This week WHIHH attended a gala at Alex Steakhouse 184 in Washington Heights benefitting Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and supporting several anti-bullying efforts. “The 2014 Imbibe Responsibly Campaign: Elevate Your Glass Against Bullying” was a sold out event, with performances, comedians, and a screening of the short film, “The Bully” inspired by a song by hip hop artist, Jiggy Jada. As someone who personally and actively supports the anti-bullying movement, it was important for me to show my support at the event so I was thrilled to be there on behalf of my What’s Hot in Hip Hop family.
WHIHH got some exclusive interviews with the founder of The J.A.S.M. Company, J. Adoniisz, recording artists, Jiggy Jada & Meredith O’Connor, and executive producer of “The Bully Film,” Jacquelyn Wilson of MMOB.
The event was well attended and well sponsored. Featured sponsors included Artie’s Events, The Stop Bullying Project, Rosa Interior Designs, Nail Lounge, Charkotapher, Sassy’s Sweets, Krystle Kayla Makeup, 7dias7noches.net, and more.
In all, the event raised $3,558, which will be donated to Lady Gaga‘s foundation, “Born This Way.” Lady Gaga founded the organization in 2011 to help foster more acceptance and embrace individuality and differences. The foundation is working to develop a community, which helps to connect young people and encourage kindness.
What’s Hot in Hip Hop was pleased to support The J.A.S.M. Company in its pursuit of working towards using its brand to create social awareness for such an important issue.
The night was a success thanks to the many hands on deck to ensure every moment was full of some kind of entertainment, ranging from music to comedy, as well as the screening of the anti-bullying short. There was no shortage of entertainment throughout the evening and the support was genuine.
It was clear that many people played a role in helping the event go smoothly. WHIHH elevates our glasses to all the sponsors, performers, and supporters of the event.
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