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: http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/m-dot-praverbs
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: https://dailyconcept.bandcamp.com/album/progression-b-w-maturation
The Team of Daily Concept
- Phoenix Pagliacci
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