Updated 10 months ago
An album release party is planned for later this month as a tribute to an aspiring rapper who was shot and killed in a Berea apartment in 2011.
The two remaining members of "Strange Tang" considered hanging up their mics after their friend, Zackary Flower, was murdered. But they found they healed better, through their music.
All three members of the group were in the Chestnut Street apartment when Matthew Denholm allegedly kicked the door in, killed Flower and shot Kevin Price. Price and Marcus Leslie moved to a Florida beach town after the crime and re-focused on their music.
Now, they're planning to come back to Kentucky to debut their album titled "No Worries."
"We want people to take away from this that no matter what happens to you, you can decide how to go forth," said Leslie. "You don't have to be stuck. It's OK to pause, but never OK to stop. We almost stopped, our whole world was shaken."
Gathering food donations at venues where they played was always very important to Zack, and they're doing that again this time. The album will be released at Riptide's on January 25. The doors open at 9 p.m. It's $10 cover or half price if you bring non-perishable food items.