This Friday I’m rocking in the RENO / SPARKS, NV area! Hope to see my folks in the building!
As part of the #BeTheChange Tour, where proceeds shows in different parts of the country go to local organizations, I will be performing in Seattle August 24th. The show is going to benefit Seattle Young People’s Project (SYPP) and is being held at WAPI (Washington Asian/Pacific Islanders) Dungeon performance space. Participants from WAPI’s hip-hop program for youth, the Katalyst Project, will also be performing. I’ll also be in the Seattle area from the 20th-25th conducting workshops with other youth organizations. If you’re interested in building, please send me an e-mail! To learn more about the show, check out the Facebook event page.
This Sunday in Oakland I’m performing at an event in support of the sit-in at Lakeview Elementary school. If you haven’t heard about this, the sit-in was a reaction to hearing this school and several others would be shut down. Teachers, parents, students, and activists occupied the school and began running a summer school program and teaching classes. As a result, the Oakland Police Department eventually forced them out of the school.
To me, this is an example of the people expressing their needs and being shut down by the forces who really control our society. Our youth are having less and less access to quality education and the people have used their right to speak out against that. Keeping schools open and accessible is clearly what the people want. However, instead of working with the people and hearing them out, the local government sent in the police to attack them.
Under the current system we live under now, the police who are supposed to protect and serve the people are always going to protect and serve the corporate and politcal entities that control this country. Those same entities are directly opposed to us having quality education for our youth- they would rather send us on a path to either work for them (slavery) or jail (slavery).
So with that being said, I’m very excited about this event and I’m glad that the organizers reached out to me to perform alongside great artists like Boots Riley of The Coup, Digital Martyrs, and more. If you’re in the area, definitely make sure you come through. If you’re not in the area or you just can’t make it, please do what you can to spread the word.
In about 2 weeks, I will be hitting the road with my folksPatience, L*Roneous, & DJ BeatsMeto do the first in a series of shows for community organizations.100% of the proceeds from these shows will go to the organizations!
On June 14th, we’ll be rocking Club Red in Tempe, AZ for Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development- an organization that does programs and services for homeless youth.
June 16th we’ll be in Albuquerque, NM doing a show for Warehouse 508. Warehouse 508 is a creative space for at-risk youth that does programs around arts, sports, and performance.
But here’s where I NEED Y’ALL SUPPORT! We’re doing these shows completely free of charge, just getting reimbursed for our travel costs. However, in order for as much money as possible to go to the organizations we are campaigning for donations. If you would like to be apart of this, hit up our Kickstarter Campaign and donate whatever you can-even $1 would be a huge help! There are also a bunch of rewards for certain donation amounts.
If you can’t donate, please at least help spread the word! Reblog this post and tell your folks! Thanks y’all!