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Ja Rule, Ashanti & Friends #BahamasHurricane Relief Concert





 Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Arawak Cay Fyre Media, Fresh Entertainment Bahamas and BTC (Bahamas) presents Ja Rule and Friends #BahamasHurricane Relief Concert .

MC Lyte’s New Move in Hip-Hop






MC Lyte, one of the first the female rap pioneers in Hip-Hop wants to take her love and experience for music to promote education.

The emcee’s foundation, Hip-Hop Sisters Network has a platform that empowers young girls, and all young people by exposing them towards opportunities in education, the arts, and beyond. The charity component of the Hip-Hop Sisters Network, works towards providing annual scholarships to underprivileged children as they achieve higher education. MC Lyte believes in promoting positive images of youth by providing them with a space where they can work on building a positive future.

In addition to MC Lyte’s educational efforts, she also served as a mentor on Oxygen’s Sisterhood of Hip-Hop, and performed during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

MC Lyte is using her platform towards and being the change she wants to see within our community. For more information about her organization please see the link below:

Hip Hop Sisters Network

The Carter’s Giving Back: Beyonce’ & Jay-Z Donate 15 Million to Haiti



It’s seems like the Knowles family is killing it in every lane from Beyonce’ over-the-top Formation World Tour, to Jay-Z’s Tidal success, and now philanthropy! The Knowles’ recently donated 15 million dollars to Haiti after Hurricane Matthew. It’s safe to say that most of the Jay & B’s moves are made in silence, but I think this is one that deserved some noise!

Haiti, a country with geographic disadvantages that makes them susceptible to natural disasters, just suffered from thousands of lives lost and land damaged due to Hurricane Matthew. Instead of just talking about it, the Knowles’ put the money where their mouth is. In addition to Haiti, the Knowles’ recently financially supported movements such as Black Lives Matter in the fight for freedom, justice, and equality in the U.S.

The Knowles’ family is setting a great example for many stars within the Hip-Hop community, as we become some of the lead activist in the country and fight on the forefront with our words, messages, and now dollars.

AAHH! Fest 2016






This fall in Chicago’s Union Square Park, Donda’s House, a nonprofit organization designed to expose inner-city kids to arts education, and Common’s Common Ground Foundation hosted the annual AAHH! Music Festival.

Pusha T & John Forte Perform for #SchoolsNotPrisons Tour Stop at Calipatria State Prison






On Sunday September 18th 2016 history was made as Pusha T and John Forte performed for #SchoolsNotPrisons Tour stop at Calipatria State Prison.  #SchoolsNotPrisons is a free music and art tour that is partnering with California communities that have been impacted by the overuse of punishment and incarceration.

Ludacris and The Ludacris Foundation present #LudaDayWeekend16 to Atlanta!

Luda Itinerary
Ludacris and the Ludacris Foundation return with the 2016 installment of #LudaDayWeekend Labor Day weekend in Atlanta.  The weekends’ series of charitable of philanthropic events to raise funds for the Ludacris Foundation is an annual event attended by the whose who in Music, Film, Sports, Entertainment and more!  Check the line up for the events and see where you can attend or contribute to assist the foundation with continuing their great work.

Luda Bowling Luda and Ross Luda Top Golf

Ceeb Dread Feeds The Homeless at Hollywood Star Room





On Sunday June 12th, 2016 Canadian Hip Hop artist Ceeb Dread partnered with the Hollywood Star Room for a special show and performance to bring awareness and provide meals to the homeless in Ripples, New Brunswick.  The weekend long drive was concluded with a special performance by Ceeb and the proceeds collected all weekend were donated to Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization of Canada.

feeding the homeless fundraiser




At the conclusion of the weekend Ceeb provided a very personal recap of the festivities and explained why it was important for him to have and be apart of this event.. “well it was April something and I was sitting at my pc when I noticed a homeless person in a meme…it struck a chord with me and I felt a need to do something so I let my wants know and in about a week I had twenty one bands wanting to play for this cause I called feeding the homeless. It ran from June 10th to the 12th we managed to raise 360 dollars and some non perishables and it was awesome!”


Joy Jeanette Gives Back Bringing Joy to Prison Inmates

Joy Jeanette






Joy Jeanette will be singing her freedom song “I’m Free” for prison inmates as a way of providing hope and inspiration.  The singer songwriter hopes to inspire the inmates by sharing her own story of being abused, fighting back, being incarcerated for fighting back and then learning how to find internal freedom through the process as she cleared her name this weekend at the Metro Transition Center for Women in Atlanta. Her journey and battle battle to continue to lead a productive life and never look back will hopefully serve as fuel people can use as they return to society!


Kendrick Lamar featured on NOISEY: “Bompton”






Vice/NOISEY sat down with him in the backyard of his friend’s mom’s house in Compton. When he showed up, he was immediately flanked by childhood friends like Lil L and G. Weed, who had come by to see him. You can see many of these guys in videos like “King Kunta” and in the album art on To Pimp a Butterfly, as well as in Noisey Bompton, the documentary we were there to film.




Full Part1 NOISEY:



Full Part2 NOISEY: Bompton

Ludacris Speaks at Leadership Workshop to Over 200 Atlanta Youth!‏







Ludacris and The Ludacris Foundation spent the day giving back to a group of high school students at the historic Carrie Steele Pitts Life Learning Center in Atlanta Georgia. Through the use of his foundation the prolific superstar shared tips on how to be an effective leader and the power of giving back.








The homie Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges spent the day working and inspiring a group of high school students from Banneker High School and Westlake High School. The purposeful event was all about inspiring a group of over 200 kids to take on the the mantle of leadership and understand the imporatnce of community service and giving back. The event entitled as “Leading From Within … Leadership and Building Your Brand” was an awesome occasion for the young men and women who was in attendance.







The event was powered by The Ludacris Foundation and supported by his team and the good people over at Camp New Look. The kids had the opportunity to connect with Luda, his beautiful wife Eudoxiee Bridges, his lovely mother Mama Bridges, and the homie DC Young Fly. The kids were able to ask questions and get real answers. This event will help the kids to embrace leadership and a wonderful memory that will stick with them forever.







The message Ludacris wants the public to understand is as follows,

“We at the Ludacris Foundation realize that not every youth can visualize success. Not every young person believes that tomorrow can be better than today. I believe that every young person should have an opportunity to be the best that they can be. Our communities are hurting. Our systems need fixing. We can’t wait on the government, institutions, social programs and policies alone to meet community needs.

We have to look within; it is in our hands, said Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges. That is why we do what we do at The Ludacris Foundation! Over the last 5 years 96,000 students in GA have dropped out of school. GA analytics show 70% of inmates are high school dropouts. That is evidence that student dropouts immediately become the incubator that feeds the prison system. A game changer is needed!! My foundation, The Ludacris Foundation, is launching a Leadership Development Program targeted at middle and high school students. Our initial focus is with 4 middle and high schools in GA. As we design implement a proven successful business model we will expand our efforts.”

The event was truly a wonderful time and I thank The Ludacris Foundation for the opportunity to capture photos and glean a little inspiration!

Check out the photos and learn more about the foundation by visiting here:






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