UnLearn The World-Produced “Small But Mighty,” performed by Grammy-Nominated Ryan Nicole, Surpasses 200K Streams!

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“Small But Mighty” by Grammy-nominated artist, Ryan Nicole, is a powerful anthem championing the protection of Bay Area waterways from corporate pollution. Produced, in collaboration with UnLearn The World, SF Baykeeper, and Hip Hop For Change, this track is more than just music–it’s a call to arms. 

The record is produced by New York-born, Bay Area-based, rapper, producer, and Hip Hop For Change Education director, Marlon Richardson, better known as UnLearn The World in Hip Hop circles. 

Dive into a visual journey, directed by Marc Stretch, with captivating cinematography by 707 Supply and seamless editing by Marc Stretch & Alex Bello of Pan Marino Productions. Additionally, the video features dynamic dancers from Destiny Arts Center and is a testament to community strength and the importance of environmental justice. 

IG: @unlearntheworld - 36.7K Followers

On the heels of surpassing 200K streams across platforms, the collective is now looking to bring new energy to the record by launching their “Be A Bay Hero” Remix contest.



  1. Follow @HipHop4Change @sfbaykeeper @RyanNicole @UnLearnTheWorld on IG 

  2. DM @HipHop4Change with the phrase “I’m A Bay Hero” and your email.

  3. You will receive a link to download the acapella, bpm, and key of the song and a separate link to sign our “Be A Hero” pledge.

  4. Sign the pledge and upload an IG post asking your followers to sign on too. (Graphic: I pledged, you pledge too)

  5. No uncleared samples.

  6. Submit your final remix to unlearn@hiphopforchange.org by April 9, 2024, for review.


The winner will receive:

  • $500 First Place Cash Prize, $100 possible runner-up prize, courtesy of SF Baykeeper

  • First place winner: MPK Midi Controller, courtesy of Hip Hop For Change

  • First place winner: Producer credit on the digital release of the remix

  • Both winners: Hip Hop For Change T-Shirt and Baykeeper Hoodie

  • Both winners: Recognition on stage at Bay Area performance and on social media


Deadline: April 9

Winner(s) will be notified: April 15, 2024

The winner(s) will be announced: April 22, 2024

Remix to be released: April 26, 2024

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