Through adversity and struggle, while growing up young in the streets of Brooklyn, YOUNG MG, has developed the raw charisma, character and fortitude to survive. He has also become what's known in Hip Hop culture as the ever elusive "wordsmith," one who is a verbal poet, and know's it. But these days in the city who birthed the original art and culture, the sound is hard to find. Fortunately, meet YOUNG MG, one of few local and talented artists, on verge of bringing the "true" New York Hip Hop sound back.
“I’m a Brooklyn kid that got kicked out at a young age, forced to take on the streets for survival. My mother put me out at the age of twelve to face a hard life. I tried to go from home to home to escape a life of poverty. Just trying to come up, through the streets, I’ve been to jail, homeless, sleeping on trains and subways. I know have a bright future, with better things coming my way. I’m on the verge of making it really big. #itcanbeyou”
“As an artist, I understand sacrifice, passion and commitment to the arts and commerce. In my short eight years living in New York City, I’ve also come to understand being evicted, sued, frisked, fined, fired and kicked-out. But that's really nothing compared to what many artist before or during my time endured. Therefore my overstanding not through living, is just an understanding, which can only be told through the stories of those who came before me and whom I am currently living among. Just like living in New York City, nothing ever is, what it really is, until you have lived it, and actually been there in it. In the end, I just make make music, and like to help others do the same. The summer block party led to a collaboration, and then we recorded the first record. #itcanbeyou"
The initial goal of this project is to give out 1,500 meals starting on December 1st, 2016 up until February 7th, 2017. Each person who receives a meal, will tell us their story of how they wound up on the streets and this will be shared via an IG page which will entice everyone who gives a meal to start sharing their stories with us and with this, creating a community of people helping people.
The NYLON Project will culminate with a New York Fashion Week show on February 7th, 2017, where the 25 influencers and celebrities who were part of the photo-shoot for booklet, will walk the runway side by side with their sponsored homeless partners whose story they shared, wearing sponsored brands. These brands will dress the celebrity as well as gift the homeless the ensemble so that they can use it once event is over, to go on a job interview and get off the streets.
Celebrities, Influencers and a showcase for performing talent including the musical group FAULKNER, with over 2 million youtube hits on their most recent release; Che'Nelle, Japan iTunes 10 straight weeks #1 performing artist; Grandison M. Phelps IV, dancer and choreographer for Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, JLo, Che'Nelle, with a special performance. Trip Digital Inc., artist S.C.R.D., Sweet Chuck & Ravin Dave, will host and perform, along with a Special Guests in order to support the cause and YOUNG MG in his debut live performance of "Cold Days Hard Nights" from a forthcoming debut mixtape, expected to drop Spring 2017. This song encapsulates his story of being raised on the streets, becoming a wordsmith, and eventually making the break from the hood to the main stage. Your support can help make dreams become a reality through #theNylonProject1.
In order to further support The NYLON Project and fund independent artistry, we are donating $5.00 of every S.C.R.D. #streetsock pair sold from today until February 7, 2017. Literally, every pair purchased through our site, regardless of the discount code used to make the purchase, we will donate $5.00 per pair sold at full retail, or 33% of the final sale on discount not including shipping to The Nylon Project. The full retail price of each #streetsock pair is $15.00 on Digital-Galactic.com. All other proceeds help pay for studio time and the creation of music and video content, and or living expenses.
We are excited to join The NYLON Project, an initiative to aid the homeless in New York City. As independent performing, recording and publishing artists, we recognize the challenges that homelessness causes local individuals, communities and artists. Firmly rooted in Hip Hop culture and mentored by founders of our culture, our mission as a bridge generation leader is to educate future generations arming them with the knowledge, experience and access to resources bestowed upon us; in order to enable the further development, understanding, acceptance and progression of our culture.
Digital-Galactic, Inc. is a performing arts and content publishing company based in Manhattan, New York. S.C.R.D. is an artist and production duo Sweet Chuck & Ravin Dave, partnered with the independent record label and sound design company, Trip Digital, Inc.
For more information or to participate in The Nylon Project please e-mail Jordana at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516.667.5811.