AFENI SHAKUR AND MIKE EPPS JOIN FORCES TO PRESENT A STAR-STUDDED BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION & BENEFIT CONCERT FOR HIP-HOP ICON TUPAC SHAKUR SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY MIKE EPPS, CO-HOSTED BY M1 OF DEAD PREZ !
The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts is proud to announce a star-studded birthday celebration & all-star benefit concert presented by Afeni Shakur and Hollywood actor/ comedian Mike Epps (June 16, 2009) in honor of the late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, it was announced today by Epps’ Naptown Productions.
The unique partnership was created by Epps, who despite juggling a national comedy tour, promotion of the new DVD “Funny Bidness” and two box-office films, “Next Day Air” and “Janky Promoters”, decided to augment his schedule by honoring the late rapper’s birthday with a fund-raising event to support The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts and an unforgettable birthday celebration.
“I’m a long-time fan of Pac’s music. It’s always been the soundtrack for overcoming struggle and when my life was in a desolate place it was his messages that helped bring me through,” says Epps. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for his inspiration. It’s an honor for me to stand alongside his mother, Afeni Shakur in celebrating such a personal moment in her son’s history.”
The celebration will honor and celebrate the life and legacy of the hip-hop great whose life was tragically taken on September 13, 1996, leaving behind a multi-generational legion of fans and musical followers.
Taking place on the grounds of The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Atlanta, special celebrity invited guests such as Ludacris, Ciara, Young Jeezy, Big Boi, MTV’s Day 26, Jim Jones, Polow Da Don, and more are expected to participate in commemorating the birth of the legendary rapper in an extravagant momentous birthday tribute. Co-hosted by M1 of Dead Prez, more performers will be added in the coming weeks.
“This concert celebration is an expression of my gratitude for all of Tupac’s fans for continuing to support and love my son. Pac’s life was a gift from God, “says Afeni Shakur. “We continue to carry on Pac’s legacy via his art and foundation.”
June 16, 2009
Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts
5616 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Tickets for the event are $25 and will be available via Ticketmaster, http://www.tasf.org and at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts located at 5616 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain, GA. For concert updates and more information go to http://www.tasf.org