Legal Aid Society

Non-Profit Founded by Two Hip-Hop Artists Seeks General Non-Profit Assistance

A not-for-profit entertainment organization started by two talented hip-hop artists and motivational speakers in wheelchairs is seeking help with general non-profit guidance. The organization was started in response to gun violence. The mission of the organization is to use hip-hop music and culture to create opportunities for the disabled and inspire people not to give up in life. The artists perform original music, do motivational speaking at hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, fundraisers and events, promote disability rights, and advocate for equity in access and employment for the disabled.

The founders have performed at the United Nations, the White House, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, appeared at the VH-1 Hip Hop Music Awards, been designated one of 50 Unsung Heroes by the New York Daily News, and have been featured on CNN and ABC World News Tonight.

The following assistance is requested for the organization:

  • Drafting of by-laws, conflict of interest policy, and other organizational documents,
  • Application for federal, state and local tax exemption,
  • Registration with NYS Attorney General’s Office,
  • IP review of copyright and licensing issues arising out of the artists’/founders’ relationship to the not-for-profit entity,
  • Drafting of a licensing agreement, which grants the not-for-profit limited rights to use copyrighted material of the artists.