John Vietnam was a creative hip hop artist, a poet, an activist, a youth organizer, a mentor, and a role model to many in the Uptown community on Chicago’s North Side. In 2012, the talented young man passed away while saving a friend who was drowning. Now, John’s friends and collaborators are releasing his debut posthumous album, "Emergence." The album is set to be released this Summer with all proceeds benefiting The Children of Vietnam, a charity John was very passionate about. Jesse Menendez spoke with the album’s producers Mike Spex and Kabashi about John's life, legacy, and music.

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Phenomenal Anomaly Remix produced by Kabashi. From John Vietnam's posthumous album EMERGENCE. Video and synch by Kabashi. ElephantRebellion.org Download album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/johnvietnam2#.W18Olpd3VIg.facebook
Vietnam Speaks - Remix single from John's posthumous album: Emergence. Beat by Kabashi and MO Beats (Elephant Rebellion), Video sync by Kabashi. Download album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/johnvietnam2#.W18Olpd3VIg.facebook John Vietnam drowned saving the life of a friend on August 30, 2012. He was 19 years old. Rest in Power.
Can't be friends. From the posthumous album: John Vietnam EMERGENCE. Video and synch by L O Kari. ElginBokari.com instagram.com/elgin bokari/ download album here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/johnvietnam2#.W18Olpd3VIg.facebook