The Black Rock Coalition was founded in 1985 by guitarist Vernon Reid,
journalist Greg Tate and producer Konda Mason in reaction to the
constrictions that the commercial music industry places on Black artists.
A collective of artists, writers, producers, publicists, activists and
music fans assembled to maximize exposure and provide resources
for Black artists who defy convention. To date, the BRC is the only
national nonprofit organization dedicated to the complete creative freedom
of Black artists.