Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 22, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- “The only people who belong to gangs are cowards and kids,” said T. Rogers, Author of The 50 Most Asked Questions about America’s Gangs (2004), and the forthcoming release Lies My Homies Told Me. His statement is central to Supa Nova Slom’s Unify the Hood, Heal the Hood campaign. The Unify The Hood, Heal The Hood event took place on Sunday, May 20th, at 6p.m. at The Center in Brooklyn.
Supa Nova is a hip hop artist with a movement: Unify the Hood, Heal the Hood —the title of his debut CD release. The first single off the album is "G's Up Salute" featuring The Game and Jadakiss. Coming fresh out of Brooklyn, Supa Nova's album has already started to gain traction, as has his call for social healing: after spending his teenage years running with gangs, Supa Nova had a wake-up call.
Before long, he found a better way of life and started taking it to the streets. His DVD/CD combo release, Holistic Wellness for The Hip Hop Generation has sold over 100,000 copies and continues to fly off the shelves. BET.com has noted it as "a documentary that is going to teach self-improvement to the hip hop generation."
His movement has rapidly gained momentum. Beyond the DVD and the upcoming album release, Supa Nova founded Unify the Hood, Heal the Hood, The Event---catering to the community---uplifting the streets and for the first time rival gang members in one room. “I’ve never been to an event like this,” said T. Rogers in praise of Supa Nova’s May 20th speech. “I am in full support of his efforts.”
Supa Nova has already proven that he has the mind of a CEO and the heart of a healer. With his debut album, he's bringing his skills as an MC front and center. Unify the Hood, Heal the Hood showcased a cast of hip hop's elite—on top of Jadakiss and The Game, Supa Nova joined forces with Ice-T, Dead Prez, Erykah Badu, and others.
This event served to entertain and also to educate---including a screening of the ground breaking film, Hooked: The Legend of Demetrius Mitchell, it also featured special guest speakers: T. Rogers Founder of Black P-Stone Nation B.L.O.O.D.S (LA Chapter)/Director of Sidewalk University; Ben Chavis, President of Hip Hop Summit Action Network; spins by the legendary Afrika Bambaataa; and a live performance by Supa Nova Slom.
With a debate raging over hip hop slang, Supa Nova 's efforts have a great urgency: "We are in a time when rappers and hip hop artists are being targeted for their lyrical content, but the core issue lies within our communities. There is always a cause and effect; so, if we want to encourage rappers to change their lyrical content, we must, first, as a collective, be accountable for our influence and encourage social change on the home front—within our hoods and our communities. We must elevate the consciousness of the people, overall, further inspiring constructive change in the future direction of hip hop." -- Supa Nova Slom
"You know what time it is, 'Unify the Hood, Heal the Hood' is how it's going down…Real talk...I Love It." – JADAKISS
"I'm ridin' or dyin' with my homie, Supa Nova..."Unify the Hood, Heal the Hood "— that's what you should be doing!" – ICE-T
Unify The Hood, Heal The Hood --First Single
"G's Up Salute"
Featuring THE GAME and JADAKISS
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