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Just for a recap: Rapper and Art Collective
My article regards a rapper by the name of Hundo. He is based in the San Fernando Valley- proudly boasting about this in many of his songs. He has obtained a small following of over 35,000 followers on Facebook and even more on Instagram and Youtube.
What seperates Hundo from everyday rappers is his love for San Fernando Valley art and the artists themselves. His love for artistry in this area has inspired him to become a founder of an Art Collective titled Potluck, where local artists come and showcase their skills.
Hundo feels his communial efforts boast his communty.
1. Art Collectives are all over Los Angeles, even in its more rural areas. Like Lancaster, California. The hoe of Cameron Kern and The 5 Acres Art Exhibit and collective has greatly improved the Antelope Valley area bringing in more than 10,000 people every year to its bearen landscape.
2. Something surprising about the US is the lack of artistry, which, admittedly is surprising because of America’s influence on culture. But it is true. over 1.3 million students don’t have access to music programs in the US today, according to childrenmusicworkshop.com
3. Hopefully Los Angeles and California as a whole, home of the stars, would have an impressive rate of consideration in Art programs right? WRONG. According to the LA Times, only 35 public schools have a proficient arts programs.
4. According to an article by The Atlantic, the likelihood of becoming famous as a rapper is 0.0086%, while more than half of people in the U.S. ages 18-25 wish they were famous for rapping.
5. In an article by Forbes titled “Rappers Delight: A Billion-Dollar Industry” it reported that rap music was close t a 10 billion dollar industry in 2017
These facts are shocking to me, which is why I wanted to not only celebrate arts and artistry in the San Fernando Valley through this magazine, but Hundo as well.