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POE BOYS FLO RIDA AND BRISCO FOR TPS FOR HAITIANS

In ENTERTAINMENT, Haiti TPS, Haitians, RALLY/PROTEST on September 11, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Miami FL, FREE HAITI NOW met with Poe Boy’s Flo rida and Brisco Friday Sept 4th at the Hit Factory building to personally thank them on their support for the Tet Ansanm Vigil that will take place on September 18th at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park as a national call to ask President Obama to grant Temporary Protected Status to qualifying undocumented Haitians.
Flo rida spoke about his belief in Equal Rights he said:” I grew up with Haitians around me, they are very hard working people, they believe in education and a lot of them come here to have an opportunity, the opportunity that most Americans take for granted, I believe in equal rights, everybody has the right to eat, to support our families and I definitely believe that the Haitians deserve their rights. The Haitian youth I want to thank for their support , as I said lots of my friends are Haitians, keep on fighting hard until you get your rights, because Yall just as important as Americans.
His label mate Brisco said he would ask President Obama: “ Aren’t Haitians Humans? Aren’t they people? I’m not Haitian, but I speak up for the Haitian youth and I believe they deserve a even bigger voice, people in Haiti have been suffering, the least this administration can do is to grant them TPS considering that the Cubans have their right to stay here, and everybody else too, I just think it’s not fair towards Haitians. I want to tell the Haitian people to stay positive and empowered and powers come in numbers, so as long as yall stick together yall should be fine, Mr Obama you are doing so much for us, all we are asking is for one thing: TPS to HAITIANS NOW!
The Organizing Agencies FANM, FLIC, and FREE HAITI NOW are very thankful to have the support by the Hip Hop Community provided by On Point Entertainment and Marketing.
Nobody should live in fear especially in a free country as the United States, living in fear of raids and not being able to take your sick child to the hospital because of your “illegal” status therefore can’t have a license is simply legally, morally and spiritually wrong.

Event Details and For More Information:
Event: Tet Ansanm TPS Solidarity Vigil
Date: Friday, September 18, 2009
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Virginia Key Beach Park – 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL
Hosting Agencies: FANM, FLIC, FHN, OPEM
Type: Vigil/Rally
Phone: 3057787073
Email: Francesca@floridaimmigrant.org, dmagloire@fanm.org, Francesca@onpointworld.com

Background: Temporary Protected Status is for foreign nationals currently residing in the U.S. whose homeland conditions are recognized by the US government as being temporarily unsafe or overly dangerous to return to (e.g., war, earthquake, flood, drought, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions). TPS would afford undocumented Haitians SSN, work authorization, driver licenses and opportunity to attend school while they are in the US as Haiti recovers from four devastating hurricanes in 2008.

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Hip-Hop Record Label, We the Best Music, Urges President Obama to Grant Temporary Protected Status for Haitians

In ENTERTAINMENT, Haiti TPS, RALLY/PROTEST on September 8, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Almost one year since four hurricanes killed approximately one thousand men, women, and children; destroyed 80 per cent of Haiti’s crops; and added over a million more to the homelessness rate in Haiti, ongoing requests for TPS for approximately 30,000 undocumented Haitians in the US continue to go unanswered. Members of the hip-hop community are voicing their frustrations about the treatment of Haitians by the Obama Administration.

DJ Khaled, founder of We The Best Music record label and Ace Hood, an artist on DJ Khaled’s label expressed their wish for TPS to be granted in an interview on September 2, 2009. Ace Hood asks “President Obama not to deport Haitians back but to allow them to stay, give them TPS and give them their freedom.” DJ Khaled added “This is a free country and the land of opportunity, and therefore [Haitians] deserve a chance.”

Ace Hood, whose hometown of Deer Field Beach is that site of Broward Detention Center, a detention center that unjustly incarcerates Haitians and other immigrants pending deportation, pleas for TPS so he can keep his Haitian friends around. He notes that if TPS is not granted it would affect him significantly. “A lot of people I surround myself with are Haitian, they are family,” he continues.

Like DJ Khaled and Ace Hood, other hip hop artists are pushing the Administration for TPS. In an event on September 18, 2009, hip-hop artists will raise their voices to call the youth to action toward President Obama. Poe Boy’s Flo rida, Billy Blue, Brisco, Sak Pase Record’s Mecca aka Grimo, Iconz Music’s Ballgreazy ,Maybach Music Group’s Triple C, 99 Jamz’s DJ Griot, Grindmode, and Des Loc from Piccalo will come together on Friday, September 18th, 2009 for the Tet Ansanm (Heads United) TPS Solidarity Vigil for Haitian refugees lost at sea. The Vigil sponsored by the Haitian Women of Miami (FANM), Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), FREE HAITI NOW (FHN) and On Point Entertainment and Marketing (OPEM) will take place at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park starting at 3pm on September 18th. The Vigil will also feature poets, motivational speakers and local politicians.

Event Details and For More Information:

Event: Tet Ansanm TPS Solidarity Vigil

Date: Friday, September 18, 2009

Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Location: Virginia Key Beach Park – 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL

Hosting Agencies: FANM, FLIC, FHN, OPEM

Type: Vigil/Rally

Phone: 305778707

Email: Francesca@floridaimmigrant.org, dmagloire@fanm.org, Francesca@onpointworld.com

Background: Temporary Protected Status is for foreign nationals currently residing in the U.S. whose homeland conditions are recognized by the US government as being temporarily unsafe or overly dangerous to return to (e.g., war, earthquake, flood, drought, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions). TPS would afford undocumented Haitians SSN, work authorization, driver licenses and opportunity to attend school while they are in the US as Haiti recovers from four devastating hurricanes in 2008.

NBA Star, Udonis Haslem speaks out in favor of TPS for Haitians

In ENTERTAINMENT, Haiti TPS, RALLY/PROTEST on September 5, 2009 at 5:45 am

ON THE SET OF RICK ROSS'S CCC VIDEO SHOOT

ON THE SET OF RICK ROSS'S CCC VIDEO SHOOT

In an interview on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, with FREE HAITI NOW, Udonis Haslem (#40), Forward-Center for the Miami Heat spoke about the widespread financial impact of Temporary Protected Status on the U.S. “I shout out TPS because whether we believe it or not, this would affect everybody,” Haslem comments. Haslam who states that Haitians are an integral part of Miami, believes that Haitians here alike everyone else in the US should have the opportunity to work and make an honest living.

Haslem is not alone in his sentiment about the importance of the Haitian community to the fabric of the American culture. Other young celebrities like Poe Boy’s Flo rida, Billy Blue, Brisco, Sak Pase Record’s Mecca aka Grimo, Iconz Music’s Ballgreazy ,Maybach Music Group’s Triple C, 99 Jamz’s DJ Griot, Grindmode, and Des Loc from Piccalo will come together on Friday, September 18th, 2009 for the Tet Ansanm (Heads United) TPS Solidarity Vigil for Haitian refugees lost at sea. They will raise their voices to call the youth to action toward President Obama to grant TPS to undocumented Haitians.

The Vigil sponsored by the Haitian Women of Miami (FANM), Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), FREE HAITI NOW (FHN) and On Point Entertainment and Marketing (OPEM) will take place at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park starting at 3pm on September 18th. The Vigil will also feature poets, motivational speakers and local politicians.

Event Details and For More Information:

Event: Tet Ansanm TPS Solidarity Vigil
Date: Friday, September 18, 2009
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Virginia Key Beach Park – 4020 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL
Hosting Agencies: FANM, FLIC, FHN, OPEM
Type: Vigil/Rally
Phone: 3057787073
Email: Francesca@floridaimmigrant.org, dmagloire@fanm.org, Francesca@onpointworld.com

Background: Temporary Protected Status is for foreign nationals currently residing in the U.S. whose homeland conditions are recognized by the US government as being temporarily unsafe or overly dangerous to return to (e.g., war, earthquake, flood, drought, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions). TPS would afford undocumented Haitians SSN, work authorization, driver licenses and opportunity to attend school while they are in the US as Haiti recovers from four devastating hurricanes in 2008.

-NO MORE DEATHS GRANTS US TPS-

In ENTERTAINMENT, Haiti TPS, RALLY/PROTEST on September 1, 2009 at 2:17 am

TPS NOW

Entrance is FREE Donations are Encouraged

APPEARANCES BY:
DJ GRIOT
BRISCO
BILLY BLUE
FLO RIDA
DES LOC FROM PICCALO
MECCA AKA GRIMO
GRINDMODE
STICHEZ
FLO

SUPPORTED BY:

ON POINT ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC
ICONZ MUSIC
POE BOY
99 JAMZ
HOT 105

POETS:
MECCA AKA GRIMO
MICHAEL MARTINEZ
WILDA NUBIA PREVIL

Politicians and Community leaders will also be present!

Kamarad by Magic Click

In ENTERTAINMENT on June 30, 2009 at 7:24 am

Comrade means “friend”, “colleague”, or “ally”. The word comes from French camarade from Latin camera (room). The term has seen use in the military, but is most commonly associated with left-wing movements, where “comrade” has often become a stock phrase and term of address.

YOU DO THE MATH..

Barikad Crew Performance in Miami set the crowd on fire.

In ENTERTAINMENT on June 30, 2009 at 7:01 am

It was Haitian, the heat that I felt last Friday at Bongos Cuban Club in Miami.
Red and Haitian bandanas united on the heads of the people that attended this incredible event organized by Sak Pase Records and Hip Faktory.

For the first time in the United States to perform live, straight from the Caribbean Island of Haiti, Barikad Crew also knows as the Haitian Wu Tang Clan .

It was the first time for me to see them performing and I was literally blown away by this band that lost three of its members last June 15 2008 in a car accident, and 24 hours later the longtime girlfriend of one of the fallen band members comited suicide while pregnant.

A tragedy for Kreyol Hip Hop, it sent the country in a turmoil.

However 1 year and a few days later, Barikad is strong in Miami. The band is so unique, nowadays we don’t have any real gangsta rough rappers, imagine the energy and vibration of Busta Rhymes marrying the struggle and pain of Tupac and the Awarness of Dead Prez.

The crowd was jumping and was absolutely crazy during their performance and even though I’m not a Creole Speaker I too found myself stamping my feet and banging my head…it was impossible to stay still and just observe.

Amazing was also the performance of the most Conscious artist in Creole Hip Hop Mecca aka Grimo, a complete artist, actor, poet, rapper, community activist, and teacher, he performed along side soulsista Guadalupen FLO to top it up and end it with the illest female vocalist in this game Stichez who sent the crowd in a delirium.

Haitian Fresh came on stage with his crew and gave the cameras and media exactly what they wanted…however the crowd was asking for Barikad Crew and until Barikad came on stage , the spectators wouldn’t stop asking for them.

This is Internationalism, Haitians are the most powerful and only in this game called: HIP HOP CREOLE, we hear raggae, reggaton and different sounds from the Caribbean and I have no doubts these Haitian Rappers will bring Creole Hip Hop across the waters and around the world and let it reign and take over the world’s radios.

These songs, vibes and rhythms deserve to be heard globally and enter the houses of the rest of the globe.

BARIKAD CREW LIVE IN MIAMI FOR THE FIRST TIME! COME WITNESS THE HAITIAN HIP-HOP MOVEMENT!!!!!

In ENTERTAINMENT, Haitians on June 12, 2009 at 9:16 pm

For the first time ever, Barikad Crew is bringing their Creole Hip-Hop to Miami. They are ready to expose their new audience to their socially conscious lyrics, thought provoking concepts, and infectious beats. After bringing their rap to New York City and extensively touring their home country of Haiti, Barikad Crew is ready to explore the uncharted territory of Miami.

Despite facing hardships in the past year, including the loss of several band members to a tragic car accident, Barikad Crew regrouped only to become an undeniable and unshakeable presence in the Haitian Music industry. With hits like: “Welcome to Haiti” “Met Kapot” and “Se Trip Nap Trip “. Barikad Crew is ready to wow their audience, impress fans, and represent the Creole Hip-Hop that courses through their veins.

The event will be held for one night and one night only at BONGOS CUBAN CAFÉ. Located at 601 Biscayne Boulevard in Downtown Miami, Bongos Cuban Café is not only a hot spot set in a prime location, it is just steps from the Bicentennial Park that is home to the annual Haitian Kompas Festival.

If Barikad Crew’s presence and the venue are not enough to entice your attendance, featured artist segments include other well renowned Haitian Hip-Hop artists such as the trail blazing Black Dada & Red Eyez whose number one hit, ” I am Zoe” has been on constant rotation on the airwaves. Moreover, we have the lyrical and spoken word powerhouse Mecca AKA Grimo, the larger-than-life and charismatic
Haitian Fresh, and special guests appearances who will leave the crowd speechless.

Hosting duties will be under the direction of Papa Jube, Buggah D. Govanah, and J. Mignon several of the head honchos in the Haitian Music Industry. Additionally, DJ Polomix, DJ Bobby Jamz, and DJ Griot will be holding down their wheels of steel and spinning hit after hit on the 1s and 2s.

With such a powerful line-up of Creole Hip-Hop, great hosts, and beat dropping DJ?s, this show cannot to be missed. Come witness the Creole Hip-Hop movement that is only getting stronger and will be right in the heart of Miami.

A SAK PASE HIP FAKTORY EVENT
A SAK PASE & HIP FAKTORY EVENT
FIRST TIME EVER LIVE IN MIAMI

*DJ GRIOT (99 JAMZ)
*DJ BOBBY JAMZ
*DJ POLOMIX

Friday, June 26, 2009 at 8:00pm
Location:
BONGOS CUBAN CAFE
Street:
601 BISCAYNE BOULEVARD
City/Town:
Miami, FL

CONTACT INFO: ( 305)778-7073 / (786) 416-1896
francesca@onpointworld.com

Local Music Video: 1st 48, New Group featuring Benzino, Cognito, and Monsta

In ENTERTAINMENT on June 1, 2009 at 4:25 am

Local Music Video: 1st 48, New Group featuring Benzino, Cognito, and Monsta
By Jacob Katel in Local Music, Video
Friday, May. 29 2009 @ 3:30PM

Here’s a new video produced by Buggah Da Govannah’s On Point Entertainment, in conjunction with Miami residents and Hip Hop Weekly entrepreneurs Benzino and Dave Mays. The video was directed by the ICU, and the group is called 1st 48. After the jump, read what Buggah had to say about the production.
“1st 48 is Benzino, Cognito, which was like Poe Boy’s first artist, and Monsta, who’s Trinas little brother. The video is directed by the ICU. We budget busters, we make movies for much less than you think that budget would be, anybody need videos come holler at us, we definitely don’t wanna disclose what these guys paid for their project.

Man I’m from the streets and planes are very necessary in the things that happen. We shot at the exclusive airport, that’s where them things….kna mean, exclusive, G3’s or better…Planes, boats, submarines, we got those, at the end of the day the runners gotta get there by any means necessary.

The ICU is like a surgeon when it comes to film and camerawork, it makes it easy for them to give folks that look, we gonna make a piece of rock look like the biggest piece of rock you’ve ever seen.

We shot scenes at King Of Diamonds strip club. Everything we do we gotta do it big y’know, You talkin Benzino, like every rappers career, this the dude that gave you The Source, the bible of the hip hop movement ‘knamean, big ups to Pops and Lenny at King Of Diamonds for seein the vision and helpin us execute, and big up the frontin ass hoes at King Of Diamonds… definitely on their paper chase. some of these hoes didnt see the vision, great facility though.

We shot all in the hood, Liberty City, over there by 62 st and NW 13th Ave. Big up to the City of Miami tryin to shut us down for no permits, the proof is in the pudding and the pudding looks great.

We keep it gutter, keep it hood, we jus make it do what it do, you tell us what you workin with, like the streets. Got 5 grand, we gonna work with you, 10 grand, we gona work with you, but no 5 dollas, nah mean, see the product, its that crack, the 80’s is back ya know, put that in yall pipe and burn that.”

contact buggah@onpointworld.com for more info and check out The ICU at http://www.youtube.com/user/theiculab