The lineup for the April 9 UrbanAID 2 benefit concert at New York's Beacon Theatre continues to grow with the addition of Ja Rule, the Roots, Fat Joe, Ashanti, and Musiq (formerly Musiq Souldchild) to

The lineup for the April 9 UrbanAID 2 benefit concert at New York's Beacon Theatre continues to grow with the addition of Ja Rule, the Roots, Fat Joe, Ashanti, and Musiq (formerly Musiq Souldchild) to the bill. R. Kelly, however, has dropped out of the show, which, as previously reported, will also feature Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and P. Diddy. Comedian Jamie Foxx will host.

The event, organized by LIFEbeat, is being co-chaired by Def Jam founder Russell Simmons and P. Diddy. Black Entertainment Television (BET) will tape the show for future broadcast on the cable channel.

Tickets for UrbanAID 2 go on sale Friday (March 15) via Ticketmaster and the Beacon Theatre box office for $125, $100, $75, and $50. A small number of $250 benefactor tickets are available directly through LIFEbeat by calling 212-965-8900.