Congratulations to Hamza Qureshi! The very first to receive The Be Alright Scholarship.
It’s not directly affiliated with Kendrick Lamar but it was inspired by him after his recent trip to a Tech High School in Jersey.
I have maintained for years that if you embed a musician in a classroom or in this case, give a scholarship inspired by an artist, students are guaranteed to succeed! Why? When you believe in music the way some of us do, you would never be able to live with yourself hearing a song by that artist and knowing you screwed up the chance of a lifetime! Every time you were in a store or in a club or how about if your friend was like, “I just found this artist I love!” your heart would sting. A constant reminder of how you let that artist down and yourself and that would be the worst. So you wouldn’t, you WOULD succeed… because guilt.
GOOD LUCK HAMZA! GO BE GREAT.