MEMPHIS, TN (Rap Newswire) – July 26, 2010 – Memphis Hip Hop Weekend & Expo 2010, produced by MemphisRap.com, has announced the first list of featured performers and guest panelists. The highly anticipated event which takes place in Memphis, TN from September 2-5, listed the performers and guest panelists through the official event website at http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com.

Confirmed guest performers currently include Hypnotized Minds’ Lil Wyte, Queens of Memphis La Chat (Dime-A-Dozen Entertainment) and Gangsta Boo (Drum Squad), recording artist/producer/songwriter Kia Shine, southern rap/crunk/soul band Hillkrunk (Diamond D), R&B sensation Tre’ V, Pro BMX bike rider Ricky Moseley and the Misled BMX Showteam, legendary artist DJ Zirk ft. 2 Thick, MemphisRap.com Showcase winner Teflon Don (Soul Star Ent/SODMG/Palm Tree Ent), Kristyle (Drum Squad), Partee (Gain Green Entertainment), Allie Baby (Drum Squad), Yung Kee, Miscellaneous, Miss B Hollywood, Koopsta Knicca, Hip Hop Violinist Lila, spiritual rapper/producer Mr Del (formerly of Three 6 Mafia), 6 year-old rising rap artist P-Nutt, Lil Chris, up and coming rapper Young Phenomenon with more acts to be announced soon at http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com/performances.

Panelists who have been confirmed for the conference portion of the Memphis Hip Hop Weekend to address and speak on the Music & Entertainment business include music producer Drumma Boy (Young Jeezy, Plies, Ludacris, Gucci Mane), music producer Leo Goff III (Yo Gotti), Dr. Kenneth Whalum, Jr (Pastor and author of “Hip Hop Is Not Our Enemy”), Professor and music producer Kurt Clayton (Three 6 Mafia, Angela Winbush, Ann Nesby), Cameron Mann (Memphis Music Foundation), DJ Homer D (Hittmenn DJ’s), Entertainment Attorney Laquita Stokes (Corbin Johnson, PLLC), Michael McLaughlin (Universal Music, Block Starz Music LLC), Professor and Entertainment Attorney Tonya Butler (Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs), DJ Nina Stakz (Hot 107.1), DJ Zirk (2 Thick Records), Janiro Hawkins III (Southern Entertainment Awards), Mo Better (Hot 107.1 FM Program Director), Cathy Ross (SXSW), Entertainment Attorney Jeff Padgett (The Padgett Law Firm), DJ 007 (K97 FM), Nick ‘Scarfo’ Jackson (Prophet Entertainment),  Peppa ‘Mouth of Tha South’ Williams (CEO of Mouth of tha South Management, former VP of Def Jam South, and Yo Gotti’s manager), DJ Jus Borne (Hot 107.1 FM),  Phillip Beasley (President of the Memphis Songwriters Association), Tommy Volinchak (producer and former BMI Music Licensing Executive), John ‘J-Dogg’ Shaw (Promotions, Urban A & R/Select-O-Hits Distribution), public relations (PR) consultant Aerial M. Ellis (Urbane Imagery), Mr Del (rapper and CEO of Holy South formerly of Three 6 Mafia) and Tina Tilton (Radio Personality/Television producer) with more to be announced soon at http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com/conferences.

The guest panelists will be on-hand to speak on Industry related topics and will be answering questions ranging from recording, songwriting, production, mixtapes, management, marketing, media, PR and more. This will be a chance for conference attendees to have the opportunity to meet and learn from music producers, songwriters, managers, promoters, DJs, radio station executives, label executives, publicists and other key professionals. A complete schedule of panel events, along with locations and times, is being added as new information comes in.

The highlight of the Memphis Hip Hop Weekend is the Memphis Hip-Hop Expo which will be held at the Memphis Cook Convention on September 3-4. The Expo will be the mobilization for the entire Memphis Hip Hop Weekend which will include a number of exhibitors and vendors, live performances by some of the hottest favorite and up and coming young music acts, an artist and talent showcase, “Hip-Hop Art, Ink & Fashion Show,” “South In Yo Mouth Food Taster,” Memphis Urban Dance show and more.

Memphis Hip Hop Expo 2010 is sponsored by media sponsor Memphis Flyer and entertainment provided in part by the Memphis Grizzlies. Contributors and supporters include Memphis Music Foundation, Memphis Songwriters Association, The Recording Academy Memphis Chapter (Grammy), Drum Squad, Soul Star Entertainment, Wyte Music, Gain Green Entertainment, Dime-A-Dozen Entertainment, Holy South and others.

Submissions are now open for performers hoping to perform and showcase at the 2010 Memphis Hip Hop Weekend & Expo. Those interested in showcasing, can apply now at http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com/perform.

Those interested in exhibiting or becoming a vendor can visit http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com/exhibit. Participation as an exhibitor/vendor in the Memphis Hip Hip Expo 2010 is the perfect way to reach thousands and support the community at the same time.

For more information visit http://www.memphishiphopweekend.com or call 901-881-0795.

Contacts:
Director/Coordinator/Sales & Sponsorships:
Hosea Mays | hosea[at]memphishiphopweekend.com
Phone: 901-881-0795

Event Lead/Promotions:
Deanna Brown | deanna[at]memphishiphopweekend.com

Online Media:
Charla Littlejohn | media[at]memphishiphopweekend.com
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