While the latest Bay Area renaissance in Hip Hop was dominated by the “hyphy” craze, the northern end of the West Coast has always been active in its community and unified. The spirit of unity and community will continue June 25 when Dilated Peoples, Opio and Pep Love from the Hieroglyphics crew come together with other artists to support DJ RasCue.
The Bay Area DJ is in need of a kidney transplant. All proceeds from the show will go directly to DJ RasCue.
In addition to helping out the DJ, the benefit show also seeks to raise awareness about the millions of individuals in need of organ transplants and the importance of organ donation.
Since being placed on the US Kidney Transplant List, RasCue says in addition to the physical changes his body has gone through, the battle has taken a toll financially as well.
“Finding myself in this position so young I have really taken time to examine and fully appreciate, and cherish my life,” RasCue tells DX via statement. “But perhaps more importantly, I have learned how much it can really mean to a person when someone chooses organ donation.”
For fans in the area, the show takes place at the Temple Nightclub, located on 540 Howard Street in San Francisco.
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