Brand Nubian, CL Smooth, The Beatnuts, and M1 Unite for Black August Benefit

beatnuts.jpgThis Sunday (August 13), the annual Black August benefit concert will be held at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York’s Times Square. Billed as “A celebration of Hip Hop and our Freedom Fighters,” and organized by the Malcom X Grassroots Movement, the benefit is now in it’s ninth consecutive year. This year’s show is dedicated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and The Angola 3, and will feature performances by Brand Nubian, CL Smooth, the Beatnuts and M1 of dead prez, as well as some surprise headlining acts to be revealed on the night of the event. Born within the California prison system in the 1970s, Black August was originally intended to honor the memory of slain political activists such as George and Jonathan Jackson and James McClain. It has since evolved into a month of political awareness and outreach with the goal of educating individuals and communities on the ongoing struggle for equality and justice.

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  • pop a poppa

    i wish i was able to go to this shit.
    this lineup is an underground hip-hop
    fan’s wet dream.

  • lisab.

    i heard the surprise headliners are the Roots and Talib Kweli!! thats HOT!

  • 11kap

    I like all these groups, but the beatnuts are some raw mf’s. Word.

  • Shortylightskin

    Damn, that make me feel like i’m a freshman or sophmore in highschool, i copped everything these cats put out back in the days, and Brand Nubians had sommin to say fo real! N u know the Beatnuts get they Props over Here.

  • H-man

    Does anyone really even fuckin care???

  • 11KAP

    I CAN SEE THEM REAL OLD RAPPING THEIR OLD TUNES……………….THOSE JOINTS WERE FIYAHHHH!!

  • nigga for da north

    yo i hope cl smooth performs troy thats 1 of my favorite tracks of all time

  • http://www.myspace.com/rene_daniel WI$EGUY

    THERE IS STILL ALOT OF ROOM IN THIS GAME FOR CL SMOOTH AND PETE ROCK!!!…….THESE OLDER CREWS NEED TO MAKE THERE OWN LIL MARKET OF RAPPERS AND GET THAT MONEY!!! SO THAT HIPHOP MUSIC AND RAP HAS A GANG OF LIL GENRES OF RAP/HIPHOP! IM COMING UP IN THE RAP GAME AND ALL IM SEEING IS THAT THESE MUSIC CATS AINT GOT HUSTLE AT ALL!!!!!!!!! EXCEPT THE ONES THAT ARE DOING IT!!! IF I HAD A CATALOG LIKE THESE CATS I WOULD BE ALL UP IN THE MIX!!!!!! LIKE HOW THE NEW LUDACRIS SONG SAYS…THESE RAP CATS GET LAZZZZZZZZZZY!

  • http://msp188photography.com Monifa Perry

    The concert was wonderful and I would like to thank everyone who came out to support the Malcolm X Grassroots Organization and the Black August Hip Hop Project. The music was great, Brand Nubian, The Beatnuts, CL Smooth, M1, Talib Kweli, The Roots, and Evil D all were outstanding. Immortal Tecknique and ED O.G. also appeared. I look forward to next years concert. Thanks again to all the artist that donated their time and the supporters of the organization. Check out Blackaugust.com and mxgm.com, peace