Q-Tip Helps Japan
Japan might seem like a world away from hip hop’s home in New York, but with the country absorbing the genre into its cultural fabric and producing a hip hop stars of its own, it’s only natural that some of the genre’s biggest stars unite to hold a Japan earthquake/tsunami benefit concert to help the stricken nation.
Rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest fame and The Roots star Ahmir ‘?Uestlove’ Thompson have announced they will be joining prolific jazz musician Marcus Miller in his ‘Marcus Miller Presents: A Concert for Japanese Tsunami Relief’ benefit in New York.
All proceeds from the event, to be held on May 15, will be donated to the Direct Relief Charity which aids clean up efforts. Joining the trio will be jazz pianist Robert Glasper, trumpeter Sean Jones and singers Angelique Kidjo and Raheem DeVaughn.
After the double disaster in May, Q-Tip, who calls the country a ‘second home’ tweeted a string of messages of support.
"#Pray for Japan. The Japan situation is very very serious. All of my prayers are with u all."
“I have traveled to Japan more than anyplace on earth. It’s a 2nd home to me.”
CLICK HERE to make a donation to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies disaster appeal.size="2">