Happy Monday, y’all! Now, we at Bad Perm love hip hop – that’s a GIVEN. But what we love even more?
When a hip hop project is bigger than hip hop itself!
As such, mad props, love, and recognition must be given to one of our own ill reppin’ Canucks, Theology3. This dude is one of the hardest working, community conscious, intellectually artistic, hip hop activists I know. Today marks the third day since the release of T3′s The 2-week EP, in collaboration with Phat Tony (that was a tongue twister but I digress…). If you want an all-encompassing critique of a rapper’s ideals on music, message, mommy odes and more, cop the second edition!
Here’s more info on T3, the project and how it started in the artist’s own words:
“In January 2011, Phat Tony and Theo3 released the initial 2 WEEK Ep to raise funds for the final graduation dinner of the youth focused Beatz to Da Streetz program, which provided free 3 month workshops for emerging artists in Toronto with extra resiliency in the face of some serious life circumstances. Singers, producers and emcees all took part in the program which focused equally on creating a family vibe and acquiring skills. The 2 WEEK Ep was written, recorded, mixed and released in a 2 week timeframe with a focus on creativity, consciousness, freedom of expression and dope music. The support was on point and a full graduation dinner for 20 youth, instructors and program friends provided a much needed boost to the participants. We reached our goals.
This year, we want to step it up a bit. So we’ve decided to fund a FREE 8 week program for Toronto youth (18-29) run by 2 B2DS alumnus who have aspirations of starting their own community based initiatives. Our goal is to raise $1000 (which will pay for instructor fees, materials and location) and after that the ep will be put up for FREE online. The original 2 WEEK Ep can be downloaded at www.yungsanta.bandcamp.com
So there you have it, the $5 price tag for the completely original, spontaneous and professionally mixed (by Toronto legend Scam), 2 WEEK ep: Second Edition (AVAILABLE NOW AT www.2week.bandcamp.com), will go directly towards a photography workshop run by Nolan White, and a music marketing workshop run by DJ Cali in the summer of 2012.”
Here’s the best part about this project:
As with many of T3′s releases, this project also helps fund community initiatives, headed by Theo, in hopes of cultivating skills and opportunities for Toronto’s youth. This project goes beyond hip hop, to help de-stigmatize the image of “at-risk” youth and evolve it into something a little more hopeful. So give your support and cop the EP!
Purchase The 2 WEEK EP: Second Edition today at www.2WEEK.bandcamp.com
And look out for Theo’s new project, Airplane Over One Way Streets available on May 29th, 2012
For more info on Theology3, hit him up at: