T.I., Young Jeezy & LL Cool J Honored For Their Efforts To Get Out The Vote

In celebration of the Barack Obama’s Presidential inauguration, Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) has announced plans for a star-studded event in the nation’s capitol, honoring the hip-hop community for its efforts in getting out the vote.

Dubbed the “Hip-Hop Inauguration Ball,” the event will include a fundraiser to generate donations for HSAN’s non-profit work in education advocacy, as well as an award presentation honoring T.I., LL Cool J, Young Jeezy and the Hip-Hop Caucus’ “Respect My Vote” campaign, for their contribution to the largest youth voter turnout in American history.

“We are celebrating the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States, and the magnificent turn out of young voters throughout the nation,” Simmons, who is the Chairman and Co-founder of HSAN, said in a statement. “Hip-Hop is all about transformation and it is a thrill to help make and witness this history.”

The Hip-Hop Inaugural, which will take place at the prestigious Harman Center for the Arts on January 19, 2009, will also include a celebrity studded red carpet and a VIP party.

Tickets can be purchased on a first come, first served basis by going to www.Hiphopinaugural.org or www.HSAN.org. – Elan Mancini

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  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    I’m going to call bullshit on this! That faggot Russell Simmons was hanging off of Hilary Clinton’s titts something serious during the primaries, now he’s trying to capitalize off of Barack Obama’s win with this wack ass party, by raising money for his bitch organization. That organization doesn’t do shit but have town-hall meetings in different cities with wack niggas like Jim Jones and radio personalities on their forums. GTFOH That shit is going to be the lamest party that night. The shit ends at 1:30 and the rickets are $500-2500!!! Nigaa Please! Stick to selling your wack ass clothes and pre-paid debit cards you old ass wrinkly high yellow turtle lookin nigga!!

    • Oneofthemyo’s

      I cosign this man, I call shenanigans on russel for this with his flip flopping ass who’s getting that money from the tickets, aint no mention of any charity.

      That also is the difference with broke ass people though he went with the wrong side in the elections initially and is still gonna profit thats y he rich.

  • Gerod

    I helped cats get out and vote…..

    where’s my award at?

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