Atlanta Hip-Hop Fest Fate Decided Today

The city of Atlanta will decide today (March

6.) whether or not the Urban Hip-Hop Music Festival will be permitted to be

held at Turner Field.

The event, which is scheduled to begin April

11, is being promoted by Russell Simmons' and Dr. Benjamin Muhammad's Hip Hop

Summit Action Network.

The weekend would kick off with the third national

Hiphop Summit, followed by various artists and performers.

Atlanta's Mayor, Shirley Franklin, gave the festival

her approval in December, but in January, Atlanta approved a new, stricter outdoor

festival ordinance.