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Rebel Cannabis Celebrity Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion Calls Instagram His Biggest Foe Since the DEA

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Rebel Cannabis Celebrity Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion Calls Instagram His Biggest Foe Since the DEA

Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion’s personal battles with politicians, the police, the courts, the DEA and even the FBI have been widely documented for decades. Now that the formerly embattled marijuana rebel is finally reaping the spoils of his longtime weed legalization war, he has found himself up against a new foe. With a record of activism that spans over 30 years, Forchion is calling out Instagram as his biggest adversary yet.

Miami, FL – Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion’s personal battles with politicians, the police, the courts, the DEA and even the FBI have been widely documented for decades. Now that the formerly embattled marijuana rebel is finally reaping the spoils of his longtime weed legalization war, he has found himself up against a new foe. With a record of activism that spans over 30 years, Forchion is calling out Instagram as his biggest adversary yet. Though verified on Facebook, the cannabis celebrity has been unable to secure the widely acclaimed blue check for his Instagram account. The matter has caused hundreds of fake accounts to launch and imitate him, much to the detriment of his reputation, businesses and most importantly, his safety.

“My life is in danger because of the fake accounts on Instagram. The situation has gotten wildly out of control. There are impersonators out there literally stealing money online with promises of delivering cannabis. My business does not mail or deliver weed and we don’t conduct any business online ever! I’ve actually had angry customers affront me, my children and my staff in person after having been duped out of thousands of dollars by these scammers online. Some of these situations have gotten very scary! These impersonators are allowed to run rampant, while my team and I have tried repeatedly to secure Instagram’s support and attention,” cites Forchion. “A verified account would at least help to mitigate the situation.”

“I am appealing to the public and our thousands of supporters. I’m hoping that they will report any fake accounts and I’m just trying to get the word out that there is only one real “NJWeedman” account on Instagram, with over 23,000 followers,” notes Forchion. “I’m also filing a report about these cyber-crimes with the FBI in the hopes that their National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF) can take on this case. The scammers have fake websites linked to their IG accounts that are impersonating me and they are making off with tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims!”

Forchion has achieved worldwide notoriety for his longtime battles for legalization. As the former co-owner of NJWeedman’s Joint, a popular cannabis themed restaurant in Trenton, NJ, six years in business, the famed cannabis culprit made astonishing headlines this past year for opening a dispensary across the street from the state capital city hall. His ‘outlawed’ success has garnered him speaking engagements on virtual panels at Stockton and Princeton University, and he has been featured across international and mainstream news including NBC News in New York, ABC-TV Nightline, Cheddar News, VICE News and MSNBC’s “Into America.”

Forchion has expanded his brand to Miami, FL with the opening of a cannabis friendly art and music lounge, The Joint of Miami. His daughters now oversee his Trenton operations, while his son has taken over the Miami business.

Much to his distress however, even The Joint of Miami business account on Instagram has been hacked and shut down, with imposter accounts now posing as the actual operation. The original account @thejointofmiami, which was linked to major advertisements and publicity, is now replaced by several fake accounts that are compromising the brand’s integrity.

“I know everyone has issues with social media. I happen to love social media. It has given me a voice and a presence that has literally fueled my activism, brand and business ventures. But now, the fake accounts situation has spiraled out of control. I’ve got 99 problems and Instagram is all of them!” adds Forchion. “Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, if you are reading this, or any of your team, – ‘HELP!’ – Can I get verified on Instagram??? Please get me back my @jointofmiami account and delete the fake ones. In fact, we can discuss the matter over a bowl on me!”

For more information about The Joint of Miami, get lit at https://thejointofmiami.com/. Follow them on Instagram only at @theofficialjointofmiami (https://www.instagram.com/theofficialjointofmiami/).

For more information on NJWeedman’s Joint in Trenton, NJ, catch a buzz at https://njweedmansjoint.com/ .

Take a puff with NJWeedman and read all about his continued ‘budding’ adventures at https://linktr.ee/NJWeedman.

Most importantly, find him on Instagram only at @njweedman (https://www.instagram.com/njweedman/) and verified on Facebook at @NJWeedman (https://www.facebook.com/NJWEEDMAN).

(Photo Credits: Dr. Boogie / https://www.drboogiesecrets.com)                 

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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ Swetmusic | @dj_swetmusic

For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.

These are the members. HERE are Their Stories. WELCOME TO “THE FLEET FILES”!

Name: DJ Swetmusic

FLeet DJ Since: 2019

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Region: SOUTH REGION/KENTUCKY Fleet DJ’s

WHO IS DJ SWETMUSIC?

DJ Swetmusic (pronounced sweat music), also known as “James Swetmusic”, has been a member of the Fleet conglomerate since 2019. James got his start as a rapper where he was born and raised in southern KY. He began rapping and writing in middle school. By 2003, he dropped the first of 27 mixtapes. He cites his influences as including Snoop Dogg, Goodie Mob, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Dayton Family just to name a few. Swetmusic Ent. is his personal brand, but it started as Swetshop Ent. “Sweat”/”SWET” came from running an in-house studio with a closet as a booth and people were coming out of there sweating to death! Around 2010, he signed to the independent label “Phoenix Legacy Records” in Hopkinsville, KY.

RAPPER TURNT DJ

His father was a DJ while in the military and growing up his mother’s boyfriends were seemingly always in the DJ industry, so it was easy for him to take interest. Once he got to a certain point as a rapper, he decided that he still wanted to mingle amongst artists, entertain people musically, and maneuver through the music business, but he wanted to do more! The DJ Swetmusic we know now was inspired to transition to DJing by just continuously hearing dope music and seeing other dope DJs do their thing! Now, he’s a part of an elite DJ family – SHOUTOUT TO THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJS!

We asked Swetmusic about his best and worst experience as a DJ and this is what he said, “My very first gig ever was the best [because] my name was in a local magazine along the bride and groom… My worst experience as a DJ was when my computer froze 4 times at an event, then I left, went home, and forgot my computer at the event location knowing I had a gig the next day.” Wow! Those are pretty memorable experiences.

Shout out to my Worldwide Fleet DJs and Secure the Vibe DJs family for allowing me to be a part of such dope coalitions! Much love to my friends, family, and fans. Shout out to Kentucky, my home! 

DJ SWETMUSIC ON ACKNOWLEGDMENTS

SWETMUSIC IN THE FUTURE

Besides being a DJ, James also writes, raps, does artists/business interviews and is a “beat maker”. He released a new video this year for his song “40+” (shot by @tmtelevision) off of his “No Country for Old Men” project available on spinrilla.com, soundcloud, and Audiomack. He let us know that new music and videos will be rolling out in the first first quarter of 2022.

DJ Swetmusic says he appreciates all of the people who have been keeping up with him over the years – anyone who has ever supported and helped push him to continue things musically.

DO YOU! Stay true to who YOU are. Be consistent. Work on your craft EVERYDAY! Build relationships. Take risks. Build a good trustworthy network of like-minded people around you and LEARN THE BUSINESS!

DJ SWETMUSIC ON ADVICE TO ARTISTS AND DJS
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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ Mr. Yeah | @iamdjmryeah

FOR OVER TWO DECADES, THE FLEET DJ’S HAVE GROWN FROM A SMALL CREW TO A PROFICIENT COALITION WITH OVER 500 MEMBERS AND COUNTING. SINCE 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’S HAS CHANGED THE LIVES OF BOTH ITS MEMBERS AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY THEY HAVE THRIVED IN. 
THESE ARE THE MEMBERS.
THESE ARE THEIR STORIES. WELCOME TO “THE FLEET FILES”

Today is all about the family! Shout out to Fleet DJ’s as a whole – they’re pretty dope! However, my spotlight this Monday is on Kentucky Fleet State Manager DJ Mr. Yeah. I met Mr. Yeah years prior to being Fleet family, but I confirmed that he is one of the COLDEST during my “March Madness: Battle of the Creatives” interview series. He really does make you say “yeeeaah” or “yaaaas” (for the ladies). Without further ado, let me give this man the flowers that he definitely deserves. Shoutout to the 502 for giving us this leader!

Courtesy of DJ Mr. Yeah

WHO IS DJ MR. YEAH?

As I said before, he is the Kentucky State Manager for Fleet DJ’s, which means all things Kentucky fall under him. However, he is really an overachiever. Think about those peers or co-workers you’ve had that were a part of every extra curricular. We aren’t mad at you for wanting to be well rounded and pursuing your dreams, but damn what will you do next? I love it, no doubt, it’s relatable. There’s no doubt that he could fill an entire resume with all of the stuff he currently does. The good thing is that he does it all well. Brand ambassador for online drink store Raze Energy, owner of 101 The Vibe FM where he co-hosts “The 502 R&B Show”, program director for K102 Digital, and owner of Imperial Apparel Worldwide. Not to mention he’s a G but that’s a whole different story in itself.

WHY SHOULD YOU BOOK HIM

As someone who listens to and receives music all week, I’m not easily impressed. This man impressed me this time around, with his flawless transitions and beautifully executed blends. I spoke with many DJs after our interview and they gave him the utmost respect. I guess you can say, he’s not new to this, but true to this. If you check out his social media, you will clearly see that he is booked and does not have time to play with y’all! Countless weeks of event appearances have proven that he is standing firm in longevity. Ladies’ nights, holidays, quiet storms, and so much more – his versatility keeps him nothing short of amazing! I hope his leadership skills bring together all of the Fleet creatives in Kentucky for admirable chapter results.

This position was [given] to me with hopes of bringing KY Fleet back on the map within Fleet Nation. I felt it was necessary to accept the offer to do my best to fulfill the task at hand. Since then we have added a good amount of quality members from DJs, hosts, engineers, producers, and MUAs to the KY Fleet Division. WE, not “I”, will continue on the same path from here on out. So, I feel that what is [not] being done since I’ve moved to State Manager from Assistant State Manager, is being done in its beginning stages. We still have work to do.

@iamdjmryeah via @mochathemack
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SOMag Presents “The Fleet Files” With Fleet DJ’s: DJ Pynk Dyamond | @dcsmodel_djpynkdyamond

For over two decades, the fleet dj’s has grown from a small crew to a proficient coalition with over 500 members and counting. since 2001, THE WORLDWIDE FLEET DJ’s has changed the lives of both its members and the entertainment industry they have thrived in.

These are the members. These are Their Stories. THESE ARE “THE FLEET FILES”

Name: DJ Pynk Dyamond

FLeet DJ Since: 2021

Location:(Orgin: Bronx, New York) Current: Fredericksburg, VIRGINIA

Region: EAST REGION FLEET DJ’S/ViRGINIA Fleet DJ’s

WHO IS DJ PYNK DYAMOND?

Hailing from Richmond Virginia, DJ PYNK DYAMOND has both a style and drive that is all her own. As a member of the Fleet DJ’s, she wears several hats and dons them well. Not only is she a member of 2Fli Female Division of Fleet and a Fleet Model, but she is also the Virginia State Manager of Fleet. Even before joining the #1 DJ coalition in the world, Pynk Dyamond was involved with music from a young age.

“When I was 9 years old I began playing an instrument called a Fluteophone. Then I learned how to play the French horn and trumpet when I got in 6th grade. I continued all the way through high school, where I made 1st chair in my school band’s trumpet line!” It was from that point her passion for music was born. “I have a really good ear for music, so much that I learned how to play without having to read notes!”

I asked her what songs she has in her current playlist. “Respectfully” by Suga J, “Cookout” by Luce Cannon and LOTS of House/EDM Music!” (laughs). All DJ’s have a rhyme and a reason for their stage name. I asked Pynk how she came up with hers. “Well at first, I called myself Dj Lady B, but I saw too many others with the same name. I thought about it. I love the color pink and I love diamonds, so I put the two together but I had to spell it differently. Too many others had the regular spelling. But once I bought the domain of my name, I spelled it my way!”

PYNK DYAMOND’S MISSION

Also known as Becky G, Pynk Dyamond is an advocate of chasing dreams. She possesses five college degrees, owns her own business and is an affiliate of nine different radio show programs. “I’m here to show the world that women can follow and achieve any goal that they have!” I asked her about the peaks and valleys that she’s dealt with since becoming a DJ. “One of the worst experiences was not being respected by some male counterparts. They thought that because I am a female I can’t do what they do. I overlooked that. Because regardless of being a female DJ, I will be the best at what I do in the business.”

So what can we expect from Pynk moving forward? “I have various things on the horizon. In particular, I am getting ready for the holiday event on the Cruise Lines that I work for! I am also involved now with our Christmas Toy Drive coming with the Fleet DJs East Coast Region.” Pynk Dyamond is always working to break the next artist to aide them in their dreams. I asked her what advice can she give to up and coming artists looking to be the next big thing.

“The most important piece of advice is to learn how to market your brand, no matter whether you are an artist or DJ. Marketing is very important to your craft. If you don’t let people know what you doing in that craft, then how will they know who you are?” I asked Pynk with all that she has going on, where does she find inspiration to continue on her path to her goals. “Music has always been inspiration enough for me. I listen to music to soothe my soul on a daily basis.

You can heal someone’s pain through music. It’s a great way to learn about different cultures through genres of music. Without music, there is no inspiration.

DJ Pynk Dyamond on what inspired her to become a DJ

IN CLOSING

DJ Pynk Dyamond has nothing but love and appreciation for her Fleet DJ family! ” I like to give Fleet Shouts to DJ P-Money, DJ Ms. Tan, Klassik CEO, DjHot1, DJ Cook, Dino and Heavy Hustle of KHUR Radio, DJ Skinny, DJ L Boogie, DJ Baby G, DJ Bobby Blaze of TX, DJ Pinkie, and outside of Fleet DJs is DJ Nate of Richmond VA, and Cruz Sherman of Cruz Inc Radio.”

Photo Cred: Apex Couture Magazine

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YURO LAFAM FEAT LAFAM GRAMS – MALLORY (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

The ability to have a unique ear to create a diverse range of sounds is a rarity.  This may be YuroLafam‘s greatest attribute.  Growing up in the Pg County region of the DMV, local sounds of live instruments such as GOGO music helped shape and inspire the artist he has become.  Originally starting off as a poet YuroLafam has taken that skill set to deliver catchy hooks and clever lyrics that appeases a wide range of audiences.

“Mallory” feat. Lafam Grams https://youtu.be/_D6_DQVeYPA

Stay Connected @yuro.lafam @grams.lafam3

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STRAIGHT OFFICIAL SITS DOWN WITH Sy Ari Da Kid

1.What is your Name? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry? 

Sy Ari is my real first and middle name. Born in New York and moved to Atlanta when I was 9. I got interested when I saw my brother and my cousin freestyling and felt like I could do it too!

2.Who and/or what inspires you to create?

I think every artist inspires me. I really like every artist and what makes them them and what makes me me!

3.How would you describe your sound?

I think I’m a blend of not only the music I love but the cultures I have touched from New York to Atlanta.

4.What is your creative process like?

Really it doesn’t matter. I can create in any setting no excuses. I’ve been in the best studios to the worst. 

5.What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?

Jay Z..the goat & Sade

6.What is one message you would give to your supporters?

Thank you. I truly appreciate yall from the heart. I got family and friends that don’t even support me

7.What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?

I’m one of the best salesmen in the world, I can sell anything to anyone in any place.

8.What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?

Doing music and hanging with my kids

9.Who are some artists/people you admire and why?

Jay Z. He is just the goat. I like how he started and how he spoke everything into existence. 

10.What is the best advice you’ve been given?

You want to know who you are? Have children. You want to know what you are made of? Get married. My pops said that

11.If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

F*ck this industry, I don’t care

12.What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?

I see myself exactly where I planned to be. With my kids and growing my businesses from home. Because I hate this industry.

13.What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?

Instagram is @syaridakid

 Hit me anytime

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Delmar James Is The One | @officialdelmarjames

Single cover “I’m The One”

Soul is a feeling, not a color.”

@officialdelmarjames

Louisville native and Pop/RNB singer DELMAR JAMES released a new single entitled “I’m The One” on all major platforms this year. He has made it clear that this record is very personal and it certainly shows in his bold confession of lyrics. We had the pleasure of speaking with Delmar and his phenomenal producer, Peter Monk, over on Straight Official Radio and we had a ball! But let’s just say, I think Delmar started to feel the heat while he was in the hot seat.

I asked him just what exactly the song was about and he totally flipped the script and asked me what it meant to me, personally. The only response I could have was to laugh – way to plead the fifth, my guy! I had to ask though, because this pop song very much gave me “confessions of a player” vibes so I needed some details. Regardless, sis (the ex) obviously caught onto his ways and hit him with, “I’m good love, enjoy!” I guess he don’t wanna be a player no more.

Via @officialdelmarjames on Instagram

Nevertheless, thanks for being a great inspiration for this single, girl! Big ups to Delmar James for believing in himself and taking that bold chance to pursue his dreams even when people blatantly suggested his failure. If you take nothing else from his story, understand that it is unreasonable to give up in year one. Delmar is in year 5 (at least) and he is really taking big strides to make it happen for himself. I’ve watched him go from a little to a lot in almost half a decade. Go follow him on Instagram @officialdelmarjames and stream “I’m The One” on all platforms!

#GetSOM via @mochathemack

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#NewMusicMondays feat. Havoc & Styles P

CELEBRATING HIP-HOP, LIFESTYLE AND CULTURE TENTHLETTERMEDIA & STRAIGHT OFFICIAL MAGAZINE PRESENTS #NEWMUSICMONDAYS

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 29: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains profanity.) Havoc and Styles P attend Wreckage Manner Album Listening on November 29, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

#GetSOM via @TenthLetterMedia

Styles P & Havoc are redefining the meaning of collaboration in Hip-Hop. Their new project Wreckage Manner was released this week to rave reviews this month. Both artists are already members of legendary factions in music(Mobb Deep & The LOX). The two confirmed that they are the newest duo to emerge in Hip-Hop. They are here to show everyone how collaborations are done!

Complex reports that Havoc spoke on working with Styles on the project. “Making this piece of work reminded me of working with P (the late, great Prodigy of Mobb Deep),” he said in a statement. The ten track project was produced by Havoc. This project comes off the recent release of Styles P’s Ghosting album, his 14th studio project.

Styles P & Havoc-Wreckage Manner (Photo Cred: Complex.com)
(Photo Cred: The Source Magazine)

Styles is an artist that I was a fan of over the years. Making this project was truly a pleasure.

Havoc on working with Styles P

These two MC’s are pioneers in the genre. Wreckage Manner is reminiscent to many of their timeless classics from their respective catalogs. One of my favorite tracks from the project is Havoc & The Ghost, which you can listen to down below!

Havoc & The Ghost-Wreckage Manner

We thank you for rocking with TenthLetterMedia & Straight Official Magazine as we celebrate Hip-Hop, lifestyle and culture! Stay tuned for more dope content and remember, it’s the #DueSeason so #GetSOM!!

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Global Empire “Porky Pig” (Official music video)

Global Empire Strikes!

It’s a group of friends that decided to partner and create a supergroup that in some ways resembles the 2022 Wu Tang. Residing from different parts of the world. Global Empire consists of 4 artists, 7 who was quoted as the RZA of the crew , Mac Visa , Dooley Keep Da Tooley, Kwami Sage. This is one powerful crew entering the culture.

These guys cover a lot of ground when it comes to music. Securing a new distribution deal with Sony Records to push their new single ” Porky Pig” you will see that they have their own styles. You have to listen closely to grasp the concept. They are very intelligent individuals. Some will say they have a cheat code to the game. We insist you keep your eyes and ears open. The video for the single “Porky Pig” is dropping on November 19th 2021. You will be shocked in a great way to see where they decided to go in this visual.

Watch the official video https://youtu.be/GRamFYgHs1E

Stream https://music.apple.com/us/album/porky-pig/1588608257?i=1588608259

Padded Room Interview : 

For contacts Follow

@globalempireproductions Phone Number: 770-335-65353

 

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Bucktown Savage – Floyd Medical Center (Official Music Video)

Bucktown Savage is a hip-hop artist from North Rome Georgia. If you hear CERTIFIED BIDNESS, know that came from him. He is known for being one of the hottest rappers in his city. He just released a new visual “Floyd Medical Center” that many people can relate to. Stay tuned for more music from this artist and take part in his journey as he continues to grow.

Stay Connected https://www.instagram.com/bucktown.savage/

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