Legendary rap duo EPMD will hit the stage for a worthwhile cause at this year's Black August benefit concert.
The 11th annual event, which will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Nokia Theater in New York City, is geared toward assisting and supporting political prisoners.
The Black August movement originated in the California penal system as a way to honor incarcerated activists like Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden.
Since its inception, Black August is noted for assisting and supporting political prisoners while being a voice for men and women currently behind bars.
Other performers slated for the benefit concert include Black Moon, Smif-n-Wessun, R&B singer Bilal, Shadia Monsour, DJ Evil Dee, DJ Marley Marl, DJ OP, DJ K-Salaam and special guest Immortal Technique.
For details about the 11th annual Black August benefit concert, visit www.blackaugust.com or www.mxgm.org