Long Beach, California Announces 'Warren G. Week'

Thanks to many generous

contributions to his native Long Beach, Warren G. will be honored during the week

of August 1-6, which Mayor Beverly O'Neall has designated as Warren G. Week.

Besides aiding in his neighborhood’s development and expansion,

the rapper/producer has helped raise funds to purchase 500 pairs of reading

glasses for children, in addition to donating toys to youngsters at the California

Recreation Center with his yearly “G. Christmas” shopping spree.

The rapper also recently collected an award from Project Coordinator

Leonard Adams for time and money he spent with the youth organization, Midnight

Basketball League.

“[Warren G.] has stayed true to Long Beach and helped

others to move to the next level in life,” said the rapper’s uncle

and manager, Wron G., in a statement. “I thank the City of Long Beach

for recognizing his humanitarian activities.”

The week’s activities include a speech by Warren G. to

the Boy's and Girl's Club on August 3, and a culminating benefit concert on

the last two days, with guest performances expected.

The week-long celebration also overlaps the August 1 launch

of the Willie McGinest Freedom School, a summer improvement program intended

to teach African-Americans to read and write to facilitate voting.

“The City of Long Beach owes Warren G. a great amount

of love and gratitude for his continued demonstration of care and concern for

our youth,” stated Pastor O. Leon Wood, Jr. “He shows his love through

the giving of his time and resources. He is always there when needed.”

All event proceeds

go to the Willie McGinest Freedom School. Warren G.’s latest album In

the Mid-Nite Hour is expected to release on September 27.