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Busta Rhymes to play free Royal Albert Hall gig (2008)

Busta Rhymes

Story by Jack Foley

RAPPER Busta Rhymes is to play a free gig at London’s Royal Albert Hall in September for young volunteers in the city.

The concert is part of a new scheme being organised by Orange RockCorps, which seeks to give young people something to do for the better in their neighbourhoods.

Hence, if something in a neighborhood needs doing, whether it be a garden created, mural painted, tree planted or whatever, members can put forward their suggestions at the “Give Projects” section of the website.

In addition to London, projects will also take place in Manchester, Newcastle, Cardiff and Southampton, while the concert and projects will be shown on TV.

An estimated 5,000 tickets are available for people who volunteer for four hours on a community project and can only be sent to people who earn them.

Their reward will be the free Busta Rhymes concert, who will perform with three other yet-to-be-announced stars at the landmark London venue on September 26.

Orange RockCorps are setting up a total of 50 volunteer projects between now and the date of the gig. They hope the initiative will be as successful in the UK as it has already proved in America, where it has been running for the past four years and hosted gigs by Kanye West, Nelly and Panic At The Disco.

To find out more, or to register, visit