(AllHipHop News) DMX’s wife Tashera Simmons has announced the official launch date for
her non-profit The Women of Strength Foundation, which dedicates its
resources to supporting young teens and women who have been directly
affected by drug abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, abandonment and
other issues. “Pregnant teens, runaways, drug and domestic abuse
victims, and women in crisis can find open arms and a place of hope at
the Women Of Strength Foundation, Tashera Simmons told AllHipHop.com.
The launch party is slated for October 26th and Taj Lounge in Manhattan.
Simmons is hosting the event with 238Beats Entertainment and Carnegie
PR. The red carpet event will also double as a fundraiser for Safe
Horizons on behalf of The Women of Strength Foundation. A donation of
$20 is being requested at the door. Pete Rock and CL Smooth will headline the third annual One Nation Hip-Hop Summit, which will take place next month in Santa Monica, California. The all-day conference and panel discussion will take place on the campus of Santa Monica High School and will feature a variety of industry heavyweights, in addition to the performances by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Onyx, X-Clan, Overdoz and Rhyme Addicts. A pane. discussion will take place between Rock the Bells Festival founder Chang Weisberg, Quincy “QD3” Jones III, USC law professor Jody Armour, music critic Jeff Weiss, producer Terrace Martin, SESAC VP James Leach and Tupac’s former manager, Leila Steinberg. More than 1,500 youth are expected to attend the conference, which is being produced in conjunction with KRS One’s Temple of Hip-Hop, the Pico Youth and Family Center, Guerrilla Union, and Steinberg’s Alternative Intervention Models. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at onenationhiphop.org, at the Pico Youth and Family Center, 715 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, or at the door.Rapper Flo Rida has announced the release of his third studio album, titled Only 1 Flo (Pt. 1). The album will be released on Poe Boy/Atlantic Records, and will feature Flo’s latest singles “Turn Around (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)” and “Club Can’t Handle Me (featuring David Guetta),” which became the rapper’s fourth Top 10 U.S. Single. Reps for Flo-Rida revealed that Only 1 Flo (Pt. 1) is a double album, with the second installment, Only 1 Rida (Pt. 2) coming in Spring of 2011. Only 1 Rida (Pt. 2) is expected to showcase Flo Rida’s skills an an emcee, with an edgier style and various rhyme patterns. Only 1 Flo (Pt. 1) is due in stores and online November 30th.