Rap Event is Smelling of Roses: A host of rap’s brightest and best will gather (responsibly) on April 24 for an online-accessible music festival. The Rose Fest will offer a spotlight to emerging talent while also benefitting the Avalon Center. That organization “works to care for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of individuals and families through education, community outreach and empowerment.”

Performers include Mozzy, Eric Bellinger, Rubi Rose, Day Sulan, Stunna Girl and many more.

“We’re really excited to create this moment for California because our community needs this beam of light during these unusual times,” says Phillip Riaan, Co-Founder of The Rose Music Festival, in a press release. “It has been a tough year, a year that has shed light on the health and economic disparities in Black and Brown communities, so I’m happy we’re able to make this experience that looks out for many communities. Not only was the concert essential to us because of the cause, but it also provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to be able to see their name in lights and not have to wait on someone to allow them to because they are trending on social media.”

Co-founder and performer Kendyx added, “Music is healing, and it’s a beautiful moment to see emerging musicians, like myself, have this moment of coming together in a unique way that gives back to the community that has supported us all in more ways than one.”

Tune in at 1 p.m. PT on Saturday, April 24. Details at therosefest.com.



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