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Hip hop concert for voter awareness

DETROIT — Occupy the Vote 2012 will hold a concert/voter registration drive Oct. 7 at the Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit. In The Black Media Group, in cooperation with KK Produxions and General Population, present some of the area’s foremost political champions combined with hip hop that challenges the images portrayed in the corporate media.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets for Occupy the Vote are $10, and all seats are general admission. Guest speakers include Tony Trupiano, of AM 1310’s First Shift with Tony Trupiano, and Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, state coordinator for Rainbow PUSH Michigan and senior teacher at Greater St. Matthew Church. Musical performances by Detroit Music Award Hip Hop Artist of the Year SupaEmcee, Volcano and the New Radio Standard, Chicago femcee Ladee Flipside and the debut performance of 3/Fifths: The Band.

Occupy the Vote 2012 is an initiative that seeks to utilize music, media and guest speakers to raise awareness in the Detroit hip hop community of the importance of participation in the political process. The event aims to motivate participants to vote in the Nov. 6 election by conducting on-site registration for voting, disseminating information relating to voting and getting information about the candidates and opening a dialog about the obstacles to effective communication with elected officials.

For more information, call Joseph Black at 313.687.7877 or e-mail yafavoriterapper@gmail.com

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