In celebration of Black History Month, rapper/actor Ludacris is set to headline Hip-Hop 101. The Feb. 21 concert is being staged at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Among other acts slated to join Ludacris on the bill are fellow rapper Common, singer/songwriter Keri Hilson, Mix Master Mike (of the Beastie Boys) and Grammy-nominated songstress Janelle Monae.
Beyond the aforementioned artist performances, Hip Hop 101 will feature additional attractions including a dance-off between three of L.A.’s topdance schools (Debbie Allen, Millennium and the Edge); live graffiti art and an elaborate light and laser show. HH101 is being produced by Derek Patterson of the financial company Champ Funds Inc. and executive produced by Ken Andrews of Andrews Entertainment Group.