Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Gives Back To LA Community

April 29, 2009

Loyal readers may have noticed that Crate Kings tends to stay away from such stories as stolen beat controversies, producer beefs, and celebrity misfortunes.

Without preaching too much, we do our best to report stories and videos that are neutral to positive or at least contain some form of constructive and intelligent criticism instead of those that are purely negative or controversial. 

Needless to say, at times this can be extremely challenging considering the amount of material that’s discarded in the process.  However, every once in a while there’s the chance to report a simple feel good story about someone taking time out to do something that wasn’t necessarily required. 

Grammy award winning producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Brandy) is highlighted for his work with South Central Los Angeles non-profit organization A Place Called Home.

Darkchild also tells his tale of fighting the odds as teenager by taking 2 1/2 hour bus rides from New Jersey into NYC to have his music heard, having his demo thrown in the trash, and his ultimate snowball success story.

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Cameron Osteen April 29, 2009 at 3:30 am

Dope video. It’s nice to know that he’s doing such a positive thing for the community. I hope this leads to some kids realizing their dreams and pursuing a career in music!

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Cai April 29, 2009 at 6:28 am

What a good deed!

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KIZ-ONE April 29, 2009 at 8:57 am

No dobut good post!

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Young Dre April 29, 2009 at 10:31 am

DAMNNN it makes me wonder wtf am doin when this dude taking a 2 hour bus ride to play his demo. DAMN

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tony traxx April 29, 2009 at 12:34 pm

i need to take a 6 hour ride from va to atl fuck it

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keepit April 29, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Keep doing what you do cratekings!

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Ronald Wickerson April 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Check out the actual video of him with the kids. It’s crazy how they just put a song together in NO time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zb9ZqA0hqE

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Diope May 1, 2009 at 4:12 am

Thats Nice

Props to Darkchild for doing such a Good Thing

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