SOMETHINGS GOT TO GIVE – HIP HOP GROWS UP

Posted in BIG BOI, CeCe Morris, Cecillia Morris, Children, HIP HOP GROWING UP, Hip Hop Grows Up, Hip Hop Influence, MARY J. BLIGE, Mothers of Hip Hop Generation, Parents, Politics, SIR LUSCIOUS LEFT FOOT, SUMTHIN'S GOT TO GIVE, Talia Ashley, THE SON OF DUSTY CHICO on August 3, 2008 by Hip Hop Grows Up

Kudos to Big Boi and Mary J. Blige!!! This song, “Sumthin’s Got to Give” is so inspirational and is an influential example of hip hop growing up! The song is the first single from Big Boi’s, of the superstar hip hop duo Outkast, forthcoming solo project entitled, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty.

HHGU, Inc. loves, supports, and partially exists because of the message explained in this song.

HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is a close friend to The Savvy Sister Blog and we first spotted the story about this song/video, along with so much other informative news, on her site. Check her out daily/weekly!

Thanks Savvy Sister!

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Sumthin’s Gotta Give
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T-PAIN’S MOTHER, ALIYAH NAJM, HAS PARTNERED WITH HIP HOP GROWS UP, INC.

Posted in Aliyah Najm, BRUCE GEORGE, CeCe Morris, Cecillia Morris, Children, Dr. Allean Varnado, DR. YVONNE COLE, Entertainment, Hip Hop Grows Up, HIP HOP GROWS UP PARTNERSHIPS, Hip Hop Influence, Parents, Positive Change, Talia Ashley on July 27, 2008 by Hip Hop Grows Up

HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. GLADLY REVEALS THE UNION WITH MS. ALIYAH NAJM.

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The HHGU alliance with Bruce George, Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam, to head the HHGU, Inc. Literary Wing was previously announced two weeks ago. Additionally, HHGU, Inc. revealed the union with Dr. Yvonne Cole and Dr. Allean Varnado, Keyshia Cole’s adopted mother and Daz Dillinger’s mother to spearhead the HHGU, Inc. Spiritual Wing.

This week, HHGU, Inc. gladly tells the world about the alliance with Ms. Aliyah Najm, “Mama Pain.” Ms. Najm is singer/ rapper/ record label executive T-Pain’s mother. “We are so blessed and fortunate to have so many people from the entertainment world support us, whose passions align with HIP HOP GROWS UP’s mission and vision. Each partner, coming aboard with us, is proving that it is going to take a village to reclaim our youth from ills of society. We are so thankful,” as stated by Ms. CeCe Morris, Co-Founder of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc.

Ms. Aliyah Najm is an inspiringly humble spirit, achieving exciting goals in her life. Mama Pain, as she is affectionately called is a magnet for youth because of her charming, charismatic, and calming spirit. Youth are and have always been drawn to her. This fact makes her a natural fit to work with HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc., as the organization exists to improve the lives of all youth. In addition to being a mentor for youth, Ms. Najm is a CEO of an entertainment company called Goldfire Entertainment (http://www.myspace.com/goldfire1) Ms. Najm founded the company because of her love for seeing young people succeed in the entertainment industry, and for her love of entertainment, in general, as long as the young people are keeping things positive. Goldfire Entertainment is a management, promotions, and marketing company. Goldfire Entertainment has 8 acts on its’ roster and is quickly gaining notoriety in the music industry.

Mama Pain insists that young people in the world of music entertainment should be conscious of the messages they present to young people. It’s understood that music will be made for adult listeners, but there should be a balance. As a result, HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. has invited Ms. Aliyah Najm to spearhead the HHGU, Inc. Positive Entertainment Influence Wing.

” When I was asked to be a part of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc., my concern was, here we go again, with another group. After discussing the concepts, mission of the group, and the purposes, I realized to myself, “ That this was not going to be just another group”. Because of my son, T-Pain and my company Goldfire Entertainment, LLC, I have been asked to be a part of the wing on positive influence in entertainment. I’m looking forward to being a part of such an optimal, informative and much needed group. .” – Ms. Aliyah Najm

HIP HOP GROWS UP IS ON THE AIR WITH CELEBRITY MOMS

Posted in Aliyah Najm, BROTHER MARCUS GIRARD, CeCe Morris, Cecillia Morris, Changing Blood Types, Dr. Allean Varnado, DR. YVONNE COLE, Hip Hop Grows Up, HIP HOP GROWS UP PARTNERSHIPS, HIP HOP GROWS UP RADIO, Hip Hop Influence, Parents, Positive Change, Talia Ashley on July 26, 2008 by Hip Hop Grows Up

The Brother Marcus Show proudly continues collaboration efforts with the founders of the HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. Family!

This week we have another exciting show for our listeners!

Our topic of discussion this week is:
“Another Conversation: Gathering the Parents to Recreate the Village”

Brother Marcus and HHGU, Inc. founders, Ms. Cece Morris and Ms. Talia Ashley proudly welcomes their partners and our guest panelists:

Dr. Allean Varnado, alias Dr. Allean, is the mother of Rapper/Producer/Record Label Executive, Daz Dillinger of “The Dogg Pound” and Superstar Rap Sensation and Entertainer Snoop Dogg.

Dr. Yvonne Cole, alias Mom Cole, is the adopted mother of Keyshia Cole and mother to Shun Cole aka (NUTTSO) of the late Tupac Shakur’s group “The Outlaws.”

Ms. Aliyah Najm, alias Mama Pain, is the mother of singer/rapper T-Pain.

A little more information on the Guests:

1. Dr. Allean Varnado, alias Dr. Allean, is the mother of Rapper/Producer/Record Label Executive, Daz Dillinger of the Dogg Pound and Aunt of Renowned Entertainer/Rapper Snoop Dogg. Dr. Allean is a Woman of God, an Evangelist, and a Gospel Singer. Her family has been in the entertainment industry for years, long before her son and nephew entered the entertainment industry. Currently, Dr. Allean Varnado is promoting her new song and album. The first single from her new album is entitled, “Drive, Ride, and Prophesy.”

Dr. Allean Varnado is also among the first partners of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. and joins HHGU under the auspices of the spiritual sector. Dr. Allean Varnado has worked with hundreds of young people across America, involved in gangs, young rape victims, lost in spirit, and etc.

WEB: http://www.alleangospelmusic.com/

2. Dr. Yvonne Cole, alias Mom Cole, is the adopted mother of Keyshia Cole and mother to Shun Cole aka (NUTTSO), who was hand-chosen by Tupac – prior to his passing – to be a part of the group, “The OUTLAWS.” In addition to being a celebrity Mother, Dr. Cole is a Woman of God and is launching a new record label called, C&W Records.

C&W Records was founded in 2008 by Dr. Yvonne Cole, Leon Cole, and Herman Williams of MemphisTennessee. C&W Records was launched as an extension of her ministry to the world. Dr. Cole will be releasing her forthcoming Gospel album in the near future.

Dr. Cole has partnered with HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. under the auspices of the spiritual wing and she is equally excited to work HHGU in providing her ministry experience to the youth via HIP HOP GROWS UP’s “CHANGE EXPERIENCES.”

WEB: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=7128245437

3. Ms. Aliyah Najm, alias Mama Pain, is the mother of singer/rapper T-Pain. Ms. Najm, along with Reggie Wilkes is also founder and owner of Goldfire Entertainment LLC. They each have many years of experience having years in the entertainment field. Such experience includes management, event planning, booking, and marketing/promoting artists. Goldfire Entertainment LLC is widely know for working with up and coming artists, established artists, establishment owners, and to A&Rs of major record labels. Goldfire Entertainment LLC is a professional licensed entertainment/ management / promoting company.

Ms. Aliyah Najm is among the first partners of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. and has chosen to align with HHGU under the auspices of positive entertainment influence offering expertise in helping our youth to prioritize images and words from the entertainment sector.

WEB: http://www.myspace.com/goldfire1

For more information about the Hip Hop Grows up Organization please visit their outstanding website at: http://www.hiphopgrowsup.com.

HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc.
WEB: http://www.hiphopgrowsup.com
CONTACT: (770) 651.8091

To hear the show live this Sunday, July 27, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. click the link below:

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HIP HOP just GROW UP!

Posted in CeCe Morris, Cecillia Morris, Changing Blood Types, Hip Hop Grows Up, Hip Hop Influence, Positive Change, Rick Ross, Shawty Lo, Talia, Talia Ashley on July 25, 2008 by Hip Hop Grows Up


Part of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. chief mission is to bridge the gaps in education between parents/guardian, youth and educators. But, there are so many issues that create the holes, in the first place.

Part of the ills are when people like Shawty-Lo and his fake/real shoot outs happen and his disses about T.I., while he is trying change his image, actions, and etcetera to be more positive, influence young people to do the same things, to whomever, but not live or come out of those situations unscathed, like him.

Or, when rappers like “Rick Ross,” and countless others, set an influential example of glamourizing the hood life by pretending or not pretending. Whether he is or has done what he says, “which I have learned,” it is at least partially true that he has done his share in the hoods between Florida and Georgia, at least. This is not the issue.

The message getting across to the kids is that, it’s okay to aspire, to be or not to be, a guys or girl, who sells dope in the hood. We are telling kids that if you want to be a “cool rapper with certified street-cred” it’s cool to brag about your street life, so essectially, you’d better have a real street life to brag about.

Maybe the message was supposed to be, be yourself and excel, whether you lived the street life or not. But image is everything people. And what they see is that, here is this rapper, who talks about selling this and selling that on his albums and makes $$$, from bragging about it. And this same rapper, is lying or denying his involvement as ever having been an officer of the law.

No matter how you slant, switch, or tell the story, it’s all the same.

NEGATIVE IMAGES, NEGATIVE WORDS. NEGATIVE MESSAGE TO THE YOUTH.

The founders of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. just got tired one day and said let’s stop the madness. We are not doing a great job as being role models, preserving our youth, and ultimately preparing and preserving our future as a lasting force to be reckoned with. WHAT HAPPENED? The generation of 40 and below have ste forth some detrimental ills on our generation, which may cause us to not have prosperous futures…or simply cause us to be rare and worse: extinct.

For real.

Keep in mind, that HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is not here to hurt, rather to help, and to help heal us from our transgressions for change. We come from this same community. We understand the struggles and we don’t get involved in celebrity beef. We just want to restore our village to raise our youth in a conducive environment, so that we are here and prepared to compete with nations of other youth, in the future.

HELP US! Big Momma and Big Daddy had it right. We have to be here for one another…and ya’ll know, we are telling the truth.

Stop the Hatin’ and forget about the Haters and GROW UP!

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HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. Partners with DR. YVONNE COLE AND DR. ALLEAN VARNADO

Posted in CeCe Morris, Cecillia Morris, Changing Blood Types, DR. ALLEAN COLE, DR. YVONNE COLE, Hip Hop Grows Up, HIP HOP GROWS UP PARTNERSHIPS, HIP HOP GROWS UP RADIO, Hip Hop Influence, Parents, Positive Change, Talia, Talia Ashley, The iPositive Movement, The Message on July 25, 2008 by Hip Hop Grows Up

MOTHERS OF DAZ DILLINGER and KEYSHIA COLE FORM ALLIANCE WITH HIP HOP GROWS UP, INC.

DR. COLE and DR. VARNADO
(L to R) DR. YVONNE COLE and DR. ALLEAN VARNADO

SEOUL, S. Korea – July 24, 2008 (http://www.hiphopgrowsup.com) HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to closing the gaps in education, between parents/guardians, youth, and educators. It is also formed to help youth better prioritize images and words they receive from entertainment, and to greatly enhance the self-esteem within youth.

The HHGU alliance with Bruce George, Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam, to head the HHGU Literary Wing was happily announced last week. Additionally, HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is very pleased to reveal the union with two exceptional women of God to work with the Spiritual Wing of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc.

“It is our esteemed pleasure to announce that, in conjunction to formulating a literary wing, we have added a spiritual wing, which includes two anointed women of God: Dr. Allean Varnado and Dr. Yvonne Cole,” as stated by Talia Ashley, Co-Founder of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc.
“Having a divine connection to God is far too important to the growth and transformation of our youth and to HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc.,” says Ms. CeCe Morris, Co-founder of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc.

Dr. Allean Varnado is a dynamic Evangelist who has a heart to minister to families and young people. She also has a special intuitiveness with young people and their families, because of her quick wit and humor, to keep them laughing as she ministers to them. Dr. Varnado is mother of rapper/producer/songwriter/ Record Label Executive, Daz Dillinger, of the Hip Hop group The Dogg Pound and Aunt of the Superstar Sensation of Hip Hop and Entertainment Snoop Dogg.

Dr. Yvonne Cole is a remarkable woman of God, as an Evangelist, Gospel Singer, and Speaker. As a prophet of the Lord, Dr. Cole ministers to youth across the country. Her humble and sincere approach to youth is inspiring to see. Dr. Yvonne Cole is mother of Shun alias NUTTSO, who was hand-chosen by the late, great Tupac Shakur, of his group “The Outlaws.” And she is also the adopted mother of Superstar R&B Sensation, Keyshia Cole.

“As an Educator, Evangelist, Singer/songwriter, I am delighted to be a part of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. I want to see first above all things, HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc., train youth to put God and His word first and make sure that they know, you want to be able to grow up spiritually and educationally. We want the youth to find out who they are in Christ. Then they will know that no man can stand in the way, of getting what God has provided for them through Jesus Christ. We want them educated. It is very important that they get the best. .” – Dr. Allean Varnado

“I am so glad to partner with HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. As a minister, I see the challenge our kids face today. I feel our kids want some one to hear them and HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is that ear. If the elders don’t hear the kids, then who will?” – Dr. Yvonne Cole

Changing blood types,

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HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. PARTNERS WITH CO-FOUNDER of DEF POETRY JAM BRUCE GEORGE

Posted in BET, BRUCE GEORGE, CeCe Morris, Cecillia Morris, Changing Blood Types, Hip Hop Grows Up, HIP HOP GROWS UP PARTNERSHIPS, Hip Hop Influence, Mothers of Hip Hop Generation, Positive Change, Talia, Talia Ashley, The iPositive Movement on July 25, 2008 by Hip Hop Grows Up

HIP HOP GROWS UP, INC. ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH BRUCE GEORGE, CO-FOUNDER OF DEF POETRY JAM

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SEOUL, S. Korea – July 17, 2008 (http://www.hiphopgrowsup.com) HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is a non-profit dedicated to closing the gaps in education, between parents/guardians, youth, and educators. It is also formed to help youth better prioritize images and words they receive from entertainment and to enhance, greatly, the self-esteem within youth. Ultimately, HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is poised to recreate the village it takes to raise children.

HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. will accomplish, the set, goals by pushing their iPositive Movement – a faction geared to improve the self-esteem and self-expression in youth and via their Change Experiences – a curriculum of educational gap solutions. HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is set to utilize the most positive influences from HIP HOP and other genres of entertainment to meet the needs of the mission and vision. “This is why partnerships with giants like Bruce George are pertinent to HIP HOP GROWS UP’s success in helping us to make sure our youth know that education is necessary. Other nations of youth are light years ahead of our children in academia,” as stated by HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. Co-Founder, Ms. CeCe Morris.

Bruce George, Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam agreed to sign on to partnering with the non-profit because he is passionate about the mission of HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc., as it is his existing mission. George will form and operate the literary wing for HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc and is announcing that there will be youth poetry contests, slams, and the like. He is equally excited about the alliance as HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc.

“I’m most excited about my alliance with “Hip Hop Grows Up.” We share a common mission towards reaching those youth that have been marginalized so in turn we can offer them outlets towards self-determination.” -Bruce George, Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BRUCE GEORGE: http://thepeoplepowernetwork.ning.com/

HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. RADIO!

Posted in BROTHER MARCUS GIRARD, CeCe Morris, Cecillia Morris, Changing Blood Types, Children, Hip Hop Grows Up, HIP HOP GROWS UP RADIO, Hip Hop Influence, Mothers of Hip Hop Generation, Talia, Talia Ashley on July 25, 2008 by Hip Hop Grows Up

HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is proud to announce the exciting partnership with “The Brother Marcus Show.” We are so excited about this platform.

HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc. is tremendously enthused about having a weekly-featured show on “The Brother Marcus Show” because of it’s host. Brother Marcus Girard is a long time friend of HHGU, Inc. founders.

More Information:

Marcus Girard attended College at the esteemed and prestigious Morehouse College. In 1994, Marcus developed a company called the Youth and Adult Intervention Services. He has recorded several motivational CD’s and is the author of the recently published book for males, “The Wise Men and Women Have Sent Me to tell You.” Marcus is a natural communicator who has personally motivated tens of thousands of youth and adults. Marcus Girard is a cultivator of the human spirit. His enlightening and illuminating presentations reach deep into the hearts and minds of audiences all over America and inspire self—improvement.

TO LISTEN TO US:

WHEN: Every Sunday
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CHANGING BLOOD TYPES,

HIP HOP GROWS UP, Inc.

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