Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will headline Huntsville, Alabama’s 18th Annual Black Arts Festival on June 23 and 24. The weekend events will take place on the campus of Alabama A&M University and will also feature performances by Mike Jones, Jibbs, Bone Crusher, Rasheeda, Hurricane Chris and Marques Houston.
Last night (June 11), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the legendary group, Run-DMC, held a fund-raiser in Boston with actor Mark Wahlberg to benefit Wahlberg’s foundation for inner-city kids and the Felix Organization, a charity DMC established to help kids in need. According to The Boston Globe, the event took place during the opening of the Equinox Fitness Club in Boston’s Back Bay. “The city’s really doing something about making life better for it’s young people,” DMC told The Globe. “You see so much hope in Boston’s young people. So much evolution. There is so much life here.”
Little Rock, Arkansas teenagers are quickly flocking to a new after school program called Arkansas Arts Hip-Hop School. According to KATV Channel 7, the three month program is intended to keep kids off the street and teach the four elements of hip-hop — break-dancing, DJing, rapping and graffiti. “If they’re bored, kids have a tendency get into trouble,” Hip-Hop School teacher, T.J. Detter, told KATV. “This is a real positive way for kids to use a lot of energy to express themselves because expressing yourself is a good way to deal with some of your stress as a young person.”