The Hip Hop Anniversary Tour will bring legendary artists and some of the talents who created the rap music genre to Portland and Seattle this June. But this tour is NAACP approved, and promises to offer family friendly concerts, with no swearing and a positive message.
Last year Kurtis Blow, former 'gangsta' rapper Master P, his son Romeo, other entertainers and media corporations, signed on to the NAACP's STOP Campaign. Blow, now a minister, also participated in the NAACP's symbolic burial of the N-word at its annual convention in Detroit.
"The music from the past was fun," rap industry legend Blow said Friday in Washington, D.C. "The tour brings those beats and good feelings back with three hours of Hip Hop with no profanity and within the bounds of universal acceptance."
Performers include: Grand Master Mele Mel, Grand Wizard Theodore, The Force MDs, Dana Dane and The Air Force Crew Bboys. They'll be joined at some shows by other guests such as: Big Daddy Kane, Whodini, KRS One, Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force and Rob Base.
The STOP Campaign was launched by the NAACP Youth & College Division to end the prevalence of racist, sexist language, images and concepts in the media, by holding the industry responsible and by calling for a shift in personal behavior.
The tour – in Portland June 26 and Seattle June 27 — will bring is looking for promoters and radio stations to help promote the concerts. For a proposal please contact Krush Films at 917-499-1232 or email [email protected]. More information about the STOP Campaign can be found at: www.naacp.org