Ghostface, Jay Electronica & Talib Kweli to Play Free Diabetes Benefit Concert

Ghostface Killah, Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli and Consequence are just a few of the rappers that will be hitting the stage next week in Brooklyn to help raise awareness for diabetes.

The show, dubbed “Mind. Body. Soul.,” will be hosted by Okayplayer, A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg and actor Michael Rapaport. Phife, who suffers from diabetes, recently experienced a kidney transplant to aid in his condition.

Throughout the event, diabetic support organizations will be on hand to offer information and take donations.

The concert is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20 at 8 p.m. EST at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Fans can gain free entrance if they email rsvp@theheavysound.com before the day of the show.

In related news, Rapaport is currently working on A Tribe Called Quest documentary with Nas. —Elan Mancini

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    now thats whats really good. my pops has diabetes, shit aint nothing to play with. put down that leftover fried chicken & pick up some fruit, vegetables, or some shit….

    sidenote: anyone hear that track (idk if the name of the song is Just Begun or Reflection Eternal, someone help me out w/ that) w/ Talib, Jay Electronica, J. Cole, & Mos Def. that’s a crazy lineup (i think i heard somewhere that they’re gonna be a group?). song is pretty dope. y’all should check it out.

  • TheCoolest

    “Just Begun” Is one of the best Hip Hop collabs of 09′
    Talib, J.Cole,Mos Def & Jay Electronica is not forming a group but I think Jay Electronica is planning on making an album with Mos Def & Currensy

    (The track is called ” Just Begun” , Reflection Eternal is the name of the duo composed by Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek. You should check out their mixtape)

    • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

      hells yea. its the best one i’ve heard so far.
      good lookin out, mayne.

  • Ladidadida

    This is real big we got alot of people out their living with diabetes and it is a treatable disease, sadly not everyone has the money to take care of diabetes. And we are also not don enough with our youth to help prevent it so big uppsss on this one

  • Jesus Martinez

    Comin from somebody who has diabetes, I’m real happy to hear this…It really does not get near as many charity events as AIDS and different types of cancer get.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Ghostface is a diabetic also………..

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