Aug 15, 2006

Hip Hop's Brightest and Jamaica's Best "Saddle To The East"

The Hip Hop Summit Action Network and the G-Unit are among a host of Hip Hop outfits that are rallying behind Bounty Killer and the non-profit organization Upliftment Jamaica in their campaign against poverty in Jamaica. On August 26th, Bounty Killer is reviving his annual celebrity charity benefit “Saddle to the East,” bringing over thirty of Dancehall/Reggae’s finest to the heart of the rural, poverty-stricken parish of St. Thomas for what promises Jamaica’s biggest charity staging for 2006. Much like the annual Hip Hop Action Summit in the U.S., “Saddle to the East” is a national gathering of Jamaica’s most influential urban musicians and entertainment giants, united in an effort to foster community development and economic empowerment through Upliftment Jamaica. Providing health education, and other social services in addition to agricultural and workforce skills training, UJ is on a mission to transform Jamaica’s crumbling urban and rural areas into thriving globally competitive centers. Proceeds will be donated to o Upliftment Jamaica, a non-profit organization dedicated to uplifting impoverished communities in St. Thomas and throughout Jamaica with education, healthcare, and other social services. purchase tickets or for more information contact Solid Agency at or call 876-755-4042. For those of you who can't make it to Jamaica, the SADDLE TO THE EAST NEW YORK LAUNCH PARTY at the Wild Palm Nightclub in the Bronx on Sunday, August 20th. Bounty Killer, Movado, Aidonia, and Marlon Binns will be there with Platinum Kidz at the controls. Tickets for the NY Launch Party are $30 (U.S. currency) in advance. Get your tickets at Moody's Records in the Bronx, SuperPower Records in Brooklyn, or call Platinum Entertainment at 917-679-7513 or 718-781-5548. One lucky patron will win two roundtrip tickets for an all-inclusive vacation with accomodations at the Pegasus hotel in Kingston-- he/she will also be a special VIP guest at Jamaica's biggest and best celebrity benefit in 2006. All Media outlets, contact Raine Martin of RCJ Media at 347-312-4120 or to apply for press accreditation to either event. Source:,,

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