A number of New York rappers are gathering to pay tribute to slain rapper Mike Beck, who was shot and killed in Brooklyn in October during a robbery.
Music executive Littles and rapper Maino have organized the Self Destruction unity concert on November 23, to raise money for Becks 10-year-old sons college fund.
Beck was a member of the rap group Kill All Rats (K.A.R.), a group affiliated with Fat Joe, appearing on his "300 Brolic" remix.
The streets need guidance, the recession has dudes in hoods around America hungry. Im fresh off a platinum plaque, All The Above just went platinum, Maino told AllHipHop.com in a statement. So as far as Im concerned I made it out the ghetto, but Mike Becks passing has given me the fuel to take a few hours out of my day and give back to the lane that got me where I am. The streets. This event will help send Mike Becks son to college. We have to start looking out for one another."
Rapper Hell Rell, Saigon, Uncle Murda, Grafh, Cadillac Tah, Maino and a number of others were tapped to perform at the event because of their street following.
Hot 97s DJ Kay Slay and K. Foxx have been tapped to host the concert with Fuse TV radio personality Dee Vazquez at the Imperial Night Club in New York.
I will do my best to see that the message gets out there to our youth about what has happened to Mike Beck and others alike around the world, Littles added. We have to come together in peace November 23rd and the message will start in the Hip-Hop community. I worked hard along with the rappers performing to get this concert together and also spread the message Self Destruction something that affects us all.
Imperial is located at 17 West 18 Street. The show starts at 9:00 PM.