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Dupré Kelly @DoItAll from the Legendary Platinum Hip-Hop Selling Group Lords of the Underground Announces His Candidacy for Newark City Council

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Dupré “Doitall” Kelly is now an official candidate on the ballot  for the upcoming May 8, 2018 in Newark, NJ after turning in over 2,000 petitions.

Throughout his life, Dupré Kelly has always had a passion for the City of Newark and a drive to serve his community. In 1994, Mayor of Newark Sharpe James, honored his group with their very own Lords of The Underground Day making September 28th an annual holiday. Whether through his music, his fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha, business endeavors or his not for profit organization Dupré serves his community in many capacities. He is co-founder of 211 Community Impact a not-for-profit 501c3 company in Newark, NJ. 211 Community Impact helps through its grassroots programs addressing literacy, homelessness, mental health and wellness, education, gun violence and currently runs many youth activities. Furthermore, he is Co-CEO of 211 Media Group, a company that specializes in all aspects of media, television and film production as well as event planning and consulting. When elected Du-Kelly will make history as the first Platinum selling Hip-Hop artist to hold public office.

As Councilman at Large Dupré Kelly wants to address several issues:

  • Lack of funding for Youth Programming and Summer Jobs. In order to secure a better tomorrow for us all, we must make greater investments in our youth today. This year over 5,000 Newark youth applied to the Mayor’s summer youth program. Because of funding constraints the City was only able to roughly employ 2,500 students. By expanding private investment by $2 million for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program we can truly leave no child behind.
  • Initiate Greater Activities through Arts & Culture. It is through Dupré Kelly’s extensive artistic experience he believes that the arts drive creativity and creativity spurs jobs creation. The latest data from the Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account ( A collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA))  reveals that the arts and cultural sector contributed $729.6 billion or 4.2 percent to the U.S. economy that year. Between 1998 and 2014, the contribution of arts and culture to the nation’s gross domestic product grew by 35.1 percent. Locally, in 2016 Newark’s Arts and Culture Industry generated $178.3 million annually, providing residents income of $133.7M and supporting 4,963 jobs.
  • Lack of Civic Engagement (Neighborhood Inclusion).  We must begin to move the wards out of their individual cultural silos. Encourage a new philosophy on the City Council to move away with protectionist attitudes and work together to serve the interest of the entire city. Doitall will work with stakeholders to make sure the neighborhoods are included in our current economic renaissance. Doitall will create a massive ward by ward initiative encouraging our seniors to volunteer in mentoring and assisting our youth through our city programs.


Dupré Kelly intends to move beyond campaign lines to move the city forward through arts & culture. Newark needs new energy on the City Council.  For media please contact Cordelia Donovan at iam@cordeliadonovaninc.com or call (646)678‑6048 and for campaign inquiries please contact campaign manager Monico Cruz at monicodoitallfornewark@gmail.com or call (973)536‑3729.  

 

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YouTube & Social Media Influencer Rhino Is Healing Through Comedy, A Must Read

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Highly acclaimed and successful YouTube and Social Media Influencer Ryan Burton, is headed into the realm of television, the big screen, and touring.  With over 270k followers on Instagram and 2.5 million YouTube channel subscribers, it’s no surprise that Atlantic Records and other labels are interested in various brand deals.

Although just a senior at Drexel University, majoring in Film and Video, he’s already taken a slice of the limelight after being flown out to major events such as SneakerCon and his own personal meet and greet with his partner Noah.

“I make videos about real world things that most people can relate too. I like making young teens feel like they are not alone”

Ryan utilizes comedy in his videos to spark a sense of empowerment and happiness for viewers.  His daily abundance of fan mail captures stories from young supporters whose lives have been impacted by Ryan including improvements in overall wellness and mental health. He even receives letters and thank you notes from parents mentioning the level of respect they have for him and expressing their gratitude for being a positive role model for young people.

“I make these videos because it gives me a fulfilling sense of purpose”

Ryan’s knack for creativity and passion for the camera is second nature to him and has been since he was a young boy. Once he began making silly videos in elementary and middle school he knew his life was destined to change! Whether it be the thousands of signed autographs, or countless amounts of fan mail, or his defined purpose to help through comedy; Ryan, aka Rhino, is on a steady uphill journey to be the next big thing!

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HIP HOP LEGEND DOITALL ENTERS THE REALM OF POLITICS @DOITALLDU

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True Hip Hop heads know that Rap is not Hip Hop, it is an element of Hip Hop. There are far and few artists who undeniably represent Hip Hop as a culture and all of its elements. What seems to be lost in today’s day in age is the element of knowledge…Hip Hop legend and pioneer DoItAll from Lords of the Underground has taken a pledge to formally give back to the communities and boroughs of society by running for Councilman-At-Large for Newark, NJ. 25 years ago Hip Hop was introduced to The Lords, and now 25 years later “Chief Rocka” is rocking the political realm.

On May 8th be part of history in the making, be part of unity, and be part of change! Vote B5 for DoItAll Dupre Kelly Councilman-at-Large for Newark, New Jersey!

The Message, “When you love your city you can change it!”

MJ: First and foremost, salute to a strong and prominent 25 years in Hip Hop, and the entertainment business as a whole! For those who don’t know you have starred in some Indie Films as well as Law and Order, Oz, and even the Soprano’s! So why politics? What possesses a renowned and celebrated Hip Hop artist to open the door of politics?

DoItAll: Thank you! My decision is an accumulation of many things. One being a Hip Hop Artist. That allowed me to travel the world and to be able to see firsthand how different countries and different cities use the culture of Hip Hop to galvanize people in their communities. Another decision was based on my time being around elected officials in the great city of Newark NJ. That allowed me to be a fly on the wall and learn who was working on the people’s behalf and who was not. Lastly, the decision was based on a conversation that I had with Tupac Shakur over 20 years ago about how Hip Hop Artists need to become as popular as we can so that we would be able to go back to our perspective cities to create big and better youth initiative programs and to be able to start nonprofit organizations as well as run for political office. A goal so we can directly and effectively vote on Laws, Ordinances, policies & issues that concern the residents.

MJ: You mentioned on the radio how early on in your music career about that profound conversation with Tupac. I think of the irony with that conversation as Tupac was extremely political with his rhymes and known for preaching to his fellow artists about coming together and changing the world. If he was still with us how would that conversation flow today? I can envision Tupac being one of your biggest supporters!

DoItAll: Tupac would have most likely have followed his own advice and entered into politics himself.

MJ: You have a powerful campaign followed by patrons of every walk and culture of life from our youth to seniors. Can you share some of the immediate changes you plan on developing in the city of Newark?

DoItAll: I will fight for the city to make a greater investment into our youth. For example, the city had a summer jobs program that was under funded. 5000 young people applied and only 2500 were placed into jobs. In our city every child deserves to have the opportunity.

MJ: Aside from the campaign you have other endeavors heightening this new year. Tell us about those.

DoItAll: I have a few film projects that are on hold until the campaign is over as well as a 25-year anniversary tour and music coming with my group Lords of the Underground.

MJ: As a fan I have to say thank you! Thank you for continuing to create timeless music and blessing fans with 25+ years of longevity!

DoItAll: We’re still at it. We just came back from Switzerland. We do about 60-100 shows a year!

MJ: Let’s take it back to music. As a vet, what jewels can you drop for up and coming artists? What would you say is needed for them to truly embrace the essence and elements of Hip Hop?

DoItAll: I would say Hip Hop was always used as a platform where you could tell or showed people how you and your family, friends, loved ones or your peers were living the culture. The narrators of the culture are the rappers. I would tell these rappers to narrate what they see and how they are living the culture. I would also tell them to be mindful of the influence they have over a weak or impressionable mind and deliver a message. Utilize your platform to inspire.

MJ: Are you hopeful the DoItAll for Newark Campaign will encourage and empower those artists to become more involved within their communities?

DoItAll: Yes. I pray that I am the spark for artists who are more popular than I am. I want them to go back to their communities to do great work.

MJ: As we wrap up, please let everyone know how they can donate to the campaign and continue to support you and “Raise The Torch”.

DoItAll: People can donate to the Doitall for Newark@ Movement by Texting “Doitall” to 973-846-2211 (wait for a quick text back). Donate from $1 to $2,600. If anyone donates anything over $2,600 I will have to send it back.

MJ: Thank you for taking the time for our readers, it has been an honor! It is refreshing to experience a political campaign with a candidate who is genuinely for the people, his community, and the city as a whole! This is far from new for you. You have been giving back to the city of Newark for over decades and providing countless platforms for growth and success! I vote B5!

DoItAll: Thank you! Just remember when people love their city they can change it!

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City Of Newark Conversation with Doitall Du Kelly. Questions and comments are welcome and will be addressed live!Hit Share!!!

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