The MERCER Approach
MERCER is a group of elite entrepreneurs and entertainers that focus on the power and extraction of our new and revolving culture as people. We target and fire at controversial thoughts in the form of music, photography, activism, and other forms of media and art.
The Mercer works to leverage Hip Hop as well as other popular forms of art as a platform for social change. They’ve mobilized a network of cultural media experts and consultants, including photographers, video, graphic design, event production, sound engineering, etc., all of which work with up-and-coming conscious artists to ensure their success. They showcase their artists and skills in the form of creative events throughout the East Bay. The onset of COVID in early 2020, sparked the Mercer Brotherhood to engage more frequently in the community, hosting drives, concerts, and emergency housing practices. They’re currently looking for investors, venues, and industry mentors.
OUR PURPOSE (Formerly known as a Mission)
To provide artistic and educational services to underserved folks through hip hop and culture.
A generation of youth who are strong willed, socially aware and committed to having a positive impact on their communities.
We are close to the problems, therefore, close to the solutions.
Leo is born and raised in Oakland Ca, and has been doing community organizing work in Oakland since 2009. His friends gave him that name in high school because of how much he behaves like the zodiac.
Meet the Founder: Leo Mercer
Hello beautiful souls. my name is Leo Mercer and music is my passion. Understanding that music alone will not liberate us nor pay the bills, I incorporate it into most aspects of my life.
2021 is a special time right now. Those of us who are immune to the wiles of the world only seek to make it better. COVID19 has provided that opportunity. George Floyd might have sparked a nation-wide effort to assist black folk because of his tragic death, but these tragedies happened before then and most do nothing. The new nothing is pulling out your phone and recording. There are more opportunities to change the world than ever once we release the fear and education that keeps us stagnant.
Two years into new decade, we are experiencing quite the decade. So many highlights, so many dark moments. BBQ Becky & Nia Wilson might have been last decade, but it was just few years ago. Oakland is changing dramatically, and it seems that once again the pioneers of the movement are being displaced. I commit to the content to show a more authentic, in the mud style of what Oakland is, and will become.
I hope you all enjoy my creative progressions and give feedback please.
Key Partners &Supporters
If you feel inclined to support. Please donate to the MERCER to help keep the cultural positive energy flowing in the harsh environments of hate, oppression, and chaos. Here is the link