Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 9, 2005
As part of a world-wide effort to further help the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana rap artist X-CONN and his record label Realstreetmusic.com has begun manufacturing custom t-shirts to help raise much-needed money. These unique and creative t-shirts feature designs that illustrate the struggle and strife experienced by the hurricane survivors combined with lyrics from the Louisiana native's very own songs. X-CONN feels very strongly that he must help the survivors by any means possible.
"Why are we doing this," Realstreetmusic.com Chief Executive Officer Kirk Phillips asks, "Everybody at my label watched the horror and destruction unfold on television with the rest of the world; however for usÂ it's personal." "The number one artist on our label is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and we are based in Houston, Texas. These are the two cities that are hosting the majority of the survivorsÂ we just got tired of watching and feeling helpless, we decided do something positive to provide help instead."
The "t-shirts with a soundtrack" campaign has two main purposes: to raise money to be given to the American Red Cross and other charitable organizations on the front line helping the Hurricane Katrina survivors reconstruct their lives and to inspire othersÂ especially in the rap music communityÂ to get involved, to get moving and to do something to help others in need.
Why call them "t-shirts with a soundtrack"? The reason is that each shirt purchased comes with a limited edition compact disc that features two of X-CONN'S radio singles, Still Holdin' it Down and A Victim of Poverty, lyrics from both songs appear on the t-shirt designs themselves. In a cruel form of irony the singles have been made truly relevant by the destruction and devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.
""ManÂ every time that I hear those songs since last week they take on a totally new meaning for me," remarked X-CONN, "when I hear them now, I think of the strength and perseverance of the survivors and when I drive near the Astrodome or the other shelters in Houston, I can't help but to think of the present uncertainty and future rebirth of the people from my home stateÂ I plan to be a big part of the rebirth process" says the Louisiana rapper.
The first in a series of custom "t-shirts with a soundtrack" are now available to the public on the Realstreetmusic.com website and will remain so until all the life-rebuilding needs of the hurricane survivors are satisfied. "We are actively trying to expand our program and have these t-shirts available on other websites with the main goal of increasing the benefit to the hurricane survivors," Kirk Phillips declared "I made a call to the television legend Byron Allen, the C.E.O. of Entertainmentstudios.com, last Friday and talked with his assistant." "Byron is a great guy with a great staff, if God be willing he will help us exponentially multiply our efforts on for the Hurricane Katrina survivors on a global scale" said Phillips.
"So much is reported about the selfish nature and irresponsibility of the Hip-Hop community," says X-CONN "but that is not true of all rappers and rap-fans and I am doing everything in my power to prove the opposite." "So much is written and reported about the jewels, cars and homes that rappers have" X-CONN goes on to say, "I don't own a Bentley or a mansion, but I do have my music and my creativityÂ I plan to use them both to help somebody else for a change."
X-CONN is a former rapper on New Orleans native Master P's No-Limit Records and has been with his new music family Realstreetmusic.com since 2002. For more information on X-CONN and his new t-shirt campaign see his page at Realstreetmusic.com. Photographs of X-CONN are available on his website and by request from his office staff.
Contact: James Wright
e-mail: Info @ realstreetmusic.com
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