On Wednesday, April 20, HOT 97 Heavy Hitter DJ Pretty Lou celebrated his 4th annual birthday and cancer research benefit concert at Irving Plaza in New York City.
The performances included a moving set of Susan Christine, sets charged with energy by JC and King Bulova, B-Lovee gave Kay Flock a birthday shoutout during her set. JI the Prince of NY performed some of his fan favorite hits. dream doll and Capella Gray interpreted “You know my body”. Additional performances included Nemz, baby boy slimee, Soribel, Lito, Deon Young, rowdy rebel, and black moron.
Fat Joe, who has been a tight support system throughout Lou’s seven-year battle with leukemia, returned to the square to close the show, performing classics and more recent hits. Joe said, “Whatever was given away at the event, I will double it.”
During an intermission, Lou said the night was dedicated to his mother as he revealed she was battling lung cancer. He explained to the audience that he almost canceled the concert because of the news, but his mother said, “No amigo, the concert continues.” Before the show, he told her, “If I fought and won, I need you to win too.”
The concert was hosted by HOT 97it is Mia Beautiful and Power 105.1 FMit is Len Boogz. Notable attendees included Hot 97’s DJ Enuff, Hot 97’s DJ Camilo, DJ E. Stylez, Sexxy Stace Face, Maserati Maine, Gorilla Nems, Iman Nunez, Prince Lawrence, Marty Fresh, 5ive Mics, and more. Sponsors included Color Works and Bell Mistubishi.
Proceeds from this year’s event went directly to Hebert Irving Cancer Center to New York Presbyterian Hospital, who dealt Pretty Lou. Premium boutique and lifestyle brand, Extra butter donated an additional four thousand dollars to the charity event.
JI the Prince said, “Pretty Lou is a warrior, a champion.”