Gifted and Young

A New Release by Rapper Ripparachie
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rapperRipparachie, born DeMarquis Oden, has been doing music ever since he was young. His first song was written for him by his cousin when he was seven years old. He started writing his own music when he was eleven years old. He was born and raised in a small town called Lafayette in Indiana. He first started calling himself “Lil Rippa” when his grandmother died. When he moved to Bridge Way, a local apartment complex, his big brother always called him “Rachie”.

He decided to put both names together and that’s how the name “Ripparachie” was created. Ripparachie opened up for Too $hort when he was fourteen years old. He has also opened up for Crime Mob, Lil Wyte, DJ Unk, and more.

He struggled to be his self for many years.  He has finally came to the true him and wants to be the voice of those out there that are scared to do so. Ripparachie wants to put a stop to bullying and the discrimination. In the year of 2013, he created a new movement called “Coin Team” which he hopes to gather people that wants to bring change to this world. The name ‘Ripparachie’ is synonymous with unique music that spreads a vital message of compassion and hope. However, while his Hip Hop skills are far on par with some of the music world’s biggest names, the fact that Ripparachie is gay has posed its own unique set of problems. His latest album ‘Gifted And Young’ (an acronym for ‘gay’) hopes to change the music landscape for good.

Comprising 100% original material, ‘Gifted And Young’ takes a direct stance against both the music industry and the wider world’s tendency to be intolerant of homosexuality.

“Many are against what I stand for but, by competing for mainstream success, I know that I’ll eventually be recognized for my core craft and hustle. My material is written for everyone, whatever their creed, religion or sexuality,” says Ripparachie.

Continuing, “I want to prove that a person’s sexuality has nothing to do with their skills, potential success or outlook on life. I always wanted to be known for my music – but it wasn’t that easy. That’s why I took the decision to align my career with a mission to break down society’s barriers and make us a more tolerant world.”

The new mixtape is presented by Coin Team – Ripparachie’s new movement to bring positive change to society. ‘Simply Stylez’ and ‘Stack or Starve’ are also vested in the new release’s success.

“I’m also hugely privileged to be giving back to my local community. A portion of each sale between March and July will be donated to ‘Pride Lafayette’ – an organization working tirelessly in my home town,” he adds.

‘Gifted And Young’ will be released on iTunes (and Physical copies on Amazon On Demand) on 1/3/14 and on LiveMixtapes.com (and other mixtape sites) on 1/7/14.

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