|[YourGodBrotha (right) and others on the set for the "Heaven Here After" video shoot in Chicago]|
Years ago I first met Chicago's Reginald 10X, aka YourGodBrotha, when he was working at the Nation of Islam's Respect for Life bookstore located on W. 79th Street. The brother was sharp, courteous, and very knowledgeable. From that moment on, every time I saw him I associated him with the bookstore. However, little did I know this brother was skilled with the microphone. When I interview him last year for a Final Call story, I learned that he launched Chicago Hip-Hop Intellectual (C.H.I.), Inc., a media and entertainment company, to help young men express their gifts.
“The mainstream won't give the brothers from the street a chance and so with our company and magazine we're helping young people independently spread their God-given talents,” he said.
|[Ray Rilla and other on the video set. All photos by Stay Focused Media]|