Twenty Years After the Crown Heights Riots, Black and Jewish Community Leaders Endorse DeScribe’s “Harmony” Hip Hop Music Video as a Groundbreaking Tool for Unity and Racial Harmony in Brooklyn
DeScribe (born Shneur HaSofer), Crown Heights’ Hasidic Hip Hop and R&B artist, held a press conference at Borough Hall on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:00 pm with NYS Senator Eric Adams and Borough President Marty Markowitz, Council Member Letitia James and Assembly Member Karim Camara to premier his revolutionary “Harmony” music video, which celebrates diversity, understanding and harmony amongst the Crown Heights’ Black and Jewish communities.
This event was presented in collaboration with heads of the Crown Heights community and Shemspeed, an independent recording label and artists’ promotional agency based in Crown Heights. The event was sponsored by COLlive.com, one of the most prominent Chabad Hasidic media outlets, and Marley Coffee, owned by Bob Marley’s son Rohan Marley. Marley Coffee helps promote and support environmental and social justice causes, including aiding Jamaica’s poor communities and “going green.”