Big Sean has consistently been dedicated to both properly and proudly repping his hometown of Detroit and giving back to the Motor City. He’s done this with everything from consistent song shoutouts and naming a mixtape Detroit to building a studio at his high school alma mater and founding the Sean Anderson Foundation. But now he’s taking that commitment to Detroit’s neighbor.
After raising over $65,000 via their “Meow The Jewels” Kickstarter campaign. The superstar rap duo for the people, comprising of Killer Mike and El-P posted the amazing outcome of the fundraiser and how the money will be dispersed.
via Meow The Jewels https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1957344648/meow-the-jewels/posts/1380871
Lupe Fiasco is stepping away from the mic (and social media) to give a big hand up to future entrepreneurs. The Chicago native will be launching a non-profit that will assist those with a dream.
Speaking of social media, Lu made his announcement via his favorite platform, Twitter.
Co-founded by Lupe and Di-Ann Eisnor, the Neighborhood Start Fund is a nonprofit organization designed to aid entrepreneurs from specific neighborhoods with their respective business. “We need more diverse entrepreneurs bringing fresh ideas and new innovations to life,” reads a statement from the site. “So, we’ve created a neighborhood-specific fund to support entrepreneurs and start-ups from undeserved areas and of course so the best new ideas won’t go wasted. We provide access, network, workshops, mentoring and of course funding.”
Their first live pitch event will be November 13th 2015. To learn more about his foundation visit http://www.start.fund
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The creative, progressive and uber talented collective and record label we know as Wondaland Records have been on a promotional tour showing off the amazing talent on the record label as well as joining in the front lines of protest against police brutality. At several stops on the label’s tour promoting their collaborative project “Eephus”, which featured music from each of the labels artists’, the group took it to the streets and joined with the people in each city with marches and organized protests against police brutality. Using their new track “Hell You Talmbout” as the battle and rallying anthem to bring attention to loved ones lost by those in attendance, who were killed unjustly by the hands of the police and/or other government departments. See Hip Hip Gives Back’s footage below from the march and protest in Atlanta on August 31, 2015. #HYTB
On August 6th, 2015 Common blessed the stage at the Aids Health Care “Vote 2 End HIV” event at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. The event was sponsored by Reed for Hope Foundation, LoveHealthy.Org and AID Atlanta and served as not just a concert but a rally that will build on the successful “AIDS Is A Civil Rights Issue” national public awareness campaign created by AHF in 2014. That campaign brought together Rev. Al Sharpton, the National Action Network, local churches and community groups to honor the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1965. Its purpose is to foster dialogue on ending HIV and sexual stigma within black families, and encourage community-wide testing and treatment.
For more information about the cause and additional footage from the event, log onto: