Soul singer Bilal and legendary Hip Hop act KRS-One are among those who will participate in this yearâs Black August Benefit Concert. Set for August 31st, The Black August Hip Hop Project will produce its 11th Annual Benefit Concert at the Nokia Theatre in New York. Centering around human rights violations incurred through gentrification and police brutality in the U.S., acts such as EPMD, Marley Marl, and Immortal Technique are slated to take the stage at the event which has been applauded in recent years for its ability to spread social justice awareness. “The Black August Hip-Hop Project has been a great way to communicate the importance of supporting political prisoners in the U.S. and the issues our people face locally and all around the globe, says Black August Co-Chair Tamir Z. Brown, “It has cleaned up some of the negativity associated with hip-hop and shows that we are self-determined and self-sufficient.” Continuing in its tradition, the 11th Annual Black August Hip-Hop Concert promises to be an evening of unforgettable performances and special surprise guests. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at the Nokia Theatre Box Office and at www.ticketmaster.com. Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Mos Def, Gil Scott Heron, Fat Joe and Dead Prez have all supported The Black August Hip Hop Concert in recent years.
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