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Hip-Hop Icons Perform at 'Stop The Violence Concert' on Staten Island

Hip-Hop Icons Perform at 'Stop The Violence Concert' on Staten Island

Published Mon, November 28, 2022 at 11:09 AM EST

Some of New York's biggest MCs hit the stage on Saturday (11/26) at the St. George Theater for the Legacy of Hip-Hop Stop The Violence Concert sponsored by the K Woods Foundation and the Waterteam.

Busta Rhymes, The LOX, Funkmaster Flex and Raekwon The Chef of The Wu-Tang Clan performed for thousands at the event, which was intended to put an end to violence in the community amidst the recent rise in violent crimes. The concert was originally slated for August at the SIUH Community Park, but was postponed due to technical difficulties according to the event's organizers. The St. George Theatre has undergone several recent renovations, making it the perfect venue for the concert.

Kareem Woods of the K Woods Foundation has spearheaded several projects recently, which have proven beneficial to Park Hill youth, including the groundbreaking of a new playground and basketball court.

"I'm so proud to see the youth in my neighborhood finally get what they deserve," he said. "I'm so blessed to have grown up here and be in the position to come home and open up new possibilities for learning and growth for so many kids who don't have the opportunities that I had. They deserve a nice, clean, safe space to play and enjoy their childhood."

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