HIP HOP LEADERS CONFERENCE
Hip-Hop Leaders Conference Intl, which takes place on August 8th-12th at UCLA, offers hands-on entertainment workshops, exposing at-risk youth to the inside of the music industry and the technology that drives it.
50 at-risk youth and international students check-in to the dorms and have direct interaction and instruction from DJ’s, radio personalities, artists, video directors, producers, business managers, accountants, marketing/A&R representatives, engineers, IT professionals, and lawyers.
-The Conference serves as the entry point into the year round College Prep and
Technology Prep curriculum, delivered by 1600 Avenue’s Hip Hop Leaders Program.
-Supporters include: Adam 12, She Wants Revenge, Aloe Blacc, BUZZTONE, Chace
Infinite Greytone, Angeles Records, Soul Assassins, Charles Shaughnessy- Saints and
Sinners, Days of Our Lives, The Nanny, Cody Marks Sae Grass Records, David Lilly-
Rush Hour 3, CSI, The Urban Network, DJ Evil E, Rhyme Syndicate, DJ Ice, The
Seventh Letter, Wilshire Direct, DJ Killu Grand, DJ Lethal House of Pain & Limp Bizkit,
DJ Muggs of Soul Assasins and Cypress Hill, DJ Tina T, Etchstar, Frank 151, Freddi C
(The Lab 101), Galpin Auto Sport, Hen Gee Latin Froz Rhyme Syndicate, Heroic,
Homicide Sugar Ray, Imeem.com, Jive Records, John Farley, JROCC from the Beat
Junkies, Koch Records, Kofie- Draftsmen, Luc Besson, Mama Youth, Maryam Dalan –
Peeler Gear Megan Morris America’s Next Top Model, Michael “Blue” Williams
(Outkast Manager & Family Entertainment), Mudluscious, MYKA 9 from Freestyle
Fellowship, New Era Caps, Obeygiant, OM Records, Pathways Mentoring, Paul Chang
URB Magazine, Paul Stewart (Next Thing), PEP Williams, QD3, Quintessentially.com,
Ray R. Rub Magazine, Red Bull, RIME Magazine, Ronnie Faisst, Royal Elastics,
Ryan Ford, Samaki Walker NBA Player- Choices Foundation, Scion, Scott Bailey-
Saints and Sinners, Law and Order, Guiding Light, Walker Texas Ranger, Scotty
Coats- Ubiquity Records, Sean Boulden TVT Records, Shelly O’Neill rootzmedia, Shepard
Fairey, Shui Clothing, Slamm Andrews Saw Grass Records, Steve Aoki dimmak records,
Sticky Fingaz, Stones Throw, The Fader, The Marketing Division, The Reyes Brothers
featuring Sen Dog and Mellow Man Ace, The Seventh Letter, The Source, Topic, Tyle
Kyne, Rosalie- Saints and Sinners, URB Magazine, VAPORS Magazine, Wake Up Show,
Zune by Microsoft
It may not come as a shock to you that there is a crisis regarding the number of students dropping out of Los Angeles High Schools. Within the last 18 months, a study by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University calculated that only 45% of students were graduating in four years from Los Angeles schools. This problem in our public education system is too costly to society and its youth for us to sit back and do nothing.
That is why The Marketing Division is working on a project in conjunction with 1600 Avenue, a 501(c )3 non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, CA. The Hip Hop Leaders Program International is a year-round after school college and technology preparatory curriculum that supplements today’s school systems. We use the excitement of hip hop and entertainment to connect with our at-risk youth, and then help them finish high school and get into college.
Next Wednesday, August 8th is the kick-off for the Annual Los Angeles Hip Hop Leaders Conference, when we host 100 under served youth from the Los Angeles area at the UCLA campus for five days of enriching workshops and activities including direct interaction and instruction from DJs, radio personalities, artists, video directors, producers, business managers, accountants, marketing/A&R reps, engineers, IT professionals and lawyers.
The Conference is part of the year round College Prep and Technology Prep curriculum delivered by 1600 Avenue’s Hip Hop Leaders Program. For many of the youth, the conference is the first step toward achieving a college education and a brighter future.
At the very least, we’d like to invite you to attend as our special guest to sit in on some of the workshops. There are still ways to get involved on a deeper level as well. One example is to become a “Friend” of Hip Hop Leaders, which is a membership club that supports our year round educational programs and helps us reach our goal of providing 75 scholarships per year to at-risk youth.
Please come to the Hip Hop Leaders Conference International at UCLA Aug 8-12th and get an up-close look at the good work we are doing to help our at-risk youth reach their potential and become assets to society.
Please contact Chief Marketing Officer Eddie Donaldson at 213-804-5949, Community Liaison, Morgan Wells at 323-230-7841 or 1600 Avenue Founder Frank Satterwhite at 310-409-9066 to RSVP. Our website is .
If you are unable to make the Conference next week, please still contact us so that we may find other ways for you to get involved throughout the years.