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Hip-Hop for Hunger Celebrates its 10th year [PSA]

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EDMONTON, AB – For the tenth consecutive year, Edmonton’s urban music community will pool its talents for Hip-Hop For Hunger to raise 1,500 lbs of food donations for the Edmonton Food Bank. The initiative, which has raised over 7,000 lbs of food in nine years, is led by 3X Western Canadian Music Award Nominees Politic Live and will take place at 9 pm – Thursday, December 15th 2011 at Brixx Bar & Grill (10030-102 Street).

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Hosted by local comedian Sterling Scott (Showtime at the Apollo) Edmonton’s tenth annual Hip-Hop For Hunger will be headlined by EMI Music Canada / Capitol (US) recording artist Kreesha Turner. Turner’s performance marks her return to the event which she performed at and co-hosted prior to getting signed in 2006. Other performers for the night include Mikey Maybe (Old Ugly Records), Lee’On and Turner’s former collaborator Oozeela who will join her during her set.

In additional to accepting regular food donations this year Hip-Hop For Hunger is putting an emphasis on collecting foods that reflect the religious and/or cultural needs of new immigrants to Edmonton. “We need to look out for communities who may be in need of food from the food bank but due to religious or cultural reasons cannot eat certain food the Edmonton Food Bank gives out”, says Hip-Hop For Hunger co-producer Bercham Richards. “These concerns can often be accidently overlooked so we are trying to be proactive in our efforts and create awareness.”

Those who come out to support Hip-Hop For Hunger will receive a reduced cover charge with the donation of a non-perishable food item. All participating acts have taken the initial initiative by donating 20 non-perishable food items each.

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For further information please contact:

Marlon Wilson, Hip-Hop For Hunger 2011 Media Relations Music For Mavericks

E-mail: polilive@hotmail.com

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Amalia Judith was born in Winnipeg, MB and quickly whisked away to a childhood of travel throughout California, England, Germany and predominantly Pakistan. In 2006 she completed an honor's degree in English Literature, which left her quite jobless and alone in East Van. Amalia cut her teeth at abortmag.com, Canada's darkest counter-culture magazine, moving on to contribute words and flicks to HipHopCanada: she's currently a member of HipHopCanada's West Coast team and has had the privilege to interview hip-hop icons like Lil' Kim, Pusha T, Big Boi, Three Six Mafia, Yelawolf, Pharrell Williams and most of Wu-Tang. Amalia also works as a Key Worker educator and advocate for families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, as well as heading up Team Heartbreak, a media production company that pairs community involvement and artistic movements.

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