For Immediate Release
Contact: Vonetta Hinton
Phone: (706) 592-9949/706-627-3576 (cell)
June 18, 2017
(Augusta, GA) — Students from across the CSRA came together to use their voices to take a stand on the violence happening across the nation. The song is called “Conflict Resolution”, and pays homage to Hip-Hop movements of the 80’s and 90’s such as 1989’s “Self-Destruction” from the “Stop The Violence” movement started by Hip-Hop legend KRS-ONE. The promotional video is available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paQxY1B45ro.
The song is a result of a FREE class held by Supreme MCs Rule Hip-Hop Expression Program. The next event is the Summer 2017 Hip-Hop Creative Expression Event and Supply Drive, to be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 1-4pm at Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Augusta (1442 Harper Street Augusta GA 30901). The SMR Hip-Hop Expression Event and Supply Drive is free and open to students K-12. SMR’s goal is to reach inner city youth and help them overcome tumultuous personal issues, and express themselves about current events through musical and artistic expression. Many participants in the class do not currently have a music program in their schools. Community sponsors include Little Caesars, Coca-Cola and Chickfila.
Participants will learn how to write/construct songs, learn about the history and elements of Hip-Hop, music editing and mixing, followed by career options in music producing. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up for a free professional studio session and free recording of a collaborative music video. This provides students with a first time opportunity to record songs professionally free of charge. In addition, SMR will be collecting supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Augusta. To register for the class, please visit www.suprememcsrule.com and also to download the supply wish list for Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Augusta.
“The true purpose of hip-hop is to empower people and to impact change. Teaching Hip-Hop to youth not only transforms themselves, but transforms their communities,” says founder and Hip-Hop artist, Selah Jetloud Guru. “These issues are particularly relevant considering the recent death of 15 year old Jordan Edwards, and the victims all the way from Mike Brown to Sean Bell and the many more victims throughout history dying from of excessive force across the nation. We provide a vehicle for youth to speak on social issues that they see on the news, expressing themselves instead of keeping it inside,” he says.
The SMR Hip-Hop Creative Expression Event introduces Augusta and surrounding areas to our program that is designed to expose children to the performing arts, giving them an opportunity to explore their creative talents and benefit from the positive psychological effects of music on childhood development.
For media inquiries as well as sponsorship and donation requests, please contact Vonetta Hinton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (706) 592-9949.
ABOUT SUPREME MCs RULE:
Supreme MCs Rule is an expressive music arts program using hip-hop culture and music to engage students K-12, addressing inner emotions, life situations and conflict resolution skills.