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Hip Hop Taco Truck Wants to Bring Music and Digital Arts to Underserved L.A. Kids

4:01 PM PDT on June 17, 2014

I love taco trucks, and I love hip-hop. It was only a matter of time before someone combined the two, enter HNDP. For the last five years, HNDP has been hosting everything open mics to workshops with youth and artist wanting to grow as individuals and artist. Most recently, they've become a full fledged non-profit organization and they're taking their work to the next level, but they need support. They've launched a kickstarter campaign to help get the dream of converting a taco truck into a full blown studio: "With a mobile recording studio we can bring our music and digital arts programs to more under-served youth across the Los Angeles area."

From their Kickstarter page:

It’s time to take HNDP to the next level and that’s why we’re here. HNDP has been running programs in Los Angeles for the past 5 years through partner organizations such as the venerable Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles. Over this time, we’ve affected thousands of youth with our incredibly popular open mic series and have individually mentored hundreds through our intensive music development workshops.

Now a 501(c)(3) organization ourselves, we think we’re ready to lead a new generation of arts nonprofits to rethink the traditional funding paradigm, leverage technology in new ways and serve a broader market. Our mission is to provide a positive outlet for under-served students and facilitate an entry-point into the music industry.

In order to deliver on our promise, we’ve decided to combine one of the biggest phenomenons in the city, lunch trucks, with our unique blend of programing, content creation and mentorship. Being 100% mobile allows us to keep our overhead lean while serving a larger number of youth since we are not tied to a single facility or location. Additionally, it allows HNDP to partner with a larger network of nonprofit organizations.

Support and contribute what you can to this amazing project that looks to change the scene and spread the word !!

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