As a new media professional you have to see the story behind the story sometimes and make them work as one.
Entertainers are often romanticized as super heroes. Their public face seems to remove them from the ills that befall humanity until that shocking moment of truth.
No stranger to the emotional impact of health issues in the African-American community Slum Village has suffered the loss of two group members since their 1996 introduction to the music industry. Slum Village is an advocate for health care and creating conversation around health issues in the hip-hop community.
Africa Allah sits down with rapper T3 of Slum Village in candid conversation about the emotional and mental impact health related issues has had on his creative and spiritual growth. Tune in as T3 proposes a solution and what he’s doing to speak volumes.
About Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network’s #1ViralVoice
#1ViralVoice is a new & social media campaign created by DistinctiveImpression MMG (home of DIRadioCast.com) to integrate social advocacy into our daily lifestyle. In this new age of media consumption we connect, communicate and engage our ideas in ways that (1) Makes the potential supporter feel like a part to the process and (2) takes little effort to execute.
Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network (SCTPN) was incorporated in 1993 as a volunteer, not-for-profit organization by its founding members (adults living with sickle-cell disease, thalassemia and other hemoglobin disorders) to serve the larger community by providing a face and a voice for these underrepresented health issues.
Slum Village Brief
The group was formed by three members: rappers Baatin (deceased, 31 July 2009) and T3, plus rapper and producer J Dilla (deceased, 10 February 2006). J Dilla left in 2002 to pursue a solo career with MCA Records. Elzhi joined in his absence, after which Baatin also left due to health complications.