Namel “TapWaterz” Norris is a paraplegic hip hop artist who uses music to speak out against social injustices and encourage people to never give up. He has spoken at the White house. Performed at the United Nations, and worked with Snoop Dogg & Stevie Wonder. He’s also earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and a “Music Essentials” certificate from NYU. At 17, Namel was accidentally shot and left paralyzed. Despite his setbacks he cofouded a movement called 4 Wheel City, to inspire change, create more opportunities for people with disabilities and keep youth from gun violence. Tapwaterz also spoke on the 2021 first-ever Recording Academy panel on accessibility “Music Purpose and Community”, was present at the first Disability Listening session with Grammy Leadership, and subsequently became a founding member of RAMPD (Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities), the go-to organization for accessibility and disability inclusion in the music industry.