Mos Def Talib Kweli Dead Prez Headline Concert
Posted on July 30, 2007 by Jamie Slaughter
On Sunday, August 26th, 2007, at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square, Hip Hop icons Mos Def and Talib Kweli return for their tenth year as headline performers at the 10th Annual celebration of the highly anticipated and politically charged benefit concert known around the world as Black August Hip Hop Project ("Black August")
Black August, a project of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM)—a non-profit organization, strives to facilitate exchanges between international communities by promoting awareness about the social and political issues that affect young people in their communities. Every year, the concert raises money in support of political prisoners in the U.S. unjustly incarcerated for their efforts to end racial and economic oppression.
From New York to Cuba, from Brazil to South Africa, Black August in the last decade has taken its concert series around the world, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, garnering international support and drawing some of the biggest names in Hip Hop as performers, such as Common, the Roots, Erykah Badu, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Dave Chappelle, Fat Joe, dead prez, Les Nubians and Gil Scott-Heron. This year's New York City concert promises to be its biggest ever.