GF Anon: Striving, Pushing, and Exemplifying the Culture

GF Anon Hip Hop Artist Author UHHM Donor

“This donation helped me realize that I have a voice in the culture, and that everything that I’ve been creating throughout the years isn’t falling on deaf ears. Growing up with depression and self-doubt, Hip Hop provided an outlet and a safe haven to fully express myself. Hip Hop saved a lot of people’s lives, including mine. I will continue to strive and push the culture in the right direction.” – GF Anon

From Baltimore to the Bronx to Everywhere: Savior of Hip Hop Donates To UHHM

Rah Deluxe MC UHHM donor

“I find inspiration in different things: comic books, anime, ways that people – especially kids – won’t turn on each other by making someone feel smaller, and disrespecting one’s unfortunate situation. Just because one may have less money than another doesn’t make them any less of a person. My version of Hip Hop is about flowing and the art form; it has nothing to do with money.”

Ralph Vargas: How Da Phunky Drumma Made “Funky Drummer”

Ralph Vargas hip hop drummer UHHM donor

This Hip Hop collective’s producer, the RZA, sampled Vargas’ drum beats for tracks such as “Bring Da Ruckus” and “Wu-Tang 7th Chamber”, as well as a then-unreleased version of the hit “C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me).”