I was going through my notes recently and realized I'm behind on a few photo recaps.
So here are some pics and details from the Holy Hip Hop 4 Hunger event organized by Von Won that took place on 9/11/09 at the prestigious Rice University in Houston, Texas.
SXE's Trevor Lee started things off with his brand of acoustic rap and worship.
DJ Wiz from Praise 92.1 FM held down the mixing board.
The Holy Hot Boyz brought some (gulp) "Crunk & Praise."
S.O.M. fought sound problems to perform "Fiyah Starter" and Chizzle reminded us that this event was meant to combat both physical and spiritual hunger.
Tre9 rocked out with the band Southerland and did a couple of live throwback joints like "The Godfather."
Yessir, Bushwick Bill was in the house and somewhat freestyled his set with the band. He spit "Takin' It Back" and "Spiritual Warfare" from his Testimony of Redemption Christian rap album (available now here) and kicked a verse acapella.
Von presented a "Local Servant" award to Pastor Sam Harris (aka J Xavier's father/manager.)
J Xavier brought some of his Christian remakes to mainstream songs like "Always Strapped," "Best I Ever Had" and "Rhythm Nation."
Tre9 was spotted with a custom Ginosko tee.
The W.A.R.R.I.O.R.S. came down from Austin to push their "For Christ I live / For Christ I die" anthem.
Gifted da Flamethrowa did a stellar rendition of "Want Some/Get Some" with punk rockers The Shiny Darks.
Von Won's set with The Shiny Darks even brought out some masked krump dancers.
Big Al got us all clappin' to hits like "Get Low," "Get High," and "Rest of My Days."
Al showing off his "Big Boy Dance."
That night, Von debuted the video for and performed his touching "I Missed That Day" song. Watch the final version here.
Afterward, everyone headed downstairs for meet-n-greets and to turn in their canned food donations.
Holy Hip Hop 4 Hunger brought in the goods for the needy.
This was Von's 3rd HHH4H event. It looked to be a success and something he'll organize again in 2010.
UPDATE: I just found this video of Still Trill Christians performing their "No Sex" anthem (you might have seen on BET's 106 & Park). Enjoy.