Photo credit: Johnny Nunez
Photo: (from left to right): LL Cool J, Young Jeezy, Russell Simmons, T.I. and Don King
Washington, D.C. – January 20, 2009: One of the hottest Balls of the Inauguration took place tonight and this morning at Washington, D.C.’s Harman Center for the Arts, where hip-hop’s impact on the election of Barack Obama made itself clearly known. Russell Simmons, Chairman of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) and one of the strongest voices in urging young people to get out the vote this election, co-hosted the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball with T.I., LL Cool J, Young Jeezy, Bow Wow and MC Lyte, while hip-hop star Nick Cannon and DJ D-Nice, took over the turntables. . Heineken was the Presenting Sponsor and MySpace Music Hip-Hop (www.myspace.com/hiphop) was the Platinum Online Sponsor of the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball.