Chino XL, Davey D and Sway Confirmed for Hip-Hop Leadership Camp At UCLA

Rapper Chino XL,

journalist/activist/Hip-Hop historian Davey D and MTV personality Sway are among

the speakers confirmed for the second annual Hip-Hop Leadership Camp (HHLC).

The camp, scheduled

for August 10-13 at UCLA, will feature daily seminars conducted by music and

entertainment figures for at-risk children in the Los Angeles area.

The purpose of

the event is to promote leadership and the empowerment of at-risk youth by introducing

and illustrating career tools via hands-on workshops with DJs, radio personalities,

artists, video producers, business managers, accountants, marketing/A&R

representatives, and lawyers.

"This camp

is more than just a series of classes," said HHLC founder Karen Levy. "The

personal interaction and application of the skills acquired in the program gives

them the chance to experience their potential as future leaders by using their

love of Hip-Hop and entertainment as a learning tool."

Thirty-five inner-city

youth, who will be housed at UCLA, will participate in a five-day apprenticeship

with some of the industry's top professionals.

Other speakers

for this year's camp include: Big Paul, senior director Promotion Mixshow Radio,

National, Universal Music Group/Motown; Big Jon Platt, executive senior vice

president Urban Music, EMI Music Publishing; Cynthia Johnson, senior vice president

Warner Bros Records; Gary Jackson, UCLA Hip-Hop business professor; DJ Skee

DJ for The Game and businessman; Angela Sanchez, director, online marketing

Universal Video and Distribution; Myra McCaskill,CPA; director, marketing finance

and planning Geffen.

More are expected

be confirmed for the camp along with special surprise guests.

Rapper E 40 was

on hand last year to discuss the entertainment business, along with world famous

tattoo and entertainment artist Mister Cartoon .

For more details

on the camp, visit