TO SUPPORT SEXUAL ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH THE HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL, P.O.G. MUSIC GROUP, “THE SHARK” DAYMOND JOHN, FUBU MOBILE AND RISING HIP-HOP ARTIST KALI MAC LAUNCH THE HIP-HOP AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE OF WOMEN PROJECT AND KICK OFF A 50 MILLION DOLLAR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS NEW SINGLE “SHOW THE LADIES SOME LOVE”
The Song & Video Will Be Released on April 20, 2018 with Proceeds Going to the Fundraising Campaign and the HHSYC Sexual Abuse Awareness, Prevention and Education Project
The Song & Video Will Also be Used as an Educational Tool in Schools to Teach Students About the Consequences of Sexual Abuse and Harassment Against Women and Girls
New York, NY, April 20, 2018 — In recognition of National Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC), along with the P.O.G. Music Group will release a LIT new song and video entitled: “Show The Ladies Some Love” by Rising Hip-Hop Artist Kali Mac on April 20, 2018. The song and video, which were inspired by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, kick off a 50 million dollar fundraising campaign for the HHSYC and is headed-up by their Advisory Board member and Fundraising Committee Chairwoman, Jen Diamond Showalter, President of Diamond Song Services, LLC.
In addition to supporting the Hip-Hop Against Sexual Abuse of Women Project (HASAW) and the Women And Girls 4 Empowerment Campaign (WAGE), funds will be used to provide counselors, mentors and other services to help young victims cope with problems associated with Sexual Abuse. Funds will also be used to support the work of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement, as well as the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, headed by Anita Hill. The three groups are composed of some of the most powerful names in Hollywood and Television and were created to tackle Sexual Abuse and Harassment, as well as Women’s Rights and Empowerment.
Out of all the artists that performed or submitted material to the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council’s Time 2 Shine Program last year, sponsored by Power 105.1, “The Shark” Daymond John and FUBU Mobile, Kali Mac was the best and that is why he was selected to record the lead single for the upcoming “Women And Girls 4 Empowerment” (WAGE) 24-track Compilation Fundraising Album scheduled to be released for the 2018 Christmas holiday. To further support the song and music video, HASAW will officially kick-off an after-school program in September, with a host of school and community events leading up to the launch.
It was the actions of Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein that put this issue at the top of the news cycle last year for months. In order to truly solve the problem we must address the root cause by educating our children about the importance of Respecting, Protecting and never Neglecting women. Hip-Hop is associated with such crude behavior, but through this project we are now stepping up to the plate to address the issue. Sexual violence permeates our culture with violent rape scenes on TV shows and films; misogynistic songs and videos that disrespect women; and sexy dress codes that reinforce rape culture. Each impact how women are viewed and treated.
Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted; that’s more than 570 people daily. Women between the ages of 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape or sexual assault. Female college students ages 18-24 are three times more likely than women in the general population to experience sexual violence. 90% of female rape victims are women. 99% of perpetrators of sexual violence will walk free. 13% of female rape survivors will attempt suicide. 64% of Trans people will experience sexual assault in their lifetimes. 50 women are murdered by gun violence every month by an intimate partner, former spouse or boyfriend.
“In the beginning Hip-Hop was a powerful tool for social change. This unique project will surely have a lot of influence on those in the entertainment business, especially those who continue to sexually abuse and harass women. It will also allow us to take a Public Health Approach to address the root cause of the problem starting in our schools from grades K thru college because this is where the morals, values and character of young men and women are developed. You can bet the Kali Mac song and WAGE Album will have a positive impact on students, youth and young adults as Hip-Hop joins the ongoing struggle to end Sexual Abuse against women and girls,” stated Charles Fisher, CEO, P.O.G. Music Group and Founder, HHSYC.
“As a new artist this is one of the most exciting periods of my life, releasing my first commercial single with a fire video, working on my album and supporting a cause addressing the rights of women is very important to me. I am truly thankful for the opportunity and it is my hope this project will reduce sexual violence against women and raise a lot of money to eliminate the problem,” stated Kali Mac.
“The song and after-school project will be a good look for Hip-Hop. All so often the culture is accused of showing no respect for women. Through this initiative we can garner a lot of support from artists, executives and celebrities who want to be a part of the solution and not the problem. The #MeToo movement is historical and so it TIME’S UP. It’s important for Hip-Hop to be a beacon of hope for our women and that is what this project is all about,” said Randy Fisher, Executive Director, HHSYC.
The “Fitness Sheriff”, Co-President, P.O.G. Music Group stated “Over the years I have seen quite a few artists and Kali Mac is the real deal. This is the only project out there that both entertains and educates at the same time. As a millennial it’s up to my generation to make this a better world and that is what the P.O.G. Music Group is all about; making good music and using the power of Hip-Hop to support projects that change lives.”
“At FUBU Mobile we are always looking for new and creative programs that have a positive impact on the community. The song and video have a lot of potential when it comes to addressing sexual abuse prevention. We support women’s rights and believe the project will add some fuel to the fire for social change,” stated Albert Benjamin, Executive Chairman, FUBU Mobile.
“Worthy Apparel is proud to be a sponsor of this terrific initiative which uses Hip-Hop to empower women and put an end to sexual abuse and harassment against women. I will be reaching out to my customers and artists I know to solicit their support the project,” ended Manny Singh, Owner, Worthy Apparel & Recording Studios.
Marcus Lewis, Creative Director & Editor, ProLoveVisuals stated “Producing this music video was an exciting challenge for our company. When Kali first played us the song we immediately loved the music, message and movement behind it. It’s rare in this era of Hip-Hop that you can find a song with all three components. We hope everyone will Show The Ladies Some Love after watching the video and join a movement to address sexual abuse and women’s equality.”
ABOUT THE HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL (HHSYC)
The HHSYC was founded in July 2001 by Charles Fisher (also known as the former manager of LL Cool J, the Lost Boyz and co-discoverer of R. Kelly). The organization was created to help implement commitments made by record companies, artists, community leaders and elected officials at the historic 2001 Hip-Hop Summit at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. The 17-year old agency is the #1 Not For Profit, Social Service Hip-Hop Organization in the world addressing tough issues such as Gun & Gang Violence, Sexual Abuse & Women’s Rights, Academic Failure and the Heroin & Opioid epidemic. Participants are taught how to constructively use their time, talent and the enormous power of Hip-Hop culture to improve social, political and economic conditions in their school, home and community. Randy Fisher is the organization’s Executive Director. For additional information, visit www.HHSYC.org.
ABOUT THE P.O.G. MUSIC GROUP
The P.O.G. Music Group was founded by its Chairman and CEO Charles Fisher in 2004 to fund programs offered by the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC) and other groups that service those living in poor and disadvantaged communities here in the US and abroad. Charles is the former manager of LL Cool J, the Lost Boyz and co-discoverer of R. Kelly). He was also instrumental in launching Cold Chillin’ Records and FUBU Apparel, founded by “The Shark” Daymond John. In today’s tough economy non-profit groups are finding it extremely hard to fund their programs. This compromises the growth and safety of our children, so the P.O.G Music Group was founded. A unique fact that sets the company apart from other record labels is that all or part of the proceeds from each release will go to the HHSYC and other community service providers. This innovative concept will bring funding to programs in need of support.
The song is available at: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kalimac1 and all digital stores 4/20/18 so cop it.
To see the video go to: https://youtu.be/Xln5wpweqyM.