It might be too coincidental to declare philanthropy as “trending” in the indie world, but last week we reported Power Animals' donation per $2 earned project with Philabundance. This week it's rap artists traveling to Uganda to spread hip hop culture.
Hellfyre Club recording artist Open Mike Eagle and Brainfeeder recording artist Ras G have been selected by J.U.I.C.E., an LA hip-hop non-profit organization, to travel to the African nation of Uganda to teach a hip hop culture program and record a project with Ugandan rap artists. Partially funded by a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the project can only take flight if the artists can raise $7,000 to match the department's grant.
To encourage your philanthropy, Open Mike Eagle and Ras G recorded “Warhorn”, a song written to introduce us to the potential chemistry between the two artists, a chemistry that could be further explored in Uganda.
To donate to their cause, go to Stay Classy.org.