Hip Hop Unity Fest: We Must Stop The Violence


November 16, 2009 New York NY- In memory of our fallen soldier Mike Beck, the hip hop community has decided to come together in unity to discuss the violence that take place in our communities and to find a solution to end the self hate that continues to end lives. Organized by Littles presented by: Maino Hip Hop artist such as Grafh, Hell Rell, Saigon, Uncle Murda and Cadillac Tah are just a few to name set to perform. The events sole purpose is to raise funds for Mike Beck 10yr old sons college fund. Knowing the amount of lives guns claim in all our inner cities around the world, the first line up of artist has been selected to perform, do to their upbringing and loyal street following. Before the performances kick off, special invited speakers are set to speak to the audience about the violence we are facing in all inner city communities and we can do to help put the violence to an end. The hosts for the evening will be Hot 97 DJ Kay Slay the Drama King along side Fuse TV, radio personality Dee Vazquez and Hot 97 morning personality K. Foxx This event will take place on Monday November 23, 2009 at the fabulous Imperial night club in NYC.

Rapper Mike Beck was once a member of the hip hop group K.A.R (Kill All Rats) Mike was said to be a real cool individual who enjoyed making music. Mike Beck built a strong report with many well know members of the Rap community and collaborated with many established rappers during his short time in the music industry. On October 30, 2009 hip-hop lost a inspiring rapper and father, when Mike Beck was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in Brooklyn NY. Rappers from all over showed their love and support for Mike Beck as 1200 people flowed threw the funeral home to say their last good-by’s once hearing the tragic news Maino and Littles agreed an event of this magnitude was needed to bring the streets together in unity despite the “Self Destruction” that continues to go on within many communities around the world. Maino- The streets need Guidance, the recession has dudes in hoods around America hungry, I’m fresh off a platinum plaque, “All The Above” just went platinum. So as far as I’m concerned I made it out the ghetto, but Mike Becks passing has given me the fuel to take a few hours out of my day and give back to the lane that got me where I am “The Streets” This event will help send Mike Beck’s son to college. We have to start looking out for one another.

The day of Mike’s passing many rappers hit twitter about his death “Rest in peace. He was a real dude, Mike Beck. I did records for him n he ate in my crib, n drank too. F***ed up my weekend. R.I.P N.O.R.E.” a tweet from hip hop rapper Noreaga. Others like Cool & Dre, DJ Khaled, Raekwon,  Enuff, and hot 97 Monse took to twitter aswell.

The Hip Hop unity fest will raise funds for a college fund that has been set up by family for Mike Beck son. Rappers are set to perform while sending a message to end “Self Destruction” inspired by DJ Kay Slay’s new single. Artist performing will also speak about how important unity is in the hip-hop community.

This event is being produced by Littles “I will do my best to see that the message gets out there to our youth about what has happened to Mike Beck and others alike around the world. We have to come together in peace November 23rd and the message will start in the hip-hop community. I worked hard along with the rappers performing to get this concert together and also spread the message “Self Destruction” something that affects us all.” Says event producer Littles.

Other artist will be announced.

The event will take place at Imperial located at: 17 West 18 Street (Between 5th & 6th Avenue) Phone: (212) 352-2001. Media Check in: 8:30pm Red carpet Time: 9pm. For additional information, media inquiries or to RSVP your celebrity clients, please contact McQueen Media representative Soulgee McQueen at rsvp@trioent.com.