Sonar Hosts Benefit for Local Rapper Darrell “Yuk” Bolling This Thursday
I first met local rapper Darrell “Yuk” Bolling in 2007 while profiling his then-label, For The People Entertainment, for which he recorded as a member of the groups Yuk and Cut and Squadre Committee. Since then, the rapper also known as Mr. Livewire has been active as a solo artist, currently recording with B-More Worldwide Ent. But Bolling has fallen on some hard times of late: his wife Brandy Larkins died on Aug. 5 from childbirth complications, leaving the rapper a single father to four children, including newborn daughter Kaylee. Pretty heartbreaking stuff.
The Baltimore hip-hop community has rallied to support Bolling in his time of need, encouraging donations of children’s clothing as well as cash to cover hospital and burial expenses. This Thursday, Tay-Land Promotions is holding a benefit concert for Yuk and Brandy at Sonar, with all proceeds from the door charge going toward the mourning family. Yuk himself will perform, as will local stars including Comp, KG, Bar Cardy, and Miss Cream.
Donations can be made in the name of Darrell Bolling, 153 S. Hilton Street, Baltimore, Marlaynd 21229. For more information, contact Tayland Promotions at 410-703-4049.