Russell Simmons, T.I, Young Jeezy & LL Cool J and others will be celebrating Barack Obama’s inauguration at a Hip Hop Inaugural Ball. The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network announced the black tie charity gala will take place on January 19, 2009 at 8:00pm, at The Harman Center for the Arts, 610 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Russell Simmons, HSAN Chairman and Co-founder, emphasized, “The Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball will be a fantastic gala and upscale party in celebration of Barack Obama being inaugurated President of the United States. We are also recognizing the outstanding contributions of T.I., LL Cool J and Young Jeezy in helping to turn out the largest young adult vote in American history.”
The Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball will kick off with a star-studded red carpet and celebrity sponsorship reception at 8pm at the Harman Center, followed by an awards presentation and a VIP black tie gala and party on all four levels of the venue. DJ D-Nice will serve as the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball Celebrity DJ throughout the whole night. Tickets can be purchased on a first come, first served basis by going to www.Hiphopinaugural.org or www.HSAN.org.
Jay-Z will be performing In D.C. the 19th(day before the Inauguration). The show will be at the Warner theater at 8 pm, ticket go on sale Friday on LiveNation.