In the wake of one of the world’s most devastating natural disasters, Texas rapper Bun B of the Grammy nominated Hip Hop duo UGK has risen to the occasion, offering a rap concert to raise money for the people of Haiti who were hit by the massive 7.0 earthquake.
“We all need to get involved,” Bun B said in a statement. “Race, color or creed, we are all Haitians right now, and we need to help our brothers and sisters.”
“Houston For Haiti” will take place at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX on Monday January 18. All proceeds collected from ticket sales, which are listed at $20 each, will go directly to the CARE relief organization.
Slim Thug, Trae The Truth, ESG, Lil O, Candi Redd, Just Brittany, Corey Mo and The Party Boyz are just a few of the names scheduled to perform.
Other recent donations to support the victims of the earthquake in Haiti include the National Basketball Association and National Football League, both organizations donating one million dollars to the UNICEF relief effort.
Oprah has donated $1 million dollars, in addition to Shaq, Justin Timberlake, DJ Whoo Kidd, and Ludacris, who have all donated various amounts. In total U.S. companies have pledged to donate over $48 million, and text messages have accounted for more than $11 million in donations. Lady GaGa announced Friday that sales of her merchandise would go to Haitian relief as well.
Also reported earlier this week on HipHopDX, Wyclef Jean’s Yele organization has now raised over two million dollars for victims.