I just wanted to pen a little something for one of the most influential figures in hip hop journalism, hip hop marketing, and so many more facets of this industry. He’s got to be the most selfless people I’ve ever had the pleasure of interacting with. Me and Matt started Fashionably Early back in May 2011 and one of the first people to support us, to believe in us was Praverb. That’s one of the many things that made him great, he was constantly out here looking to support talented artists and blogs. It was all fueled by his love for the music and he had a passion that went unmatched. You can search through our posts and find comments from Praverb all over the place, just another testament to how amazing this man was.
Since linking up in 2011, we always kept in touch through social media, while he went on to get married and have a child while in the meanwhile, staying strong on his activity in the hip hop community as well as working a regular job to feed his family. He was the elder to me that was approachable if I ever had a question. Even when I wasn’t asking, this man was always dropping knowledge to young artists and blogs. Now, as I work on my craft as a producer, I remember some of the tips he gave young artists on how to market their music and get it to as many people as possible.
You always put others before yourself and your presence will be dearly missed by us in the hip hop community more importantly, your family will miss ya. Rest in paradise my friend.