Rhymesayers Announce Benefit Concert For Haiti

Minneapolis based Rhymesayers Entertainment will use the top artists on their label to help raise money and relief for Haiti, just as officials call off search and rescue missions in the country.

Slug of Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Freeway, Sage Francis, Jake One and other acts on the label will take the stage at Minneapolis’ First Avenue club to raise money to donate to Wyclef’s Yele Haiti, Oxfam America and Doctors Without Borders.

"This is one if the greatest tragedies of our lifetime,” Rhymesayers CEO Brother Ali said in a statement. “It's time for all of us to help the people and families who are suffering."

Today, representatives for 20 nations are meeting in Montreal, Canada, to discuss the long-term reconstruction of the country.

Officials like U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner will also discuss a strategy for debt relief to further assist the country, which has been decimated by a series of natural disasters since 2004.

"It's embarrassing to admit how unaware I've been of the living conditions in Haiti. And that's before the earthquake hit,” Rhymesayers artist Sage Francis revealed. “I'm honored to be involved with this fundraiser and I'm thankful for the conditions that allow me to be on the giving end of this charity. I trust that our fans feel the same way."

Other acts on the bill for the benefit concert include Toki Wright, B. Dolan, I Self Divine, Sims, Muja Messiah, BK One, DJ King Otto and Kevin Beacham.

Slug will play host during the charity performance and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the aforementioned non-profits.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday (January 27th) for $20. The event takes place February 9, beginning at 7:00 PM.