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Hip Hop Summit Action Network and PHILANTHROPIK.

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II FORWARD
HIP-HOP INAUGURAL BALL II

THE INFORMATION PACKAGE
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HIP-HOP HAS A VOICE.

THE LAST TWO ELECTIONS SPARKED A TREMENDOUS SURGE OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL FERVOR WITHIN THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY

AND AN INFLUX OF YOUTH INTO MAINSTREAM POLITICS…
THE INFLUENCE OF THE GENRE IS EXPANDING GLOBALLY. THIS EXCITING MOBILIZATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND ARTIST IS TRULY INSPIRING PROGRESSION. EVERYONE HAS A VOICE. HIP HOP HAS A VOICE. LETS CELEBRATE!

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IN CELEBRATION OF THE MOBILIZATION OF THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY WITHIN POLITICS AND THE 2012 ELECTION.

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BACKGROUND
The first HIP-HOP INAUGURAL BALL, a black tie, charity gala benefiting the Hip-Hop Summit Research and Education Fund, was held at the Harman Center for the Arts, in January of 2009. Inspired by the sweat equity and leadership, emerging from the 2008 campaigns and exhibited by the HIP-HOP community, Russell Simmons introduced this historic event, honoring and celebrating this new political presence and collective power. The impact was evident from the sheer number of Hip-Hop artists who attended the Ball and the invaluable sponsors who supported this celebration of civic engagement. Some of the celebrities in attendance at this stellar event were Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, T.I. and Tiny, Nick Cannon, Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy, Ashanti, Trey Songz, Bow Wow and many more. It’s 2012 and again the people have spoken, and the youth vote exceeded the record breaking numbers of the 2008 election. The Hip-Hop community once again engaged in voter registration efforts around the country and effected change. This year PHILANTHROPIK, a non-profit organization dedicated to building diversity initiatives in social, civic, and economic endeavors and the HIP-HOP Summit Action Network support Russell in recognizing the continued momentum of the Hip-Hop community to stay engaged.

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LOGISTICS
Date: Time: Location: January 20, 2013 9:00p - 2:00a The Harman Center 610 F. Street Washington, DC

Honorary Host: *Event is Black Tie

RUSSELL SIMMONS
Host Committee TBA

Produced by: The Finn Group Sonje’  Productions Desho Productions
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EVENT OVERVIEW
• • VIP Reception (8:00p-9:00p) – Open Bar – Catering TBA – Photo Opportunities General Reception (9:00p-10:30p) – Music by DJ D Nice* – Open Bar – Catering TBA Award Presentation/Concert Performances (10:30p-11:45p) – Special  Concert  by  Hip  Hop’s  A-list Artists After Party (11:45p-2:00a) – Music by D – Nice* – Open Bar – Desserts TBA

*  pending  confirmation…
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PR CONTACT
The Aba Agency 1101 30th Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20007 O: 202-625-8370 F: 202-318-4481 Twitter: @theabaagency FB: facebook.com/TheAbaAgency

All proceeds go to benefit PHILANTHROPIK; a non-profit, non-partisan organization. www.philanthropik.org

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