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Meet Randy Savvy from the Compton Cowboys. Randy is the leader of the Compton Cowboys and the Director of the Compton Jr. Equestrians.
Did you know Compton is an equestrian city? Randy tells us the history of the Richland Farms section of Compton and their equestrian culture. When crime started becoming more prevalent in Compton, his family was faced with a decision: leave or stay? They decided they were not only going to stay but they were going to give back to their community and do their best to create a change in their community.
Randy’s aunt started the Compton Jr Posse, a children’s equestrian program that teaches children responsibility through horses. When his aunt retired, Randy took over as Director and rebranded it to the Compton Jr Equestrians.
When Hollywood started looking for black cowboys, they reached out to Randy and his friends for more and more opportunities and the Compton Cowboys were born. The Compton Cowboys have appeared in ads for Guiness, Ariat, Boot Barn, Adidas, and more.
Randy also talks about all of the future projects he has in the works and his plans to represent the black cowboy across all forms of media. He released a single called Colorblind with Dr. Dre and explains the process of meeting and working with one of the greatest producers of all time.
You can follow Randy here: www.instagram.com/randysavvy
Follow the Compton Cowboys here: www.instagram.com/comptoncowboys
Get more information on the Compton Cowboys here: www.comptoncowboys.com
And more information on the Compton Jr Equestrians here: https://www.comptonjrequestrians.org/