The Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation's holiday celebration, Lift ‘Em Up, provides those less fortunate a first class experience and dignified evening of gourmet food and holiday entertainment.  Additionally, attendees receive food baskets to bring home to guarantee warm meals to indulge in for their upcoming holidays.  Emmis New York’s on-air talent, behind-the-scenes staff, and friends in the music scene come together to provide families in the tri-state area with an uplifting evening of tasty food and festive entertainment. 

Check out photos and videos from past Lift 'Em Up celebrations below:

In 2014, Maino & Justine Skye stopped by to help serve food:

HOT 97's Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation's 2nd Annual Lift 'Em Up Event

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Joe Chea
HOT 97's Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation hosted it's 2nd annual Lift 'Em Up celebration in Queens, NY on 11/20/14


Lift 'Em Up began in 2013.  Ja Rule, Rockwilder, & Shontelle all joined in the celebration, and Rocawear, Western Beef, and several celebrity chefs contributed to giveaways and menu items: