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Brooklyn rapper Heems is behind a new platform for helping nonprofits in the age of Trump

The goal: To get Brooklyn's gentrifying masses to participate in the communities they're joining.

On a recent Friday night, Heems was on stage at Brooklyn Steel, the brand-new music venue located in the heart of East Williamsburg’s industrial zone, rapping about themes familiar to his music: the Indian diaspora, the TSA, drones (or girls, depending on your interpretation).

Cultural critique — from his time in Brooklyn indie rap group Das Racist, through his solo career, till now, with his new group Swet Shop Boyz — has been Heems’ calling card.

But now the 31-year-old is trying to do something about it outside of just music.

Enter Give One, a new platform intended to streamline the nonprofit donating and volunteering experience.

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