Dame Dash, Marc Ecko Host Fundraiser For Kevin Powell's Bid For Office

Hip-Hop moguls Damon Dash and Marc Ecko have announced they will support Kevin Powell’s bid for Congress.

Powell, a noted journalist and Hip-Hop historian, is running for the 10th Congressional District, Brooklyn, New York, in hopes of defeating Rep. Ed Towns.

Dash and Ecko will host a fundraiser for Powell tomorrow (April 26th) at Dash’s Dash Gallery @ DD112, located in the Tribeca section of New York.

“I have decided to run for Congress here in Brooklyn, New York, because it is the right and necessary thing to do,” Powell stated. “As a long-time resident of this district, I am outraged by the many pockets of fear and despair in our neighborhoods, the arrested development in our communities, and the halting sense that life will never improve for us. During my first Congressional campaign in 2008, I proposed that a brighter future is possible for our district. I traveled a long and difficult road against a comfortably entrenched Democratic incumbent, but I did not give up on the possibilities of what our community and our nation can become. I am running again now in the 2010 election to bring those possibilities into reality.”

Others supports Kevin Powell include comedian Chris Rock, Chicago Bears’ Julius Peppers and others.

Admission to Dash and Echo’s fundraiser for Powell  is $50 and gets attendees access to the event, which takes place from 7:00 PM.

Food will be provided by Sylvia’s Restaurant, beverages are courtesy of Ciroc and deserts will be provided by Tonnie’s Minis.