Eminem and 50 Cent will come together in a show
of unity for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's Detroit Hip-Hop Summit.
The summit will make its second stop in Detroit
at the Fox Theater on May 22, 2004, with the goal of registering 50,000 additional
"I know people been down on Eminem, but
all I ever see is him giving back," HSAN founder Russell Simmons told AllHipHop.com.
"They can talk about me, but Eminem is a giver and I'm proud to work with
Simmons was referring to the backlash that came
about after he publicly stood by Eminem after he used the N-word on tapes that
surfaced before the rapper was famous.
"This is a big event. The last summit in
Detroit was a huge success. Governor Jennifer Granholm , Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
and a lot of other artists are scheduled to be at this one in addition to Eminem
and 50 Cent."
Another Hip-Hop Summit was scheduled for May
15 in Denver, Colorado, but was canceled due to unforeseen problems.
"We remain committed to convening the Denver
Hip-Hop Summit at a future date, Simmons said. "We salute the evolution
of Hip-Hop in Denver and we look forward to coming to Denver at a time when
all of the necessary elements are in place to produce a successful gathering."
Loon, Rev. Run, D12 and others are also expected
to make appearances at the Detroit Hip-Hop Summit.