Master P. Announces Health Awareness Concert
Rap mogul Master P. will host an event during Grammy week honoring late R&B singer Teena Marie, in hopes of raising awareness about health related issues, whether its diabetes, high blood pressure or obesity.
Master P and his son Romeo are rallying celebrities to support Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign via his Move With Music organization, which is dedicated to fighting child obesity.
According to reps for Master P., the mogul and his son will host an event on February 11th in Los Angeles, which is sponsored by ME Entertainment Network, RTC Media Group and Urban Born Foundation.
“We are taking the initiative to help fight child obesity by educating the next generation on how to eat right and exercise through music, dance and entertainment,” a rep for Master P. told AllHipHop.com in a statement. “We are connecting musicians and entertainers through concert events to bring awareness to this epidemic of childhood obesity and health issues.”
In 2010, a number of popular figures lost their lives to health-related issues. Artists like Solomon Burke, rapper Apache, Teena Marie, Guru, Marvin Isley, Shannon Tavarez, Gregory Isaacs, Teddy Pendergrass and others.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 67% adults are overweight or obese and over 33% of children/adolescents are also overweight or obese.
For more information go to: www.MoveWithMusic.org