A hip-hop concert to raise funds for 17-year-old Upward Bound student Keith Summers' upcoming trip to New York City will bring together some of the Valley's young talent in the form of rappers, singers, DJs and dancers.
From 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, a variety show of sorts featuring original rap, R&B vocalists and dance groups, as well as breakdancing crews and DJs mixing it up will converge on the Old Post Office Pavilion at Fifth Street and Olive Avenue in El Centro.
Summers, a junior at Southwest High School in El Centro, will be among those looking to entertain for a good cause — raising the $700 needed to travel to NYC with the Imperial Valley College-based Upward Bound program.
Known as "KAS-One," Summers will be joined by his 23-year-old brother Ron "Q-Style" Summers for the event.
The Summers brothers were part of the defunct local rap collective Strictly Mental and both worked the turntables on 88.7 FM KUBO's "Phat Friday" and "Phat Saturdays" radio shows.