Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The TRUTH Awards Confirmed Performers: By MG Media

The TRUTH Awards ’08 Weekend will be another example of Giving Respect to the Chicago Connect as we celebrate the best and brightest in Chicago’s urban entertainment industry. The entire weekend will be another extravaganza as we salute a fallen soldier, Bernie Mac. A selected comedian will give a farewell tribute to The Mac Man’s life. There will also be a 25 year salute to house music in Chicago, honoring three pioneers Steve Silk Hurley, Wayne Williams, and Farley Keith.

The kick off celebration will start with a press conference in September at South Loop Hotel, followed by an award show performers’ meet and greet at the Hip Hop McDonald’s. The award show weekend activities will start on Thursday, Oct 9th, TRUTH 4 Literacy Fashion Gala will raise funds through a book purchase silent action as an effort to combat literacy. On Friday, Oct 10th the nominees, celebrity presenters, performers, and sponsors will suit up for The TRUTH Hip Hop HOOPS Challenge to raise awareness against HIV/AIDS. The TRUTH Awards ‘o8 will promote getting out the hip hop vote in conjunction with the November presidential election with an after party to follow. These events are supported by American Family Insurance, Walk Wireless/U.S. Cellular & Chicago Department of Public Health. For sponsorship call the number listed below.

Confirmed artist on the biggest night of the year at the red carpet presentation are R&B songbird Syleena Johnson, Shining Prince of R&B Ben One, L.E.P. Bogus Boys, Westside Legends, Speed Knot Mobstaz, new teen sensation BREA, Vi, Hot 2 Def and J. Hollis. Others will join the hot line up as we near the 8th annual hip hop/R&B awards to shine a light on the emerging new city of dreams. For tickets & more information call 312.980.2681 or

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