TRACK: We are tSB ARTIST: Sheldon Botler PRODUCED BY: Anna, Mickey, Sade, Goitom, Jonathan & Emanuel. Technical assistance from J.J., Eli, Jerome, Leanne & Nathan
WEBSITE: Sheldon’s Facebook Page GOAL: $500 to support arts and service programming for tSB before the end of 2011.

Our favorite MCs and performers, some legends and some learners, post up on our virtual street corner to support tSB. The format is simple. Each performer creates a tSB-inspired song or poem, sets a fundraising goal and pours their heart out. It’s just like the street corner; if you feel it, throw in a couple bucks (use the form on the right). Boom! tSB 2012 is a reality.

Round Four:
Local musician, youth worker and tSB volunteer Sheldon Botler wrote this song inspired by his time with tSB. We’re feelin’ his dance moves. If you are too, make a donation to tSB and help us spread the word!

TRACK: Believe ARTIST: Paris PRODUCED BY: Anna, Mickey, Sade, Goitom, Jonathan and Emanuel, with technical assistance from J.J., Eli, Jerome, Leanne and Nathan
WEBSITE:DK Mars on MySpaceGOAL: $500 to support arts and service programming for tSB.

Round Three:
Paris is an incredible tSB ambassador. A graduate of the program in 2009, Paris continues to build community and provide leadership. This song is dedicated to Anita, a tSB mentor, alumna, sister and friend who passed away this Spring.

TRACK: We Are Building ARTIST: Stephany Hazelrigg PRODUCED BY: Anna, Mickey, Sade, Goitom, Jonathan and Emanuel, with technical assistance from J.J., Eli, Jerome, Leanne and Nathan Website:Social Heartistry EducatorsGOAL: $1,000 to support arts and service programming for tSB youth.

Round Two:
tSB former staff and forever mentor, Stephany Hazelrigg of SHE (Social Heartistry Educators) wrote and performed this poem for tSB youth. In fact, this video was produced as an arts project with a small group of tSB students with support from JJ Stein, Eli Schwimmer, Nathan Friend and Leanne Do. Throughout the process, WE ARE BUILDING. It is powerful.

Welcome to the first installment.
Seattle hip-hop icon – and tSBer from 2005 to forever – Khingz (aka Khalil Equiano) stepped straight up to turn out a track tSB HQ has already crowned 2011’s official winter jam. All love Khalil!

Hear the full track after Khalil’s spoken word version.

TRACK: Conquerors of Mountains (T.hat S.ounds B.eautiful)
ARTIST: Khingz PRODUCED BY: Bean One WEBSITE: Khingz.com
MATCHING DONOR: Anonymous CORP MATCHING DONOR: msnbc.com
GOAL: $1500 gets 3 buses of tSBer’s up and down the mountain on charter buses.

More Thanks

  • Stanley Larsen & Isaac Lane from West Bound Films for shooting.
  • Toby at Washington Bus for letting us use the Washington Hall.
  • Franklin Joyce for visioning the project and making it happen.
  • Jun Joyce for reminding us that youth is the future.