The city of Atlanta denied the Urban Hip-Hop
Festival a permit to perform at Turner Field today (March 5.).
"The Hip-Hop Action Network will continue
to negotiate an alternative site in Atlanta for our Hip-Hop Peace Summit and
Festival," Dr. Benjamin Muhammad, President of HSAN told AllHipHop.com.
The festival was expected to draw over 100,000
people to the city and was to coincide with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's
annual Hip-Hop Summit.
Atlanta's Chief of Staff Greg Pridgeon said the
Urban Hip-Hop Festival organizers failed to provide critical details relevant
to the organization of the event.
Among the details not provided were how many
people were expected to attend, who was sponsoring the event, failed to provide
an internal security plan, failed to provide a specific location within the
city where the festival was to be held and failure to furnish a fully paid public
liability damage insurance policy from an insurance company licensed to do business
"It is still in our reach," Dr. Muhammad
continued. "Stay tuned, where there is a will, there is a way."