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Thursday, June 4, 2009

DJ Rascue Benefit Announced

Posted By on Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 7:00 AM

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It's always nice when a community shows love. Especially when that love supports a friend in need. In this case, tha homie Rascue (aka Frankie Two-Hands aka Black Burgundy) is in dire need of a kidney transplant. For reals. This ain't no hipster grifter cock'n'bull story. This is 100% on the level, off the wire, on the line, and straighter than Phil Bronstein's shorts.

E'er since I can remember, Rascue has been putting it down for the 'Sco and the Bay. Even back when he was named Rasta Q-Tip, Young Frank was a titan on the wheels, spinning all the dancehall and hip-hop you loved to hear so much at club Deco, Informal Nation, and just about every club from San Mateo to the everlovin' O. As a member of Various Blendz, and later as the DJ for Cali Agents, he blazed trails so all you new-jack underground indie hip-hop cats could have something to look forward to. But the sad fact is, DJs rock the party, but they're often lacking in even basic health care.

Rascue, unfortunately, had no health insurance, and unless he gets a kidney transplant it's gonna be all bad. That's where the Bay area hip-hop community comes in. On Thursday, June 25, TempleSF hosts a benefit for Rascue that should be off the hinges until it singes. Scheduled performers include Dilated Peoples, Opio, Casual, Phesto, & Pep Love (from the legendary Hieroglyphics crew), Azeem, Z-Man, Rasco, Bored Stiff, Lunar Heights, Homeliss Derilex, Amad Jamal, J-Boogie, and many more to be announced. All of the acts will be performing with intention of giving 100% of all proceeds directly to DJ RasCue.

As a press release states, "Finding myself in this position so young I have really taken time to examine and fully appreciate, and cherish my life," notes RasCue. "But perhaps more importantly, I have learned how much it can really mean to a person when someone chooses organ donation." For more info, e-mail JustJay@UrbanUmpires.com or click here.

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