Hip-hop heavyweights come out for Russell Simmons' Art for Life fundraiser in Bridgehampton

Hip-hop heavyweights descended upon the Hamptons to attend music mogul Russell Simmons' Art for Life fundraiser in Bridgehampton.

Artists such as Rick Ross and Estelle came out to support Simmons' arts foundation.

Artists such as Rick Ross and Estelle came out to support Simmons' arts foundation. (8/5/13)

BRIDGEHAMPTON - Hip-hop heavyweights descended upon the Hamptons to attend music mogul Russell Simmons' Art for Life fundraiser in Bridgehampton.

Considered one of the biggest bashes of the summer in the Hamptons, celebrities such as Michael Strahan and Anthony Anderson were on hand. Rapper Rick Ross, singer/songwriter Estelle and Maxell performed for the crowd all out to support art education.

The night featured an auction, with all proceeds going to Simmons' Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. "We underwrite education for inner-city kids and it's important that kids promote or use their creative muscles," Simmons says.

This was the 14th annual gala. Foundation officials say the programs directly serve 2,500 kids annually.

For more about the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation or to bid in the auction online, click on the links on the left.

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