Jay-Z To Give Benefit Concert For The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

Russell Simmons' Hip-Hop

Summit Action Network is teaming up with radio powerhouse Clear Channel and will

present a benefit concert for HSAN featuring Jay-Z at Madison Square Garden in

New York on November 25.

According to Simmons,

he hopes the concert will draw attention to the HSAN's goal of registering four

million new voters as well as changing the view of the hip-hop industry and

the fans that support the music.

The event will

also serve as a vehicle for Jay-Z to promote what he says is his final solo

album, The Black Album.

All proceeds from

the concert will go to the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, the non-profit organization

Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis head up as well as Jay-Z's Shawn Carter Scholarship


Next Monday, Simmons,

Reverend Run, Chavis and wrestlers Maven and Bradshaw will announce a similar

initiative with Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment.

Simmons goal is

to register more 18-30 year olds to vote in the 2004 presidential election.