Happily Natural Day (HND) is an african centered business expo, cultural arts and craft trade show, and two day holistic health, cultural awareness and social change conference plus hip hop, soul and spoken word showcase featuring fashion and natural hair exhibitions. The mission of Happily Natural Day is to promote holistic health, cultural awareness and social change in the African American community. The festival is more than about hairstyles; our focus is on living naturally. Founded in 2003; 2012 marked the 10th Annual Celebration of HND. Our 2014 celebrations will take place in Richmond, Virginia @ Plant Zero (August 8-10th)
The words “refreshingly original” come to mind when reviewing this track by Richard Raw. It has somewhat of a nostalgic meditative hip-hop feel to it, meaning that it is a song that you can sit back and cruise to on the highway while your thoughts wander. A very down to earth flow takes you on a journey through several of life’s situations that you can’t help but to relate to. The blend between the production of the track and the “artistry” by Raw reminds us of a well known combination from the early 2000’s by two top shelf rappers. We’re not going to mention their names because we don’t want to incept that in your head, but lets see if you can pick up on it too. Much like the other songs from Raw, his delivery is all but amateur. You can tell that its a practiced sound, which must have took a lot of repetition and hours, that now allow his verses to sound completely professional. All in all this is a very solid piece of work, and after listening to this “food for thought”, its likely that you’ll find yourself looking for more of Richard Raw’s music to absorb and see what else he’s got to say.
If you’ve been sleeping on Richard Raw it’s time to open your third eye. The moment the song begins you can tell that this isn’t the the type to “fit in” with the rest of what hip-hop fans are being force fed by the radio. Raw manages to flow so seamlessly over this instrumental, which could be flawlessly interchanged with any hit from your parent’s favorite oldies group of the early 1970′s. The beauty of this profound work of art is he still manages to lace this melody with main stream hip-hop’s favorite topics. The content couldn’t be any more relevant with urban americans, by him using terms like “ya’ll sleep” or the topic of joining network marketing companies such as “Wake Up Now.” The message of the track is to be cognizant of what happened then and now in Black America. Richard differentiates himself from other indie artists with his message and his image. Think classic Mos Def giving a black history lesson over a dope beat and really kicking knowledge. Based on the sound that a lot of indie artist are trying to emulate, this is definitely taking a bold leap down a less walked path. Raw is speaking directly to anyone who is willing to aggressively change the African American society or just really likes that classic laid back hip-hop feel.
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GB2 Review: Richard Raw
The 4th New York City Climate Justice Youth Summit is happening August 6 & 7th!!! Why should you join us- because Katrina, Sandy, droughts in the West Coast and tornadoes in Brooklyn are reminders climate change is already here and it is already having a devastating impact on our communities and the global south and we may be the first and last generation able to do something about it !
This year 's NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit is a Call to Action. We hope you will join us to learn about the connection between fossil fuel extraction and climate justice and how we can inter-generationally build climate adaptable and resilient communities while also building climate justice consciousness. The Summit will also be our organizing jump off to get young people ready for what we hope will be the biggest climate march in NYC history-the People's Climate March. Early registration guarantees you free gear, food, entertainment, and other goodies in addition to providing you with tons of information on what to do locally, internships, fellowships, volunteer and organizing opportunities. Come to the Summit and join us in raising awareness while slowing down climate change!
Where: Urban Assembly School for Green Careers
145 W84th St New York, NY 10024
RICHARD RAW WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE 20TH ANNUAL PEOPLES FESTIVAL "TRIBUTE TO BOB MARLEY" ON JULY 26TH!! RICHARD RAW WILL HIT THE ONE LOVE (BIG) STAGE AT 5:30 P.M.
Nadjah Nicole will be performing at the Ladybug Festival on Thursday July 17th, 2014. Nadjah will take the stage at Delaware Technical Community College's Courtyard at 7:40 p.m. Come out, support good music!!
Delaware Technical College
333 N. Shipley Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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TRACK NUMBER 9 OFF RICHARD RAW'S SOPHOMORE ALBUM "SOUL SESSIONS' FEATURING MZ. YOLA & POINDEXTER SMITH
PROD. BY RICHARD RAW
BASS BY RANDY WATERS
TRUMPET/FLUGELHORN BY SA'EED ABUWI
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PICS FROM RICHARD RAW LIVE AT THE DELAWARE CENTER FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS!!! COURTESY OF MIKKI IMAGES!!!
episode of City Focus!! Councilwoman Hanifa Shabazz and Dr. Donald Morton speak about the crime in Wilmington and solutions! courtesy of blufilms media group!!!
City Focus is a web series that highlights Wilmington Delaware in a awesome light! The only press that we are allowed to see is more than likely how people are in this wonderful city!! Being an expert in propaganda and video production I understand what positive imagery can do to the masses!! Lets make Wilmington better!!
Richard Raw uses music as an engine for social change!!