Philadelphia veteran and friend of Will Smith Charlie Mack is preparing to host his 8th Annual Charlie Mack Celebrity Weekend. Titled the “Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend,” the charity event is set to pop off this July 22 through July 24.
The event, which began in 1990 as a charity basketball game, will help raise money for the Charlie Mack Cares Center, a nonprofit organization that aids Philadelphian children. Set to appear at the event are a host of A-list players, including Transformers star Tyrese Gibson, comedian Kevin Hart, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, Sean Garrett, The Expendables star Terry Crews and many more.
Mack spoke about the urban plight his city faces, saying, “As a native Philadelphian, I wanted to provide young people with a vehicle to interact with today’s entertainment industry actors/actresses and professional athletes. It was after the loss of my two brothers that I came to know my true calling in life, and recognized an even greater need to create a fundraising vehicle to assist anti-violence organizations.”
Next up, Dashah and DJ Pause – collectively known as the Fresh Vetz – struck Hip Hop gold with their acclaimed mixtape Veteranz Day. Now, the New York duo is taking things a step further by signing to Red Line Music to release their next project Fresh 2 Def.
In a recent press release, the Vetz revealed that they have inked a deal with Red Line in conjunction with their Top Shelf Entertainment imprint for their newest LP, which is due out this October 4. They are preparing to drop their album’s first single “Move the Crowd” this August.
“Move the Crowd” has already earned the duo spins on a variety of top-tier radio programs, including “The Halftime Show with DJ Eclipse” and Hot 97’s “Real Late Night with Peter Rosenberg.”
Finally, alternative emcee Busdriver and Low End Theory alum Nocando have joined forces as super-group Flash Bang Grenada. Not miss to beat, the California duo is now preparing to release their debut project 10 Haters.
Due out this August 23 via Hell Fyre Club, 10 Haters boasts production from underground California vets like Dibia$e, Mexicans with Guns and Nosaj Thing, as well as a guest verse from Del Tha Funkee Homosapien. The full tracklist for the project can be seen below.
1. Good Cop, Bad Cop (produced by Dibia$e)
2. Beat My Bitch (produced by Nosaj Thing)
3. I Can Teleport (produced by Busdriver)
4. Moisturizer (produced by Mexicans with Guns)
5. Aphrodite (produced by E. Super)
6. Bernie (produced by Busdriver)
7. In a Perfect World ft. Open Mike Eagle (produced by Mono/Poly)
8. 10 Haters (produced by Free The Robots)
9. Hyperbolic ft. Del the Funky Homosapien (produced by Shlohmo)
10. Jimmy (produced by Bloccade)