COVID-19 – Official Statement From Mr. P Chill

Greetings to all of you,

I am sure you are all aware of the current global pandemic called COVID-19 and the havoc on society it is creating.  I am no exception to this madness.  As of Monday, all upcoming live performances and in station radio interviews have been canceled until further notice.  I am very sorry that it has to be this way as I was just starting to get the 2020 tour season ramped up with the HUGE Hip Hop N Henny show in Harlem, NY next Saturday.  I spoke with both The Great Peso of Fearless Four and the promoter of the event, Doc White Beard, and both have assured me that this event WILL happen, with the same AMAZING lineup, just at a later date.  Once we have moved past this terrible time in world history and things start to get some semblance of normality again, I will be letting you all know of the rescheduling.

Also canceled is the West Coast Function Fest 2, June 5-7th in Forrestville, CA.  This is a major blow to the Northern California music scene and especially to my good friend and business partner, Richie Ledreagal, who put so much time, effort and funding into that event.  Like Hip Hop N Henny, that too is planned to be rescheduled at a later time when it is safe for people to gather together in groups larger than 10 people as we are currently limited to in the United States.

As an independent musician, my livelihood depends on me performing and selling merchandise.  This is one of the reasons that I stay so active every year touring.  With my main source of income gone for an unknown amount of time, I am asking if anyone who can help out can lend a hand.  I do not want a handout, let me make that clear.  I would like to let you all know that my online store, is online still and you can purchase Records, CDs & T Shirts directly from me.  You can visit the store by clicking HERE. This e-commerce will really help a lot during this rough time.  I understand that we are all affected by this and money is tight for many of you, so no orders are expected from anyone, but if you are in a position to buy some music to listen to while holed up at home, I would love to send you some of mine.  If money is an issue for you, but you enjoy your music on Spotify or Pandora, please give your favorite Mr. P Chill tune(s) a spin once in a while.  While each spin only generates about 1/3 or a cent, they all add up and every penny is helpful at this point.

On a positive note, I will be making the best of this situation by spending the time completing my next album, L.I.F.E. (Love In Full Effect) and also doing some live-streaming concerts and DJ sets from right here on Chilligan’s Island.  I did a test run last night on Instagram Live, spinning vinyl for about 30 minutes.  I am still trying to figure out the best platform for this, so stay tuned on that.  Also, in the midst of this outbreak, on Friday, my latest single, Subliminal, came out digitally world wide.  This is a song that I recorded with my good friends J.Smo, AlphiyOda1 and Mike Colossal.  Please give it a stream or two on your favorite digital platform.

I know things are rough right now for all of us, but together we can and will make it through this.  Please make good choices for yourself and your loved ones.  Wash your hands often, avoid public places as best you can for now and practice social distancing.  I know it gets lonely with little human contact, and though it is not the same as face to face, please, if you feel lonely, do not hesitate to reach out to me vial email or on one of my social media platforms with a DM.  I am here for you to the best of my ability through all of this.

Peace, Blessings & Health to all of you!

-Mr. P Chill

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