Tomorrow, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rap-A-Lot Records, local Christian rap label Much Luvv Records, and a slew of local businesses/ministries, unite to offer Hip-Hop Hope Family Fun Day, an event meant to uplift the community and celebrate more than ten years of community service at the Prince Complex, a community center founded by Rap-A-Lot mogul J. Prince. (There are seven commas in that sentence, if you're keeping score.)
The event is being spearheaded by Much Luvv records, who you may remember last year's Backpack Drive at the MLK community center in Third Ward and free concert for the kiddoes at Texas Children's Hospital.
The name is pretty indicative of what you can expect. There will be free food, grocery distribution (a limited number of groceries are available on a ticketed basis), moonwalks, games, positive hip-hop performances a slam-dunk and three-point shootout and so on and so forth.
"We want to be heavily involved in the community," Much Luvv CEO and artist Tre9 told Rocks Off, "especially in today's climate. We want to show them, 'Hey, you don't have to be down just because of all of the bad stuff you see on the news. There are people that care about you.' We want to show people that tomorrow."
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Among positive-message-oriented artists performing (S.O.M., Icece, Rashien, Von Won), Lil Keke, Ron Artest, and Bun B will be in attendance for the event. We assume Bun will not be performing "Harry Asshole," the track off of UGK's stellar final album paying homage to the majesty of the hirsute anus.