Rapper/Actress Suga-T will launch of her new Be About It Project in Modesto, California this weekend, with some assistance from fellow femcee Ms. Toi and Salt-N-Pepas legendary DJ Spinderella.
The Project, which aims to mother, educate and encourage peace and unity in the community, will utilize Spinderellas birthday celebrations on Friday and Saturday (August 1-2), to bring awareness to its mission and upcoming initiatives.
The Be About It Project consists of a series of workshops highlighting economic, political and social issues to empower those who have dealt with adversity.
The program works with youth and parents alike, to develop ways to deal with the pervasive problems created in the community by a lack of educational and recreational options and resources and increasingly difficult economic conditions.
“We created workshops to connect the fan-base, to foster a deeper and more personal relationship in an effort to create real change, opportunities, and solutions and help people improve their lives through the platform of music, Suga-T told AllHipHop.com.
Instead of looking at what’s wrong in the world, let’s look at what we can do to change it through love and respect of all persons; regardless of race, sex, national origin & creed, and work together as the human family to Save Our Planet, added Suga who is a member of Bay Area rap group The Click, along with brothers E-40 and D-Shot and cousin B-Legit.
As a subset of the Be About It Project, Suga-T has united a group of Hip-Hop Moms, consisting of artists like The Lady of Rage, Yo Yo, The Conscious Daughters, and of course Toi and Spinderella, who are equally dedicated to the preservation of Hip-Hop culture and how it affects their children.
She has also created two gender-specific lecture series: G.I.R.L.S., Grooming Insight for Realistic Success; and B.O.Y.S., Bringing On Your Success.
Both programs offer insight into the entertainment business and teaches teens how to implement the components of realistic success into their own lives.
The Be About It launch parties will take place on Friday at the Fat Cat Club, located at 930 11th Street in Modesto, and Saturday at Chativas Sports Bar & Grill at the Waterfront in Stockton, California.
Doors open at 9pm on both days.