Teyana Taylor Will Headline Hip Hop for Philly 2015

Philadelphia FIGHT, in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and over 15 community-based organizations, will present the third annual “Hip Hop for Philly” FREE concert featuring recording artist and actress Teyana Taylor. The concert will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2014 from 7 to 11 p.m.

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Tickets can be obtained only by young people aged 13-24 who receive a free HIV test at any participating agency or one of the Hip Hop for Philly free HIV testing events throughout Philadelphia.

Teyana Taylor recently released her highly anticipated first studio album, “VII” which features hit singles, “Maybe” ft. Pusha T and Yo Gotti, and “Do Not Disturb” feat. Chris Brown. The first lady of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music ensemble has been featured on West’s own “Dark Fantasy”, in addition to penning hits for Chris Brown among others. She also toured with August Alsina in 2014 to sold out venues across the country. Teyana is also an accomplished actress, having appeared in Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.

The Hip Hop for Philly concert will also feature local artists. Dance troupe Project Positive will kick off the event, rapper E-Hos will perform and DJ NiiLo will be on the 1s and 2s. Hip Hop for Philly’s goals are to provide youth with inspiring role models, encourage them to know their HIV status, and educate themselves and their community about safe and healthy behavior. Last year, more than 1,200 youth received HIV tests.

Concert tickets are non-transferable, limited to one person, and available only while supplies last. For a full listing of our testing events and our partnering organizations, visit www.fight.org/hiphop.

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center