iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Communitiesâ„¢, the community engagement brand of iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment, and Power 99 FM WUSL, Philadelphia‘s top-rated radio station, announced this morning that Def Jam recording artist Big Sean will make an appearance at the first of first of three Peace on the Street Jams, a series of events that provide communities with resources to prevent violence and increase peace. The first of the 2013 summer series will be held today, June 27 from 3 p.m. ““ 8 p.m. at Great Plaza at Penns Landing in Philadelphia, and features artists Ace Hood and Sevyn Streeter.
The event series is in its 9th year and includes live performances and inspirational speakers including nationally known inspirational speaker Pastor Derrick Johnson and a performance by the award winning Philadelphia Young Poet’s Movement. Gift of Life is among the sponsors who’ll be on site for the event.
Ace Hood is signed to DJ Khaled’s We The Best imprint distributed by Cash Money/Universal Records, and is coming off of a Top 10 (No. 8) single, “Buggati,” with Epic/Freebandz recording artist Future. Ace has also done collaborations with Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Trey Songz. His forthcoming album, Trials and Tribulations, will be released later this summer.
Sevyn Streeter is a former member of the R&B girl groups TG4 and RichGirl. She has written songs for Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Justin Bieber, Wiz Khalifa, Ludacris, among numerous others, and is releasing her debut studio album featuring the singles “I Like It” and “It Won’t Stop.”
Def Jam recording artist Big Sean‘s career has exploded since the release of his debut album “˜Finally Famous.’ In addition to being recognized by GQ Magazine as 2012’s “˜Hottest Rookie’ and picking up honors at the 2012 BET Awards for “˜Best New Artist,’ Sean most recently received double Grammy nominations for his collaboration with mentor Kanye West for “Mercy” which also featured G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam label mate Pusha T and 2 Chainz.
“We’re proud to team up with amazing organizations and dedicated community activists for our Peace on the Street Jam and to help make our local neighborhoods safer,” said Loraine Ballard Morrill, Director of News and Community Affairs, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel) Media and Entertainment Philadelphia. “Power 99 is dedicated to forming dynamic relationships that create a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work.”
The second event will occur Thursday, August 1 from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Robert Johnson Park in Camden, and the final event of the season will be on Thursday, August 29 from 6 p.m. ““ 8 p.m. at the Chester Park in Chester, PA. Line-ups of these events will be announced shortly.
Admission to Peace on the Street Jam is free. To learn more about Power 99 FM’S Peace on the Street Jam, visit www.power99.com and follow the station on twitter @Power99Philly. Fans can listen to Power 99 FM on the station’s website www.power99.com, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio mobile app, iHeartmedia (formerly Clear Channel)’s best-in-class customizable digital listening service, that deliver everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,000 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.