JOSHUA LUKE SMITH (@JoshuaLukeSmith) PRESENTS POWERFUL SPOKEN-WORD VIDEO FOR ANTI-PORN NON-PROFIT & RELEASES EP- DEAD MAN

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Res­id­ence Music hip-hop artist Joshua Luke Smith has partnered with non-profit organ­iz­a­tion The Naked Truth Pro­ject and inde­pend­ent music label Orphan No More to cre­ate a power­ful spoken-word video about the neg­at­ive impact of por­no­graphy.

A lyr­i­cist from the UK, Smith is known for his bril­liantly craf­ted raps, music, and oth­er poet­ic pro­jects, all of which voice strong com­ment­ary on soci­etal issues. The Naked Truth Pro­ject, a non-profit that provides resources for people strug­gling with por­no­graphy, reached out to Smith about col­lab­or­at­ing. Togeth­er they worked on the Dump Porn ini­ti­at­ive, an online sup­port sys­tem for those fight­ing porn addic­tion.

The video show­cases Smith’s abil­ity to con­nect with oth­ers not just through well-craf­ted verses, but through cap­tiv­at­ing storytelling and stead­fast vul­ner­ab­il­ity. He brought this same com­pas­sion to a Tedx Talk in Bris­tol last fall, using spoken-work to expo­lore some of the most import­ant and chal­len­ging cul­tur­al dilem­mas facing of our gen­er­a­tion.

Smith’s EP Dead Man released Feb. 16, fea­tur­ing five tracks embody­ing his mis­sion to speak into the chaos. He is pre­par­ing for tours in both the UK and the US in the upcom­ing months.

For more inform­a­tion, vis­it Joshua’s web­site, Face­book, Ins­tagram, and Twit­ter.

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rish­ma Dhali­wal has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rish­ma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.