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Big Sean Teams Up With Donda’s House for Behind The Mic in Chicago


On January 10, 2015 Big Sean’s Sean Anderson Foundation teamed up with nonprofit Donda’s House in Chicago at Chicago Cultural Center for an event called Behind The Mic with Big Sean. The event was hosted by Kevin Coval from Young Chicago Authors and Rhymefest from Donda’s House. Behind The Mic included performance from young artists from Chicago performing for Big Sean and an in depth discussion with Big Sean about his success, challenges in the business, and advice on the industry.

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Artists like Chance The Rapper dropped by to support the event and praised Big Sean for his sit down with the kids! The Chicago rapper posted on this on his instagram:

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“This man came to the city and sat down with the kids. I admire it so much. Please write an article about it, tweet about it talk about it. This is what we respect and expect. Thanks so much Big Sean, thank you Young Chicago Authors, thank you DONDA, thank you Rhymefest, thank you DLow, Thank you Chicago Cultural Center and thank you Free Spirit Media. #LongLiveTheYoung”

Check out video of Behind The Mic with Big Sean here.

Common’s ‘Glory’ Fundraiser


Hip Hop artist/actor Common is having an “Evening of GLORY’ fundraiser which will benefit the students of his Common Ground Foundation.

San E and KRS-One Show Us That Hip Hop Is For The World


On March 3, 2015, Korean hip hop artist, San E released a music video for “#HIPHOPISHIPHOP.” The song and music video features an international rap collective called Hip Hop For The World. San E told Billboard“‘#HIPHOPISHIPHOP’ is my high school dream…'” His goal was to let everyone know that Hip Hop is worldwide, and with this collaboration he has done just that. 

Hip Hop Gives Back & I Am Classic Hip Hop Thanksgiving Fundraiser: Feed-A-Family 2014









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For the second year, Hip Hop Gives Back and I Am Classic Hip Hop is back with “Feed-A-Family for Thanksgiving 2014.  Feed-A-Family is a give back initiative that aims to provide Thanksgiving dinner for a family in need this November.  #HHGB and partners with the Atlanta Boys & Girls Club to identify the family in need and work together to deliver a memorable meal and holiday!  The fundraiser begins today, Thursday Nov 13th thru Saturday November 22nd, we will launch an online campaign to collect as many donations as possible and also collect donations in person at Savage Fam’s Freestyle Experiment taking place November 18th at Apache Cafe.  The goal is to raise funds to provide Thanksgiving dinner for at least three area Atlanta families!  With the combined efforts of the Hip Hop community, businesses, organizations and sponsors we will collaborate with to make this a successful mission and holiday season!

Here’s the link to donate!


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The Choates family enjoys Thanksgiving dinner with HHGB and RHHIB.

(From 2013 Feed-A-Family Thanksgiving Give Back)

Hip-Hop Gives Back and Black Celebrity Giving Partner at ONE Musicfest!

Last weekend on Septemeber 13th, Hip-Hop Gives Back and Black Celebrity Giving teamed up at Aaron’s Lakewood Ampitheatre for ONE Musicfest to spread the word about the fight against hunger. We collected canned food and monetary donations for the Just Feed ONE campaign. We also had a free photo booth for supporters to take pictures. Check out the pics

Hip-Hop Gives Back and Black Celebrity Giving tent at the ONE Musicfest Hercules stage:


Hip-Hop Gives Back Co-Founder DJ Knotts on the 1s and 2s:



Hip-Hop Gives Back Co-Founder Mike is a change maker:


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Hip-Hop Gives Back and Black Celebrity Giving t-shirts:

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Soul Singer, Cody ChesnuTT and Hip-Hop Gives Back Intern Jasmine after Cody’s performance  during ONE Musicfest:


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Nas closing out ONE Musicfest:


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Check out more pictures here.


Hip Hop Gives Back Teams with to Feed The Hungry at #OneMusicFest












On Saturday, September 13th Hip Hop Gives Back is partnering with and #OneMusicFest for “Each One, Feed One” food drive campaign all day long at Aaron’s Lakewood Amphitheatre.  Not only will you be taking in one of the most anticipated concert festivals of the year but you’ll also be giving to a great cause.  We’re asking everyone to bring out one food item and help us fight hunger one person at a time. Tickets are still on sale at, you don’t want to miss it!  Look for the booth by the VIP area Second Stage. We’ll see you there. #OneMusicFest #GivingIsGood #JustFeedONE #HipHopGivesBack


Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!


West Coast rapper, The Game calls on an all-star group of artists to help with his tribute to Michael Brown. The 18-year old was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014. The Game collaborated with Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, Dj Khaled, Swizz Beats, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh and TGT on “Don’t Shoot.” The song was released today on iTunes and all proceeds from the song will go to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.

You can check out the song and purchase it here!


Who You Wit? REEC & PAY’s Celebrity Basketball Game

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Hot 107.9 FM host, Reec “Mr. Who You Wit?” is heard on the airwaves throughout Atlanta, GA. Reec has achieved many accolades within the community. He has excelled in sports, released two music singles and is the author of a children’s book series. Reec has been honored and awarded for his hard work, community response/outreach and appreciation/service, via his non-profit organization: PAY USA.

Positive American Youth (PAY), established in 1997 brings our youth hope, with goals placed to help children make better choices. PAY promotes education, physical fitness and shares steps to being successful in life and business. PAY USA hosts fund raising events: fitness camps for elementary to high school children, as well as, back to school drives. Ice The Bull (Anti-Bullying mascot) tours schools to advocate anti-bullying via literacy. Reec is doing positive things throughout the city to help build a strong community. Who You Wit?


August 3rd, Reec and Hot 107.9 host PAY’s 3rd Annual Back To School Celebrity Basketball Game. Hot 107.9 Hostshots vs Spartans, was held at The Andrew & Walter Young YMCA. The semi-pro, charity basketball game was a huge success. There were performances by: Jungle Boogie Dance Crew, D’ Squared, Gotta Dance Atlanta, Nikisha Williams, and many more. Celebrities included: The Jackson’s, Danny Glover, Quinton Aaron, Loman Rucker, Kelsey Nykole, and many more. All proceeds benefit non profit PAY USA and an assortment of other non profit organizations.


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Russell Simmons – Art For Life Gala

According to Global Grind in July 2014, over 1,000 guests gathered to support Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s 15th Annual Art For Life event. Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF) was founded by brothers Danny, Russell, and Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons. RPAF is dedicated to providing inner city youth across NYC with significant exposure to the arts, as well as supporting emerging artists with exhibition opportunities. The star-studded celebration of art takes place in the Hamptons. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Georgina Bloomberg, Valentino D. Carlotti, Kimora Lee Simmons, and many others were honored for their gracious donations. There were also performances by Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow, and Naughty By Nature. With all of this support they were able to raise $1.3 million dollars and counting!

Check out some pics from the celebration below:

15th Annual Art For Life Gala Hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons - Program & Dinner

15th Annual Art For Life Gala Hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons - Program & Dinner

15th Annual Art For Life Gala Hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons - Program & Dinner

15th Annual Art For Life Gala Hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons - Program & Dinner

15th Annual Art For Life Gala Hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons - Program & Dinner

15th Annual Art For Life Gala Hosted by Russell and Danny Simmons - Program & Dinner


More pics can be seen from the event can be seen here.

Beyonce Donates $7 Million to Homeless in Houston

According to the Huffington Post, over the past few years Beyonce has donated a total of $7 million in her hometown of Houston, TX at the Knowles-Temenos Place Apartments. This all began in 2007, a couple of years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The apartments have space to house 43 homeless individuals. This facility provides meals, job training, HIV/AIDS testing, and case management services. Their goal is to help residents reach full self-sufficiency. Houston has definitely progressed in its efforts against homelessness and it looks like Beyonce has done her part to chip in!