Emmanuel D McCarter
Chris Austria

How did you first hear about BAVC Media?  

Oakland School for the Arts

Tell us your BAVC Media story.  

I attended BUMP records in 2011 during my 11th grade year in high school and it changed my life. I always knew I wanted to do music, but I never knew how. I couldn’t get studio time, there’s a lot of shady people who will use a young woman to get her into the studio and so BUMP gave me my first start in a safe space. I was able to dedicate my time and energy to a project that was my own and prove to everyone who said I couldn’t that I could because at my graduation I had an album of my own that I was able to give to my idol and prove to her and everyone that I’m serious about my craft and I love what I do. I haven’t stopped making music to this day. And I intend to become a professional and give back when it is my time for those coming after me. Thank you BUMP, Thank You BAVC Media.

Why do you think others should get involved at BAVC Media?  

Get involved with BAVC Media to be apart of something, to express your creativity with those like you in your city and tell your story.

 

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Emmanuel D McCarter
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