Complexion--the creative collective built by our year 3s and 4s--will be working on some really cool projects with some really dope people from January-April. For our older group we intentionally create opportunities for them to grow as media makers and professionals. In accordance with that, we've teamed up with four local artists/entrepreneurs and created a series of client-based projects (one per month) that our veteran teens will be in charge of completing. We've never done anything like this before and we think it's going to be pretty major!
Check out who we're working with!
Do D.A.T is an emcee, arts educator and event host, born and raised in Oakland, CA. Throughout his career, Do D.A.T. has released four albums, as a member of The Attik crew, as a solo artist, and most recently collaborating with DJ/Producer Malicious Lee. Do D.A.T. is recognized as a prominent emcee in the community, hosting local fundraisers, award ceremonies for disabled youth, poetry slams, and hip-hop events. He has lead creative writing & social justice workshops for almost every major high school in the Oakland / San Francisco Bay Area, and has been a featured speaker at several conferences and events across the nation, including the Earn Your Stripes Cipher and the Bay Area Emcee Olympics. Do D.A.T. also spent several years as an educator at The Bay Area Video Coalition (B.A.V.C.), where he mentored and groomed the next generation of hip-hop artists.