Mayor of Boston Endorses Hip-Hop Fest, Rakim Headlining Concert

Hip-Hop veteran

Rakim is headlining a concert sponsored by the City of Boston being held at City

Hall Plaza tomorrow (Aug. 5).Boston

Mayor Thomas M. Menino has endorsed the Peace Boston 2006, which is a free outdoor

music festival that focuses on the positive aspects that Hip-Hop music has to

offer. The

day-long event is a celebration of Hip-Hop music and culture and will feature

performances by variety of national and local acts including CL Smooth, Nice-N-Smooth,

Ed O. G. and others. The

concert is being held in conjunction with the City of Boston's Office of Arts,

Tourism and Special Events and is part of the Hip-Hop Reconstruction Conference,

which started today.The

conference will show participants how Hip-Hop is influencing violence, education,

social growth and personal development, as well as community development.

Peace Boston 2006 takes place from 4 – 8pm on City Hall Plaza. For more information

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