For those who didn’t know, EJ of The Fam was born and raised in Galveston, Texas — the city most directly affected by Hurricane Ike. He moved to New York last December, but many of his people’s lives in Texas were destroyed by this storm. It’s unclear how many millions of dollars in damage has been done, but we’re committed to doing our part in contributing to the relief effort. Currently, Hip Hop Is Not the Enemy is raising money exclusively to fight domestic violence, however, EJ and I are in talks about how we can get the organization involved with rebuilding Galveston as well. We plan to take a trip to the area in the near future, and will announce our program as soon as the details have been worked out.
In the meantime, let’s keep those who were in the path of this and other storms that hit the Gulf Coast in our thoughts and prayers.