Published Apr 17, 2013Anyone who has ever explored Vancouver knows that the city's Downtown Eastside is a troubled neighbourhood, and rapper Kyprios is raising awareness for the community-minded area with his new video for "We Get Right."
The Simon Shanke-directed clip for this soul-tinged hip-hop track begins with some words from a DTES resident about his experiences. It then shows Kyprios walking through the neighbourhood and eventually busking outside of the iconic Save On Meats with his band.
They use all of the money they raise to buy food tokens for folks in the area, while future sales of the track on Bandcamp will go to a variety of local charities. Naturally, the song's lyric sheet is full of socially conscious references to drug use and poverty.
Check it out below, and buy the track here. All proceeds will go to Union Gospel Mission, Battered Women's Support Services, Project Limelight and Directions Youth Services.