Sunday, November 18, 2007

Multi-Platinum Rap Artist Jay-Z to Donates His Proceeds From Denver Concert to Families of the Victims of Columbine High School Shooting


Hard Knock Life Tour mate DMX Also to Contribute His Profits

of April 27 Denver Coliseum Show

Multi-platinum rap artist Jay-Z has announced that he will donate his proceeds from last night's Hard Knock Life concert at the Denver Coliseum to the families of the Columbine High School shooting victims.

DMX, a featured act on the tour, has pledged his profits from the night's show as well.

After hearing of the tragedy last week, the rappers realized that the tour was heading right to Denver, stopping at the Coliseum on April 27, and decided immediately to help the affected families in the most direct way possible. Their donation is also meant to be a symbolic gesture, a demonstration of support from the hip hop community.

Jay-Z has sold over 4 million copies of his current album, Vol. 2...Hard Knock Life (Roc-A-Fella Records). His current tour is the most successful hip hop tour to date, selling out in every venue, and featuring acts such as Redman, Method Man and DJ Clue.

For further information, please contact: Gabrielle Peluso, director of Publicity at 212/229-5222, Lauren Murphy, senior vice president of National Media & Artist Relations at 212/333-8511, or Jolyn Matsumuro, senior director of Media & Artist Relations at 310/288-5378.

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