If You Try

If You Try

Monday, December 9, 2013

Member of the Legendary Watts Prophets Passes, Yet Lives On

Richard Dedeaux
(Richard Dedeaux is the one sitting)

So dope to see how the LA Times honored the memory of my wife's grandfather, Richard Dedeaux, who recently passed. It shows that he made a difference. He was a member of the legendary Watts Prophets and even battled Muhammad Ali in a poetry contest and won! The Watts Prophets came together during the 1960's in order to combat and speak out against tragedies caused by racism happening in the Los Angeles area. Much of our modern day style of hip hop music is due to brave trailblazers such as he. 
You can see the amazing article that the LA Times wrote about him here. Please share!

No comments: