Oct. 25, 2009
-- Yung Ro 18 yr old a certified Billboard artist from St.Louis Mo. is using his popularity to fuel a movement titled Runway2Empowerment. While on his national campaign Yung Ro was disturbed that his hometown was recognized for high ranking among crime, high school drop out, and STDs. These alarming statistics prompt him to step up to the plate. He created R2E to educate his peers and fans on the tragedies that are plaguing his community. Yung Ro a CEO of his own independent label Black Pearl Ent has taken pride in his ability to be able to go in any neighborhood which he classifies his Ghetto Pass. Yung Ro states,"My company which is also a tattoo shop gained national attention by covering gang tattoos up for FREE! When we did that all the hoods started showing Love. From there we did more community related events such as the Border Battle Basketball Game, Operation Bright Side, and AIDS awareness program. We are a Karma movement we give to get blessings. I've been on BET and in the Source as well as Ozone magazines. I got Love for my city and the people in it" BP Ent is known for being on the front lines of community affairs. They go places most political or nonprofit services might be intimidated to go. But Yung Ro motto is "I'm a fan of my fans they make me who I am."