I love when the hip-hop artists come together in support of a community cause. Some of my favorite RVA hip-hop creatives have linked up for a charity album in support of Building a Better RPS, a charitable organization dedicated to the betterment of Richmond Public Schools. Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior charity album features twenty Richmond hip-hop creatives, including Black Liquid, Johnny Ciggs, John Canada, RT, Ant the Symbol, Lord Slugg, PT Burnem, and more. The project was organized by Alan Brymer, who organized the project and DJs under the name 8-Bit Mullet. The project on sale now via bandcamp and an upcoming concert and video game tournament is scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd. #WESEEIT
According to the press release:
Twenty producers, DJs, and emcees from Richmond, Virginia are excited to present a collaborative hip-hop tribute charity album featuring the iconic melodies from Street Fighter II. The compilation of remixes breathes new life into each of the world warriors’ themes, and best of all, proceeds will be donated to the Richmond-based Building a Better RPS charitable organization to benefit public schools in the area. Street Fighter II: The RVA Warrior is available today wherever digital music is sold.
A release show and fundraising event will be held at Garden Grove Brewery on Thursday, June 22nd, at 8:00pm. The show, which will also be streamed live on Twitch, will include a Street Fighter II tournament and costume contest. Garden Grove will be serving Hundred Hop Slap, a Street Fighter-themed India Pale Ale. Funds from donations, a raffle, and profits from CD and digital sales will go towards projects aimed at improving Richmond’s public school system.
“I was excited to receive so much interest once I shared the concept with the collaborators,” said Alan Brymer, who organized the project and DJs under the name 8-Bit Mullet. “It’s been a great way to connect with other artists, support a good cause, and have fun re-living a game that each of us grew up loving despite our different backgrounds.”