Rap For Relief, billed as the first of many hip-hop benefit shows, is scheduled to debut at B.B. King’s Blues Club in NYC February 22. Rahzel, Doug E. Fresh, Pete Rock, J-Live, High & Mighty, C-Rayz Walz, and Buckshot are confirmed to perform, with more artists expected to be added.

The Agency Group’s Peter Schwartz organized the concert, all benefits of which will go to the Red Cross.

“Pulling together clients from my roster to help was the best way I knew to make a real contribution,” Schwartz said. “The artists were all more than willing to donate their time for a cause like this, and B.B. King’s (being one of New York’s homes to hip-hop) was a logical choice of venue.

“B.B. King’s buyer, Toffer Christensen, welcomed this idea with open arms and the club was more than willing to donate their venue and expenses to make this a reality.”

Tickets are $20 in advance and extra donations will be accepted at the club.

“This is what hip-hop is all about … giving back!” said rapper and self-described “vocal percussionist” Rahzel, who juggles a solo career with his role in The Roots and recently collaborated with Bjork.