R&B star gifts state-of-the-art recording studio to VIP Records Long Beach
In a generous demonstration of community giveback, R&B star Giveon recently returned to his hometown of Long Beach, California to build and donate a recording studio. The singer/songwriter gathered with friends, family and community at the legendary VIP Records Long Beach to open the facility. The private ceremony was attended by Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and other community leaders to celebrate the gift and VIP Records as a creative anchor in the community.
Long Beach Mayor Dr. Robert Garcia lauded the studio gift as an extension and example of the vibrant creative community in Long Beach while Giveon shared heartfelt sentiments of coming home and contributing to the upcoming generations in his City. The singer hopes the facility can be a productive creative space for young musicians in the community. “I’m from this community. I went to Poly High right around the corner” Giveon told us. “I want to help the youth coming up behind me. The fact that I am able to do this here of all places is a full circle moment for sure”
Supported by Giveon’s partnership with the Tres Generaciones tequila brands. the digital facility should prove to be a significant and accessible creative space for the community.
Behind the scenes advocacy led by DreamKreator Studio has resulted in a number of key touchpoints toward the preservation of the rich legacy of VIP Records in Long Beach, “We are grateful that Giveon and his entire team have expressed support for community and creativity in such a tangible way. said Rhonda Love, Chief Creative Content Officer at DreamKreator Studio. “This project is a plank in the foundation we are building with VIP towards creative placekeeping in the City. “
Mayor Robert Garcia welcomed the studio as an extremely positive contribution to Community Development and cultural history in Long Beach preservation, Here’s some snaps and vifro ftom the festivities