition, which is called

"sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

Doctors described

it as a rare condition that remains permanent without treatment.

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