August 15th, 2009

Jammin' In Tha Concrete Jungle

Jammin' in the Concrete Jungle!

YMR & Tha Hood Games are teaming up to bring you ultimate back to school jam.

Where: The Fox Lot (18th Street & San Pablo),

When: August 22nd, 11AM - 4PM

There will be skateboarding, live music performances, art-making, DJs spinning reggae, funk, hip hop & soul music all day, free giveaways (skate decks, LRG, Marley Coffee), food, dancing, and good times all around.

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August 07th, 2009

YMR Benefit Concert featuring Wendy Darling

Pure Delite FlyersYMR and Hands On Disaster Response proudly present:

Wendy Darling
The Pinstripe Rebellion
The Refunds &
Loudmouth Yank

Friday, August 14, 2009
19th Street Theater
530 19th Street
Doors at 7pm
Tickets are only $10
All proceeds benefit Hands On Disaster Response
September 15th, 2006

PRESS - Rapping for a cause -- how one Oakland label is making a new sound

By Eric Arnold | Special to the SF Chronicle

Hip-hop has been linked to many things, most of them negative: drugs, crime, sex, foul language, bling-bling materialism. Similarly, rap music is not usually thought of as a tool for education, positive reinforcement or mentorship. But attendees of tomorrow's "Paid in Full 2" concert at the Fillmore will witness evidence to the contrary, when opening act Youth Movement Records take the stage.

The nonprofit artist-operated record company, based in Oakland, is proof that the so-called hyphy generation isn't all about goin' dumb, ghost-riding the whip, or doing the thizz-face. Although you may not know it from listening to commercial radio or watching music video shows, today's youth are equally concerned with social issues and expressing themselves in a positive, realistic manner. And with all the recent media attention around Oakland's rising homicide rate, and the disproportionate numbers of young people affected by street violence, YMR is one of the few bright spots countering the grim statistics.

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