So what is this #vastrong thing I keep seeing on Twitter?
Virginia has had a lot of talent over the years but has not solidified in its efforts to promote our artists. In Hip-Hop especially, we’re fragmented a little too much. And have you ever noticed that when somebody says DMV, the “V” is really a “v”? We can’t really blame the “D” and the “M” for it. We need to step up as a state. So the Simply Laced Music Group decided to start a campaign to bring the recognition deserved.
The object here is to provide a place to promote our Hip-Hop talent. Whether you’re in Abington or Arlington doesn’t really matter. We want to push that good VA Hip-Hop. If there is a blog focused on the state or a part of the state, we want to connect with them in order to continue building a network that raises the visibility of our artists. We want to connect with artists individually who haven’t had much success with their online hustle too. Contact us and let’s see how we can build.
What if you’re not an artist? We still need your help. Please, if you want to support your state’s artistic growth, contact us to see how you can get involved.
So the tour, right? Of course. The VA Strong Tour (VAST) will take place a few different times every year and will keep a rotating roster of artists from the state that are making noise in their area. It will also be an event where we reach out to the community to keep our state strong through philanthropy. All of the pertinent details will come with each tour so be on the lookout for that.