Saturday, November 8, 2008

Classic Hip Hop Concert Series Funds Smithsonian Exhibit

Adrian “Easy AD” Harris and his business partner, Anthony “A-tone the Hip-Hop Historian” Hovington, a graduate of Duke University with a degree in African-American Studies, co-founded Classic Hip-Hop L.L.C. in 2005 to preserve and promote the positive aspects of Hip-Hop Culture.

They decided to join forces with Haywood Donerson, III; CEO of the Donerson Research Group, Inc. to raise money for an exhibit, that will feature artifacts from the early days of the movement.

The Classic Hip-Hop Concert Series is an integral part of this initiative, intended to promote the history, culture and art of Hip-Hop. It is also a great way of fundraising, and collecting historical artifacts for the permanent exhibit.

This initiative, starting with the Classic Hip-Hop Concert Series, is totally focused on being a family oriented program. “We want people to come out, bring their sons and daughters to experience innovative Hip-Hop music from Classic Hip-Hop artists such as current VH1 Honors recipient Slick Rick (The Ruler), past recipients; Whodini and Kool Mo Dee, as well as Dr. Roxanne Shante, PhD and DJ Tony Tone of the Legendary Cold Crush Brothers, to name a few”, said Host MC, Easy AD. He further states that, “Hip-Hop has come a long way and with this concert series and exhibit opening, we will help bring the culture full circle. We are not just putting on a concert but, raising the funds and awareness to bring this exhibit to life for generations to come”.

The Classic Hip-Hop Concert Series kicks off November 22nd with ten shows in nine different cities across the country. Tickets are on sale now!!!

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Thanks to Seshat Walker for the information.

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