Refresh Collective is accepting applications from MC’s, poets, singers and beat makers for this important community song writing project. If you have a life story that you would like to tell through your craft, apply today. We only have a few spots open. Dee Jay Doc will be running writing and recording sessions with select youth and adult artists to produce songs that will tell personal stories of struggle and success. This collaborative community project will culminate with finished songs and community performances. Our goal is to connect people through honest storytelling and shared lessons learned. Our hope is to refresh others through our stories even as we continue to heal from life’s struggles and share our successes. There is no cost to participate.


Most of these discussions and songwriting sessions will happen at Fresh Lab Cleveland, which is our hip-hop makerspace in Detroit Shoreway. We’d like to thank the following for their support: The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, Neighborhood Connections and The Jewish Federation of Cleveland. Your support has helped us get Fresh Lab Cleveland up and running to support all of our non-profit hip-hop work that will be taking place this year which also includes our Fresh Force, Fresh Camp and Fresh Voice Youth Projects.

We will be doing a few initial performances of this work before the music is officially released. Stop by and share your story. . .

May 17th 5pm-9pm
3rd Fridays at 78th Street Studios
1300 W 78th St.

June 1st 6pm-8pm
in-store performance
at the Fresh Lab 5409 Detroit Ave.

We’ll have a reception with light snacks. Shop the new t-shirt line. Hear brand new songs from Stories of Struggle and Success

The official release will be at Hip-hop at the Bop Stop in October.

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Dee Jay Doc is the Gordon Square artist in residence this Spring. There are extra spots available for residents of Detroit Shoreway and Gordon Square thanks to this honor and support.

Refresh Collective is supported in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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