LL Cool J, Mos Def, Akon, T.I. to Play Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball

Barack Obama, who is being hailed as America’s hip-hop president, is about to be celebrated by some of hip-hop’s biggest stars.

High profile hip-hop artists including LL Cool J, Mos Def, MC Lyte, Akon, T.I., and Young Jeezy will join Russell Simmons and Dave Chappelle at the “Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball” — a concert to be held on January 19th in Washington, D.C. as part of the celebrations leading up to Obama’s official inauguration.

But this won’t be the only ball in town, as Obama will host the much-anticipated ‘Neighborhood Inaugural Ball’ on the evening of January 20th.

Washington is about to host an unprecedented number of visitors and a huge number of events in the coming days, as the city gets in full swing — beginning this Saturday with another huge inauguration concert that will feature: U2, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Garth Brooks, Shakira, John Mellencamp, Herbie Hancock, Usher, James Taylor, will.i.am, Mary J. Blige, John Legend and many more.

For complete coverage of the events please check out NowPublic’s featured coverage page Obama Inauguration 2009

LL Cool J, Akon, Mos Def, Young Jeezy and T.I.  are among the acts who will celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama in Washington D.C.  next week.

Russell Simmons, MC Lyte and Dave Chappelle will also attend the event entitled ‘Hip Hop Inaugural Ball’ which will take place at the Harman Center for the Arts in the capital on January 19.

The event is being presented by Simmons, Valeisha Butterfield, Dr. Benjamin Chavis and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, which is the world’s largest coalition of hip-hop artists and entertainment industry executives.

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