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TRISING Recording Students(Fresno, CA) Remake Suave’s “Pain B4 Progress” for Community Project




The mission of T.R.I.S.I.N.G. (Teen Recording & Instructional Studios to Inspire the Next Generation) studios is to create a safe and positive environment for local youth of Fresno, CA to cultivate their passion for music. Through the fulfillment of our mission T.R.I.S.I.N.G. envisions the development of a community that celebrates and encourages positive music and where our youth can flourish as passionate musicians and artist.

One of their leaders, brother Marcel Woodruff, years ago heard a song I wrote and performed quite frequently back during my weekly hosting/house band performance duties  of “Liberation Lounge” on Sundays at Blackstar Caffe & Books back home in New Orleans. The song, “Pain B4 Progress,” from my debut album, speaks from the POV of a kids wanting to escape the wilds of their surroundings all while not wanting to be judges for coming from that environment.


Marcell and his student s choose “Pain B4 Progress” as a song they wanted to remix and add their own personal experience and flavor to. The video and song are being used to show the program’s and the students’ endorsement for the “Lifeline to Healing Campaign”, a national effort of the Faith In Community (FIC) National Network that aims to address the root causes of violence in cities.

I loved the vibe and expression that these young artists brought to my composition. I’m honored to have been selected by them. Check out these young gifted artists and their music, and this awesome program providing a much needed platform in the Arts for our kids.


T.R.I.S.I.N.G. Studios Faith In Community Lifelines to Healing Endorsement
Written & composed by Nate: Suave –
Edited by: T.R.I.S.I.N.G. Studios
Artist: Jenuin & Halo
Produced by Fokus

“T.R.I.S.I.N.G supports Faith in Community’s LIFELINES TO HEALING campaign which aims to end the issue of mass incarceration in America and inner city violence.”