Rapper AG and jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman will temporarily trade in their full-time music gigs for a day job at a New York City record store as part of a special fundraiser for LIFEbeat.
On April 29, AG and Redman will work the cash registers at the grand opening of an HMV record store in Harlem from approximately 12 noon to 4 p.m. (ET) as part of LIFEbeat’s CounterAID program.
As part of the fundraiser, customers at the store will be able to either donate change left over from their purchases or add donations to the total cost of their transactions to LIFEbeat, the music industry’s non-profit HIV prevention group.
LIFEbeat originally said that Rah Digga would take part in the benefit, however a spokesperson for the rapper’s label, Elektra Records, informed MTV News that Rah would not be able to take part in CounterAID because of a scheduling conflict.
Rah Digga will, however, be making an in-store appearance at the HMV store in Harlem on Sunday,
All the funds raised by LIFEbeat during the CounterAID event will be divided amongst several different AIDS service organizations in Harlem. Other artists that have participated in past CounterAID events include Green Day, Mary J. Blige, and TLC.