Minister Ben, D.O.C. Host Dallas Hip-Hop Summit

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network will host a

Dallas hip-hop summit, on October 11, 2002. The event, which is taking place

at the Adolphus Hotel at 1321 Commerce Street in downtown Dallas, will address

the serious issues surrounding the hip-hop community and will educate those

who attend on how to promote diversity within the music industry.

Hosted by Dallas hip-hop legend, The D.O.C. and

Dallas native Minister Ben Muhammad, who is also President of HHSAN, the event

will also include influential Hispanic civic leaders.

"The Dallas hip-hop summit is going to be

hot," Minister Ben told "There will be a strong focus

on motivating grassroots youth leadership."

Minister Ben was referring to a forum which will

encourage youth to participate in educational programs such as Rap The Vote,

Youth Council, Urban Leaguer Def Jam Reader and The Hip Hop Industry Wealth

Management Program and Conflict Resolution.

"President Bush is waging war on Iraq,"

Minister Ben continued. "The hip-hop generation is waging war on ignorance

and poverty."