Bridging the gap between distress & support
I brought a team of Hip Hop artists together to create hip hop for the love of the art and they signed on to support my mission 'to improve mental wellness through Healing Arts'.
I provide leadership and direction along with most of our audio / video & podcast production. I've also coordinated most of our artwork with Yani through House of Fluid Reflections. I also lead management of our social media and website.
A brief explanation of our mission:
COLOR THE BLOCKCHAIN
Providing equal access to web 3
Color the Blockchain is a Canadian charity founded by King Mizo & his wife, Sky focused on leveling the playing field in web 3 by providing equal access to marginalized people.
I'm a core member of the team and participate in planning and administrative activities. I've also been asked to host our weekly live streams where we promote irl charities while onboarding them by educating them and creating their first NFT on the Cardano blockchain to introduce them to new sources of support for their initiatives.
Kareem Muse (Zo the Instrument Being)
ARTIST / SONGWRITER / PRODUCER
Emceeing phenomenon, poet & all around literary phenom. House of Fluid Reflections has provided free photography, cover art & logos. I've provided audio production, technical services, training and other forms of support for Kareem as well.
We also work together on music and podcasts under the name Zo & Pitchfork.
Eclectic, dj based hip hop production team
I work with DJ uNKLe SiCKNeSs (SiCK) to create instrumentals directly from the turntables as SiCK DJs while I sample, chop and make the beats.
I provide facilities, record, coproduce, mix, arrange, distribute and create cover art for the team.
I also produced a micro-documentary about SiCK along with a couple eclectic Beats x BMX videos featuring SiCK & our music.
Check it all out on our website, which I also designed along with our logo.
House of Fluid Reflections
We're re-humanizing people by making them feel seen AS PEOPLE.
Dragon's Pitchfork shoots and edits the HFR Artists Touch Series and provides technical & business support for HFR.
A brief explanation of our mission:
HIP HOP COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY
The $RAP HEADZ community was founded by King Mizo, a kindred spirit who I consider a brother. After hearing about his mission when I featured him as a guest on the GRYSKLL podcast, we became collaborators and fast friends. These collaborations led to me bringing GRYSKLL to support his $RAP HEADZ community, which he often says saved the community.
He's graced me with the title of Community Lead, which I am honored to fulfill as we build a space for artists of all skill levels to learn to love Hip Hop culture through collaboration.
Together we host weekly Twitter Spaces where we conceptualized and coordinated our first community mixtape, #DontOverThinkIt Vol. 1, which we've also released as a free NFT. DM me on Twitter to request a copy!
YOLANDA MARIE (YANI)
Photo Storyteller | Freeform Artist | Curator
Founder of House of Fluid Reflections, muse for Dragon's Pitchfork & so much more.
We met because I was looking for someone to improve my videography skills with at the beginning of 2020. We've been surprising ourselves and each other as we've created together (in various forms) ever since.
Hip Hop Saved Us
A Healing Hip Hop Collaboration
I provided recording facilities, executive production, music production, logo design, cover art, a music video, mixing, distribution, an album & more.
All in honor or Hip Hop because the culture & the music helped me heal & grow as an individual.