First community festival in honor of local rapper Kleph Dollaz

God’s Morning Foundation, set up in honor of Kleph Dollaz, will award their first scholarship at the event.

A festival to honor Kleph Dollaz, a local rapper who passed away in 2012, will be held this Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The outdoor festival will take place at the Mt. Olive Church, located at 1223 N. 25th St.

According to Style Weekly:

Darrell K. Durant, aka Dollaz, was one of the first rappers from Virginia to sign with a major record label as part of the rap group Ill Biskits in 1995. He went on to produce for such top-tier rap acts as Talib Kweli, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Black Moon and PMD. His later solo releases, such as “Square in the Circle” (2011), showcased his strong spiritual convictions. He died from a heart attack Aug. 28, 2012, at the age of 40.

You can find more information about the event on the flyer below:


This free event will include youth performances, a raffle, local vendors, wellness demonstrations, and workshops on the entertainment industry.

The God’s Morning Foundation, established to honor the memory and legacy of Kleph Dollaz, will be awarding their first scholarship at the event as well.

According to the Foundation’s website, the program will:

…provide scholarships to teens with a desire to attend a college or university of their choice to pursue a degree in the field of the arts. Whether your dream is to become a singer, actor, dancer or even a teacher of music theory, the God’s Morning Foundation, through the ‘K-Bux’ scholarship program, would like to assist you in a brighter future.

For more information about the event or the foundation, contact Erikka J. Veney at 609-477-4504 or via email at


Photo courtesy of: Style Weekly

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