April 14, 2012
13th and Fee Lane [map]
Promoting the education and awareness of the dangers and issues surrounding addiction and substance abuse, primarily through the use of live music and local resources as a way to connect the Bloomington community in a safe, engaging way!
- Promote local music and art
- Provide resource information
- Connect community and students to resources
- Educate through free full-scale concert
- Awareness at high risk times
- Educate people on what to do if in trouble
- Stay informed on local and national legislation
- Make informed, educated, and responsible decisions to live responsibly
- Be proactive, not reactive - donít wait to save a life
Hip Hop / Rap / R&B
Chris Tucker was born in Crossett, Arkansas, on November 6, 1988. He never really got to enjoy his childhood due to his parents divorce following his younger brotherís birth. This led to moving from city to city with his mother and other siblings. Some locations they were either homeless or slept in the vehicle. Chrisí mother failed marriage after failed marriage resulted in her drug addiction. Forced to observe his mother and stepfather constantly use drugs, he found a different type of outlet for his emotions and anger. He began to get back to where it all started for him, music. His older brother, Sanders, and he began writing songs. This hobby grew into something much more special. He realized he had a talent and began broadening his horizons. Although he began singing, it turned to Rap and even experimented with Rock.
His new light on life had somehow been seen through his mother and she quickly divorced her third husband with his advice and admitted herself in rehab. She had defeated her crack addiction and returned to being his mother. This was a much needed confidence boost for Chris and it was evident in his music.
He found schoolwork easier and his music became more unique. He graduated from Elmhurst High School (Fort Wayne, IN) in 2007 and enrolled at Indiana University. He has continued to grow his network and has even learned to record and mix his own music. He hopes through his triumphs over adversity, to potentially inspire the struggling youth.
Chris Tucker: What's Ya Name