Twenty producers, DJs, and emcees from Richmond, Virginia are excited to present a collaborative hip-hop tribute charity album featuring the iconic melodies from Street Fighter II. Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior breathes new life into each of the world warriors’ themes, and proceeds from CD and digital sales will be donated to the Richmond-based Building a Better RPS charitable organization to benefit public schools in the area. Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior is available today wherever digital music is sold.
Collaborators include radio host Black Liquid, members of Gritty City Records, DJs Phil Dice, 8-Bit Mullet, and Dope Solo/Sultans, a co-founder of the Party Liberation Front, and others joined the project to showcase Richmond’s musical talent, support a much-needed cause, promote inclusion and unity among local groups, and pay homage to one of the greatest videogames of all time by remixing its thrilling original soundtrack.
A release show and fundraising event will be held at Garden Grove Brewery on Thursday, June 22nd, at 8:00pm. The show, which will also be streamed live on Twitch, will include a Street Fighter II tournament, costume contest, and live art by Amy Black, a prominent tattoo artist. Garden Grove will be serving a Street Fighter themed beer—Yoga Fire: a habanero-infused India Pale Ale. Funds from donations, a raffle, and profits from CD and digital sales will go towards projects aimed at improving Richmond’s public school system.
“I was excited to receive so much interest once I shared the concept with the collaborators,” comments project organizer Alan “8-Bit Mullet” Brymer. “It’s been a great way to connect with other artists, support a good cause, and have fun re-living a game that each of us grew up loving despite our different backgrounds.” So, if you’re in RVA and looking for something interesting to do tonight, this might be the event for you.
†Source: Press Release