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Waka Joined By Maino, Swizz Beatz, & Wyclef In NYC For Sandy Benefit

IFWT_WakaFlockaWaka Flocka and BB Kings teamed together to put on a concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. While performing, Waka was joined by Maino, Swizz Beatz, and Wyclef Jean. During the show, Maino presented Waka with triple platinum plaque and performed “Mobbin,” Wyclef spit an acapella  freestyle, and a fan got in Waka’s face on stage. Watch a recap of the show below.






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Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation

The HOT 97 Family and the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation would like to thank all its sponsors for contributing to families affected by Hurricane Sandy.


HOT 97 Message from the Foundation:

HOT 97’s Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation will provide #SANDY Relief supplies to our listeners in the Lower East Side, Far Rockaway, Hoboken, Jersey City, Newark, Staten Island, Lynbrook & Freeport. We are moving as fast as possible to provide blankets, clothing, HD Radios and essential health products to the community. Special thanks to Ibiquity HD Radio, Rocawear Clothing, Swizz Beats Reebok, TrukFit Clothing, Young and Reckless Clothing and our listeners for supporting Summer Jam. A portion of Summer Jam ticket sales goes to the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation for disaster relief and annual programs. These funds allowed us to quickly mobilize our Street Soldiers for #Sandy relief.

Please assist us in helping those in need.
Here’s what they most need now:

Battery powered radios
Battery powered clock radios
New Blankets

(Sorry but we cannot accept used clothing.)
New Sweatshirts/Hoodies
New Fleece Jackets
New Coats – men, women + children
New Gloves
New Scarves
New Socks
New all-weather boots – men, women and children

School supplies

Paper Towels
Plastic garbage bags
Bathroom tissue
Personal hygiene-hand sanitizer, soap, toohpaste + toothbrushes, deodorant, moisturizing lotion, feminine products
Household cleaning products
Rubber cleaning gloves
Baby diapers and baby wipes

Anything non-perishable
Breakfast Bars
Protein bars
Canned spaghetti
Canned tuna
Canned meats
Canned vegetables
Juice boxes

Pre-pack individual food and toiletry bags and we will deliver door to door to the people who cannot get to the site.

To help with the cleanup


Drop off supplies at the Sansone Auto Mall Hurricane Relief Drop Off point, located on Route 1 in Woodbridge.
90-100 US Highway 1 North
Avenel, NJ 07001



A Message from The Original Soup Man

The Original Soupman Locations
Hoboken, NJ | Jersey City, NJ | Staten Island, NY | Coney Island | Far Rockaway | Jersey Shore
The Original SoupMan, the soups that inspired the “No Soup for You!” Seinfeld episode, is based in Staten Island and is making its own daily contribution to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts by serving free, hot bowls of soup to anyone in need from The Original SoupMan SoupTruck. As the weather gets colder, the need will grow. They’ve served between 400-500 bowls of soup to those in need daily.

To help them continue to serve our neighbors with free bowls of hot soup, we need your help.

The Original SoupMan has launched a fundraising campaign through Al’s Feed The Hungry Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization launched by The Original SoupMan in 2005. Al’s Feed The Hungry Foundation donates funds and soup to local hunger charities, including soup kitchens and food pantries. Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Reggie Jackson, an equity partner in The Original SoupMan and long-time brand ambassador, serves as chairman of Al’s Feed The Hungry Foundation. “Al” is Al Yeganeh, THE Original SoupMan, whose strict ordering rules were parodied on Seinfeld.

A $10 donation will helps feed approximately 15 people.

People can donate whatever they can afford by visiting Donations are accepted via credit card or PayPal accounts.

We greatly appreciate your support in helping us spread the word. And we are awed by the strength and resiliency of our neighbors.

50 Cent Gives Back By Serving Thanksgiving Meals To Hurricane Sandy Victims. Speaks On His Turkey Day Plans

50 Cent teamed with the Food Bank for New York City, SMS Audio, the Food Network and Feeding America to host a special Thanksgiving dinner for victims of Hurricane Sandy and those in need at the “Our Table Is Yours” event at Cipriani Restaurant in downtown Manhattan, New York on Wednesday November 21st.

The G-Unit boss spoke with MTV News at the event.


I’m able to provide meals for victims of Sandy or other people in New York City that don’t actually have food,” he told MTV News. “[Hunger,] it’s a world issue, it’s not a third-world issue. One in six Americans are actually going hungry. You got kids that’s surviving based on their school lunch and more than one out of five kids are experiencing hunger.”


Rihanna Gives Back to Hurricane Sandy Victims

Rihanna may have a bad girl persona, but she’s doing good for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

According to the Grio, the singer hosted a listening party turned benefit concert last night titled, “Rihanna & Friends” at Jay-Z’s 40/40 club in New York City. The event was scheduled to be free, but the decision to charge admission to help those affected by the disaster transformed it into a charitable event. “Now is the time for us to come together and do whatever we can to aid those in need,” she told the Daily News.

The pop star is certainly doing her part. She has already donated 1,000 sleeping bags and is also donating $100,000 the NYC Food Bank.

“It’s really difficult to see something so tragic going on and not be able to do anything about it,” Rihanna expressed in a recent interview. “There’s nothing you can control, it’s Mother Nature. It’s really sad what happened here.”