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.
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."
youth, who will be housed at UCLA, will participate in a five-day apprenticeship
with some of the industry's top professionals.
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 www.HipHopLeadershipCamp.com.