AHH Stray News: Steve Harvey Helps, Ice Cube Gives Back, Mos Def Goes Classical


(AllHipHop News) Radio host Steve Harvey will host a mentoring weekend for 100 New York area teenaged boys this weekend, along with a special New York City edition of Family Feud. Hip-Hop mogul Steve Stoute will join BET executive Stephen Hill, CNN’s Roland Martin, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Dr. Steve Perry, and Geoffrey Canada, who will all take part in Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Weekend for Young Men in New York. The celebrities will make appearances at WBLS FM’s Circle of Sisters, in addition to partaking in a special edition of Family Feud, which will take place at the Javits Center in New York. The mentoring weekend begins today (October 7th) and runs until October 9th.

Hip-Hop star Ice Cube surprised hundreds of students at his alma mater in Los Angeles earlier this week, where he presented a $5,000 donation to his former high school. Ice Cube teamed with Best Buy Mobile and the Grammy Foundation to make the donation, which will support the school’s music programs. Ice Cube appeared at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California in support of a music education initiative being supported by the Grammy Foundation and Best Buy’s philanthropic organization @15 and Best Buy Mobile. Over $1,000,000 has been pledged by Best Buy to support music programs involved with the Grammy Foundation’s charitable organization.

Brooklyn rapper Mos Def will perform with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chambers Players next week during a high-profile performance in New York. Mos will hit the stage with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and Mellissa Hughes, who will perform with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Players at the New Sounds Live event. Chamber Players from the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and Mos Def, will perform arrangements by Grammy-nominated composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel. The event, which is free, is taking place at the World Financial Center Winter Garden and begins at 7:00PM. For more information visit http://www.artsworldfinancialcenter.com/cgi-bin/Go.cgi?q_id=1175.