I've got a whole city to hold down

March 22, 2004

The hip-hop summit cometh

Fresh details: The Chicago Hip-Hop Summit - the local incarnation of a national effort to register hip-hop fans to vote - will be held this Saturday, March 27, at the UIC Pavilion. Music starts at 11am, doors open at 9. Among those scheduled to appear (though the press release is written vaguely enough that we can't tell who will actually perform) are Common, Kanye West, Twista, Ludacris, Dame Dash and Russell Simmons. For more info, click over to the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network.

(Aside: Isn't there something uh, bitterly ironic - or just plain fucked up - about holding an event with the themes of "taking back responsibility" and "empowering youth" ... and there giving an award to an alleged child rapist?)