National Juneteenth Observance Foundation
                         Celebration of Freedom



HIP HOP --meets-- JAZZ 
In Support of the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign 

Drac Drac Drac 


In Memorium to 
Mark Hicks 
1959 - 2011

Does the phrase "Drac Is Back" mean anything to you? Funksters just coming out of age during the late 70's. Funk Apex will recall a track from the "Slave" LP of 1978, called "The Concept"

A Prime entry in the history of funk, the band, "Slave" was formed by Mark "Drac" Hicks, who started a group called "Black Satin Soul". In the early 70's, this group eventually turned into the group "Slave". At one time their boasting and impressive roster employed close to 20 musicians. "Slave" charted an outstanding 20 singles on the R&B charts between 1977 and 1987. 

Guitarist and Vocalist Mark Hicks was an important part of this legendary line up. One of the songs which launched "Drac's" career, was the single "Slide" by Slave. 

DRAC & THE NEW SLAVE, the accomplished soul, rhythm and blues and hip hop group from the 70's and 80's, have collaborated with accomplished jazz musician and Chairman of the National Juneteenth Holiday Campaign, Rev. Ron Myers and young rap artists NOVATONE, to create"JUNETEENTH FREE AT LAST"

The recording is sure to be the National Juneteenth Rap Anthem for the Juneteenth Celebration. Click below and order your copy of the CD release of the year! 

"Jazz Flavor" By RON MYERS 
Minister, Physician & Jazz Musician 
National Juneteenth Jazz Artist