From Battleground City
Battleground city is a team of local men and women invested in the city of Tucson, committed, dedicated and driven to seeing positive change, beginning with our young people. We believe in hosting and conducting educational and motivational workshops and using hip hop with a higher purpose as our tool to promoting and advancing this change beginning in our local communities and spreading throughout our city. The focus of Battleground City is urban, inner-city and at-risk youth and young adults. Our teams experience with young people expands from local youth ministry, mental health and addiction and recovery. Our team consist of Ryan & Chantis Larned (Presidents/Founders, motivational speakers), Payton Goldston (Co-Founder, Singer, rapper, song writer, motivational speaker), Robert Knotts (Rapper, Singer Writer, speaker), Greg Johnson (rapper, songwriter, speaker), Edward Brown (rapper, songwriter, sound engineer, production), Ridge Wilson (Intern, rapper, songwriter), Nate Carr (Intern, Rapper, songwriter) & Christy Choice (Motivational speaker, hospitality). Vision: Reach out to inner-city, at-risk and urban youth and young adults to educate, equip, and establish them with the skills allowing them to develop real life relational and problem solving skills to help them face real world situations and crisis for everyday living. Mission: Keep a steady flow of FREE concerts, outreaches, educational and motivational workshops. Keep our teaching relevant to today’s urban young people, also to keep the streets flooded with positive and encouraging hip hop to inspire change.