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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Crowdfunding to help an ex-Pittsburgh musician

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 11:09 AM

A couple of years ago, I profiled East Liberty Quarters, a local electro-funk band made up of a who's who of Pittsburgh DJs and hip-hop producers. Since then, one of them, Buscrates (a.k.a. Orlando Marshall) picked up and moved to Atlanta. Last week, Buscrates was hit by a car while riding his bike; his health insurance was not set to kick in until spring, so, while he's going to be OK, he's left with some medical bills — after all, he's got a broken vertebrae.

That's where Pittsburgher Michelle LeMenager stepped in, and you can too: LeMenager, a longtime participant in the arts and music scenes here, set up a FundRazr crowdfunding project to help Buscrates pay his bills. The goal is $10,000; as of this posting, the total donated is just above $2,500.

If you've been touched by Buscrates' music over the years (and if you're involved in hip hop in Pittsburgh, you have been), you might want to throw a few dollars his way during this time of need!

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