The Source Exclusive: Warren G Talks New EP ‘Regulate… G Funk Era Part II’

It’s not easy being a legend, but for west coast rapper Warren G it seems to come easy. The California golden boy, a notable name from the 90s west coast glory days, is preparing to drop Regulate… G Funk Era Part II, his first new music since his 2009 effort, The G Chronicles. The mini-album, the sequel to G’s mega successful triple-platinum 1994 debut of the same name, is a flawless hybrid of G-Funk and lyrical prowess diced with G’s cucumber cool flow and conscious storytelling. The four track EP, totaling 36 minutes, is jam packed with the classic west coast sound hip hop heads first fell in love with and been anxiously anticipating. 

The 44-year-old, born Warren Griffin III, failed to disappoint yearning fans, complete with collaborations with some of hip hops heavy hitters; E-40, Young Jeezy, Bun B and Too Short and unreleased music from late friend Nate Dogg. The Long Beach rider, and die hard Oakland Raiders fan, continues to bless the music world with timeless music for the hip hop heads.

Source caught up with G as he dished on what fans can expect from his new EP, what he wished he knew when he was younger and why he’s going back to school. – Angela Wilson (@SheisAngela)

The Source: How does Regulate… G Funk Era Part II differ from your other albums? 

Warren G: I can’t say it’s different from the other music that I’ve done it’s what the fans said they want and that they miss which is that G funk. So I put together some music a bunch of talented artists and came up with a EP. Just to give people that sound they’ve been missing and asking me for the last five years then I’ll hit ’em with a full length album in 2016.

What can fans expect?

They can expect some of that good, soulful music. A couple stories in there and fun and things that they can relate to. But it’s only four songs but I those four songs it’s action packed and great music they’re going to love it. 

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You have two upcoming shows in New York and LA, are you coming to Chicago?

It has to be scheduled but I’d love to come to Chicago, I got a lot of good friends there and Chicago always show me plenty of love. I can’t wait, I want to come it just has to be worked out. I love Chicago. That’s one of my biggest fan bases out there so it’s always good to show love to the people who show me love so I will be coming through there. 

How do you balance home and career as a married father of six? 

You know this is something you got to do. You got to plan everything out with my kids over here then I got to get back to this then back to my kids. It’s what I love to do at the same time so I don’t mind. It’s a job because I have to work for them as everybody got to work to keep food on the table.

I love being a dad to my kids and I don’t want to miss out on a lot of important years then try to go back and fix it so I balance it out and it works. I try not to be gone too long away from them but I know I got to work for them.

Have you ever feel like you hit rock bottom?

I ain’t never hit rock bottom, and I ain’t go hit rock bottom because I work too hard and made too much good music to hit rock bottom. I’m still living off my first album. I’ve been through hiatus’s musically but that’s because of how this music business changed. I don’t want to get in the studio and nobody know or hear about it. I did that and it didn’t work.

I’m learning the new age music business, still getting the hang of it now but once I get the total hang of it it’s a wrap. I’m into developing new artists and still doing what I do but helping other young talent that’s good and not just doing songs that doesn’t make any sense. 

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Who are you a fan of today’s music? 

I like Drake, Kendrick, Young Dolph, Schoolboy Q, Future, A$AP Rocky. I like the young artists that make music that make sense, I ain’t into that sh*t that don’t make sense. Like with Young Dolph, he’s telling you a story of where he’s from and I can relate to it just in a west coast type of way. 

I like Young Thug, too, I like “Lifestyle” and “About the Money” with T.I., that sh*t is dope, I bang both of those. Rich Homie Quan, too. 

Outside of rapping, what interest you? 

Acting, bikes, I like to ski, I like to do all kinds of stuff outside of rap and start up other business ventures. I’m a partner in a media company that’s taking off in a minute. And I’m getting ready to go back to school at the same time; got to learn more on a few things, but I’ll still be doing what I’m doing. 

Good for you, what would you study? 

It’s a different type of doing music. I want to learn how to write, not just play music, but writing. I want to learn how to write because I know how to do the other stuff. 

I’m thinking of learning how to study TV from behind the camera. I have access to where I can do my own movie. You got to be self made and independent. I wish I was with a company like Def Jam but its not worth it for a new artist yes, but for me, no, because it cost, because I have such a big name it cost to push an artist of my caliber. But I wouldn’t mind doing an EP on a major cause I know it’ll get around the world. 

What’s something you know now that you wish you would have known when you were younger? 

I wish I would’ve been more business minded at the beginning because when you’re young and getting all this money and spending it on cars you’re not thinking about the future, even though I did have some businesses going I just didn’t have the right people running them. I wish I would have been sharper, paying more attention to what I had. 

Fill in the Blank: If I weren’t a rapper I’d be a _____: 

A NFL football player or a coach.

You’re a huge football fan, who’s your team? 

I’m a Oakland Raiders fan, that’s it and that’s all. But if the Raiders don’t come to LA or if LA gets a team, I’ll support them. 

Warren will be playing at the Highline Ballroom in New York City Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

He’ll perform at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 13, 2015, 8:00 PM.

Check out the official track list for Regulate… G Funk Era Part II The EP, available for download on August 6.

Intro (feat. Reverened TaaaDow)

My House (feat. Nate Dogg)

Saturday (feat. E-40, Too $hort, Nate Dogg)

Keep on Hustlin’ (feat. Young Jeezy, Bun B, Nate Dogg)

Dead Wrong (feat. Nate Dogg)

Click the link to pre-order now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/regulate…-g-funk-era-part/id1020512625?ls=1

Photo credit: Getty Images

Shots Rings Out At Young Jeezy and T.I. Concert in North Carolina

Photo: The Grio

This weekend, Charlotte, North Carolina was flooded with people from all over for CIAA weekend which is a college basketball tournament held every year. Many people go for the tournament and also the parties that hosts many celebrities.

One of the events being held was a Young Jeezy and T.I. day party performance. According to sources, while music was playing, there were reports of people hearing two shots in the club. Two people were shot but suffered injuries that are not life threatening. At the time of the shooting, T.I. had just finished performing, and Jeezy and Yo Gotti were in the V.I.P. area and was not injured.

Tip’s camp released a statement of the shooting and make it clear that the rapper was not shot. The suspects are unknown.

-Ballah-moni Kollie (@Gottadream87)

 

Hip Hop Photographer Cam Kirk Announces Release Of First Photo Book Ft. Migos,Wiz Khalifa And More

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Cam Kirk an ATL based photographer has been on the scene for quite sometime now delivering dope images of some of your favorite artist including  T.I., Bun B, Gucci Mane Young Jeezy, Young Thug,Wiz Khalifa, Migos​, Rich Homie Quan, Lil Boosie, Birdman, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott & More. Complex named him one of the 15 photographers every rap fan should know. He has also been doing his thing on the video scene as he did the Migos “Freak No More” video & more. and Oh yeah that dope photo floating around of Gucci Mane boxing is his work also.

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Cam has just announced his very first debut photo book will be here on Jan 12th online entitled Yesterday’s Tomorrow: The Diary of Photographer, Cam Kirk.  Kirk says that the body of work as the title says is a diary of his life in 2014. The photo book also includes photos no one has seen with rare video footage. He will alsol give us a sneak peek of rare video footage of  Young Thug, Migos and Rich Homie Quan working together in the studio on a  track called “Welcome to New Atlanta.” Check out some of the dope shots below and to check out more of his work you can visit Cam Kirk’s website here.

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“This year I have experienced so much and have accomplished more than I could have ever imagined. I wanted to release this book to share with the world, my supporters, and other photographers my year through my very own perspective and words. Through this book I want to walk you all through some of the key moments of my year and give you all a little bit of back story as to how a lot of moments came together. Hopefully after reading the book you will get a better insight as to who I am as well as to how life is as a photographer on the rise in a very competitive music industry.” – Cam Kirk

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JAY Z, YOUNG JEEZY, CHRIS BROWN, TREY SONGZ, T.I, NE-YO, BOBBY SHMURDA, FRENCH MONTANA, TINASHE, KID INK, CHILDISH GAMBINO, MIGOS & J-COLE ROCK THE POWERHO– — USE CONCERT

JAY Z, YOUNG JEEZY, CHRIS BROWN, TREY SONGZ, T.I, NE-YO, BOBBY SHMURDA, FRENCH MONTANA, TINASHE, KID INK, CHILDISH GAMBINO, MIGOS & J-COLE ROCK THE POWERHO– — USE CONCERT

THE HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL AND THEIR HIP-HOP AGAINST GUN & GANG VIOLENCE PROJECT WITH SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE POWER 105.1 CONTINUE THEIR GROUNDBREAKING WORK TO END GUN & GANG VIOLENCE THROUGH THE 7 E’S 4 POWER INITIATIVE AS “RAPTIVISM” TEAM MEMBERS NE-YO, BOBBY SHMURDA, MIGOS, TINASHE, REMY MA & KID INK TAKE A STAND AGAINST GUN & GANG VIOLENCE AT NY’S MOST ELECTRIFYING CONCERT OF THE YEAR; POWERHO– — USE

Raptivism Team Members Will Receive A Plaque For Their Support And Copy of the Proclamations and Resolutions From NYS Governor Cuomo, NYS Senate & Assembly, NYC Mayor de Blasio, NYC Council, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone for the 2014 3rd Annual Hip-Hop Against Gang & Gang Violence Week with Plans for the 2015 Annual Event in the Works

 

By Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher @HHSYC —  PIX AT THE BOTTOM

The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council (HHSYC) and Power 105.1 continue their groundbreaking work to end gun and gang violence through the Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Project and the 7 E’s 4 Power Tour at the 2014 POWERHO– — USE Concert at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY.  This year’s star-studded sold out concert was simply “off the chain” as the hot & heated crowd sang, rapped and rocked to the hits performed by their favorite stars including Chris Brown, Trey Songz, T.I, Ne-Yo, Bobby Shmurda, French Montana, Tinashe, Kid Ink, Childish Gambino, J-Cole and Young Jeezy, with special guest Jay Z.  As the night slowly came to a close, it was Trey Songz and Chris Brown that took the stage by storm and had the ladies chanting and screaming out one hit after another.  Those two guys on stage together, with their singing and well choreographed dancing, know how to bring down the house.

But just when you thought you have seen it all, it was Jeezy’s surprise guest, Brooklyn’s hometown favorite Jay Z, who is the “Undisputed King of the Hip-Hop Game,” that got the crowd off their feet for the very last time as the Living Legends took the stage to do their hit song “I Done Seen It All.”  Now let’s keep it real—you know you have Power when you can get Hov to come back to BK and close out the show.  How many radio stations can take credit for such a memorable experience?  It will surely go down in Hip-Hop history.

Thanks to the socially responsible Power 105.1 students from over 25 schools were rewarded with tickets for their good grades, attendance, for joining the “Raptivism Team” and providing Solutions to End Gun & Gang Violence through the 7 E’s 4 Power Tour.  Both the Tour and Raptivism Movement were created to teach students and young adults how to use the positive influence of Hip-Hop to be more proactive towards ending gun and gang violence.  November is Hip-Hop History Month in NYS and as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the culture we will continue to inform children, youth and young adults about the creation of the greatest international cultural phenomenon ever created.  Hip-Hop transcends race, religion, culture and ethnicity and is the lifestyle of choice for billions of youth worldwide.

The culture was founded in the South Bronx to address crime, gun and gang violence, unemployment, academic failure and drug abuse.  When the pioneers created Hip-Hop they did it out of love for their family and community, as well as respect for their friends and peers.  It is up to us to educate our youth today about their “Civic & Social Duty to the Culture.”  You can enjoy the music, but to be a part of real Hip-Hop you have to also take care of your neighborhood.  “We are our Brother’s & Sister’s Keepers” and “It Does Take an Entire Village to Raise a Child.”  So through the Raptivism Movement we will continue to make a change and want those that care to become “A Part of the Solution and not the Problem.”

What we also liked about this concert is that all though everyone was there to have fun, Power 105.1 flashed Public Service Announcements on the big screen all night long to enlighten the young audience about the dangers of HIV/AIDS courtesy of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an organization committed to work with Power 105.1 and the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council to address the spike of new HIV infections with young Blacks aged 16-26; Black Women; and Black Men Having Sex With Men.  In the US, the AIDS epidemic is on the decline except in the African-American Community and now something creative is being done using the influence of Hip-Hop to address this silent killer.

The word to remember is “Show Business” and as artists worked their “Show” on stage, the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council handled their “Business” backstage and was poppin’ with the help of Power 105.1 soliciting support for the “Raptivism Team.”  Slack-tivism is no longer an option as we move forward to empower young citizens and the communities they reside.  By using the power and influence of celebrities the HHSYC can build on a successful 2014 summer where they produced 105 events over 105 days with Power 105.1 to end Gun & Gang Violence.

In 2014 the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council received “Proclamations and Resolutions” from NYS Governor Cuomo, NYC Mayor de Blasio, the New York City Council, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, the NYS Senate and the NYS Assembly.  It is the group’s intent to share their success with select artists, on-air personalities, executives and community leaders that attended Powerhouse, as they move forward with their plans for the 4th annual “Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Week” in May of 2015.  The week long celebration is on track to be the most talked about socially responsible week in Hip-Hop History.

Thanks to Power 105.1 the organization is in a unique position to finally get artists, producers, managers, promoters, venues, radio, TV and record companies to be more socially responsible and use their influence and celebrity status to address Poverty, illiteracy, Substance Abuse, HIV/AIDS, Gun & Gang Violence.  Hip-Hop is so often depicted by the media as a violent culture, but this is a rare opportunity for the art form to show the world, especially our children, that we know how to entertain and also be socially responsible to our family, friends and community.

“I want to thank Thea Mitchem, Gee Spin, Joe De Angelis, Jill Shellhorse, the Breakfast Club, and a host of on-air personalities for supporting our 7 E’s 4 Power Tour and the “Raptivism Movement.”  Even though I would have loved to see the concert, our work backstage was more important as we continue to build a team committed to the needs of the people like the pioneers that created Hip-Hop 40 years ago.  It’s been a year since we hooked up with Power 105.1 and the partnership is growing stronger every day so we appreciate the station’s help addressing gun and gang violence, as well as HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse, Poverty, Illiteracy, unemployment and academic failure.  What they are doing with us goes way beyond the scope of what most companies do for community groups on the front line in the ‘hood,” stated Randy Fisher, Executive Director, HHSYC.

“Last year we said we wanted to take this to take this project to another level; with all these Proclamations and support from artists and Power’s on air personalities I think we have accomplished our goal.  I’m looking forward to 2015 so we can do even more to end gun & gang violence using the positive influence of Hip-Hop to make a difference in our communities,” ended Gee Spin, Music Director, Power 105.1.

“Standing here in front of these Proclamations and looking at the fruits from all of our hard work is a good feeling.  All the way from City Hall with the Mayor and the City Council, to Albany with the Governor, Senate and Assembly, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties, we have had a great summer in our work to make our streets safe.  Doing 105 events over 105 days was not an easy task but we all knew that working to end gun and gang violence was not going to be a cake walk, but we have achieved our goal.  Now I’m looking forward to doing even more next year with you guys,” ended Joe De Angelis, Director of Promotions, Clear Channel Media.

“I’m here to support this movement and do what I can to help stop the violence.  I support the Hip-Hop Against Gun and Gang Violence project because we must do something about all the young and innocent youth that die every day from gun violence,” stated Columbia recording artist Tinashe.

“We have to put an end to all this shooting that goes on in our schools and community, whatever role I can play you can count me in because I want to help make a difference,” stated RCA recording artist Kid Ink.

“As a family man it is important for me to join the cause so we can protect our children from all this madness that plagues our communities.  We have the collective power to turn things around and I’m ready to do what is necessary to end the violence,” stated Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo.

“You guys were here last year and I see you once again and I know just how serious you are about ending gun and gang violence, just as I am.  You know I’m with the cause because the youth today need help now more than ever.  Let’s continue the journey and make an even bigger impact next year,” said DJ Envy, Breakfast Club on air personality, Power 105.1.

“In 2015 the “Raptivism Team” will be ready to fulfill the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King.  Thanks to Power 105.1, as well as the Source Magazine, elected officials, Video Music Box, metroPCS, the Daymond John Academy and a lot of other partners we are in a unique position to use the “7 E’s 4 Power (Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Entertainment, Equality and Empowerment) and the “Raptivism Movement” to end gun and gang violence, as well as address a host of problems that plague poor and disadvantaged communities.  Hip-Hop was created to improve social conditions in the South Bronx 40 years ago and now we are ready to take our movement throughout the US and  abroad,” ended Charles Fisher, Founder, HHSYC.

“I’m here today for the concert of course, but also to support the Hip-Hop Against Gun and Gang Violence project because too many of our young people are shooting without thinking of the consequences, joining gangs and going to prison at a young age.  We have to take a new approach to address the problem and I know that Hip-Hop has the power and influence to help put an end to all this violence,” Angie Martinez, on air personality, Power 105.1.

“Hip-Hop is a powerful force and it’s time for us to step up to the plate and take back our communities from those that don’t think twice about who they pull the trigger on and where they pull the trigger, so we’re ready to help the cause,” stated Atlantic recording artists Migos.

“It has been great working with the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council all year to address gun and gang violence, as well as HIV/AIDS through the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.  Our youth need guidance and role models that can help keep them on a positive path.  Whatever I can do to enlighten the youth, especially the young ladies out there, you can count on me and the entire Breakfast Club for continued support.  Hip-Hop is a powerful tool and if used properly can make a difference in the lives of our children,” Angela Yee, Breakfast Club on air personality, Power 105.1.

“Right now I’m in Brooklyn, this is where I grew up, everyday someone is getting killed in this town, I’m ready to play a role to stop all this crazy violence that has taken the lives a lot of people I know, so I’m ready to join the team and help any way I can baby,” said Epic recording artist Bobby Shmurda.

“As a culture, Hip-Hop is slowly returning to its roots and as we get more support from the artists you will see major changes in the way our students, youth and young adults handle their business in school and on the streets.  It’s been a long 13 year process but thanks to Power 105.1 we are in a unique position to use the power of Hip-Hop to improve the lives of our children and make our communities safe,” ended Randy Fisher, Executive Director, HHSYC.

“Working to end gun and gang violence and HIV through the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is a priority for us at Power 105.1 because it is important for us to take care of our listeners and the communities they reside.  I will continue to give my support towards this worthwhile cause and help to get the word out about the great work you guys are doing at the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council to keep our communities safe,” stated Jill Shelhorse, Senior Account Executive, Clear Channel.

“All this violence has to stop if we are going to save the next generation.  Whatever you need me to do I’m all in because regardless of all that negative talk about Hip-Hop there are a lot of brothers out there that are doing the right thing in their ‘hood and I’m here to support your great work to end gun and gang violence,” stated DJ Clue, on air personality, Power 105.1.

“I’m here today with my son once again and I love what you guys are doing to save our children and help to put an end to gun and gang violence.  I know it’s not easy but there are a lot of positive people in the game that I know will help and now that you have the full support of the station there is nothing we can’t do to end the violence.  So just holla at me and I will do what I can to support your work,” stated DJ Self, on air personality, Power 105.1.

“We have too many guns out there and if we don’t come up with some type of plan to stop the violence we are in a lot of trouble, I have to give the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council a lot of credit for pushing this project because we really need to do something to keep the peace and Power 105.1 is on board,” said DJ Prostyle, on air personality, Power 105.1.

“There is so much talent and power within the culture that once we join forces there is no social issue that we can’t solve.  It’s been 40 years now since the birth of the culture and the number has some very spiritual and mystical significance: it rained 40 days and 40 nights during the time of Noah; Jesus fasted and was tempted for 40 days; and Moses wandered with the Jews in wilderness for 40 years.  It has always been my belief that the final and most important frontier for Hip-Hop to explore is “Spiritual Empowerment” and with the support of Power 105.1 we will be able to use the same energy that started the “Raptivism Movement”, which lead to creation of Hip-Hop to make our communities a better place to live.  We are up for the challenge, just like the pioneers were 40 years ago and will need all the support we can get from those that want to save the next generation just as much as we do,” ended Charles Fisher, Founder, HHSYC.

“I’m back out here and really excited about joining the team and being a part of a moment to stop the violence.  I hope I can have some type of affect on all the sisters out there that may be involved with a lifestyle that has a negative impact on their future.  Our youth need help and I am prepared to give you guys all the support I can to end gun and gang violence.  Just give me a call and I’m ready to use my experience to help others avoid a life of crime and violence,” Universal recording artist Remy Ma.

“It was great having you guys on the show this year and I applaud all the great work that you are doing.  All these Proclamations are great and I’m glad that we could be of some assistance to help you on your mission to end gun and gang violence.  The Breakfast Club will continue to support your work and I’m looking forward to working with you guys again next year because we have to do something to help out our youth and keep our neighborhoods safe from all this crazy violence,” Charlamagne Tha God, Breakfast Club, on air personality, Power 105.1.

“I think this is a great project, long over due and I give you guys a lot of props, so with that being said I’m ready to role up my sleeves and do what needs to be done to save our young people from all this senseless violence that takes the lives of so many talented young people,” said Em Ez, on air personality, Power 105.1.

If you are looking for a way to “Increase Your Spiritual Bank Account” and join the “Raptivism Team” Hip Hop’s Most Powerful, Recognized and Respected Movement to end Gun & Gang Violence hit us up at: RandykFisher@gmail.com.

PICTURES OF BANNER AND PROCLAMATIONS

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2014 3rd Annual Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Proclamations and Resolutions from NYS Governor Cuomo, NYC Mayor de Blasio, the New York City Council, Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone, the NYS Senate and the NYS Assembly.

PICTURES OF “RAPTIVISM TEAM” AND SUPPORTERS

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DJ Self’s Son “Our Youngest Supporter”–shown here standing in front of our Proclamations for “Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Week”—The purpose of the Week is to teach children, students, youth and young adults how to be more proactive towards ending gun and gang violence. Our Mission is to end gun and gang violence so that we can protect and preserve the next generation and it all starts with educating young citizens like the son of DJ SELF.
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Charles Fisher, Angela Yee and Randy Fisher holding up the banner.
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Charles Fisher, Angela Yee and Randy Fisher holding up the Proclamations
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Charles Fisher, Charlamagne tha God and Randy Fisher with the banner.
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Charles Fisher, Charlamagne tha God and Randy Fisher with the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, DJ Envy and Randy Fisher holding the banner.
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Charles Fisher, DJ Whuteva and friend, and Randy Fisher hold the banner.
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DJ Whuteva and friend with Charles and Randy Fisher and the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, Em Ez and Randy Fisher hold the banner.
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Charles Fisher, Em Ez and Randy Fisher with the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, DJ Clue and the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, Gee Spin and Randy Fisher with the Proclamations.
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Jay Z on stage with Young Jeezy.
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Charles Fisher, Jill Shelhorse, Randy Fisher and the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, Joe De Angelis, Randy Fisher and the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, Kid Ink, Randy Fisher and the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, Kid Ink, Sharieff Fisher and the banner.
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Charles Fisher, Migos, Randy Fisher and the banner.
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Charles Fisher, Migos, Randy Fisher and the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, Ne-Yo, Randy Fisher and the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, DJ Prostyle and Randy Fisher with the banner.
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Charles Fisher, DJ Prostyle and Randy Fisher with the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, Remy Ma and Randy Fisher with the banner.
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Charles Fisher, DJ Self and Randy Fisher with the banner. DJ Envy photobombing.
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Charles Fisher, Bobby Shmurda and Randy Fisher with the banner.
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Charles FIsher, Bobby Shmurda and Randy Fisher with the Proclamations.
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Charles Fisher, Tinashe and Randy Fisher with the banner.
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Charles Fisher, Tinashe and Randy Fisher with the Proclamations.

ABOUT THE HHSYC

The HHSYC was founded in July 2001 by Charles Fisher (also known as the former manager of LL Cool J, the Lost Boyz and co-discoverer of R. Kelly).  The organization was created to help implement commitments made by record companies, artists, community leaders and elected officials at the historic 2001 Hip-Hop Summit in New York City.  Participants are taught how to constructively use their time, talent and the Hip-Hop culture to improve social, political and economic conditions in their school, home and community.  Randy Fisher is the organization’s Executive Director.  For additional information, visit www.HHSYC.org.

ABOUT THE HIP-HOP AGAINST GUN & GANG VIOLENCE PROJECT

The Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence project is an innovative 10-prong proactive approach that educates and trains students and young adults on how to end gun and gang violence in their school and community.  The project works with celebrities, students, elected officials, community and business leaders, clergy, gang leaders, seniors and formerly incarcerated citizens to improve public safety.  The annual Hip-Hop Against Gun & Gang Violence Week initiative launches a 105-day campaign and tour a week prior to Memorial Day Weekend and ends Labor Day.  The holiday represents the unofficial start of summer, a period when gun violence spikes.  Activities offered include our: 7 E’s 4 Power Tour; Raptivism Movement; Community Ambassadors for Peace initiative; Rap 2 Bridge the Gap; Time 2 Shine Talent Showcase; Solution Summits; Shark-A-Nomics; Daymond John Academy 101; Hip-Hop Book Club; School & Community Center Adoption Program; in addition to films; gun buy-back programs; trips; Celebrity PSAs; prize give-a-ways; essay contests; sports and entertainment events.

ABOUT THE 7 E’S 4 POWER & THE RAPTIVISM MOVEMENT

The purpose of this initiative is to show individuals how to use the “7 E’s 4 Power” (Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Entertainment, Equality and Empowerment) along with the “Raptivism Movement”, to help students graduate from school, prepare for the world of work and improve public safety in their school, home and community.  The “social and spiritual conscience” of the pioneers who created the “Raptivism Movement”, lead to the birth of Hip-Hop in the South Bronx over 40 years ago to address; crime, unemployment, gun and gang violence, substance abuse and other issues plaguing poor communities.  Both initiatives also allow us to adopt schools through our “School & Community Center Adoption Project” (SCCAP) so that we can bring resources, services, perks, prizes and other incentives to help reduce the dropout rates; address gun & gang violence, poverty; illiteracy; unemployment; substance abuse and HIV/AIDS; and garner support for the overall program.

 “We’re on our Grind to End Gun & Gang Crime”

 

Watch DJ Drama’s “Right Back” Featuring Young Jeezy, Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan

…Nothing like a ATL affair on this street banger…

DJ Drama is back on the scene and he’s dropped his latest video for his new single, “Right Back,” which features Young Jeezy, Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan. Check out some dope random appearances from artists such as 2 Chainz, T.I. and YMCMB’s boss man Birdman as they take it to the streets to show everyone how they get it right back. Quality Street Music 2 is on the way.

 

-Omari White (@SmooveGuyO)

#JeezySaid: 7 Young Jeezy Tracks That Will Fuel Your Monday Hustle (with video)

Need motivation for your Monday morning? Let’s get it going with #JeezySaid…

Jeezy is the ultimate public speaker. Well, he could be. Comparable to a Les Brown, Brian Tracy; Jeezy is a certified street evangelist with endless stories of hustle and grind. Over the weekend,  Young Jeezy spoke to a group of juvenile prisoners at a Detroit detention center. Jay Jenkins spoke heavily on “second chances”, but for those who were finding it troubling that The Snowman was in a capacity to inspire and motivate, despite his prior lifestyle of choice, let us all be reminded that Jeezy’s discography has great potential to create the ultimate inspirational album. 

Below are 7 Jeezy songs that are guaranteed to get you off your tail and on your hustle in under 4 minutes. What are your favorite Jeezy lyrics? Tweet them to us at #JeezySaid.

Lets get it! Yeaahhhhhhh!

 

7.   Trap Star / Go Crazy (2005)

The 3rd single off Young Jeezy’s, Thug Motivation 101, “Trap Star”, produced by Mr. Collipark was definitely an anthem to getting money and living the life. Has it really been almost 10 years since this jam? We get 2-for-1 with this one, as Crazy comes on before the video wraps up. Georgia Power still won’t give a n*gga lights free.

 

6.      And Then What (2005)

Boom, boom, clap! This was the world’s  first major introduction to Young Jeezy with the legendary production boss Mannie Fresh. “And Then What” was the first single from Jeezy’s Dej Jam solo album, Thug Motivation 101. If you can remember this #TBT joint, then you know how it can get you pumped once the beat drops. “And Then What” was #2 on the Billboard 200, selling 172,000 copies in its first week and was later certified Platinum by the RIAA.

 

5.       Go Getta feat. R. Kelly (2007)

Kells and Jeezy? Hit. Did you know this song was recently retired NY Yankee Derek Jeter’s entrance song in 2007? If this motivated Jeter, (ahem, THE greatest baseball shortstop to ever grace the field) play it now and see what it can do for you.

 

3.       Four Zones (2014)

#JeezySaid: “I hope my hustle don’t offend nobody”…  Arguably the best song on the “Seen It All” album, Jeezy shares here about all he needs to re-up and get back on top. What does this mean for everyone else? Take advantage of your skills and talents, figure out how to make it grow, stay committed and focused and watch your efforts become fruitful.

“If you a real hustler you gon’ get that, he ain’t get it

If you a real hustler you know how to stay committed

Between me and you got tired of sleepin’ with them roaches

And I been havin’ flashbacks, that’s why a n*gga focused”

 

2.       I Luv It (2006)

Produced by DJ Toomp, “I Luv It” was the first single from Jeezy’s second album, The Inspiration.

 

1.       Put On (2008)

Nominated for a Grammy award in 2009 for Best Rap Performance, and winning the  BET Hip Hop Award for People’s Champ as well as the BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collaboration, Duo; with Kanye West on the track, “Put On” is the ultimate turn-up for any hustle, whether you’re a corporate financier or finding other ways to get to it on your own. End of the day, the goal is to make your circle and city proud. Represent.

 

Thank you Jeezy for 10 years of thug hustle. Now, go get to it. 

Listen To Toronto’s Remix Kid DJ BABY YU and Young Jeezy’s “Snow: The Rebirth”

Toronto’s remix kid, DJ BABY YU, has been tearing down the Atlanta airwaves and nightclub circuit for a minute. Now living in Los Angeles, he has been flying under the radar as one of hip hop’s hottest remix DJ’s working with artists like Kanye West and JAY Z and touring worldwide with a slew of superstar acts. Now he takes his talents to new heights as he releases his first studio mixtape exclusively with Young Jeezy.

Snow: The Rebirth also includes Jeezy’s new single “Link Up” produced by DJ MUSTARD which features BEENIE MAN and Ty Dolla $ign.

Yu’s airtime on various radio shows lead him to a lot of successful collaborations. Now word around town is he will team up with AMP 97.1 FM in Los Angeles, where his mix shows will air every weekday at 5pm. For now stream the mixtape below.

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Jeezy Speaks on Recent Arrest in a New Interview

Jeezy believes him and the five others he was arrested with “should have never been detained.”

Fans and supporters have somewhat idolized the release of Seen It All: The Autobiography. The album has been slightly hyped up a bit and even dampened by Jeezy’s arrest in connection with a shooting that occurred backstage during  a recent concert. In an interview with Power 92 Chicago the rapper finally spoke about the incident, detailing his thoughts about his entourage.

“I really can’t speak on it a lot, but I will say that me and my crew should have never been detained. And when it’s all said and done you won’t hear nobody from my crew had anything to do with nothing. And I will say this, a lot of people asked me why did I sit in there so long. The truth to that is I’m a boss, but at the same time I’m a real person. And it’s like those people on that bus…Two of my bus drivers, which they was well over 55-years-old. My camera man. Some of my manager’s people. They bust they ass for me on this tour and I refused to leave up out of that jailhouse without them coming out with me.”

Seems like Jeezy is still putting on for those people who care about him the most. Seen It All: The Autobiography is in stores now.