DLabrie came up during Hip-Hop’s golden age, witnessing the rise of West Coast Hip Hop in the early 90’s. A firsthand witness to the indie grind of his hometown, he began distributing his music in 2001, starting his own label RonDavoux Records, pushing over 80,000+ units, having music appear on MTV, CNN, NBC, BET, & TV One, and being featured on a number of tours. As a community leader with Hip Hop Congress, DLabrie has traveled all over the world using hip hop as a vehicle to organize artists, activists, educators, and youth alike.
For Black History Month, RDV Films present their most powerful visual to date, “Stay Black & Die“, featuring M1 of the legendary Hip-Hop duo Dead Prez & The Jacka. Filmed in Brooklyn, Oakland, and various areas, “#SBAD” is also a tribute to Bay Area legend The Jacka, who was a part of the song but never got to see the finished project.
“It’s the one year anniversary of Jacka’s passing on 2/2/16, so everyone will be celebrating his life. In honor of his legacy, we are doing a Film Screening tour of ‘#SBAD’ at Schools, Colleges, and Community Centers. So we can discuss important issues during Black History Month” –DLabrie