Japan: Hope For Tomorrow (Worldwide Fundraising Album) / by Randy Ortiz

My blogging brothers The Word Is Bond and Kevin Nottingham released a great album today (38 tracks!!) for a low price of $6 which 100% of the proceeds go towards our Japan brothers and sisters in need by way of Save The Children and GlobalGiving. If you donate more you will be entered to win extra prizes for your kindness. Lend an ear and some help, show your support on this project please! Hear what The Word Is Bond has to say about the release after the jump!

Whilst the events of March 11th were sudden, the memories will be forever etched in the mind of those mourning the loss of their friends and family. A tragedy of such unspeakable horrors has rarely been captured so extensively by film, allowing all of us to witness (along with the rest of the world) the enormous grief bestowed upon the people of Japan. The rebuilding process begins almost as soon as the dust has settled, meaning it is our collective responsibility to contribute in whatever small way we can.

“Hope For Tomorrow” is our humble idea to make a difference. We are reaching out to YOU to support our efforts in providing help for those struggling in the aftermath. Our friends at Kevin Nottingham have come on board to assist in the release of a charity album. We are grateful to be in a position to use the talents of some of the undergrounds most respected hip-hop artists. It is our hope that this project will continue to garner attention for the people of Japan and raise some much needed funds.

100% of the money will be given away and shared between the charities Save The Children and GlobalGiving. The best news is that the album is available for only 6 dollars so it's hard to say no. Artists to feature include Substantial, Dela, Soulchef, Thomas Prime, Marcus D & K-Murdock and others aswell as some big names from Japan. The global theme of the project is expressed through participation of artists from USA, UK, France, Moldova, Canada, Poland, Australia and of course Japan.

Alongside the music is a chance to enter our competition for prizes, with the larger the donations the bigger the chance of winning a coveted prize. 20 Dollars or more will see you entered into our top tier of prizes, 10 Dollars will give you a chance for our second tier, but better still there is a guaranteed chance of a prize so long as you can donate in some form.

The most important thing is that all the money raised will go directly towards the people of Japan who are struggling with the threat of 3 major problems: an earthquake, a tsunami and the worry of a nuclear disaster. This may be a problem unique to Japan but it will take a global effort to help the people back on their feet. Through a partnership of good will and charity we have the chance to ease a bleak situation. "Hope For Tomorrow" is not just an album title but a belief that no matter how small our efforts we can and will make a difference.