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Monday, January 25, 2010
Slug hosts Rhymesayers' Haiti benefit Feb. 9 at First Avenue
RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT TO HOST CHARITY BENEFIT FOR HAITI, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 9TH HOSTED BY SLUG OF ATMOSPHERE AND FEATURING PERFORMANCES FROM BROTHER ALI, FREEWAY & JAKE ONE, SAGE FRANCIS AND MORE AT MINNEAPOLIS' FIRST AVENUE ALL PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO THE EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS OF HAITI "This is one if the greatest tragedies of our lifetime. It's time for all of us to help the people and families who are suffering." -Brother Ali
Rhymesayers Entertainment & friends are proudly coming together this February 9th, in a time of dire global crisis, to organize a benefit for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. With an all-star lineup assembled for an epic night of music for a good cause, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to charity! Featuring performances from Brother Ali, Freeway & Jake One, Sage Francis & B. Dolan, I Self Devine, Sims, Muja Messiah, Toki Wright, BK One, DJ King Otto and Kevin Beacham, the night will be hosted by Minneapolis' own, Slug of Atmosphere. All of these incredible artists are donating their time and coming together for what will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable nights in 2010. For the bargain price of $20, Rhymesayers will be giving their fans an easy and rewarding way to donate, with all proceeds going to Oxfam America, Doctors Without Borders and Yele Haiti, a foundation started by Grammy-Award winning musician and social entrepreneur Wyclef Jean.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, January 27th at 11:00am through Ticketmaster, Fifth Element, First Avenue and local ticket outlets.
Rhymesayers Presents: A Benefit For Haiti Tuesday, February 9th 2010 First Ave (701 North First Ave, Minneapolis, MN) 7:00 pm / 18+ Hosted by Slug of Atmosphere. Performances by Brother Ali, Freeway, Sage Francis, Jake One, I Self Devine, Sims, Toki Wright, BK One, B. Dolan, Muja Messiah, Kevin Beacham, and DJ King Otto $20
"It's embarrassing to admit how unaware I've been of the living conditions in Haiti. And that's before the earthquake hit. I'm honored to be involved with this fundraiser and I'm thankful for the conditions that allow me to be on the giving end of this charity. I trust that our fans feel the same way." -Sage Francis
"The great people of Haiti live in the poorest nation in our hemisphere and have been impacted by the largest disaster in our hemisphere this century. This isn't about charity, this is about respect for humanity." - Toki Wright
"At this moment Haiti needs the world's assistance. It's a privilege to be a part of something so special. Not only should we assist with donations for aid, food, and water, but let's come together 6 months, a year from now and help with the rebuilding process." - Muja Messiah