Funeral Costs For Praverb

$10,434 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 187 people in 57 months
100% Of Donations WIll Go To Praverb's Family (Minus The Go Fund Me Fee).

On September 17, 2014, the hip-hop community lost one of its most enthusiastic, devoted soldiers, Earl Patrick McNease. Known to all of us as Praverb, he was a rapper, DIY marketing expert, blogger, but more importantly, a sincere human being whose mission seemed to involve helping everyone who came across his path.

If you are a rapper or a publicist trying to make your name, you have probably stumbled upon his many lists of contacts: International Blogs, Radio Shows, etc. If you were on social media, you probably read one of his Twitter interviews or one of his motivational or instructional comments (he made Hip-Hop Wired's #BlackTwitter100 list for his advice and wisdom).

As a member of the Hip-Hop Bloggers United Collective, he was a dot connector, staying in touch with everybody. The sincerity was apparent in every word he ever spoke, as he gave his support and encouragement to all.

Praverb leaves behind his wife Vanessa and their little son, Matthew. On September 17, Vanessa sent a Facebook status from his account informing his friends and family of his untimely passing.The best way to honor my husband would be to continue to share his love of hip-hop and the word of God through his websites. This was his aspiration," she wrote.

As HHBU, we are asking for donations for Praverb's family to support them during this very difficult time. The money would be going towards paying for the funeral and other expenses during this period of transition. Praverb deserves nothing less.


Artist, M-Dot has released a tribute to Praverb. Please listen and download:

Daily Concept would also like to offer an album they worked on with Praverb. All the money will be donated to his family.

"We from Daily Concept worked with Praverb back in 2012.
We released a 7inch vinyl record with 2 Tracks and 2 beats on it
called "Progression / Maturation".

Now we want to help his Wife, son and family to raise some money for the funeral.

You can buy this 4 track album for 3€ (around 4$) or as much as you want and we will donate 100% of the money (minus bandcamp fee of 15%) directly to his wife.

He was a great artist and his passion for music was outstanding.
May his legacy live on!

Bandcamp link:


The Team of Daily Concept

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Thank you to everyone that has donated. I am still in shock that this is real. Please continue to share the link and your memories of Earl. Love you all!
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Phoenix Pagliacci
54 months ago

All love always, Prav. Thank you for giving us indie artists a chance to feel major while upholding the culture. You will be remembered by those who matter the most. Rest in Peace, my brother.

56 months ago
Erikka Veney
56 months ago
Dan Hartnett
57 months ago

The online hip hop community has lost and amazing person and a great teacher. So glad I got to speak with Praverb Google hangouts. We had dreamed of creating a music marketing podcast together. Thanks for all those amazing blog posts on your site Praverb. So many new kids will learn a lot from your blog. My condolences are with his Family Vanessa and Matthew. RIP Brother from your Daniel Hartnett The Corporatethief Beats - Ireland

Gordon Curry
57 months ago

Hey Ness, I know I'm late but here is something to help get you through the day to day. I love you.

Marshall Plex
57 months ago
57 months ago

Proverb thank you so much for your support of the independent Hip Hop community. I stumbled across your blog at the start of 2014 and you had a list of 100 blogs that would potentially post my project. You mentioned at least 1 would. I had 10 post my project. I thanked you on twitter and it really means a lot that you took your time to compile such a list. I know the community will miss you and I pray that your family will be protected and taken care of. PEACE PRAVERB! GOD BLESS!! -Precise

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