For the Weekend

By Jonathan Adams Aug 15, 2008

If you’re in Harlem…. Synopsis: This feature documentary discloses the ties between the Hip Hop Music community and America’s social and political policy in the last 30 years. This film illuminates rap’s birth during the aftermath of the Black Power Movement, and Hip Hop’s progression from block party music to having its lyrics debated in the halls of Congress. Letter to the President features Snoop Dogg, Jay Z, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Quincy Jones, Will i Am, Maxine Waters, TI, Russell Simmons, David Banner, Chingy, Colin Powell, Common, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and many others. DATE: Sunday, August 17, 2008 Location: 135th Street & St. Nicholas Park on the Great Lawn Rain Location: Harlem School of the Arts, 645 St. Nicholas Ave (btwn 141st & 142nd) Music by The Legendary Chris Washington at 6:00 pm. Film starts at 8:00 pm Event Production: ImageNation