Nobody: Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant III Tribute & Scholarship Fund

Help Timothy "Red Baron" Welbeck release a tribute for Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, III and raise funds for a scholarship fund in their name.
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Timothy Welbeck
Music
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
1 Team Member

Nobody: Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant III Tribute & Scholarship Fund is a sponsored project of Art for Progress, a non-profit arts organization. Contributions for the purposes of Nobody: Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant III Tribute & Scholarship Fund are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The What

Timothy "Red Baron" Welbeck is a Philadelphia-based emcee and attorney who has crafted a stirring brand of music that is thought-provoking and relevant, honest and life-changing. His music has been described as "what a beautiful painting sounds like."  He has garnered high compliments from hip-hop legends (EPMD, DJ Scratch), industry tastemakers (Mtv Correspondent Sway) and record executives (VP of A&R at Def Jam, Lenny S), in addition to having won the Session 1 Grand Prize in the Hip-Hop Category for the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Competition. He has also instructed Hip-Hopcrisy: Hip-Hop and Black Culture at Temple University, all of which have made Red Baron one hip-hop's best kept secrets.

Red Baron would like his next release to have a substantive impact in the lives of young men across the country.  Particularly, Red Baron will use the proceeds he gains from the release of his next single, Nobody, to raise funds for a scholarship fund in the name of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant III at Morehouse College.

Nobody is a gripping single by Red Baron that chronicles the harrowing details of the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in addition to the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant III by former Oakland transit officer Johannes Mehserle. With the use of chilling piano chords, snapping snare drums, winding electric guitar riffs and remarkable guest appearances from Tomeka Carroll and Domonique Wilson, Red Baron paints a vivid picture of the two tragedies, remarks on their unfortunate frequency, the unjust application of law and how hip-hop and urban culture contribute to the stereotyping of African American men.  The single becomes even more timely considering the shooting death of Jordan Russell Davis.

Red would love for you to support this endeavor, and thanks you for taking the time to learn about it.

The Who

Red Baron will release Nobody on Feburary 26, 2013, the one year anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin.  All proceeds generated from the sale of Nobody will go towards the creation of a scholarship fund at Morehouse College in the name of Trayvon Martin and Oscar Grant III, both of whom were roughly of college age at the time of their death.  Red Baron will work in conjunction with representatives from Morehouse College and with members of the Martin, Fuller and Grant families, in order to select a promising student at the college to receive the scholarship.

The How

Red Baron could use your assistance in launching a campaign to raise awareness for this important issue.  Below is an itemization of the costs associated with this endeavor.

Recording: $150 ($50 an hour/three hours)

Mixing and Mastering: $200

Music Video: $1,000

Limited Edition Physical Copies: $264.30

Promotional Items: $389.10 (e.g. Posters ($59), Hooded Sweat Shirts ($227.10), Custom T-Shirts ($60), Wristbands($43.00))

Total Budget for this Project: $2,000

Please review the perks menu to learn what you will receive when you contribute to this campaign!

Other Ways You Can Help

Please pray for the epidemic of violence in cities across America, particularly, for the families of victims.  Also, please spread the word about the campaign.

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    Supporters who contribute $1.00 will receive a digital download of Nobody feat. Tomeka Carroll & Domonique Wilson, and a personalized thank you via Facebook or Twitter.

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    Supporters who contribute $100 will everything from the $50 perk plus several unreleased Red Baron songs and a copy of the offical video for Nobody.

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