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Dis Generation: Generation Hip Hop VA.

Hip: to be relevant.

Hop: a movement.

The Blastmaster KRS-ONE.

Generation: all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively.” It can also be described as, “the average period, generally considered to be about 20–⁠30 years, during which children are born and grow up, become adults, and begin to have children. (Wikipedia)

We are a Generation of relevant movement. Hip Hop has already proven this as it has made it mark by changing the climate of American culture.

I remember the time I moved into the City of Richmond. In the bundle of junk mail I received a letter which would get me involved in politics. My then House of Delegates representative was Betsy Carr. She was writing to “welcome me” to the neighborhood. I was instantly transported back to my childhood. 235th Street in Cambria Heights, Queens. My father Sylvester Fauconier (R.I.P. Cancer Sucks) would take me with him to vote. It was a two and a half block walk from our house down to Public School 176 (P.S 176 later renamed the Ronald McNair School). I remember vividly over the years my parents would wake my Sister Denise and I up, get us dressed warm and make that walk. November was cold and my mother Emma would bundle us up with a hat, scarf, gloves, boots and the Mighty Mac winter coat. I remember the distinct sound the voting machine would make when Daddy pulled the lever and used the switch to mark his ballot.

I also KNEW Barbara Clark who was our City Council Representative. Her sons Butch and Brian grew up with my Godbrother David Cannon. Mrs. Clark was always around the way. Even though I was too young to understand politics at the time, I would always see her volunteer and mingling with the people in our community.

These positive childhood memories still drive me. I remember the first time I saw Run D.M.C on television. They looked like me and they were from down the way. Hollis was just down Francis Lewis Boulevard from my home in Cambria Heights. I was proud of Run, DMC and Jam Master Jay (R.I.P). I would take my dad’s Totes rain hat out of the front closet and recite Run D.M.C. lyrics in the mirror pretending that I was on stage at Madison Square Garden. Then, I would run across the living room and scratch on the record player pretending it was a Technique 1200.

I have a closer relationship with my Hip Hop heroes today. I know many musicians. Roy Revolution, Father Time, Kula Voncille, Bully Boi, Vox Da Boss, Big Sty (the Unofficial Mayor of Richmond), Rhythm Shack Spade, Jody Goode, JD Haze, Doug Evans, Rodney Soul Singer and Barz Nice. I support them in their endeavors. I interview them, I write about them. They give me energy in the good times and bad times there are there.

Today, I will talk about Da General Barz Nice. He is an Entrepreneur, a musician, a leader. He was recently named the Chairman of Generation Hip Hop VA. Barz main objective is to make our Commonwealth better. His super powers are music, knowledge, caring and understanding.

Barz and I have alot in common as member of our generation. We both have wives, children, grandchildren, business ideas and love of Hip Hop culture. We want to make the world better for those we love and will have to leave one day.

It is because of Barz Nice that I still contribute to Virginia Right. He told me that my pen was a powerful instrument which needs to be used for good. He also told me that a General always has an advisor. Bully is Barz music advisor. I can see that relationship blossomed because everytime I turn around something new and fresh is coming out of Da Factory. Bully isn’t afraid to let you know as he peers into to cell phone camera and triumphantly let’s you know, “WEGEEEEEIT!!!!!”

So, Barz and I are getting up off the couch and working on positive projects which will take good works and educational ideas for positive growth out into our community. As Big Sty said “it needs to be organic”.

If His Honor the Unofficial Mayor says it…..we have to make it so. We are Generation Hip Hop VA. We are coming to you soon. I pray you all are ready, because we are coming anyway.

If you are interested in more information about Generation Hip Hop VA please contact us using the information below. We are looking to begin programming in January 2022.

Email: [email protected]
Facebook.com/GenerationHipHopVA
Twitter: @GHHVA2021

About Corey Fauconier

Corey “Sage” Fauconier is a native of Cambria Heights, Queens, New York who currently resides in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He is a graduate of Hampton University with a degree in Political Science (1994) and a Paralegal Studies Certificate (1996). Former Libertarian Candidate for Virginia State Senate (2017). First Black Communications Chair of the Libertarian Party (2016), Lobby Day Leader for the Virginia Citizens Defense League, second amendment supporter, volunteer with Generation Hip Hop VA and host of independent podcast Talks Over Drinks in Richmond, Virginia.

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