Rap Duo, 4 Wheel City Set to Kick Off Their Debut Performance in London for the 2012 Paralympics

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4 Wheel City takes center stage with Jay Z, Coldplay and Rihanna when they make their debut in London for the 2012 Paralympics.

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"The London 2012 Paralympics will be a landmark for people with disabilities everywhere." - Seb Coe

On Saturday, September 8 for what will be their 2nd international performance and the first ever in the UK, Namel "Tap Waterz" Norris and Ricardo "Rick Fire" Velasquez will perform 5 of their top songs including 2 of their most successful, " Welcome To Reality" which featured Snoop Dogg and "Welcome To 4 Wheel City/The Movement". "Even though we are not participating in the games as athletes I still feel like a Paralympian because we all have overcome obstacles and worked hard to get here, the only difference is our sport is rap music." adds Norris http://www.4wheelcity.com

As advocates for People with Disabilities while also serving as "Cultural Ambassadors" both Namel and Ricardo are unstoppable. They've been described as "Innovators", "Future Icons" and "Community Leaders" and now they are taking their brand worldwide! "I feel honored to have the opportunity to travel overseas to London from New York City to represent the United States, Hip Hop music, and share our story with thousands of Paralympic athletes and spectators from all over the world" states producer Velasquez.

The Paralympics opening ceremony kicked off on Wednesday August 29, with events running from Thursday, August 30 through to Sunday, September 9. Unlike the Olympics, many of the events run throughout the two weeks with athletics, swimming and wheelchair basketball among the sports that are in action throughout the 10 days. As TV viewership and ticket sales have soared this year more than in previous years 2012 is sure to be memorable. The closing ceremony festivities will feature performances by Jay Z, Coldplay and Rihanna on Sunday September 9th. "The London 2012 Paralympics will be a landmark for people with disabilities everywhere. A landmark in the progress of mankind towards light and seeing immense capability and possibility. " Seb Coe chairman of the London 2012 organizing committee. http://www.4wheelcity.com

The London 2012 Paralympics will be the biggest Paralympic Games ever featuring 4,280 athletes from 166 countries who will compete in 20 sports. As the Paralympics are providing a world stage, "4 Wheel City" will definitely be a welcomed addition and are sure to make the audience want more.

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ABOUT 4 WHEEL CITY:

4 Wheel City is a disability activist, motivational speaking hip hop group started by Namel “Tap Waterz” Norris (rapper) and Ricardo “Rick Fire” Velasquez (producer), two talented hip-hop artists in wheelchairs due to senseless gun violence. Their mission is to use hip-hop music and culture to create more opportunities for those with disabilities, inspire people not to give up in life, and raise funds for spinal cord injury research. They hope to show the world that people with disabilities can still have talents, dreams, and deserve to be treated equally. http://www.4wheelcity.com

ABOUT THE PARALYMPICS:

The London 2012 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games' (LOCOG) vision is that rather than making them different from previous Paralympics, they want to take the best aspects of previous Games and bring them together.
The Paralympic Games is the world's second largest major international multi-sport event, involving athletes with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, including mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy. There are Winter and Summer Paralympic Games, which since the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, South Korea, are held immediately following the respective Olympic Games. All Paralympic Games are governed by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
The Paralympics have grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948 to become one of the largest international sporting events by the early 21st century. Paralympians strive for equal treatment with non-disabled Olympic athletes, but there is a large funding gap between Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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