FEATURE: Keith Tucker (Hip Hop is Green)

Keith Tucker is the Founder of Hip Hop is Green.

Tucker has been a committed community activist and businessman for over 20 years. He has worked hundreds of businesses, youth groups and community organizations throughout the years. He has worked with many icons in the entertainment business as a promoter, activist and culture builder. He spearheaded protests against the stereotyping of Hip Hop artists and mentored many youth over the years. He received the Martin Luther King County Executives Award for Community service, the African American Achievement Award, the Keep it Fresh award and the 2015 Jefferson Award and is responsible for the first ever Hip Hop Health day.

In 2008 Keith hosted his own radio show (the Keith Tucker Show) and subsequently embarked on a documentary film project entitled "Pursuit of a Green Planet" where he learned to live his life as a vegan. On his first research trip he visited the Seattle Vegfest and he tasted an assortment of vegan food for the first time. This experience was the catalyst for him to start serving free plant based meals to the youth in the community and bring Hip Hop performers to entertain and educate a new generation through Hip Hop culture.

So, in 2009 he held the first Hip Hop Green Dinner in history. Since then he has assembled the largest team of Hip Hop artists and educators in the world all with the goal of bringing health and wellness to youth and families around the country. In 2015 he was the architect of the Hip Hop is Green tour, first ever national plant based Hip Hop tour in history. And in 2016 he introduced the 10th Element of Hip Hop which is Health and Wellness. He went on to produce the 10th Element of Hip Hop Health and Wellness tour, reaching 14 cities around the country.