RAPPER RELEASES “STILL HOLDING ON” SONG TRIBUTE TO COUSIN KILLED IN OHIO SHOOTING

-A +A
0

[Entertainment News\Music]
As a tribute to Tee Jay and those that tragically died alongside him, Jevin has created an extraordinary track, “Still Holding On”. The heartfelt lyrics take on the economic devastation of Dayton that served as a background to the shooting.
Photo: Facebook

Rapper Jevin Lamar's "Still Holding On" music video is a tribute to his cousin who was killed in the Ohio shooting massacre.

Hip Hop artist Jevin Lamar’s cousin Tee Jay McNichols was killed in the Dayton, Ohio mass shooting on August 4 of this year. As a tribute to Tee Jay and those that tragically died alongside him, Jevin has created an extraordinary track, “Still Holding On”.

The heartfelt lyrics take on the economic devastation of Dayton that served as a background to the shooting. They’re also about race, about family, and about hope. Jevin is the ultimate survivor who truly thrived. The first in a family of seventeen. His mother gave birth to him at 14, Jevin is now a successful associate film producer and a passionate advocate and activist for homeless youth.

The video was shot in the broken and hurting Dayton neighborhoods that Jevin grew up in, and features Jevin and Tee Jay’s family.

In memory of Tee Jay and all those who’ve lost their lives due to gun violence in Dayton, Jevin is asking that donations are made to Daybreak Dayton, a shelter for homeless teenagers, where Jevin Lamar himself sought refuge at the age of 14. That Dayton life is the inspiration for the title track of his new 6-track E.P., “Street Orphan” (Badpenny Records, LA.) Lamar’s Still Holding On video with cousin Tee Jay's family will raise money for shelter that took in Jevin at 14.

Jevin says about Dayton Daybreak, “They gave me food and shelter—and they cared. They really cared."

The video, directed by David Ambrose, premiered on The Young Turks’ Damage Report on November 1. The song is part of a 6-song E.P entitled Street Orphan (Badpenny Records, LA), based on Jevin’s life in Dayton.

Keep Holding On,” Lyrics, Jevin Lamar. Produced by GKF Beats (YouTube and SoundCloud). Engineered and mastered by TrueChord, recorded at TrueChord Sound Systems in Downtown Los Angeles.

Today, Jevin Lamar has relocated to Hollywood as an associate producer working on films of investigative reporter Greg Palast.

For more on Jevin and his music visit: www. JevinLamar.com You can also follow Jevin on Twitter and Instagram.

Jevin Lamar's tribute video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvzfNECGmhs

Also Check Out...

Mississippi man pleaded guilty in federal court to a hate crime for burning a cross
Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to
Jessica Hill, a correctional officer... and Nicole Moore, a CMCF case manager, used excessive force
2 Mississippi Corrections
That’s the current political rallying cry: Don’t make the children uncomfortable! Don’t go around telling the truth.
CRT Protesters Need to Go Back to
For the second time in a matter of weeks, many Cobb County voters are on the verge of disenfranchisement
Georgia Runoffs: Cobb County Fails
former D.C. corrections officer Marcus Bias, 26, pushed a handcuffed pre-trial detainee’s head into a metal doorframe
DC Corrections Officer Charged
Jerry Trabona, 73, the former Chief of Police in Amite City, and Kristian “Kris” Hart, 50, a former Amite City councilmember
Louisiana Cop, Councilmember,