Rappers including Ice T, Melle Mel and Afrika Bambaataa will head to London this July for the city’s first ever Hip-Hop Summit.
The UK Hip-Hop Summit is modeled – and endorsed – by Russell Simmons’ hugely-popular touring event in the US, the Hip-Hop Summit Network, and will bring together some of the biggest names from the US and UK industry to educate children on the business of music, as well as promoting various forms of the genre.
Ice-T will host the main panel at the Forum in Kentish Town to discuss a variety of topics including “Reality vs. MTV, “What is UK Hip-Hop and Grime” and “Integrity vs Business.”
Other events that have been announced include a night dedicated to women in Hip-Hop and a London Community Summit, which will be a day devoted to young people and how to establish careers in the music industry.
Ten percent of all ticket sales will go towards the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust.