Street Fighter meets hip-hop when local artists band together to create a tribute album like no other. Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior brings together 20 music creators from Richmond, Virginia to revitalize both the game series's classic themes and local public schools.
Building a Better RPS strives to give Richmond's public schools a makeover with high-end cleanup and repairs, all of which will take $1800 per school building and 12,000 man hours overall. Fundraising events take place periodically around Richmond, but this most recent one is available worldwide and is a perfect fit for gaming and music fans.
From the Player Select Screen to M. Bison and Chun Li's theme, 20 local artists are remixing 12 familiar pieces of music. You can sample them on Bandcamp right now, where you can also download the whole CD for $9.99 or buy it digital on a name-your-price system.
RVA locals can also head out to Garden Grove Brewery tonight at 8 PM for a release party with tournaments, cosplay, and live art by tattoo artists Amy Black. They'll also be serving Yoga Fire, a Street Fighter-themed habanero-infused IPA. If you're not local or just can't make it out, you can check out the stream on Twitch. Or you can check out the Facebook events page if you're interested in attending.
Project organizer Alan "8-Bit Mullet" Brymer was excited over just how much support and participation he received from the local music community. "It's been a great way to connect with other artists, support a good cause, and have fun re-living a game that each of us grew up loving despite our different backgrounds."
Source: Scarlet Moon Productions
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