JOIN DA CROWD: AUDIO: McGruff Feat. A-Mafia "40th St Flow"
Compliments of @cecevance & JOINDACROWD.com.
What more can be said about this, the streets needed it!
Wednesday, July 21
When hip-hop gets mainstream media coverage only the negative is highlighted. We all know why, but we won't get into that. Rap music often chronicles negative aspects of being poor in America, and is reviled for that by everyone from Bill O'Reilly to Oprah Winfrey( ask Ludacris.) No one ever does a feature on the positives that come out of this(jobs, alternatives, a seat at corporate America's table), nope only who's beefing,who's going to jail etc.. Well Hey! Young World deserves some shine. Offering an alternative to annoying childrens shows, HYW uses hip-hop to stress the importance of education and non-violent conflict resolution.In HYW's words:“Hey! Young World” is based on 4 young friends, and each CD is an exploration of daily events and struggles in the lives of our children. Each volume has a valuable, inspiring lesson which is thought and conveyed through songs and the skits. The children will be introduced to the 4 characters, learn their personalities, appreciate their friendship, and be told a problem that will be worked out and solved. The music is catchy, entertaining, memorable, and completely free of curse words, derogatory comments and inappropriate remarks or references to drugs or sexual content. There will not be a single lyric or sentence that a parent would ever question, be disappointed by, or not want their child to hear. www.hywkids.com."
As a Father I immediately understood and appreciated this. I want my children to learn to love hip-hop without feeling like they have to hustle or be in a gang to be cool. I commend their efforts and encourage everyone to check this out.
Buy HYW cd's here, and the deluxe package here.