Friday, May 04, 2007

YouthAIDS benefit brings hip-hop music to campus - Front Page

D.J. $crilla helped Pittsburg State (KS) Sig Eps raise Money for YouthAids.
DJ $crilla, recording artist and Sigma Phi Epsilon alumnus from Ohio, raps during the YouthAids Benefit Concert last Friday evening at Gorilla Village. Sigma Phi Epsilon's national chapter donated $3 for every dollar that was raised through ticket sales at the concert.
Media Credit: Raymond Hillegas
DJ $crilla, recording artist and Sigma Phi Epsilon alumnus from Ohio, raps during the YouthAids Benefit Concert last Friday evening at Gorilla Village. Sigma Phi Epsilon's national chapter donated $3 for every dollar that was raised through ticket sales at the concert.
Recording artist and Sigma Phi Epsilon alumnus D.J. $crilla says he is always happy to take part in causes, so when the opportunity came up to do a YouthAids benefit concert held by the fraternity, he didn't think twice.

"Sigma Phi Epsilon's philanthropy is YouthAids," the rapper said. "Anytime I can get involved with charity, especially YouthAids, I'm all about it. Also, being a member of the fraternity doesn't hurt."

$crilla was the main act for Sigma Phi Epsilon's concert, held Friday, April 27, in the Gorilla Village. For every dollar raised through ticket sales, the fraternity's national chapter donated $3.

"It's extremely important for artists to get involved with the community because you have a voice," $crilla said. "There are so many people on this Earth that need our help, and as an artist I feel it's part of my duty to spread the knowledge to others to get involved in some way."

Pat Cribbs, Sigma Phi Epsilon's vice president of member development, says the expected.

"After we communicated with the artists, we pulled through and we put on a great production," Cribbs, junior in psychology education, said.


YouthAIDS benefit brings hip-hop music to campus - Front Page