City of Hope and Lyor Cohen to host ‘DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic Live
“As a 10-year-old DJ and hip-hop kid growing up in New York City, I idolized Lyor Cohen long before he ever knew my name,” DJ Cassidy explained. “Then, as his Def Jam intern in my high school years, a hero became a mentor. I am truly honored to bring ‘Pass The Mic Live!’ to City of Hope and celebrate Lyor’s commitment to making the best health care available to hip hop fans and performers by uniting a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of iconic artists who have influenced his massive musical legacy and hip hop’s global influence as a whole.”
As the 50th anniversary of hip-hop unfolds, it’s a perfect moment to acknowledge that City of Hope will mark 50 years of collaboration with MFEI during this year’s commemoration, honoring the hip-hop industry luminary Cohen. Over this remarkable five-decade journey, influential figures and leaders within the industry have rallied together, generating nearly $150 million in support of City of Hope’s noble cause to revolutionize the landscape of cancer care. Their collective efforts have been dedicated to providing exceptional patient care, advancing pioneering research, and crucial education endeavors aimed at eradicating cancer and diabetes, forging an impactful legacy.