Afeni Shakur will be the keynote speaker at the
The 1st Annual Hip-Hop Appreciation Week Awards Ceremony in Atlanta, Sunday
"Afeni Shakur has come on board because
I am quite sure she shares the same feelings as many in hip-hop right now; that
there must be a greater sense of responsibility in our actions," Dee Dee
Cocheta, Co-Executive Producer said.
Community leaders in Atlanta will be recognized
in five categories for their achievements throughout the previous year.
The categories are: Non-Profit of the year, Entrepreneur
Of The Year, Atlanta's Life Time Achievement In Hip-Hop Award, Activist Of The
Year, and the highest honor, the 2003 Hiphop Appreciation Week Award for Responsibility.
"To understand the History of the hip-hop
Culture, the Atlanta Community needs to be involved and what better way then
be a part of the nomination and voting process of an awards production that
focuses on civic duties of the hip-hop community," Cocheta continued.
Presenters at the awards show include Whodini,
Scorpio of the Furious Five, Khujo Goodie, Eshe & Speech of Arrested Development,
Tony Mercedes, Bow Legged Lou and Jermaine Dupri's father, record executive
The ceremonies kick off at 2 P.M. Admission is
$40 at the Door and will take place at Upscales Events Facility, located at
6690 Roswell Rd in Sandy Springs, Atlanta, Georgia
Hip-Hop Appreciation week starts May 18 and run
until the 25. The week is designed to promote unity and the decriminalization
of hip-hop's image. This year's theme is responsibility.
During the week, fans are urged to lessen their
intake of legal and illegal drugs, fried foods, sugar, dairy, salt, flour and
The Temple Of HipHop also urges fans to eat more
foods made from steam during the week, as well as fasting one of two days out
of the week.
For more info contact Dee Dee Cocheta @ 770.907.8665.