Petros, Jubal, Purna, Lucky, & Soultru – Moja Maisha (Produced by Bodi) [Single]

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Avid readers of TWS should instantly recognize the name Bodi. He has been a staple around here since our inception. He was the Trainwreck’d Person of the Year in 2013, not only for being an amazing artist, but as a man who took philanthropy to a whole new level. If you are unaware, you can check out the retelling of it all right HERE.

And our man Bodi is back, sort of. While Bodi may have made the happen, he isn’t exactly the focus here. Our man has guided the creation of something absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. A piece of art that, if it doesn’t pull on your heartstrings a bit, you just straight up don’t have a heart.

I will let Bodi explain it himself:

This is a song by Petros, Jubal, Purna, and Lucky – four boys who live in orphanages in South Africa, Nepal, and Peru. For all but one of them, it’s their first time recording a rap, let alone writing about their lives.

100% of the proceeds from this single will be donated to their respective orphanages.

A few years ago, I spent the better part of a year living in orphanages around the world, getting to know the kids and their caretakers, learning their stories. When word would get around that I’m a rapper, it was usually just a matter of time until the kids and I would sit around a table, hammer out a beat with our fists, and freestyle, or read raps or poetry. It was a way to remove barriers and connect on a deeper level.

Some of the kids asked me to lead a few impromptu hip hop classes, and help them write a verse about their lives: where they came from, what it’s like now, where they want to go.

Petros, Jubal, Purna, and Lucky were game to have me record them rapping to a basic drum beat graciously made by a friend. When I returned home, I worked on crafting an instrumental for their verses. This is their song. These are their stories. I feel honored to have been there to listen, to press record, and produce it.

Moja Maisha is a Swahili phrase that means “One Life.”

 

As most of us know, this is not unusual behavior for our dear friend Alex. He is one of the most selfless people on this planet, and we are honored to call him a friend. So please check the track.

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=431023822/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/transparent=true/

 

You can download the song for any price you like. Donations are encouraged and will go a long way. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the song will be going back to their respective orphanages.

 

 

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