PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MUSIC PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO STARRING COMMON AND MALIK YUSEF FOR “TROUBLE IN THE WATER” FOR EARTH DAY EXCLUSIVELY ON FACEBOOK
Earth Day was first celebrated by 22 million Americans in 1970 as a way to appreciate and preserve clean air, land and water. In 2016, climate change and a deteriorating clean water supply has become a significant global issue.
Please view the brand new video for “Trouble in the Water” by Malik Yusef, starring Common, Hip Hop Caucus’ President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., and more, off the album Heal Our Mother Earth (“HOME”), a People’s Climate Music project here:https://www.facebook.com/hiphopcaucus/videos/10153713426992987/
Video to Petition Governor Rick Snyder to Create a Compensation Fund for Victims of the Flint Water Crisis
Washington, D.C., April 21, 2016 – Hip Hop Caucus, creator of People’s Climate Music, exclusively released “Trouble in the Water,” a cinematic music video starring Common on Facebook. “Trouble in the Water” is a record on the album “HOME” (Heal Our Mother Earth), Executive Produced by 5-time Grammy winning artist/producer and Hip Hop Caucus’ Director of Arts and Culture Malik Yusef. The video will call on viewers to sign a petition, from their Facebook or onpeoplesclimatemusic.com, calling on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to start a compensation fund for victims of the Flint water crisis.
Through People’s Climate Music, the Hip Hop Caucus organizes diverse and influential artists to create music that inspires action around the climate change crisis, with a goal of leading the way to a clean energy future. On Thursday, April 21, 2016, the video for “Trouble in the Water” also featuring Hip Hop Caucus’ Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., Kumasi, Choklate, Aaron Fresh & Laci Kay, was hosted exclusively on Facebook until its wide spread release on Friday, April 22, 2016 – Earth Day.
“‘Trouble in the Water’ links the global climate crisis to local environmental justice crises in poor communities and communities of color, including the ongoing water disaster in Flint, MI,” said Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. “Common and the entire team who worked on ‘Trouble in the Water’ have used art to convey a message that affirms the value of life over polluters’ greed. The crisis in Flint has put politics and profit over the lives of people. Now it is time to reverse that horrific process and create a compensation fund for victims of the Flint water crisis.”
In the summer of 2014 People’s Climate Music produced “HOME”, an 11-track album that was released in partnership with The Private Plane with support from Apple and iTunes. 55,000 copies were downloaded in the release’s first week. “HOME” is available on iTunes at http://itunes.com/HOME and on TIDAL at http://tidal.com/album/59497842.
Sources: For more information about People’s Climate Music visit peoplesclimatemusic.com or to view the video, visit Facebook.com/hiphopcaucus.
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