Record #: R2023-789   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 5/31/2023 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/31/2023
Title: Declaration of June 12, 2023 as "Jewell the First Lady of Tha Row Records and Queen of Hip-Hop Background Runs Day" in Chicago
Sponsors: Coleman, Stephanie D. , Moore, David H.
Attachments: 1. R2023-789.pdf
WHEREAS: Jewel Lynn Caples a native of Chicago, IL was bom on June 12, 1968, a world class vocalist, singer, songwriter, author, entrepreneur and known as "THE FIRST LADY OF THA ROW RECORDS" and QUEEN OF HIP-HOP BACKGROUND RUNS, exited this world on May 6, 2022, and,
WHEREAS: Jewel was the lead singer in the Choir at Free Holiness Church in Chicago. She sung gospel songs to promote the love that Jesus had for all mankind and,
WHEREAS: Jewel joined her mother Eula Caples traveling ministry at age 9 and for 2 years, sung on the comer of 63rd & Ashland in the Englewood Community. People would gather to listen making statements; "Wow you sound like Mahalia Jackson" and "What a big voice for such a little girl" some would offer her money to sing at birthday parties, but her mother would not allow that and,
WHEREAS: Jewel and her mother relocated to Los Angeles California and Jewel continued singing in her mother's traveling ministry and passed out "Come to Jesus Tracks" with her mom and other siblings and, Jewel attended several elementary schools and in the 5th Grade her teacher Mrs. Sawyer sent a note home saying, "One day I may have to pay hundreds of dollars to hear Jewel sing, but for now can you please convince her to stop bursting out singing in class" and,
WHEREAS: Jewel sang in her high school choir and in 1988 began to sing in recording studios, Jewel gained notoriety as a recording artist with "Tha Row Records" under the stage name Jewell and, Jewell made her motion picture soundtrack lead vocal debut on the hit track "Love or Lust" from 1992 film "Deep Cover". The soundtrack peaked at number 9 on Billboard's Top R &B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and,
WHEREAS: In the Fall of 1992 Jewell performed for President-elect Bill Clinton at a Bloods & Crips Summit hosted by former Crip Charles Rachal and former Blood Leon Gullet who were running a small outreach progr...

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