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Joey Bada$$ is full of borough love, especially of late– less than a month after headlining the First Annual Love Yourself Brooklyn Peace Concert ahead of J’Ouvert, the Brooklyn native is co-hosting another benefit, this time to provide relief to Hurricane Harvey, Maria and Irma victims. “From Port Arthur to Port-au-Prince, San Juan to St. Petersburg, we are united,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who is co-hosting the event, stated in a press release.
The “Storm of Support” will consist of a three-hour donated goods collection at two borough parks and later in the day during the afterparty at Borough Hall. Those who donate will receive a wristband which earns you entry into a thank you afterparty at Brooklyn Borough Hall, where Mr. Bada$$, his collective Pro Era and Houston rapper Bun B of UGK will throw a free, all-ages party with, “light refreshments” and some, “very special guests.” To be clear, Bada$$ and Bun B don’t have any formal sets scheduled for the night, although there will be DJs and those “special guests.”
The donation portion of the all-day event, to take place this Saturday, September 23, will be running in two parts (unlike the G train, which can get you to both collection locations and has no scheduled work this weekend, according to The Weekender): from noon to 1pm at East River State Park in Williamsburg and from 2pm to 3pm at Fort Greene Park in Fort Greene (Wheelchair Drake may or may not make an appearance at the latter, but he will certainly be there in rendered spirit). Donations will also be accepted at Borough Hall during the afterparty, which will take place from 6 to 9pm.
Hurricane Maria, which made landfall this morning in Puerto Rico, has knocked out power on the entire island.
Accepted donations include oversized shirts, brand-new socks, underwear, baby formula, bottled water, canned and non-perishable goods, pet food, cleaning supplies, flashlights, toothpaste and anything else which hurricane victims could obviously benefit from and which won’t expire while being shipped.
“Me and all of Pro Era grew up in East Flatbush and thus have a particular loyalty to and affinity for our home borough,” Bada$$ said in the release, “Furthermore, we are all children of West Indian immigrants and are grateful for the opportunity to offer them some form of aid.”
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