Teyana Taylor to Headline Philly FIGHT’s Hip Hop for Philly Concert



Local AIDS-fighting nonprofit Philadelphia FIGHT announced today that Harlem-born songstress Teyana Taylor will perform at the third annual Hip Hop for Philly concert on June 27th at the Trocadero Theater. The concert is free and open to youth aged 13 to 24 who receive a free HIV test at a handful of participating agencies (see those below).

Taylor just released her first studio album, VII, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart last November. She is signed to Kanye West‘s G.O.O.D. Music label, and was featured on his recent single “Dark Fantasy.” You may also recognize her from her roles in Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming and Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy FamilyOther acts scheduled to perform at the concert include dance troupe Project Positive, and rapper E-Hos.

The Hip-Hop for Philly concert is part of Philly FIGHT’s 2015 AIDS Education Month (AEM) event, which takes place throughout June with a variety of events, including conferences, picnics, dance parties and more. In early-May, they announced that Orange is the New Black writer Piper Kerman will serve as keynote at their End AIDS 2015 Conference on June 8th. For more information on AEM, go here.

To get your tickets, get tested at one of these free HIV-testing events throughout the city:

Friday, June 12th
Norris Square
Diamond and Hancock Streets

Saturday, June 13th
Christy Recreation Center
728 S 55th Street

Tuesday, June 16th
Vare Recreation Center
2600 Morris Street

Wednesday, June 17th
Francis Meyers Recreation Center
5803 Kingsessing Avenue

Thursday, June 18th
Rivera Recreation Center
3201 N 5th Street

Friday, June 19th
Lawncrest Recreation Center
6000 Rising Sun Avenue

Saturday, June 20th
Hunting Park Recreation Center
900 W Hunting Park