4 Wheel City Movement 4 Improvement
4 Wheel City is an entertainment organization started by Namel " Tapwaterz" Norris and Ricardo "Rickfire" Velasquez two talented hip-hop artists and motivational speakers in wheelchairs due to gun violence. Their mission is to use hip-hop music and culture to create more opportunities for the disabled and inspire people not to give up in life. In addition, show the world that people with disabilities can still have talents, dreams, and deserve to be treated equal. 4 Wheel City performs their original music as well as motivational speak at hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, fundraisers, and events, all over the world.
Ricardo Velasquez was walking home after a party when he noticed a commotion ahead of him, with people running in all directions. Determined to mind his own business, the high school senior kept heading toward his building in the Bronx housing project. Suddenly he heard someone shout, "He's got a gun!"
"The next thing I know I'm on the ground bleeding," Velasquez, 32, recalls of that night 13 years ago. "I was screaming, and it was crazy. It happened just that quick."
Fast-forward three years
A resident of the same New York neighborhood, 17-year-old Namel Norris was at his sister's birthday party when his cousin started playing with a gun. The weapon accidentally fired, striking Norris in the neck and paralyzing him from the chest down.
Two of the most important initiatives of the 4 Wheel City Movement 4 Improvement is our dedication to keeping the youth in school and inspiring other disabled individuals to never give up.
WELCOME! Thanks for visiting the 4 Wheel City official website. Our mission is to use hip-hop music and culture to create more opportunities for the disabled and inspire people not to give up in life. Feel free to click on any of the following links to learn more about our programs, listen to music, and see info on upcoming events.
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