Hi my name is Robert Serrano I also go by the name Bio Toxic I am 18 years old. I rap on the album, I’m on the songs Music is my Drug, Drug Peace, and also For Haley so far. This album so far has been taking awhile to put together and to write to in some cases due to the content of the song. The album has deep emotions and lots of research put into each and every song. After all the work that has gone into this album, I do have high hopes and expectations for when this album comes out. I hope this album makes a difference and also to be a great piece of hip-hop history.
Hello, my name is Ruben Valenzuela, I am a student at Media Arts Collaborative Charter School (MACCS), and I am in the Advanced Music Production class. I am a new upcoming artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico with projects of my own but we are currently working on a heroin awareness album. I am hoping this album will reduce the number of people overdosing from heroin. I have a bright outcome and I hope this album will be a success!
Hey, everybody, this is Alexander Wilson, one of the students working on the Sound-Oven Project. You may be wondering what part exactly i have in the project. I have helped write and record the songs we produce, as well as rap in a few of them. I really enjoyed being a part of both the recording and being recorded in the song Music is My Drug, and I think that so far it is my favorite song on the album. This whole experience has been a lot of fun, and i feel that i have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge by being a part of it. Not just technical experience, but experience in working with people, in the creative process and workflow. Well, thats about all I’ve got to say, thanks for your support and keep tuning in for future media!
Blake Minnerly, here, instructor and lead producer for the SoundOven. What, you might be asking is a Sound Oven? The SoundOven is a music production project within the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, in albuquerque. It’s goal is to use music as a force of social action around issues that affect the youth population, while giving students experience in professional music production. Our first project is an album of original hip-hop, composed and recorded by students, dedicated to Haley Paternoster – a MACCS student who overdosed from heroin April 10th, 2010. Our hope is that this album, funded by her father, Steve Paternoster, will raise awareness of the growing problem of teen heroin addiction.
As of today, we have completed three songs for the album.”For Haley” is a memorial to Haley Paternoster and, hopefully, a call to action that might prevent the loss of another bright, young soul. “Music Is My Drug” is a message to teens that music can be a powerful drug, but one that fills our life with positivity and joy instead of desperation and death. “Drug Peace” looks at some of the hypocrisies and backwards priorities of our “war” on drugs. It asks if we wouldn’t benefit more from a drug “peace”.
I am so proud of the work these students have done and are continuing to do. Sometimes this generation of teens gets the bad rep that they don’t care, or aren’t willing to get involved, to change the status quo and shake things up. Every day, these students show me how wrong that rep is. We have uploaded the first three songs on soundcloud. Check ‘em out and give these creative and dedicated students the props they deserve.
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