Face Forward 6th Annual Gala : Recap

What an amazing evening…

Face Forward’s founder and CEO Mrs. Debroh Alessi has been granting victims of domestic violence a second chance at life since 2007.Face Forward works as a non-profit organization and it provides more than pro bono reconstructive surgery to adults and children who have suffered from traumatic and physical abuse.They also create a welcoming, safe, and loving environment for the victims to start a new life and reclaim their confidence.

September 19th, 2015 marked the 6th annual gala. The theme of the evening was moulin rouge and it complimented it so well. The event began around 6:00pm, celebrities like Nelly, Chaka Kan,Kevin Frasier, and Laytoya Jackson all showed their support and stated their opinion on domestic violence.

When Nelly was asked ” Would he like to see Hip Hop do more in addressing social issues?”

” I’d like to see the music industry as a whole touch on issues that we don’t speak up on. There is a lot of issues in the black community that we highlight that we need to pay more attention too”.image015

His lovely date Shontell Jackson who is formally known as Mayweather’s Ex girlfriend gave her advice to domestic violence victims:

“Get out of the relationship as soon as possible, i know it sounds easier than it is but  you’re not living life to the fullest when you’re living with your abuser. So get out of your situation because it only gets deeper.”

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Latoya Jackson also shared her experience dealing with domestic violence and had some advice for victims as well:

” Your abuser doesn’t love you like they say they do. First they take you away from your family and friends and then keep you all to themselves. You lose contact with everyone and they keep you isolated. They treat you with disrespect and almost as if you’re not a person. If you’re experiencing this, you need to leave now, and seek help.

Face Forward’s 6th annual gala in all  was a huge success, performances included Macy Gray and  Chaka Khan.  The money raised goes to the patients of Face Forward, a charity dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

From the outcome of the 6th annual gala, it looks as if the organization only gets better. So I’m pretty excited for the next one.

Bang 3:What To Expect From Chief Keef

Bang 3 is a totally different approach than his previous work in Finally Rich,Bang Pt 2,and Almighty So. Chief Keef  began producing his own material recently and according to him its a unique sound we haven’t heard yet. Although he recently released his single “Aint Missing You” in respect to the lost of his cousin Blood Money.The album is set to drop August 18. It should list about 14 tracks and feature other artist like Taedoe,and ASAP Rocky.Bang 3 Tour is coming soon with many surprises.After the transition from interscope to Filmon,Keef has way more to offer fans. Read below as his discusses  his upcoming project and more.

Why should we anticipate Bang 3?
Im doing a lot of production, I’m producing all of that.Alot of songs on Bang 3 is really produced by me. Its different, and its something i don’t think anyone has ever heard. Bang 3 is way different from all of the other projects i put out before. Its going to be crazy and epic for me.

What We should expect from Bang 3?
I Grew up, or like I would say I Glo’d up.So Bang 3:Kozart is taking a different direction because I’m trying something new.I like going different ways, instead of staying the same.I come up with all my own stuff, i don’t copy.

How did the relationship with Filmon come about?
Actually i had my close one telling me about alike, sosa you need to know these ppl i looked up alike he said alike is crazy like you and i didn’t believe it until i met alike and he beat me

Are they any other Glo members that we should expect to hear on the album or any new upcoming artist?

I don’t really do features, I’m not a feature type of person.It was all me actually, i got my cousin Tadoe and A$AP Rocky, but its actually all me. I just like doing my own thing.

Listen To Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan “This Game”

A little earlier in the week the Rich Gang comrades teased us with a track “M.O.M” (Mind On Money) in preparation for their upcoming sequel to Tha Tour Pt. 1. Today the two are back with another hit entitled “In This Game“. Starting off with a flood of some piano keys then it goes right into an upbeat tune while still keeping rhythm. Lets take a moment to applaud the two for building anticipation by releasing dope hits for their upcoming sequel that will drop eventually. Listen below.

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Talk With Brick Squad Monopoly Frenchie:What’s Next?

As we are approaching the end of the year BSM Frenchie didn’t hesitate to grant fans with all the hard work he has put in recently. After his latest EP Fuckk Fame was released, it was followed by a collaborative single “Aint Going Nowhere” featuring BOB and Chanel West Coast. Though you may familiarize him as an original member of Brick Squad, Frenchie makes it clear he holds his own in the industry as we were introduced to his newly launched label entitled Protekted Records.We also chatted a bit about other topics like the incarceration of Gucci Mane, and how he feels about the upcoming artist from the east coast but most importantly he filled us in with what should be our expectations for him, as well as the expectations he has for himself. Read below.

How was it working with Chanel West Coast and B.O.B?

It was very beautiful. The chemistry was nice. Everything came together. Chanel has her own fan base, as well as me, and so does BOB. It opened up new doors for me being able to expand my music throughout all of our fan bases.

Do you look forward to working with them in the future?

For sure, yeah. When you work hard you get what you want and that’s exactly what I’m doing. I’m working hard. I’m number 46 on the media based charts in the world right now.

What progression do you feel like you have made within your music over the years, what can fans expect in 2015?

You will see more of Frenchie. I will be all over your TV screen. Every month ill probably have a different video on MTV Jams. For my loyal fans that have been down with me since day one, I will continue to give them everything they ask for.

What will your new record label Protekted Records bring to the industry that’s not already there?

Love, Peace and happiness. We’re going to have fun, You only live once so I advise people to stop being so uptight. We’re going to bring a lot of energy, although you can get any ol’ energy from anywhere. We are going to bring more positive energy to the game.

Lately the east coast has been on the rise. How do you feel about the new up and coming rappers being that you represent Queens, NY?

I don’t have a problem with them at all. Every time I see another one of my brothers make it. It makes me feel good, even if they come out doing some foolishness. I still feel good because at least their able to feed their family.

Do you feel as though the East Coast will continue to rise and progress in towards the new year?

Yes, 2015 is going to be a good year for us. It’s going to be a good year for anyone who’s willing to make beautiful music.

 How did you deal with the recent incarceration of Gucci mane?



As that being my brother, it really hurts to see him go in and out jail. But, it could have been worst. At least he’s alive and he’s breathing. He is also still given the opportunity to make music, which is wonderful.

“You can find me on twitter and instagram @FrenchieBSM . R.I.P Slim Dunkin and K.O Red #SQUADDDD!”

 

 

Gunplay Announces Mixtape Release Date

 

It seems as though the release of Gunplay‘s debut album Living Legend is still unclear, but what isn’t unclear is his effort to stay consistent in the rap game. His recent releases, “Hot Nigga (Freestyle)” and “Savages” will feature on his self titled mixtape that is set to drop on Wednesday October 8th. Also, stay tuned for his track he is releasing tomorrow entitled “Jumpin’ Off Da Beam” featuring N.O.R.E.

 

Vince Staples Announces “Hell Can Wait” Tour Dates

Something to look forward to this upcoming week is the release of Vince Staples highly anticipated EP entitled Hell Can Wait. Besides that, he recently released the tour dates that comes along with the EP. It starts off in Denver, then makes it way around other major cities and will wrap up in New York. The tour will lasts roughly about a month. Check out full dates and cities below.

10/7 – Denver, CO (Gothic)
10/08 – Salt Lake City, UT (Complex)
10/10 – Atlanta, GA (A3C Festival)
10/12 – Portland, OR (Roseland)
10/14 – San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
10/15 – Santa Cruz, CA (Catalyst)
10/16 – Ventura, CA (Ventura Theatre)
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA (Echoplex)
10/18 – Santa Ana, CA (Observatory)
10/19 – San Diego, CA (World Beat)
10/20 – Phoenix, AZ (Club Red)
10/22 – Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine)
10/24 – Austin, TX (Scoot inn)
10/25 – Dallas, TX (Southside)
10/26 – San Antonio, TX (White Rabbit)
10/27 – Houston, TX (Warehouse)
10/28 – New Orleans, LA (House of Blues)
10/30 – Miami, FLA (Grand Central)
10/31 – Tampa, FL (Orpheum)
11/01 – Orlando, FL (Firestone)
11/02 – Atlanta, FL (Masquerade)
11/04 – Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
11/05 – Washington, D.C. (Fillmore)
11/07 – Philadelphia, PA (TLA)
11/08 – Los Angeles, CA Camp Flog Gnaw)
11/11 – New York, NY (Irving Plaza)

Listen To Chris Brown’s “Don’t Panic” Remix Ft French Montana

Chris Brown recently applied his talents to IloveMakonen‘s Tuesday and Snootie Wild’s Made Me, now you can add to his list French Montana’s Don’t Panic. It was premiered by by Funk Flex just a couple minutes ago. Besides him dropping his random dope freestyles, Its only his second week since his album “X” dropped and it sold 37,000 copies already. Go Breezy and don’t stop grinding. Listen below.

 

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Watch Stalley’s New Video For “Everything A Dope Boy Ever Wanted” f/ Rick Ross

There are no words to express the dope boy lifestyle and you quite won’t understand it unless you’ve lived it. In preparation of Stalley‘s upcoming debut album, Ohio, Which is set to arrive October 27th. The two bearded bros of Double-M G have released a visual for their latest collaboration “Everything A Dope Boy Every Wanted”Rick Ross stunts his new physique and multiple chains while Stalley reps the 330 and dosen’t forget to give a shoutout to his label mate Meek Mill. Be sure to keep a look out for his new album, it features artists like August Alsina, Nipsey Hussle, De La Soul, and Ty Dolla $ign. Check out the video so above and let us know what you think via social media.