Many of you found this page because of the list that Praverbs came up with. I actually started the blog after checking some of the lists Praverb has come with. What he has done for us as indie artists cannot and should not be forgotten
On September 17, 2014, the hip-hop community lost one of its most enthusiastic, devoted soldiers, Earl Patrick McNease. Known to all of us as Praverb, he was a rapper, DIY marketing expert, blogger, but more importantly, a sincere human being whose mission seemed to involve helping everyone who came across his path.
If you are a rapper or a publicist trying to make your name, you have probably stumbled upon his many lists of contacts: International Blogs, Radio Shows, etc. If you were on social media, you probably read one of his Twitter interviews or one of his motivational or instructional comments (he made Hip-Hop Wired's #BlackTwitter100 list for his advice and wisdom).
As a member of the Hip-Hop Bloggers United Collective, he was a dot connector, staying in touch with everybody. The sincerity was apparent in every word he ever spoke, as he gave his support and encouragement to all.
Praverb leaves behind his wife Vanessa and their little son, Matthew. On September 17, Vanessa sent a Facebook status from his account informing his friends and family of his untimely passing.The best way to honor my husband would be to continue to share his love of hip-hop and the word of God through his websites. This was his aspiration," she wrote.
As HHBU, we are asking for donations for Praverb's family to support them during this very difficult time. The money would be going towards paying for the funeral and other expenses during this period of transition. Praverb deserves nothing less.