Chance The Rapper and Salt-N-Pepa to Perform at Alicia Keys’ 2016 Black Ball
Alicia Keys is making sure hip-hop is giving back in a big way. Chance The Rapper and Salt N Pepa will perform at Keys' 13th annual Black Ball in NYC on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The annual black tie affair is put on by A. Key's charity Keep a Child Alive (KCA). It was announced earlier this month that A$AP Rocky would be performing along with rock star Patti Smith.
Star-studded events, humanitarian and otherwise, are nothing new to Chano or the ladies. The Chicago rapper and former XXL Freshman just wrapped his Magnificent Coloring Day Festival in his hometown to celebrate the launch of his charity Social Works Inc. The 23-year-old mixtape star brought out big names like Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, and Alicia to celebrate the day. In fact, Chance has had a long history of helping his city through community efforts.
As for Salt-N-Pepa, the legendary crew has been reppin' for the ladies of hip-hop for more than 30 years now. Back in the 1980's, the Queens duo, along with their resident DJ Spinderella, were among the first rappers to promote safe sex. The ladies were recently honored at VH1's 2016 Hip Hop Honors. Contemporary hip-hop acts like Dreezy, Eve, Ashanti and Keke Palmer paid homage to the "Push It" MCs with a special medley performance.
The 2016 Black Ball will take place at Hammerstein Ballroom on Oct. 19 with a special tribute to legendary music mogul Clive Davis. As always, Alicia Keys will serve as the night's host. Check out details about how to donate to KCA and attend the Ball here.
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