It’s a story of survival when he felt like he was in a fight for his life
(Atlanta, GA) We’re hearing their stories of racism and police brutality leaving many horrified that they never noticed before now. Today, you hear the names George Floyd and Breonna Taylor plus countless others. Many lost their life and we will never be able to hear their stories but there’s some survivors. Let me take you back to April 2013 where, two-time Grammy nominated hip-hop/rap artist Ryan “R. Prophet” encountered law enforcement on a Kentucky road. He shares his story and the things he’s been dealing with since that night.
In Prophet’s new book, “Grams to Grammy”, it takes you back to that early morning safety checkpoint where things escalated leaving Ryan in the hospital, arrested, charged with third-degree assault, resisting arrest, and menacing among other the charges for the former member of Nappy Roots. He also gets candid about what happens when these traumatic incidents take place. Prophet can explain first-hand the affects it causes. From expressing anger, to depression followed by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Currently, the book is charted as #1 new best seller on Amazon as part of the #sfirmcelebrityseries. It’s filled with issues that many in the African American community face but often times rarely discussed from mental illness to living in impoverished neighborhoods where people feel like there’s a target on their back.
Prophet shared his experience with several media outlets shortly after the incident but has rarely spoken publicly until now. Prophet, an advocate against police brutality feels like he needs to take a stance and talk about his experience of being tased some 15 times at the hands of Kentucky State Police. His case did not go through the judicial process, but it was reported but not confirmed by involved parties that he was awarded a one million-dollar judgment.
To setup an interview with R. Prophet and/or any other media inquiries please contact Sherlene Shanklin with VIPP Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About R. Prophet:
Prophet is an American Rapper, Actor and TV personality. Known by most as the former lead of Grammy Nominated Group, Nappy Roots, R. Prophet has been changing the music scene since the early 2000s. Currently R. Prophet is developing hip hop educational tools for children. He has also been acting and recording his solo album with hopes to raise awareness of police brutality. One of R. Prophet’s biggest honors, in addition to being nominated for two Grammys, is the appointment to the Board & Advisory Council of the Muhammad Ali Center where he serves as the youngest member alongside Diddy, Denzel Washington and more. Stay tuned for more to come with Rap Artist and Actor R. Prophet.