Ludacris & Young Jeezy Teach ATL Youth To "Get Money Right"

ImageHip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) Chairman Russell Simmons and President and CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis are continuing their rounds on the "Get Your Money Right" national tour, by stopping in Atlanta on September 16, 2006.

The two leaders are taking their message of financial empowerment to Morris Brown College on Saturday, September 16th. They will be joined by a number of hip-hop's elite, including Jermaine Dupri, Young Jeezy, Disturbing Tha Peace's Chaka Zulu, Ludacris and Bobby Valentino, Paul Wall, Remy Ma, Chingo Bling, producer Bryan-Michael Cox, President of the Ludacris Foundation Roberta Shields; Def Jam Head of A&R Shakir Stewart and DJ Drama.

Originally launched in 2005 to communicate the importance of financial literacy to the hip-hop community, this year's HSAN "Get Your Money Right" national tour kicked off in Detroit on March 25th with Obie Trice, MC Lyte Three 6 Mafia, Stat Quo and Doug E Fresh as guest speakers. Sponsored by Chrysler Financial and Anheuser-Busch, the "Get Your Money Right" tour has already stopped in New York (April 22) and Miami (May 20) and will visit Los Angeles (September 30) and Dallas (October 14) before concluding in Toronto, Canada (October 28). Topics to be covered include the basics of banking, home ownership, repairing bad credit and understanding credit scores, entrepreneurship, vehicle financing and more.

"Joining with Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris to host the Atlanta Hip-Hop Summit is a special blessing," Russell Simmons said via statement. "This city is known for its great contributions to hip-hop, as well as being a center for social change in our nation and world. 'Get Your Money Right' is an opportunity for the core of our demographic -- 18-35 year olds - to gain invaluable information on financial empowerment."

"We will celebrate the evolution of hip-hop in Atlanta and throughout the South, as well as transmit life-transforming real stories about wealth building and entrepreneurship," Dr. Chavis said, also via statement.

The Atlanta Hip-Hop Summit will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16th from 1:30-3:30 pm at Morris Brown College in the John Lewis Gymnasium (643 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive). All participants will receive a "Get Your Money Right" workbook, available in English and Spanish, which can be downloaded at

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