Hip-Hop is taking a stand to support the national “Go Green” campaign with help from politically conscious rappers dead prez and the legendary Northern Cali lyricist, Mistah F.A.B. The Hip-Hop affiliates will perform for “Grind for the Green’s” Hip-Hop concert at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco on August 30th. The concert will be eco-friendly and completely solar powered. dead prez’ M1 spoke out on the event saying:

“We are very proud to appear at Grind for the Green’s solar-powered concert, We’ve always been concerned about the environmental state of the communities our people live in, and this is a way for us to spread the message that the Eco-lution is coming.”

Mistah F.A.B. is taking things a step further and donating his performance fees to the building of the “Green Youth Media Center” in San Francisco. He spoke out on his decision to help the community saying:

“I felt it was important to put my money where my mouth is, and send a message to everyone out there that there are other things Hip-Hop artists need to be concerned about than just financial gain.”

The event is hoping to capitalize on the momentum from the President’s environmentally conscious campaign and shine light on the appointment of Oakland environmental activist Van Jones, special advisor to the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

dead prez’ also added:

“It makes a lot of sense for Hip-Hop to go green and we are behind this movement 100%. It’s important to do it for the kids, because children are the future. If we can help make them aware of the importance of proper nutrition, reducing their carbon footprint, and avoiding the toxicity of everyday urban life, that future will be better for all of us.”