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9/08/2005

 
LOUISIANA RAP ARTIST CREATES T-SHIRTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS

Houston, Texas - Sept. 8, 2005 - As part of a world-wide effort to
further help
the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana rap artist X-CONN and his
record
label Realstreetmusic.com has begun manufacturing custom t-shirts to
help raise
much-needed money. These unique and creative t-shirts feature designs
that
illustrate the struggle and strife experienced by the hurricane
survivors
combined with lyrics from the Louisiana natives very own songs. X-CONN
feels
very strongly that he must help the survivors by any means possible.

Why are we doing this, Realstreetmusic.com Chief Executive Officer
Kirk
Phillips asks, Everybody at my label watched the horror and
destruction unfold
on television with the rest of the world; however for us its
personal. The
number one artist on our label is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and we
are based
in Houston, Texas. These are the two cities that are hosting the
majority of
the survivors we just got tired of watching and feeling helpless, we
decided
do something positive to provide help instead.

The t-shirts with a soundtrack campaign has two main purposes: to
raise money
to be given to the American Red Cross and other charitable
organizations on the
front line helping the Hurricane Katrina survivors reconstruct their
lives and
to inspire others especially in the rap music community to get
involved, to
get moving and to do something to help others in need.

Why call them t-shirts with a soundtrack? The reason is that each
shirt
purchased comes with a limited edition compact disc that features two
of X-
CONNS radio singles, Still Holdin it Down and A Victim of Poverty,
lyrics
from both songs appear on the t-shirt designs themselves. In a cruel
form of
irony the singles have been made truly relevant by the destruction and
devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina.

Man every time that I hear those songs since last week they take on
a
totally new meaning for me, remarked X-CONN, when I hear them now, I
think of
the strength and perseverance of the survivors and when I drive near
the
Astrodome or the other shelters in Houston, I cant help but to think
of the
present uncertainty and future rebirth of the people from my home
state I plan
to be a big part of the rebirth process says the Louisiana rapper.

The first in a series of custom t-shirts with a soundtrack are now
available
to the public on the Realstreetmusic.com website and will remain so
until all
the life-rebuilding needs of the hurricane survivors are satisfied. We
are
actively trying to expand our program and have these t-shirts available
on
other websites with the main goal of increasing the benefit to the
hurricane
survivors, Kirk Phillips declared I made a call to the television
legend
Byron Allen, the C.E.O. of Entertainmentstudios.com, last Friday and
talked
with his assistant. Byron is a great guy with a great staff, if God
be
willing he will help us exponentially multiply our efforts on for the
Hurricane
Katrina survivors on a global scale said Phillips.

So much is reported about the selfish nature and irresponsibility of
the Hip-
Hop community, says X-CONN but that is not true of all rappers and
rap-fans
and I am doing everything in my power to prove the opposite. So much
is
written and reported about the jewels, cars and homes that rappers
have X-CONN
goes on to say, I dont own a Bentley or a mansion, but I do have my
music and
my creativity I plan to use them both to help somebody else for a
change.

X-CONN is a former rapper on New Oleans native Master Ps No-Limit
Records and
has been with his new music family Realstreetmusic.com since 2002. For
more
information on X-CONN and his new t-shirt campaign see his page at
Realstreetmusic.com. Photographs of X-CONN are available on his website
and by
request from his office staff.




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