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Get Down 2 Give Back 2013 at LPR

Join Us at ‘#GetDown2GiveBack 2013‘:

(A Healthy-Eating Organization in Brownsville, NY)

Presented by ChevonMedia and Plane Jane Records.

Featuring: DJ Scratch, Lord Finesse, and DJ Akalepse


Tickets available here:

Facebook Event Page:

A Tweet to Copy & Share:
GetDown 2GiveBack 11/27 @LPRnyc: @DJScratch @LordFinesseDITC @Akalepse @Chevon @_AlexEstevez for @ResConnectCare

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Instagram Handles:
_AlexEstevez, DJScratch, LordFinesseDITC, Akalepse, Chevonmedia


One holiday, Akalepse, Rich Medina, DJ Evil Dee and Lord Finesse stepped up to give hip-hop’s sweetheart a party to remember. Chevon promptly asked the DJs if she could make the event a fundraiser. They all said “yes!”

The fundraiser was a success with a packed house, gift bags, raffles and great music. Then, as another year went by, some things changed. The hospitalizations of Erick Sermon, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne; the passing of Heavy D and the heart attack that her friend DJ Statik Selektah suffered on tour pushed Chevon to search for additional knowledge about how food affects our bodies.

She read about healthy meals, shared recipes with her networks and held online chats about making strides in eating better. Her following grew to include people like Big Daddy Kane, who calls her from the road for healthy eating tips. But when Chevon met an urban food advocate whose organization runs healthy food programs in Brownsville – another charity event was born.

This holiday, Akalepse and Chevon are teaming up to bring the second ‘Get Down 2 Give Back’ charitable dance party to life. The inimitable DJ Scratch of EPMD and the legendary Lord Finesse will join Akalepse on the turntables at LPR to raise funds for resident. connect. care.’s Brownsville’s healthy eating organization.


The Institute of Public Health reports that “Poor health is the biggest challenge facing public housing residents. Programs need to help transform residents’ attitudes toward health and wellness.”

resident. connect. care. is a grassroots organization committed to serving clients that live in food deserts and experience overwhelming diet-related morbidity and mortality. They currently serve the public housing community of Brownsville, Brooklyn and work in partnership with the Fund for the City of New York. Their mission is to help people who live in food deserts reduce the effects of preventable illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease – through after school cooking programs and food justice advocacy.

resident. connect. care. maintains a website plus Facebook and Twitter accounts and is a verifiable nonprofit organization. Their nonprofit credentials are in partnership with The Fund For The City Of New York are available here.

Turntable Whisperer (@DJScratch) on Twitter

Grammy Nominated Platinum Producer, One 3rd Of EPMD, World Champion DJ, Turntablist Of The Year, WBLS, Legend. Brooklyn, New York · ScratchVision.

Lord Finesse (LordFinesseDITC) on Twitter

The latest from Lord Finesse (@LordFinesseDITC).

akalepse (@akalepse) on Twitter

The latest from akalepse (@akalepse). Truth & Soul Records / Plane Jane Records / STOP THE WORLD / PROPS. BROOKLYN.

Chevon Drew (@Chevon) on Twitter

The latest from Chevon Drew (@Chevon). Brand Strategy @ a NY Startup. Formerly @Oracle. Rocking digital marketing & Humanitarianism, daily. Manager for @GOTTKGO



Fifth Annual FREEDOM DANCE Will Celebrate 34 Years of Assata Shakur’s liberation and Raise Funds for U.S. Political Prisoners

The Fifth Annual FREEDOM DANCE will celebrate the 34th year of freedom since Assata Shakur’s liberation. Come dance and celebrate to Free All Political Prisoners. All proceeds go U.S. Political Prisoners.  Please contact the organizers directly with any questions on how the money is handled. All of their contact info is below. Have a great time!

The National Black Theatre
2031 Fifth Avenue,
Harlem (at 126th Street)

7:30 pm – 12:00 midnight
Music by DJ Lumumba aka Revolution

Food and beverages available for purchase
For more information 917.415.5653 |

Celebrate a great victory and get some extra energy to continue the work to Free All Political Prisoners!


TTK Chosen For Doin’ It In The Park Art Exhibition Inspired By Bobbito Garcia Film

See you at RUSH Arts Gallery on September 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm, where Painter TTK will be featured in the Doin’ It In The Park Art Show! The exhibit is inspired by Bobbito Garcia and Kevin Couliau’s film “Doin’ It In The Park, NYC Pickup Basketball.”

The show is curated by the talented Dexter Wimberly (curator of The Box That Rocks, Round Zero and more). As TTK’s representative I can assure you we are excited to be a part of #DoinItInThePark!

Danny and Russell Simmons RUSH Arts Gallery is located at526 W 26th St, New York, NY | Tel: (212) 691-9552.  You can share the flyer below with friends.




Hakim Green Hosts 24 Hours of Peace Outdoor Event in New Jersey

@RasJBaraka presents #24HrsofPeaceI attended a KRS-ONE show at SOBs recently and was surprised to see Hakim Green of Channel Live onstage.  He performed a song with KRS, who described how they first met, back when Hakim was teaching 8th grade students.  Now, Hakim is teaching outside of the classroom, in the streets of New Jersey where violence has had a grip for too long.  In 2010, twelve people were killed in just a 24 hour period in New Jersey.  Since then, Councilman Ras Baraka, has put together an annual  “24 Hours of Peace, Occupy Clinton Avenue” event in Newark, with host Hakim Green.

24 Hours of Peace is an outdoor cultural event aimed at addressing violence through the performing arts. The overall message is to say “Time Out” to the community and to have 24 hours without any violent acts.

“It’s a small step in our ongoing commitment to increasing the PEACE!! We are Hip Hop and our ethic is Peace, Love, Unity and Safely, having fun.”  says Host, Hakim Green of Channel Live.  2011 was our inaugural year for the 24 Hours of Peace Concert.


This year the entertainment roster includes artists such as Co Host, Tap Dance King, Savion Glover, DJ Antoine Qua of 107.5 WBLS, Rah Digga, former First Lady of The Flip Mode Squad, Hip Hop Greats, Treach of Naughty by Nature, Do It All of Lords of the Underground, Jersey Block Entertainment and a host of local artists.

To get to the event, take NJ Transit to Newark Penn Station then walk to Clinton Ave at Treacy Ave. Peace and love!



Spike Lee Enlists Talents of DJs Clark Kent, Scratch, Spinna and J Period for Film Fundraiser

I could not talk about this before the official announcement, but now I can!  On Friday, August 16, 2013, Spike Lee will be joined by DJs Clark Kent, Scratch, Spinna, and more for an all night dance party and fundraiser.

The party, sponsored by Brooklyn Bowl and 40 Acres and a Mule, will start at 11:45 PM at 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249.  Money and awareness raised will go toward Spike’s new film.

I love the Saul Bass influenced poster!  Get excited about this party and visit for tickets!




Rollerskating Meets Health Food in the Heart of Brooklyn at Mind Body and Roll


Mind Body and Roll! is a pop-up roller skating rink and alternative health and wellness party set to appear at Brooklyn Fire Proof on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The party is FREE and open to all ages from 3pm-8pm. After 8pm, the venue is 21+ with a $10 cover. There is FREE evening entry with RSVP BEFORE 11PM to

You can bring your own skates or take advantage of $10 skate rentals. There will be Wellness Talks, Skating Lessons, Dance Workshops, Raffles & Giveaways. Check out the address and schedule below.


BROOKLYN FIRE PROOF | 119 Ingraham Street | btwn Porter & Knickerbocker | 2 Blocks NE of Morgan L Stop


  • 3:00PM SKATING LESSONS | By SkateTruck NYC
  • 4:00PM Eating for Energy | Finding Energy From The Foods You Eat By Intergrated Nutrion Certified Health Coach Lucy Chen
  • 5:00PM Know Your Rights | From Dealing With Police to Starting Your Own Business By NYU Law Student Jeffrey Silberman
  • 6:00PM MAXIMUM MUSCLE FUNCTION | Applied Kinesiologist and Chiropractor Dr. Brian Blatt/ Axis Chiropractic and Fitness Wizard, Bodywork Superhero John O’Mahoney/Body Art BK
  • 7:00PM SKATING LESSONS | By SkateTruck NYC
  • 8:00PM Gaga/PEOPLE | Gain Knowledge & Self-Awareness, Discover and Strengthen Our Engines Through MovementThrough Movement Class is open to everyone
  • 9:00PM Total Life Remix | Breathe for Energy by Nutrition and Lifestyle Expert Monica Aparicio
  • 10:00PM Rink Closes, House Music Dance Party Begins

You can bookmark the Facebook event page here.


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