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Black University Radio Network Honors Positive Rap With New National Award

National Release, February 27, 2017 - The Black University Radio Network (or B.U.R.N.) is very proud to announce that they have named Marcus “LECRAE” as the 2017 winner of the “Mandela of Rap” award.

B.U.R.N. has created the “Mandela of Rap’ award in an effort to promote musicians who seek to inspire today’s youth through positive messages in their music. The award was created as an answer to the cries of many African-Americans who feel that the overall vibe of today’s rap music is having a negative impact on today’s youth, particularly minorities.

Winners of the “Mandela of Rap” award will not necessarily be artists with the most material success, but rather artists who are giving back to the world by making music to influence positive change. While there has been plenty of attention focused on the negative impact of rap music,, B.U.R.N. seeks to take a stand by promoting the artists who are dedicating themselves towards motivating young people in society.

B.U.R.N. will recognize artists on a national level who use their music to promote education and positive growth. The award will be presented annually during Black History month. In addition to the tremendous national exposure that accompanies the award, winners of the “Mandela of Rap” receive an HBCU marketing package worth over $5,000, and a tour/ meet-and-greet on over 40 university campuses.

The official announcement will broadcast on the Direct FX college radio program on March 11, 2017. Other artists to be spotlighted include Marcus “M Positive” Parker, Skipp Coon, Dead Prez, and Asheru. These artists have also gone above and beyond to wave the flag of consciousness in hip hop music.

Lecrae Is A Grammy Wining Gospel Artist, Songwriter, Producer And Actor. You can preview New Music At www.Lecrae.com

B.U.R.N. is a collection of over 46 different HBCU radio stations. B.U.R.N. also powers the radio component of WWW.HBCUCONNECT.COM, a popular social media network for HBCU students, alumni and staff. To nominate someone for the next “ Nelson Mandela of Rap” simply email their information to: blackcollegeradio@gmail.com

Posted By: LaMarr Blackmon
Monday, February 27th 2017 at 3:07PM
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