Posted on July 22, 2015
Thank you so much for continuing to support the Robert Diaz Tribute Memorial Fund
(aka Fund For PH
). The money that has come in so far has taken the burden of funeral and autopsy, and various medical costs, off of PH's mother and wife. However, they still need our support. Shawntay, pregnant with their daughter on the way, has prenatal care and is also using the money from the fund to pay for the family's living expenses. Currently, they are traveling between PH's mom's house in New Jersey and Shawntay's relatives in Brooklyn, who are helping out while they look for an apartment.
In order to facilitate more funds coming in, a core group of friends have banded together to put on a series of PH Tribute Memorial Events. In the past month, there have already been several amazing Tribute's to our fallen brother PH
. One that stands out to me is the E.O.W. MC Challenge of Champions
, which PH was scheduled to participate in, where members of The Plague, Brooklyn Ac and Team Homi performed each of his rounds in the challenge.
There was also the Legendary Cypher
, in Union Square, which was attended by hundreds of friends, as well as PH's wife and two sons, the eldest of whom spit a rhyme for his dad. Lot's of people kicked rhymes in the cypher and it was a blessed event. Then there was the PH TRIBUTE MEMORIAL "All White Party"
at Littlefield, Brooklyn
, in Park Slope
, one block from where PH grew up.
Several other events happened spontaneously all over, as well as numerous Radio Show
tributes. (I will post another update in the future, listing links to all of the past events and radio shows, so you can check them out). It was all love and all proceeds have been going to the Fund for PH, which was set up by LR Blitzkrieg of MCMI, to provide money for PH's children. Besides that, the outpouring of love and support has everyone, friends, family and especially the kids, deal with the loss.
The next PH Tribute event will be a performance at the RockSteady Crew 38th Anniversary
concert, by friends and family, in Central Park,
around 4pm. Thank you to DJ Eclipse
for reaching out to facilitate this and to Crazy Legs
and the whole Rock Steady Crew
, who PH and MCMI have been down with for years and always attend and participate in, regardless. This was one of PH's many "homes" within Hip Hop culture and it is an honor to bless the stage for PH and his family, to further promote his musical legacy.
There will be more events throughout the summer, including concerts and even an MC Battle Event in our beloved friend's name, honoring his work as an artist and contributing to the fund. PH. Updates will be made here, on MCMIreport.com
and you can subscribe to MCMI REPORT
newsletter to be notified by email.
Please continue to share the link to this page and check back for updates soon.
Graeme "GMS" Sibirsky
* To SPONSOR, create a PH Tribute event, or to get involved in the OFFICIALPH TRIBUTE MEMORIAL CONCERT, theMC Battle Event, and any of the other events being organized, contact us at mcmireport[at]gmail.com