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 About the Artist Skrap Dawg

(and the birth of the 'We Are The Village Project')

Hip Hop Artist Skrap Dawg developed "We Are The Village Project", Inc. to bring awareness and help combat real-life issues that is effecting the lives of the children of our community everyday.  As a child, Skrap Dawg experienced more things than your average kid. He experienced poverty, homelessness, abandonment and the list goes on.  No matter what season or storm Skrap faced, there was always someone there to help guide him.  If it wasn't for the people who was sent in his life and took an interest in him, he wouldn't be the man he is today. Those people were "the Village" that we speak of in the proverb: It takes a village, to raise a child.

"If we all take an interest in just one person's life, we could make a difference in the world and finally be part of the solution and not just dwell or add to the problem"

Music has always been a part of Skrap's life.  The love and art of music have helped Skrap get through difficult times on his personal journey. Born as Erik Cordea Landry, Skrap began to appreciate music at an early age. His parents, Barbara and Arthur Landry, would host house parties in the late 70's and early 80's. They would play great music of all genres such as blues, jazz, and southern country. Skrap's parents divorced at an early time in his life.  After his father moved out, Skrap and his siblings continued to live with his mother in a housing apartment in the infamous area of Houston, TX known as Third Ward. His mother never fully recovered from the breakup of her marriage at that time. She had done what she could for a short while before leaving for work one day and never to return.  Barbara Landry was declared missing and Skrap and his two siblings were separated for the first time in their lives. He and his older sister stuck together during the ordeal, shifting from house to house living with friends and relatives.  Skrap would often leave the reality of the situations surrounding him and find a quiet place to listen to the classic records and Motown hits that his parents used to play. This ritual would take him back to better times in his life.  Music was safe and familiar. Although Skrap was young, he knew then the power and effect music can have on a person's life.

If it wasn't for the people who were sent in [Skrap's] life... he wouldn't be the man he is today

Some years later, Skrap and his siblings were reunited with his mom, but the reunion wasn't quite what he expected. living in poverityAlthough he was happy to see his mother, she wasn't the same, thus, hell on earth begun for Skrap. His mom had suffered a nervous breakdown and street life took a toll on her.  He experienced things that no child should ever go through such as, physical, verbal and mental abuse, starvation (on several accounts), and living in an abandon building where there was no electricity, gas, water, and other unmentionable things for an entire year. Like many young boys in his neighborhood with no options, Skrap did what he felt he had to do to survive. He turned to the streets for guidance.

In his late teens, Skrap moved to Atlanta, Georgia to get a fresh start in life. He met some extraordinary people who taught him a different way to look at life. It wasn't about hustling or getting hustled like the streets taught him. It really wasn't about scratching and surviving like his mother showed him. He learned that life... life... his life had purpose and was meant Left for Georgiato be lived. He learned that sometimes the things you go through in life may not be for you in particular, but it's for you to go through to help someone else. Skrap was still expressing himself through music, but now with a much different aim. After spending a few years in Georgia, he returned to Houston and he knew what he had to do. The first thing he did was rekindle his personal relationship with his mother, and later, his father. He let go of any past hurts and disappointments that he once had for his parents. Skrap also became a humanitarian and a life coach and began helping people through music and word of mouth. This is how the We Are The Village Project began. There are so many sons and daughters around the world going through similar situations, if not worst, today. Because of Skrap's childhood, he can relate to the issues that young ones face. With this village project, Skrap knows what if feel like to go through the things our young ones deal with now.

"Our mission with the We Are The Village Project is to bridge the gap between people and their goals. Connect people with people to work together for a better society.  Giving people a reason to live and not just exist.  If we all take an interest in just one person's life, we could make a difference in the world and finally be part of the solution and not just dwell or add to the problem".

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