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Eminem to host Detroit Hip-Hop Summit

  |   May 18, 2004 at 3:35 PM
DETROIT, May 18 (UPI) -- Russell Simmons, Benjamin Chavis and The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network announced Tuesday that Eminem, will host the Detroit Hip-Hop Summit.

A capacity audience is expected in Detroit's historic Fox Theater Saturday for the weekend that has been declared "Hip-Hop Weekend" in Detroit by Clear Channel Radio's WJLB-FM.

Headlining with Eminem will be 50 Cent, The G Unit, D12, Obie Trice, the Ying Yang Twins, Reverend Run of Run-DMC, Doug E. Fresh and Layzie Bone of Bone, Thugs 'n' Harmony, among others.

"I know people been down on Eminem, but all I ever see is him giving back," HSAN Chairman Russell Simmons said in a release. "They can talk about me, but Eminem is a giver and I'm proud to work with him."

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network has worked to reach out to youth across America via its Youth Voter Registration and GOTV initiative called Hip-Hop Team Vote, started one year ago at the Detroit Hip-Hop Summit '03.

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