Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball In Washington D.C.

by MAGGIE HUNTER · January 20, 2009

    [LL Cool J, Young Jeezy, Russel Simmons, T.I, Don King. All photos by JACLYN SNOW for PMc]

    Washington D.C. is certainly the place to be today, as an estimated 2 million people have come out to show support at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Last night, the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network hosted a Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball at the Harman Center For The Arts. Guests included Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, Young Jeezy, T.I., MC Lyte, BowWow, Nick Cannon, and Don King. The evening included drinks, dancing, and performances by some of hip-hop's biggest stars, as guests came out to celebrate a night of great music alongside the swearing-in of a new president.

    Don King, T.I., Dr. Benjamin Chavis

    MC Lyte

    Russell Simmons

    Nick Cannon, Valeisha Butterfield