Hip-hop heavyweights will (remotely) come together Thursday (April 23) for a coronavirus relief benefit concert to help out the heavily impacted state where the genre was born.
The Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) curated the event that media outlet Mass Appeal will present this evening from 6 to 9 p.m. ET. Nas, Ice-T, Wu-Tang Clan, Chuck D of Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, De La Soul, Kurtis Blow and more rap royalty are slated to perform at the live stream show hosted by Video Music Box host and co-creator Ralph McDaniels. The three-hour charity concert will be streamed on Mass Appeal's YouTube channel and simulcasted on UHHM's Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts.
"New York has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state is suffering. Many front line healthcare workers are making heroic sacrifices to care for patients infected by the coronavirus. African Americans and economically challenged communities have been disproportionately affected," UHHM said on their official website's event page. "During times of crisis, the Hip Hop community has come together to help mend the broken and uplift the downtrodden. HIP HOP LOVES NY is our way of showing support and thanks."