Exclusive: Maino, Hell Rell, Saigon & More Announce Tribute Concert For Slain Fat Joe Associate
Monday, Nov 16, 2009 1:35PM
New York rappers Maino, Hell Rell, Saigon, Uncle Murda and more have come together to announce a tribute concert this month for fatally slain Fat Joe associate Mike Beck.
Former Mobb Deep manager/rapper, Littles hit up SOHH to announce plans for a Self Destruction tribute event and share his reflection on Beck.
"He was a good kid and very well known within the music network," Littles explained. "I put together a concert in his memory and all the proceeds will go to a college fun set up for Mike Beck's son, who is ten years old. We managed to pull all the rappers from New York together. DJ Kay Slay and other Hot 97 personalities will be hosting the event." (SOHH)
The event will also place an emphasis on stressing non-violence.
Organized by Littles presented by Maino, rap artists such as Grafh, Hell Rell, Saigon, Uncle Murda and Cadillac Tah are just a few to name set to perform. The first line up of artists have been selected to perform, due to their upbringing and loyal street following. Before the performances kick off, special invited speakers are set to talk to the audience about the violence we are facing in all inner city communities and what we can do to help put the violence to an end. The hosts for the evening will be Hot 97 DJ Kay Slay the Drama King alongside FuseTV radio personality Dee Vazquez and Hot 97 morning personality K. Foxx. This event will take place on Monday November 23, 2009 at the fabulous Imperial night club in NYC. (Press Release)
Maino has also shared the impact of Beck's passing on his life.
"Mike Beck was a good friend of mine and I don't have too many people in my life I consider friends," Maino said in a statement. "This event is put in place to help send Mike Beck's son to college because he's not here to do it anymore. It's all about coming together in good and bad times and I would want someone to do something like this for me if I was in this position." (Statement)
Beck was fatally killed last month in New York.
Rapper and Terror Squad member Mike Beck was shot and killed in in Brooklyn, New York in late October.. Both Fat Joe and Noreaga confirmed the death with Rest In Peace statements via Twitter. Noreaga issued this statement: "Rest in peace. He was a real dude, Mike Beck. I did records for him n he ate in my crib, n drank too. f*cked up my weekend. R.I.P. Rest in peace Mike Beck, our running challenge is now dedicated to his memory." (Dime Wars)
The event will take place at Imperial located at: 17 West 18 Street (Between 5th & 6th Avenue) Phone: (212) 352-2001.
Check out a past Mike Beck interview below: