Rapper Foxy Brown
has been tapped to perform at the first HIV/AIDS awareness reggae concert by
LIFEbeat's Hearts & Voices Benefit Concert Series.
The concert, dubbed
"Reggae Gold Live 2006 Summer Jumpoff," is presented in conjunction
with E.A.R.S. Entertainment Group and New York's Power 105.1 FM.
The sixth annual
Hearts & Voices AIDS Benefit Concert will also feature headliners Beenie
Man, Wayne Wonder, TOK, Sasha and Kulcha Don. The concert aims to bring awareness
to the HIV/AIDS crisis throughout the Caribbean community.
"I feel that
this is a very important issue, not only in the inner cities where I'm from,
but across the entire world," said Foxy Brown. "I am just happy that
I can be a part of something like this and bring awareness to my fans."
Jamaica has the
third largest population living with HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, following Haiti
and the Dominican Republic.
is a serious threat to the Black and West Indian communities, and Hip-Hop and
reggae is the voice that speaks to and for our community," said Beenie
Music Industry Fights AIDS, is a national nonprofit dedicated to reaching America's
youth with the message of HIV/AIDS prevention.
The Reggae Gold
Live 2006 Summer Jumpoff concert takes place July 18 at Webster Hall. Tickets
start at $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP access.
Tickets can be
purchased online at www.websterhall.com or through Ticketweb at www.ticketweb.com.
In related news,
sources confirmed that Brown has regained 100% of her hearing.
In December 2005,
Brown announced that she had lost her hearing the previous year in May, while
she was recording her album Black Roses.
The rapper underwent
surgery in Los Angeles in February 2006 to correct the condition, which is called
"sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
it as a rare condition that remains permanent without treatment.