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Rap Fest 2008 - Free Outdoor hip hop festival.
By Rap Fest Inc
Dated: Jul 28, 2008
30,000 Watts. 26 Rap Ministries. 8 Hours. 1 God, Jesus Christ. Rap Fest is a Free, Outdoor event held
August 9, 2008 in the Bronx, NY.
Rap Fest, Inc., now in its 14th year, has joined forces with the Jehovah Shammah International Ministries, a
church reaching the urban community through youth activities, concerts, outreaches, media and more.. Rap
Fest 2008 will proudly hold its event on Union Avenue, between East 147th and East 149th Streets in the
Bronx, directly across the street from JS Ministries.
Rap Fest originally took it’s course in 1994, as a need to reach the youth by embracing the hip hop culture,
and having a tent revival, at a local church (Salem Temple) with a couple of teens, who were already
familiar with the street term” rapping”. With the overwhelming response and youth reaction, the event
quickly evolved into the birth of Rap Fest.
Rap Fest has grown considerably, from 50 to 5000 attendees over the course of 14 years, CEO/ Founder,
Bert Bocachica of Westchester Christian Worship Center in White Plains, NY, states that Rap Fest is
primarily focused on perfecting their vision, and task by reaching the youth with a familiar sound and beat,
that improves parent communication, and community involvement.
Bert Bocachica, also states “That he is committed to Rap Fest not being another show, or concert, but more
so impacting the lives of the community”. Some of Rap Fest future goals consist of continuing to develop
corporate relationships and community partnerships with church pastors, ministry organizations, and youth
leaders, who are not member driven, but to those that have the same common goal of evangelizing the
community, and reaching those who are unsaved.
This will be the fourth location for Rap Fest, Inc. as they continue impacting as many Bronx communities
as possible. Rap Fest 2008 will feature Rap Ministries (groups) from various cities and states. This year’s
confirmed special guest is a local New York recording artist that has been impacting communities, cities,
states and countries with his music for many years; Richie Righteous.
All participants will be displaying, not only their talents and passion for the history of hip hop, but their
love for God and desire to worship Him with their gifts and abilities.
Confirmed rap ministries for this year’s event are: 3D Remedy / New York, Beyond Skillz / Florida,
Brothers Inc. / New York, Crossed Out / New York, D M.A.U.B. / Ohio, Dillon Chase / Texas, Disciple aka
DI / Massachusetts, Divine Rootz / Florida, Double Portion / South Carolina, Humble T.i.p. / Virginia,
J.A.Z. / New York, Jus Boogie / Virginia, KJ / Minneapolis, Lady E / North Carolina, Oppose / Virginia,
Prayz1 / Pennsylvania, Reza-rec / Massachusetts, Richard Dauphin / New York, Sean Slaughter / Virginia,
Slave / New York, TRUCE / New York, Von Vargas / Maryland, and Witness / Massachusetts.
The confirmed DJs for Rap Fest 2008 are DJ Nu Man / New York, DJ Tony Tone / New York, DJ Lady
Grace / Massachusetts, and DJ Vaungh / Pennsylvania.
Throughout the course of the day several thousand people received free CDs, magazines and bibles in a
local mall near where Rap Fest 2007 was to be held. Due to continuous promotion on the Internet through
our website that receives 1,500,000 hits a year. Through our live video stream, courtesy of UnoRed.com,
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radio stations like Gospel Vibrations Radio on WFDU.fm, Hollafest Radio, television shows (BET, WNJU,
NY1, BronxNet and others), we anticipate an even greater turnout this year.
Rap Fest 2008 will take place on August 9, 2008, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM on Union Avenue between
East 147th and East 149th Streets in the Bronx, NY. This is a free outdoor event. Press passes are available
on-site for all media personnel attending.
For general questions or historical information regarding Rap Fest, Inc. events, contact: Rap Fest, Inc.,
2555 Mickle Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469 Tel: (917) 687 - 2580; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal of Rap Fest is to evangelize communities through hip hop music and offer them an opportunity to
trust in God as a solution to problems.
Rap Fest is a Christian Hip Hop ministry impacting urban communities throughout New York City for 14
Category Event, Music, Religion
Tags rap, festival, Outdoor, Free, hip-hop, outreach, concert, bronx, new york
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