Global “Hip Hop for Peace” Virtual Celebration Takes Place September 21

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[Hip Hop 4 Peace]

The Universal Hip Hop Museum this week announced the celebrity and activist lineup for a global live stream Hip Hop peace celebration, “Hip Hop 4 Peace,” which will take place on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 7 PM EST on YouTube @UHHMuseum.

Top Hip Hop artists from over 20 countries including the United States lend their voices, art, and performance to benefit the museum’s educational programs and elevate the message of peace. An original score and orchestral Hip Hop interpretation is featured along with world video premieres from Kurtis Blow and Klondike Blonde.

“Sept. 21st is the International Day of Peace, Peace Day. What better way to celebrate peace as a cornerstone of Hip Hop culture than on Peace Day,” asked Tina Marie Tyler, creator and Executive Producer, “Hip Hop 4 Peace,” and Advisory Board member, Universal Hip Hop Museum. Hip Hop 4 Peace productions partners include: L.U.C. + Rebel Babel, Generation Hip Hop Global, Tina On Tech, New Orleans Jazz Museum, Krakow, KBF, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Humanity Coalition, and Amistad Research Center.

Below are the featured participants in the live stream event:

CHUCK D, RAKIM, KRS ONE, ROXANNE SHANTE’, O.T. GENASIS, AYO & TEO, SIR MIX-A-LOT, MC SHA-ROCK, NASTY C, NDABA MANDELA, ALPHONSO DAVID, DeRAY DAVIS, THE LUCAS BROTHERS, ROYCE 5’9, CHUBB ROCK, ARIANNA PUELLO, MOMENTUM CREW, DJ READY D, MASTAFIVE

Hip Hop 4 Peace will also feature a world video premiere from rap icon Kurtis Blow and rising star Klondike Blonde. Blow’s song “King of Humanity” is an artistic tribute to the late Rep. John Lewis. Blonde’s inspiring tune “Better” is an uplifting message about making positive change through peace and love.

A musical highlight of the live stream event is an exclusive Hip Hop 4 Peace score, “Peace Rhapsody,” composed and arranged by the legendary LeRoy Burgess, Patrick Adams, and Lukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski. Key members of the music production include Elai Tubo, sound engineer, James Davis, music director, and Sterling Overshown, lyrics/vocals.

About Universal Hip Hop Museum

Anchored in the birthplace of Hip Hop, UHHM is the official museum of Hip Hop founded by its pioneers. The museum celebrates and preserves the history of local and global Hip Hop music and culture from the past, present, and future. Built as a space for audiences, artists, and technology to converge and create unparalleled educational and entertainment experiences. Visit The [R]Evolution of Hip Hop, a sneak peek immersive journey through history as the museum gears up to officially open its doors in 2023. For more information visit www.UHHM.org

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