Big names in hip-hop come to Bridgehampton for Art for life fundraiser

It's considered one of the biggest bashes of the summer in Bridgehampton and it brings out some of the biggest names in hip-hop. News 12's

Russell Simons celebrates its 15th annual Art for

Russell Simons celebrates its 15th annual Art for Life fundraiser. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

BRIDGEHAMPTON - It's considered one of the biggest bashes of the summer in Bridgehampton and it brings out some of the biggest names in hip-hop. News 12's Elisa DiStefano was front and center at Russell Simons' annual Art of Life fundraiser.

From the first human beatbox Doug E. Fresh to the 'boss' Rick Ross, hip-hop heavyweights took the stage to support Simmons' event. For many who attend, it's the ultimate party with a purpose.

"This is my second year coming. This is a great cause; it's a lot of great energy," says Ross. "It's a lot of things being accomplished and so it's the type of crowd for me."

"The idea of giving people, underserved communities,...to practice and appreciate art is a meaningful one," says Simmons of the event.

 

This is the 15th year Simmons has held the Art for Life fundraiser.

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