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FOOTBALL & PHILANTHROPY w/ MARCUS TRUFANT, EARL THOMAS, MICHAEL JOHNSON & MATT LEINART

Who knew the Summer of 2014 would be filled with Football and Philanthropy? Well, apparently most NFL fans knew, because these pro-athletes have been giving back to their communities for years.

You would think during the off season, they would frolic to warm weather vacation destinations, b-lining away from news crews and media, however that is not the case and I have proof ūüôā

MARCUS TRUFANT | SEATTLE SEAHAWKS | TRUFANT FAMILY FOUNDATION

Marcus Trufant takes the time to sign autographs w/ his young fans at his 1st Annual Football Jamboree.
Marcus Trufant takes the time to sign autographs w/ his young fans at his 1st Annual Youth Football Jamboree.

Trufant Family ¬†Foundation’s Mission:

To help make dreams come true for disadvantaged youth and their families and to  build a personal connection and involvement with individuals and community programs that provide service to people who are most in need.

Seattle Seahawks' Marcus Trufant, left, is embraced by his mother, Constance Trufant, as she presented him with an award from the Trufant Family Foundation at a news conference announcing his retirement from football after signing with the team a day earlier, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Renton, Wash. Trufant started 125 games in a Seattle career that lasted from 2003 to 2012. The cornerback was a first-round pick in 2003 out of Washington State and immediately moved into the starting lineup, playing a key role on the 2005 team that advanced to the franchise’s first Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks’ Marcus Trufant, left, is embraced by his mother, Constance Trufant, as she presented him with an award from the Trufant Family Foundation at a news conference announcing his retirement from football after signing with the team a day earlier, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Renton, Wash. Trufant started 125 games in a Seattle career that lasted from 2003 to 2012. The cornerback was a first-round pick in 2003 out of Washington State and immediately moved into the starting lineup, playing a key role on the 2005 team that advanced to the franchise¬ís first Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

We focus our energies in three major areas to help improve the quality of life for children  which include: College Scholarships, Youth Camp, Experience Programs and Fitness Programs for Children and Adults.

Marcus Trufant receiving the 2014 #SSMAs Honoree Award for Community Contribution. Featured here w/ Lady Scribe.
Marcus Trufant receiving the 2014 #SSMAs Honoree Award for Community Contribution. Featured here w/ Lady Scribe.

We support specific community programs, such as; the Boys and Girls Clubs, Hearts for Kids, Sickle Cell Camp, Communities In School, The Salvation Army and more.

EARL THOMAS, III | SEATTLE SEAHAWKS | GUARDIAN ANGEL FOUNDATION

Earl Thomas, III hands on w/ his foundation's bike giveaway in his hometown of Orange, TX.
Earl Thomas, III hands on w/ his foundation’s bike giveaway in his hometown of Orange, TX.

Earl Thomas, III picks out the next bicycle to be given away to a child during his foundation’s bike giveaway over the Summer. Sixty bicycles were given to children by the Earl Thomas III Guardian Angel Foundation at Sixth Street Community Church in Orange, TX.

Growing up, Earl Thomas was lucky enough to have a strong, supportive family around him, but his life was not without hardship. His beginnings were humble and fraught with adversity, culminating with the loss of the family home in Orange, Texas, during Hurricane Rita in 2005.  Earl knows what it is to go without, which is why it remains so crucially important to him to give back to others.

We all know what that smile means :) #LookAtMeNow This is what giving back is all about!!!
We all know what that smile means ūüôā #LookAtMeNow This is what giving back is all about!!!

In addition to various NFL-oriented community service activities like Play 60, Earl carries out a series of yearly efforts to help those who are less fortunate get back on their feet. His work annually includes a Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway, Winter Coat Drive, and a Free Summer Football Camp for children in the town where he grew up.

MICHAEL JOHNSON | TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS | MJ93 FOUNDATION

Michael Johnson heading up his annual Fun Fest w/ The NFL and Michael Johnson Youth Football & Cheer Camp.
Michael Johnson heading up his annual Fun Fest w/ The NFL and Michael Johnson Youth Football & Cheer Camp.
Tampa Bay Buccaneer Defensive End #90 Michael Johnson recently welcomed over 250 campers and a couple dozen of coaches to his 5th Annual Michael Johnson Youth Football & Cheer Camp and family-friendly Fun Fest with the NFL in his hometown of Selma, Alabama!
Fun Fest attendees enjoyed interactive¬†games, music, food, and entertainment including a wing eating contest sponsored by Kentucky Fried Chicken,¬†Celebrity and NFL Athlete Autographs and Photos as well as Special Meet and Greets with MTV star Coleysia Chestnut, 3D The Boss, Dr. Rondrick Williamson and mini make overs by We TV “LA Hair” star China Upshaw.
On the following day, football campers were taught basic football fundamentals while the cheer and dance campers learned basic cheer, dance and twirl routines and at half time all guests were treated to a live performance by pop trio  3D the Boss!
Michael Johnson here w/ Publicist Trea Davenport of Tre Day PR and LA Hair's China Upshaw.
Michael Johnson here w/ Publicist Trea Davenport of Trea Day PR and LA Hair’s China Upshaw.

 On Tuesday, June 15, 2014, Johnson raised funds for MJ93 at the second annual Beauty and the Beast Swag Lounge pre-ESPY day party in L.A. presented by Trea Day Management and Publicity in conjunction with BMB Entertainment. The event was sponsored by Myx Fusions, LPL financial, Euphoric Treasures, Hula Girl, God Can and Marani Vodka. A-list guests, athletes and celebrities contributed to the fundraising by donating hundreds of dollars toward the cause. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson has always had a heart for children and aspired to make a difference in children’s lives. When he was a youngster, Johnson often times gave to children less fortunate than he. A burning passion for helping those in need coupled with the desire to help children succeed were the driving forces that lead Johnson to create MJ93 as an NFL rookie, an organization that supports and encourages the education, mentorship, health and fitness of children.

The event was a major success and will allow MJ93 to continue to host their annual football and cheer camp, allow students to attend the MJ93 computer certificate program and to continue the Let’s Move Initiative launched by first lady Michelle Obama in an attempt to combat childhood obesity.

MATT LEINART | BUFFALO BILLS | THE MATT LEINART FOUNDATION 

Matt Leinart's Celebrity Bowl. Annual Fundraiser for LA's Underserved Youth.
Matt Leinart’s Celebrity Bowl. Annual Fundraiser for LA’s Underserved Youth.
We are committed to granting resources & opportunities to support disadvantage youth through learning centers, sports activities & granting wishes: to build character development, & help each child maximize academic & personal achievement.
Here are some of the items listed for the Matt Leinart Foundation's Silent Auction.
Here are some of the items listed for the Matt Leinart Foundation’s Silent Auction.
Mission

The Matt Leinart Foundation is committed to granting resources and opportunities to support disadvantage youth through learning centers, sports activities and granting wishes: to build character development, and help each child maximize academic and personal achievement.

Lady Scribe of SRE Media Group here w/ Matt Leinart at his 2014 Annual Celebrity Bowl in Los Angeles.
Lady Scribe of SRE Media Group here w/ Matt Leinart at his 2014 Annual Celebrity Bowl in Los Angeles.
Because Children are our Future…..

The Matt Leinart Foundation is a California 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization designed to provide opportunities to children who would normally not receive them. The children may come from financially and/or socially disadvantaged areas, or may have permanent physical and /or mental disabilities. Among other charities, the Foundation supports the Banner’s Children’s Hospital in Phoenix; Los Angeles’ Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times; and Phoenix, Arizona based charity, Vested Interest.

Matt Leinart w/ Pete Carroll at USC.
Matt Leinart w/ Pete Carroll at USC.

¬†This has been an incredible summer to say the least. I’ve had the opportunity to meet w/ these pro-ballers and it’s clear that their commitment ¬†surpasses the game. They have my utmost respect.

Understand you don’t have to be a celebrity to give back to your community, youth or your favorite charity. Check out their foundations below and make your contribution today!!!

Many Blessing!

#NFL #SEASONOPENER 

Trufant Family Foundation | A Dream is a Path to The Future

Earl Thomas, III’s Guardian Angels Foundation | “This is not about me or my teammates, it‚Äôs about the kids”

MJ93 | Michael Johnson Vision for Success

Matt Leinart Foundation | Because Children Are OUR Future

Many Blessings!!!

Lady Scribe

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In today’s music, ¬†you can’t tell Hip Hop from EDM and Pop Soul these days. Not taking away from these electronic pulse seekers, but some of us crave the deep 808, head-banging, lyrical mind bending journeys, emcees have been known to take their listeners on for decades.

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@THAREALSK19 "Kardinal Rule" Now on iTunes
@THAREALSK19 “Kardinal Rule” Now on iTunes

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As a teen, SK 1-9 moved back to Las Vegas, and then California, and that’s where he found his passion for music. Listening to the heavy street anthems of NWA, Eazy E, and Tupac. SK 1-9 found that rap music was a way to speak out against social ills, and that it kept true to the pulse of the Black Community and their intense relationship with the police.

SK 1-9 used rap music to express himself. He was immediately signed to a production company, while struggling in the belly of the streets. The deal eventually fell through, and SK 1-9 found himself hustling on the streets to survive. Then he moved to Hawaii with his brother, who was in the military. In Hawaii, SK 1-9 worked harder on his music. Performing before large crowds on the island.

After spending a few years in Hawaii, SK 1-9 decided to take his talents to hip hop’s mecca New York City. Where he now resides.

In 2010, he released the “War Baby”¬†mixtape and distributed it in the markets he lived in. It did extremely well with sales for an independent project of it’s kind. In 2012, SK1-9 dropped the street album “Blood On My Sleeves”¬†and it’s still charting well on Reverbnation.com. And, now in 2014, SK 1-9 released the highly anticipated “KARDINAL RULE” available now on iTunes.

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Just like the SK rifle, he spits lyrics with a rapid fire. Inspired by artists like Tupac,¬†DMX,and Lil Boosie, SK 1-9’s aim is to bring back the rebel minded spirit in rap/hip hop music. Something that will Educate and Energize the Youth and Music Lovers Abroad!

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Seattle Indie Emerges at The Seattle Sound Music Awards #SSMAs 8/9

#SSMAs | 8/9 at Seattle’s Historic Columbia City Theater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

It’s been along time coming for Seattle Independent Musicians. Primarily for those who master the urban culture of R&B and Hip Hop. Taking a back seat to the Seattle Sound known worldwide as “Grunge” or “Alternative”, The Seattle Sound Music Awards¬†(#SSMAs)¬†provides a platform for Soul and Rap Artists reigning for the¬†Pacific Northwest.

Join Us SATURDAY 8/9 for the 2014 #SSMAs !!! #ImSoSeattle
Join Us SATURDAY 8/9 for the 2014 #SSMAs !!! #ImSoSeattle

Join us as we honor contributors to the Arts and Culture community of Seattle. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the historic Columbia City Theater .  An exclusive Press Reception for Nominees, Honorees and VIPs kicks off at 6:00 PM and the Awards Ceremony starts at 8:00 PM. Advance tickets are available online at www.SEATTLESOUNDMUSICAWARDS.com. NOTE: This is a BLACK TIE AFFAIR.

Here are our NOMINEES & HONOREES:

2014 #SSMAs Community Contribution Honorees

Marcus Trufant | Greg Lewis | Shawn Kemp

Hip Hop Oscars/Rap (Male) –¬†

Raz Simone | Da Big Dime | The Physics | Parker | Black Stax

Honoree РSol 

Hip Hop Oscars/Rap (Female) –¬†

Lady P | SynSay | Gifted Gab | Jus J | Julie C

Honoree – Blacc Sapphire

808 Award/Best Producer –¬†¬†

Jake One | Vitamin D | Beezie 2000 | Mike Wingo | JC Flow

Honoree – Tha Bizness (Dow, Henny & Kuddie)

Board Beast/Best Engineer –¬†

DJ Phinisey |¬†Jakael Tristram |¬†Kip Beelman |¬†DJ Roc’Phella |Justin Armstrong

Honoree – Kevin Gardner

2014 Soundbite/Best Studio –

Platinum Reign | Beezie 2000 Productions |Electrokitty Studios | Undercaste Studios | Bad Animals Studios

Best Female Vocalist –¬†

Tiffany Wilson | Mary Lambert | Dice | Heather Gin | Jennifer Newberry

Honoree – Choklate

Best Male Vocalist –¬†

JD Smoove | Rocky Sandoval | Blakk Soul Music | Kalieb Nash | Mycle Wastman

Honoree РRay Dalton 

Mix Master Award/Best DJ –¬†

DJ Swervewon | DJ Don Gee | DJ Equis | DJ Doxx | DJ Iceman

Honoree – DJ B Mello

Album/Mixtape of The Year –¬†

Prano Tha Don ” Salute The Real” |¬†J Pinder “Careless” |¬†Raz Simone “Cognitive Dissonance”|¬†J-Key “Who’s Looking” |¬†Braggy “Bragging Rights”

Buzz City/Best Media Outlet –¬†

Juice Radio/Fresh Juice | The Justified Juice | Shigg Says Radio | Girl E Time TV | The Weekly Volcano

Honoree – The Stranger

Pen Me/Best Songwriter –¬†¬†

Tobias The Owl | Clem Rishad | Grynch | Ronnue | Reji Lefluer

Best Band/The Backline Award –¬†

 Goodie Bagg | Ancient Robotz | Triple Treat | CT Thompson | Klyntel

Blacktop Award/Best Promoter –¬†

 G Prez of Presidential Media | Jamar Jones of First Class Ent | Taniko of Triple R Entertainment | Greg of Money Team Music Group | Marlon Turner of Urbel Seattle

Honoree РSteve O of Ocean Records 

House of Hip Hop & RnB/Best Venue –¬†

Showbox |Columbia City Theater | Studio SevenClub Sur | Tia Lous

Be apart of this unprecedented event! Find Complete Details @ www.SEATTLESOUNDMUSICAWARDS.com !!!

#SSMAs2014

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Seattle Indie Raise Their Voice Against Violent Crimes #CEASEFIRESeattle

BrownaLe at #CEASEFIRESeattle2014
BrownaLe at #CEASEFIRESeattle2014

It’s been an emotional roller coaster for the residents of Seattle-Tacoma. Everyday we hear multiple reports of shootings, stabbings, murders and more. It’s hard to feel empowered during these times, yet the two cities have managed to come together to raise their voices against violent crimes.

BrownaLe Rocks Against Violence for #CEASEFIRESeattle2014
BrownaLe Rocks Against Violence for #CEASEFIRESeattle2014

On Sunday, May 25th, #CEASEFIRESeattle honored not only military fallen soldiers, but those who have fallen due to senseless deaths in our streets as well. Joined by Community Members, Civil Rights Activists and Indie Artists willing to spend their holiday weekend bringing awareness to a much needed conversation. How do you take your streets back? Some say by occupying them. And, therefore we did just that!!!

Tacoma's Peeriodic Table  Jams for Justice! #CEASEFIRESeattle2014
Tacoma’s Peeriodic Table Jams for Justice! #CEASEFIRESeattle2014

Columbia City Theater was filled with the positively energetic and conscious mind. Ready to set the stage in remembrance and dedication to getting active in our underserved communities. Outreaching to high risk youth and supplementing Summer Programming to engage the idle spirit.

Sir. Jesse Hunter asks, " Would you cross the street if you see me?" #CEASEFIRESeattle2014
Sir. Jesse Hunter asks, ” Would you cross the street if you see me?” #CEASEFIRESeattle2014

A sincere thanks to #SSMAsFoundation, Greater Friendship Baptist Church, SRE Media Group, Charko Hunter, Sir. Jesse Hunter, Eddie Rye, Jr., DJ Understanding, Rozzvile, B Cole, Prano Tha Don, Mr. Benjamin, Heather Gin, Peeriodic Table, Reji Lefluer, Da_Vid, B Queen, Prep, Just J, Priest Masterson and BrownaLe.

Mr. Eddie Rye, Jr. of Urban Forum Nothwest | #CEASEFIRESeattle2014
Mr. Eddie Rye, Jr. of Urban Forum Nothwest | #CEASEFIRESeattle2014

Your commitment to our community’s mission to STOP THE VIOLENCE is tremendous and will not go unnoticed!!!

@FlyBeUnique, @HeatherGin & @RejiLefluer Raise Their Voice Against Violent Crimes!!!
@FlyBeUnique, @HeatherGin & @RejiLefluer Raise Their Voice Against Violent Crimes!!!

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Just J, BrownaLe, Prano Tha Don, Childsplay Kidd & B Cole | #CEASEFIRESeattle2014
Just J, BrownaLe, Prano Tha Don, Childsplay Kidd & B Cole | #CEASEFIRESeattle2014

Jah Bless Our Journey!

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