Project Summary: The Movement “WE’RE ALL IN THE SAME GANG” intent is to create a cohesive intense cordial working relationship between high-risk juvenile and youth offenders that would be brought in to participate in the recording of songs with known Hip Hop artists from around the country. This medium allows the participants to get to know each other allowing dialogue between warring street factions. The ultimate goal is to create workshops in each city that the play is held in and create cognitive groups, specifically designed for both of the groups aforementioned. There will be a recorded album completed with known acts, a full feature length video along live performances. Kids will be vetted for potential album and video features.
The topics listed are discussed with the goal of empowerment and motivation enabling the youth to make better choices and be more aware of alternate choices, as well as to utilize resources in the community before embarking or re-embarking on criminal behavior. Enrollment in the workshops will remain open, thus allowing probation/parole officers to refer on an ongoing basis, and facilitate in every city where the movement’s engaged.
In today’s society the kids that may not be able to read and write can learn and quote rap lyrics with the greatest of ease. That’s the sole purpose of the movement. To provide a medium that’s the media to reach these kids at a faster rate than traditional methods. Coiled along with the workshops that will be held will cover the following:
This program’s designed to unite many of our youth in order to cleanup segments of our society that’s been ruined due to gang violence, and the program will run for 24 weeks at by-weekly intervals for one year. Individual sessions will be for five hours. However, depending on the needs of each client/participant it could be longer.
The classes/recording sessions will be taught and lead by established producers and songwriters throughout the recording industry. All producers and songwriters will be vetted by a consortium of established individuals within the music industry.
Activities will be divided across sessions by allowing participants to cross-collateralize times thus allowing clients/participants to unify during this process, thus allowing interaction. This will lead into group discussion from the cognitive standpoint, with clients/participants to engage one another on the benefits of getting along versus the opposite of violence.
At least 10-20 participants or more depending upon facilities and fir-marshall code regulations.
On the other hand, Hip-Hop, the most popular genre of music for young people today, has been effectively shut down and shut out in most city due to the mainstream – and heretofore unchallenged – stigma around its perceived relationship with violence. However, Gregory Cross the president of the Urban Community Arts Network and lifelong lover of Hip-Hop, is pretty happy about the results from a new study from researchers that shows that Hip-Hop events are no more a magnet for trouble than shows featuring other kinds of music. he hopes that this could be the beginning of an awakening for the people of in all cities across America
“The study shows that Hip-Hop is not different from other genres. The data supports that. To me, that’s exciting … but also very interesting,”Arnold Bigg A white tells Madison365. “This just points out how unfounded bias has such a profound effect on different groups and gets at why the culture has such extreme racial disparities … because we’re willing to accept stereotypes without having the facts to back it up.” .