Tonight at the Varsity Theatre in Dinkytown is a benefit concert to celebrate the life of a lost member of the Twin Cities hip-hop community. Below is the press release from First Avenue:
Charles Augustus Bryant “Mahdi” (AKA D.J. Nex), beloved member of the Hip-Hop community, passed away on August 26, 2011 after a courageous battle with stomach cancer. Mahdi is survived by 4 children and many loving family members. Mahdi is Co Founder of The Nation Of Gods and Earths MN, School Of Thought, B Boy Commity, and Nexborn Inc.
A benefit will be held September 28, 2011 at the Varsity Theater to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Twin Cities Hip Hop legend, pioneer, and cultural ambassador Brother Mahdi (AKA Dj Nex).
ALL proceeds will be donated directly to Mahdi’s children.
Hosted by: The GODBLAC
Featuring: Slug, Brother Ali, Muja Messiah, Maria Isa, Desdamona, The Guardians Of Balance (St Paul Slim & Mastermind), High North, Long Doe (Tony Bones, Mike the Martyr, and Big Wiz), Trina Girl
On the 1's and 2's Dj's: Dan Speak, Stage One, Kool Akiem, Brother Julez, IXL, Verb X