A few weeks ago we formally welcomed to the SIA family, long time collaborator Lily Fangz. We recently caught up with Lily to find out what she’s been up to, and boy does this lady not slow down! Try to keep up as we get caught up with Lily’s 2016 mission. Spreading the WORD Last month, Lily performed on the TEDx stage for TEDxOrcasIsland’s event. We’re looking forward to the video release of her talk on the TED youtube channel this month. After being diagnosed with Lyme Disease Lily stepped back from performing to focus on healing, reflection, & writing. She has plans for two book releases from this journey, one about the relationship between health and the creative process; and another book called ‘Laundry’ full of poems and short stories! Stay tuned for more info on the release of Lily’s writing! Collaborating, Performing, & New Music On the heals of her last EP ‘Fresh Air‘, that came out at the end of 2015 with collaborator Ignelzi, plans for the next Fangz release are in the works. ‘The Buffet’ will be a mixtape of tracks written over the last few months. Release date is still TBD but it’s on the horizon, as well as upcoming collaborations with Stephen Marley, Clozee, and the Polish Ambassador. You can catch the next scheduled Lily Fangz performances in Colorado at Sister Winds Festival May 27-29 and at Sonic Bloom Festival June 16-19. #InAction: Rockwell Foundation 2016 has brought the launch of Rockwell Foundation, a collaborative non-profit that provides a variety of skill sets and event organization platforms for other non-profits, and the culmination and synthesis of Lily Fangz’ artistic message and charitable mission. With community as it’s guiding principle, Rockwell Foundation works to align alike non-profits with their values and audiences to reach their goals. As a founding member of the organization along with TeamBackPack, Lily will take this year’s mission & message of bringing clean drinking water to all, with partnerships that include: Wellaware, generosity.org, hiphop4Flint, Warped Tour, and many more. Through hip hop & other arts activations, Rockwell 2016 campaigns will provide water conservation awareness and assist fundraising to build wells and other solutions to the world water crisis. You can catch Lily & the Rockwell Foundation’s activations at TeamBackPack’s Mission Underground New York (MUNY) Festival in Brooklyn, June 9-12 and on board the Vans Warped Tour throughout July & August! Stay tuned to SIA for all things Lily Fangz and the launch of Fangz in Action throughout 2016 and beyond!