the 2nd Hip-Hop Summit being days away, Talib
Kweli, Queen Pen
Keith Murray joined Russell Simmons on an upcoming edition
of BET's Rap City,
to talk about the Summit and taking back responsibility.
"The Summit is
needed to put order into the positive progression of the
Keith Murray said.
The 2nd Hip-Hop
Summit, which takes place on June 12-13, is a closed door
meeting of the music industry's most powerful figures. On
the agenda are focusing on keeping Hip-Hop in order, as
opposed to having forces from outside the culture do it,
fighting censorship and getting rid of some of the redundancy
that seems to be plauging Hip-Hop.
Hip-Hop," Kweli said. "I think that the Hip-Hop
summit is solution oriented and anything towards a solution,
I am down with!"
People who have
lent their vocal support include Harry Belafonte, Jim Brown,
Bill Cosby, Sonia Sanchez, Kwesi MFume and Martin Luther
Sponsoring the Summit are:
So So Def Records
Island/Def Jam Records
Bad Boy Records
Flavor Unit Records
The Britto Agency
The National Action Network
Rap A Lot Records
The Source Magazine
Nkiru Center for Education & Culture
The Schomberg Center for Research and culture
Million Family Movement
companies, as they are supporting a positive change in Hip-Hop.