What	
  is	
  too	
  often	
  
under	
  reported	
  is	
  
how	
  young	
  
people,	
  including	
  
incarcerated	
  
yout...
When	
  asked	
  to	
  list	
  what	
  their	
  favorite	
  artists	
  rap	
  
about,	
  the	
  overwhelming	
  majority	
...
We	
  as	
  artist	
  have	
  to	
  be	
  more	
  aware	
  of	
  what	
  we	
  are	
  
saying	
  on	
  wax	
  and	
  the	
...
Better leadership and better role models for our kids will
result from us as artists being more aware of what we are
doing...
10 Plus Years
as An Artist
Artist

Me as the Artist “PB Mempfi$”
Image provided by Torey Fitzgerald
•We can help our youths and teens
build a better tomorrow for our kids
if we raise more awareness within the
Hip-Hop music...
Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/12846697@N00/4832958771/">bluekdesign</a> via <a
href="http://compfight....
Hip-­Hip	
  artist	
  take	
  more	
  responsibility	
  for	
  the	
  
lyrics	
  and	
  the	
  images	
  we	
  put	
  out....
I’ve seen first hand how mainstream rap
impacts young minds. It is disturbing.

Impressionable Minds

Photo Credit: <a hre...
When asked if they know anyone who
tries to emulate what rappers do,
99% say they know one or more
people who do.

Young &...
More	
  positive	
  lyrics	
  and	
  being	
  
active	
  in	
  the	
  neighborhoods.	
  

Photo Credit: <a href="http://ww...
We as artist have to put forth a
better effort of becoming more
visual as positive artist for the
youth and teens.

Photo ...
Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/
43125242@N08/3966744828/">tODDl3r</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com...
Be	
  better	
  
role	
  
models	
  
and	
  pay	
  
more	
  
attention

Paying Attention
Photo Credit: <a href="http://www...
Being
more
evolved
in our
kids’
lives
with
both
parents
in the
house
whole.

Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/p...
Be
instrumental

• Image provided by Torey Fitzgerald

Family
Image provided by Torey Fitzgerald

Bring these facts to their attention to
raise awareness.

Industry Pals

Image provide...
Raising awareness about the influence that
Hip-Hop artist have.

Awareness!!!
Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/...
Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/
13203757@N00/540105576/">aloshbennett</a> via <a href="http://
compfigh...
Reaching Out
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  1. 1. What  is  too  often   under  reported  is   how  young   people,  including   incarcerated   youth,  are  directly   impacted  by  the   music. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 73197296@N00/82505163/">jonfeinstein</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Hip-Hop Influence
  2. 2. When  asked  to  list  what  their  favorite  artists  rap   about,  the  overwhelming  majority  list  guns,  sex,   violence,  cars,  thugs,  jewelry  and  money  as  popular   topics. Photo Credit: <a href="http:// www.flickr.com/photos/ 37108241@N00/61056391/">Tracy O</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 32622867@N04/3047719320/">OGjimbo</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com Photo Credit: <a href="http:// www.flickr.com/photos/ 24885050@N00/2532935726/">irrezolut</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Photo Credit: <a href="http:// www.flickr.com/photos/ 26977717@N02/5219667254/">Damian Morys Photography</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com Guns, Sex,Cars,Thugs, Jewelry, Gangs & Money
  3. 3. We  as  artist  have  to  be  more  aware  of  what  we  are   saying  on  wax  and  the  images  we  are  putting  out,   because  our  children  and  tomorrow  leaders  of  the  world   are  being  affected  by  what  they  hear  us  say  and  see  us  do Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 51035714981@N01/319672512/">epiclectic</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com Awareness!!!
  4. 4. Better leadership and better role models for our kids will result from us as artists being more aware of what we are doing. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 93393982@N00/8661889589/">Scott McLeod</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Leadership & Role Models
  5. 5. 10 Plus Years as An Artist Artist Me as the Artist “PB Mempfi$” Image provided by Torey Fitzgerald
  6. 6. •We can help our youths and teens build a better tomorrow for our kids if we raise more awareness within the Hip-Hop music world. Awareness!!! Hip-Hop World Awareness Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 53796683@N00/2909843141/">Crickontour</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com
  7. 7. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/12846697@N00/4832958771/">bluekdesign</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Main Points 1-2-3 Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 90471071@N00/3003866416/">^@^ina (Irina Patrascu)</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com
  8. 8. Hip-­Hip  artist  take  more  responsibility  for  the   lyrics  and  the  images  we  put  out.  http://comp*ight.com/search/recording-­‐studio/1-­‐2-­‐1-­‐1 Artist Responsibility
  9. 9. I’ve seen first hand how mainstream rap impacts young minds. It is disturbing. Impressionable Minds Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42017076@N04/7596739720/"> Alex Schwab</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com
  10. 10. When asked if they know anyone who tries to emulate what rappers do, 99% say they know one or more people who do. Young & Influenced Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 33777111@N05/3284297250/">Sam.Weiss.</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com
  11. 11. More  positive  lyrics  and  being   active  in  the  neighborhoods.   Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 30760976@N04/7098679017/">anokarina</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com Positive Lyrics
  12. 12. We as artist have to put forth a better effort of becoming more visual as positive artist for the youth and teens. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/95218719@N00/2589059730/">LiteWriting aka Loreen72</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 23020169@N08/4346766900/">tonechootero</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com Positive Visuals
  13. 13. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 43125242@N08/3966744828/">tODDl3r</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Rappers with positive lyrics. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 28567825@N03/3496272444/">cliff1066™</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 7851526@N08/5952526595/">aaronisnotcool</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Positive Lyrics
  14. 14. Be  better   role   models   and  pay   more   attention Paying Attention Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 75001512@N00/4467712880/">Joelk75</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com
  15. 15. Being more evolved in our kids’ lives with both parents in the house whole. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/67835627@N05/7301109548/">moodboardphotography</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/47264866@N00/8479540406/">OakleyOriginals</a> via <a href="http://compfight.com Parenting There are to many single parents raising children.
  16. 16. Be instrumental • Image provided by Torey Fitzgerald Family
  17. 17. Image provided by Torey Fitzgerald Bring these facts to their attention to raise awareness. Industry Pals Image provided by Torey Fitzgerald
  18. 18. Raising awareness about the influence that Hip-Hop artist have. Awareness!!! Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31771852@N00/4437545302/">Nick.Fisher</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com
  19. 19. Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 13203757@N00/540105576/">aloshbennett</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com Photo Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 47691521@N07/4370250151/">opensourceway</a> via <a href="http:// compfight.com Big Idea
  20. 20. Reaching Out • Image provided by Torey Fitzgerald
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