The Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) was founded in 2001. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to harnessing the cultural significance of Hip Hop music, and promotes education and other social issues that relate to the at risk youth throughout the United States. The HSAN has been holding events promoting its cause since its formation. The organization also focuses on freedom of speech, voter education, economic advancement, and youth leadership. All of these issues are in dire need of attention in the urban community.
A Board of Directors governs Hip Hop Summit Action Network, which include hip-hop and community leaders. On the Board of Directors are Chairman Russell Simmons of Rush Communications, Co-Chair Kevin Liles of Warner Music Group, Co-Chair Damon Dash of Dash Music Group, Sean