Hip-hop activists DLabrie, Divine Bradley and Livewire of "The Hip Hop Project" are appearing at 8 p.m. March 11 at Waid's Haitian Cuisine & Lounge in Seattle.

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Who says hip-hop can’t change the world?

Catch a piece of the positive action through some outright progressive cats in the field.

DLabrie and Divine Bradley, from “The Hip Hop Project,” are gracing the Lyrical Lounge tonight at Waid’s in Seattle.

East Oakland MC DLabrie has opened for Too Short, The Roots, Blackalicious and the Living Legends. Besides his lyricism, he is known for his community work — co-founding the group A.L.L.I.A.N.C. wit no E (Aggressive Leaders Living In A Neglected Community with no Escape) and organizing for the international nonprofit Hip Hop Congress and R.E.F.U.G.E. (Real Education for Urban Growth Enterprises).

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Divine Bradley has a Cinderella story — rising from the streets to become a motivational speaker, community leader and recording artist. At the age of 17, he founded Team Revolution, a youth nonprofit whose motto is “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” He is also a subject of the documentary “The Hip Hop Project,” produced by Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah.

Also appearing is Livewire from Brooklyn (www.myspace.com/yafavorit).

It all goes down at 8 p.m. at Waid’s Haitian Cuisine & Lounge, 1212 E. Jefferson St. in Seattle. There is a suggested donation of $5, which will benefit the UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center, a youth-centered cultural facility being developed in the Central District.

Marian Liu: 206-464-3825 or mliu@seattletimes.com