The Street Life Series’
Mission and Vision
On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated in his “I Have a Dream” speech the following:
“…w hen we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands…”
Kevin M. Weeks and The Street Life Series family believe that inclusion coupled with old school wisdom are the mortar to our foundation for success. Urban Culture exists on every continent. The roots of urbanization are grounded in appreciating the many customary beliefs and lifestyles of diverse people in cities around the world. Old School Hip Hop incorporates music, literature, dance, and art, which provide the artistic expression and means for a global community to come together and embrace our similarities. We call upon everyone to rally around our efforts to resurrect the spirit of Old School Hip Hop throughout the combined arts, entertainment, and publishing industries.
On April 3, 1968, Dr. King delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech. This is what he stated in regards to the need for social justice and economic equality.
“… Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land…”
Dr. King included everyone in his vision, which was not limited to any specific subculture. He stated that “we, as a people, will get to the promised land.” Therefore, Kevin M. Weeks dedicates The Street Life Series®, as a unitary symbol of the love and appreciation for the combined arts, entertainment, and literary fields across the world, in loving memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Together, we are committed, dedicated, and destined to fulfill what we are commissioned to do in teaming with all of God’s people.
Kevin M. Weeks, Author and Founder
The Street Life Series®