Rappers Eminem, Method Man and DOUG E FRESH are set to appear at America's latest Hip-Hop Summit.

The stars will be joined by others including Redman, Cam'ron + THE DIPLOMATS, KEITH MURRAY AND CAPONE-N-NOREAGA to speak at the gathering, to be held 26 April 2003 in Detroit, Michigan

The city's Mayor KWAME KILPATRICK will also appear at the summit, which focuses on utilizing hip-hop for youth empowerment.

The event's organiser, Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, said having the summit "under a dynamic, young 32-year-old hip-hop Mayor is great tribute to the power of hip-hop".