Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Saturday's Hip-Hop Summit in Detroit Focuses on Money

This Saturday, Detroit's plays hosts to a very influential, albeit unusual, team of renowned people coming here with one purpose in mind: to talk about money.

No, it isn't a special meeting of the Detroit Economic Club, nor is it a panel of economists coming to examine Detroit's fiscal problems. Instead, it's world-renowned rappers like Eminem, 50 cent, and D12, along with music-industry giant Russell Simmons, and financial guru
Suze Orman. Together, with the help of other celebrities like Obie Trice and Master P, as well as Simmons' non-profit organization, HSAN, and Chrysler Financial - the event's title sponsor - they will present the first-ever Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment.

Entitled, "Get Your Money Right", the summit will focus on teaching today's 18-35 age group the importance of understanding money and using it wisely. Basic banking concepts, budgeting, planning for retirement or other major life events, and the use of credit will all be discussed.

Tickets to the Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment are just $10 and can be purchased through
Ticketmaster. Pre-purchased tickets include a free copy of Suze Orman's newest book, "The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke", which buyers will receive at the summit.

Doors to the event - which will be held at the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Woodward - open at 9:30 am. This
press release issued on Monday states that Eminem will make an appearance at this Saturday's summit.

About HSAN: created in 2001 by Russell Simmons, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization designed to utilize the influential power of hip-hop music as a means of producing positive changes for society, especially relating to equality, education, health and environmental issues, public policy, and poverty. To learn more about HSAN's upcoming projects or volunteer opportunities, please visit