Yonkers, New York-based rap crew D-Block will give back to their hometown community this Saturday (Oct. 21) when the group launches their latest venture, the D-Block Shell Car Wash/Detail Center.
The grand opening will feature performances by various artists.
The new flagship business is a partnership between D-Block and New York entrepreneur Sammy “Sasso” El Jamal.
Sasso, 30, opened his first Mobil gas station at age 18.
Now, Sasso currently operates 40 Mobil gas, food, and car washes.
“I’ve developed a relationship with the D-Block family and respect them both as artists and people,” Sasso said in a press release. “We all thought it was important for them to have a business which gives money back to their own community in Yonkers.
“Since my expertise has been in the gas/auto/car wash business for so long it was a great opportunity for all of us,” he continued. “I love to see music artists be able to branch out into other areas of business.”
Sasso expanded his business in 2005 and launched Sasso Records, which is headed by Joe Petze and releases urban and dance music.
D-Block conists of rappers Styles P., Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, Jae Hood, Team Arliss and others.