Charles Augustus Bryant â??Mahdiâ? (AKA D.J. Nex), beloved member of the Hip-Hop community, passed away on August 26, 2011 after a courageous battle with stomach cancer. Mahdi is survived by 4 children and many loving family members. Mahdi is Co-Founder of The Nation Of Gods and Earths MN, School Of Thought, B Boy Commity, and Nexborn Inc.

A benefit will be held September 28th, 2011 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Twin Cities Hip Hop legend, Pioneer, and cultural ambassador Brother Mahdi (AKA Dj Nex).

Hosted by: The GODBLAC
Brother Ali
Muja Messiah
Maria Isa
The Guardians Of Balance (St Paul Slim & Mastermind)
High North
Long Doe ft. (Tony Bones, Mike the Martyr, and Big Wiz)
Trina Girl

Dan Speak
Stage One
Kool Akiem
Brother Julez
Verb X

Click HERE to learn more about the event and the artists.

Tickets On sale: Saturday.September 17, 2011 @ 11AM
Donation Price: $10 (+ $1.50 facility fee)
Outlets: Fifth Element, The Depot and Ticketfly.com.

ALL proceeds will be donated directly
to Mahdiâ??s children.