Chuck D of Public Enemy was honored on Saturday, May 19 at his hometown library in Roosevelt, Long Island. According to Newsday.com, library board president, Natalie Connor, honored Chuck D for his 20 years in the music industry and his effort to help raise $2.5 million for a new cultural arts performance center. The event on Saturday night raised $16,000. “This is only the first step towards raising the $2.5 million needed,” Connor said.
S&S Entertainment will host Crunkfest 2007: The 5 Year Anniversary Concert at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee on July 21. Performing at this years event will be Lil’ Wayne, Birdman, Lil’ Boosie, 8ball & MJG, Jibbs, Huey, DJ Unk and Yo Gotti. For information on how to purchase tickets, visit www.myspace.com/crunkfestweekend.
The Roots and Lupe Fiasco will headline Northwestern University’s annual Dillo Concert on Saturday, May 26. According to The Daily Northwestern, The Roots were added this week as a last-minute replacement for rock group, Motion City Soundtrack, who dropped out of the concert. The Dillo Concert is a yearly tradition for Northwestern University, organized by the Mayfest student group, which takes places the Saturday before Memorial Day.