The VIPP Report: Hip hop artist R. Prophet announces new single and partnership to have his own label

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It’s the “RETURN” of R. Prophet dropping knowledge while delivering a conscious message on today’s current climate with his new single

(Atlanta, GA) Two-time Grammy nominated hip-hop/rap artist R. Prophet releases his new single “Jesse James”, that speaks the truth beyond all the fog of negativity when it comes to artists and the climate of the music industry.

The former member of the multi-platinum hip-hop group Nappy Roots has inked a deal.  Prophet will have his own label which he calls it VVS Music 1.  He’s partnered with Ray Hamilton, former CEO of Legion of Doom DJ’s of That Rabbit Distribution which is a joint venture with Sony Music Orchard. Many compare Prophet’s deal similar to the landmark deal made by Master P that changed the hip-hop game when it comes to business and artist music ownership.

With the powerhouse partnership, the highly anticipate album of Prophet, “THE VOICE” with the first single and anticipated smash hit “Jesse James” will rock the radio airwaves, YouTube channels and other media platforms worldwide.  Prophet has made a name for himself in the industry and this single will give his fans a sense of hip-hop doctrine speaking the truth, going against the grain with a rebel like vibe we used to hear when rap legends NWA wanted to make a statement.

Prophet says “I just want people to know my truth and how I’m really feeling. Some folks may think it’s a diss but it’s me speaking my truth. “Jesse James” was inspired by the police brutality R. Prophet came face to face with a few years back.” The single was written to give people the power, control love they deserve and to erase the hate.  R. Prophet is an advocate against police brutality after surviving being tased 15 times at the hands of Kentucky State Police.  It was reported but not confirmed by involved parties but he was later awarded a $1 million-dollar judgment.

With the current climate in society, people are looking for a lyrical voice that can take experiences and incidents ripped from headlines that rock neighborhood across the country.  (Atlanta, GA)

To learn more about “Jesse James” visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/jesse-james-single/1450856886 to make a purchase or head over to Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/2RdXcHKo0Ppc1RuPDuZrRc.

To setup an interview with R. Prophet and/or any other media inquiries please contact Sherlene Shanklin with VIPP Communications at info@vippcommunications.com.

Be sure to stay connected with R. Prophet on all social media platforms. Facebook.com/rprophet and Instagram.com/rprophetofficial

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About R. Prophet:

Prophet is an American Rapper, Actor and TV personality. Known by most as the former lead of Grammy Nominated Group, Nappy Roots, R. Prophet has been changing the music scene since the early 2000s. Currently R. Prophet is developing hip hop educational tools for children. He has also been acting and recording his solo album with hopes to raise awareness of police brutality. One of R. Prophet’s biggest honors, in addition to being nominated for two Grammys, is the appointment to the Board & Advisory Council of the Muhammad Ali Center where he serves as the youngest member alongside Diddy, Denzel Washington and more. Stay tuned for more to come with Rap Artist and Actor R. Prophet.

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The VIPP Report: Louisville native brings a host of hip hop artists together to celebrate Dusty Leigh Day & to help area youth with school supplies

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HIP HOP ARTISTS GIVING BACK BY PERFORMING IN LOUISVILLE TO ASSIST FAMILIES NEEDING ASSISTANCE WITH GETTING BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES

(Louisville, KY) Back to school never sounded better when hip hop artist and Louisville native Dusty Leigh brings his vision to life.  He asked a few friends to travel to Louisville to help collect school supplies for youth.  With no hesitation the lineup was formed with some of the top names all performing on Dusty Leigh Day on Saturday, August 11th at Diamonds Pub, 630 Barrett Ave starting at 8:00 p.m.  Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

The who’s who of hip-hop will perform. Here’s the lineup: Yung Joc, Bubba Sparxx, Murphy Lee, Nappy Roots and the Ying Yang Twins.

You won’t believe what the admission is for this packed lineup.  It’s FREE with a school supply donation.  If you don’t bring supplies, we are asking for a minimum donation of $10 so Leigh and his team of volunteers can go and purchase the items needed.

Dusty Leigh says “It’s an honor to have a day in my city but it was never all about me. It’s about giving back.  I travel all over the world and open for some of the biggest artists but there’s no place like home.  I see so many parents and guardians struggling to get the needed supplies for their child.  I just want to do my part and I’m excited to have such a great support system and friends in the industry willing to take time out of their busy schedules to perform.  This will be one of the top concerts of the summer. I hope you come out and support our efforts.”

So, come out and enjoy the show and help area youth at the same time. On August 11th, Leigh will announce what organization(s) he will be partnering with to make sure the supplies get in the right hands.

If you would like to setup an interview with Dusty Leigh and/or request media credentials contact Sherlene Shanklin at VIPP Communications at info@vippcomunications.com.

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The VIPP Report: Louisville’s Birdgang Brand Clothing will participate in the College Colors Challenge

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College Football Fans Encouraged to Support Their Team in College Colors Challenge

Grand Prize Winners to receive all-expenses paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

LOUISVILLE, KY (August 11, 2015) – As part of the 11th annual College Colors Day celebration, Birdgang Brand Clothing is participating in the inaugural College Colors Challenge and encouraging fan support across social media for their favorite team. The grand prize is a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship game.

The College Colors Challenge is a new socially-fueled national contest celebrating the excitement of college football as the season begins. Through participating in a series of photo and video challenges on social media, fans can flaunt their colors, express their school spirit, and vie for a trip to college football’s title game. The challenges revolve around three categories represented by the hash-tags: #SQUADPIC (large group), #FAMPHOTO (family), and #SELFIE (individual).  Some of the challenges include fans posting an epic trick shot video while wearing their colors, an awkward college colors family photo, and college colors displayed at the office.

Fans are encouraged to download the College Colors app (currently available in both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store) and visit CollegeColorsChallenge.com for full challenge details.  The grand prize winner will receive round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, and two tickets to the national championship game in Glendale, AZ, courtesy of CLC and the College Football Playoff.

The College Colors Challenge kicks off on Monday, August 10. Winners for the first set of challenges will be announced via CollegeColorsChallenge.com on College Colors Day, Friday, September 4.  Each month during the college football season, three new challenges will be issued for a chance to win exciting prizes, including two more opportunities to win two tickets to the national championship game.

College Colors Day, created by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), which represents the trademark licensing programs of more than 150 of the nation’s leading universities, is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience. Fans across the United States are encouraged to wear the apparel of their favorite college or university throughout the day.  College Colors Day is celebrated by thousands of organizations, retailers, classrooms and millions of individuals who don their team colors and share their school spirit with friends and colleagues.

About The Collegiate Licensing Company

CLC is a division of global sports and entertainment company IMG.  Founded in 1981, CLC is the oldest and largest collegiate trademark licensing agency in the U.S. and currently represents nearly 200 colleges, universities, bowl games, athletic conferences, The Heisman Trophy and the NCAA. The mission of CLC is to be the guiding force in collegiate trademark licensing and one of the top sports licensing firms in the country. CLC is dedicated to being a center of excellence in providing licensing services of the highest quality to its member institutions, licensees, retailers and consumers. Headquartered in Atlanta (Ga.), CLC is a full-service licensing representative, which employs a staff of more than 90 licensing professionals who provide full-service capabilities in brand protection, brand management, and brand development. For more information on CLC, visit: CLC.com or IMGCollege.com.

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The VIPP Report: Birdgang Brand adds another feather to their cap

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A THREE YEAR MARKETING PARTNERSHIP IS INKED WITH LOUISVILLE SPORTS PROPERTIES

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(Louisville, KY) Locally owned Birdgang Brand Clothing has reached a 3 year deal with Louisville Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports. The multi-year deal allows Birdgang to market their products at some of The University of Louisville’s biggest venues, such as the KFC Yum! Center, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium and Jim Patterson Stadium, and creates an opportunity for the brand to increase visibility and brand awareness. Specifics of the partnership include advertising in the University of Louisville football and men’s basketball gameday program, baseball inning sponsorship, scoreboard marketing and tabling opportunities.

The Birdgang Brand team is focused on bringing urban fashion to the sports apparel arena, and the relationship with Louisville Sports Properties allows them direct access to Louisville fans. The clothing line is founded by two members of the rap group Nappy Roots, Brian “Buffalo Stille” Scott and Ronald “Ron Clutch” Wilson. Scott is the founder and Wilson serves as the co-founder of the brand. Scott says “Birdgang is a culture, not a company. The Cardinals fans who represent their beloved team deserve a better quality shirt. We don’t want to just be successful; our goal is to make history, and this deal puts us well on our way!”

“We are excited and optimistic by this partnership with Birdgang Brand Clothing,” said Louisville Sports Properties General Manager John Penny. “The Birdgang Brand brings a unique partner and product to the fans of Louisville Athletics and we are confident this relationship will only enhance the demand for Birdgang Brand apparel.

Birdgang will have a table full if prizes and giveaways for the upcoming U of L vs. UK baseball game at Jim Patterson stadium Wednesday April 8th.

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Birdgang Brand Clothing is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and is a high fashion sports apparel company centered around the University of Louisville Athletics. Birdgang Brand Clothing is supported and approved by the University of Louisville, and is officially licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company, (CLC). Birdgang Brand Clothing can be found at JD Becker, Fan Outfitters and/or Cardinal Authentic.. To learn more about the Birdgang Brand and find vendor information, visit www.wearebirdgang.com.

Louisville Sports Properties is one of nearly 100 collegiate properties managed by Learfield Sports. Learfield’s rich history includes four decades of developing trusted, long-term relationships with some of the most revered institutions and associations in the world of college sports. The company has prominence in all of the major conferences and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Learfield represents collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives, and offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting and digital platform expertise through its owned companies. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities, please visit www.learfieldsports.com.

 

The VIPP Report: Birdgang Brand Steps Up Their Game With A New Line Of Merchandise

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TO KEEP UP WITH HIGH DEMAND CARDINAL FANS LOOKING FOR MORE OPTIONS IN APPAREL

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October 29, 2014

2013, “The Year of the Cardinal” took the University of Louisville athletics to new heights. Fans witnessed a football team go 2-0 in bowl victories, a baseball team that advanced to the college World Series, a women’s basketball team reach the NCAA championship game, a men’s basketball team that won a NCAA Championship (2012-2013 season) and the emergence of a new clothing line that captured the swagger of a proud and enthusiastic fan base fittingly called “BIRDGANG”.

Birdgang Brand Clothing is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and is a high fashion sports apparel company centered around the University of Louisville Athletics. Birdgang Brand Clothing is supported and approved by the University of Louisville, and is officially licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company, (CLC).

The clothing line is founded by two members of the group Nappy Roots, Brian “Buffalo Stille” Scott and Ronald “Ron Clutch” Wilson. Stille is the founder and Wilson serves as the co-founder of the brand.

Consumers raved over the style and comfort of the university approved brand. Merchandise was flying off the shelves at retail outlets such as Hall of Fame Café, JD Becker, and Cardboard Heroes in Oxmoor and St. Matthews Malls respectively. From alumni to former players and students, to new found fans across the U.S. the demand for the Birdgang Brand Clothing was such that it caused the company to go back into production and design new merchandise for customers that have purchased every design available to them.

Fast forward one year later as BIRDGANG BRAND now announces the launch of its new website http://www.WeAreBirdgang.com and the addition of their “fly custom fitted caps and SnapBacks” as well as an all new “lady birds” category for the ladies. “We wanted to extend more options to our female Cards fans than just men’s/unisex tees,” says Stille. “In addition, we just got tired of seeing these cheap knockoffs of our trademark, a statewide and federal registered trademark.”

“Our new Fall/Winter line is a fresh new look, which is sleek and stylish plus versatile for U of L fans to show their school spirit even in their workplace.”

With these guys it’s all about the fans. “We do it for the people!” adds Wilson. Being avid U of L fans themselves and even one partner, Danny ‘Moe Money’ Mosby having started on the ’96 Cardinal football squad, the BIRDGANG BRAND team is focused on bringing urban fashion to the sports apparel arena. Stille adds, “We just wanna rep our team and stay fly in the process!”

Former Greater Louisville Inc., (GLI) Executive Director Tendai Charisika says “Birdgang Clothing is on the brink of something special”. Tendai has been instrumental in connecting Birdgang with Louisville’s most sought after venture capitalists. “Birdgang has been able to establish valuable licensing agreements and strategic partnerships with the University of Louisville that has positioned them for incredible future success. The market for urban apparel is growing and Birdgang is capturing this market with the highest quality material, which is what their brand stands for.”

If you would like to be a part of the Birdgang Brand Team go to http://www.WeAreBirdGang.com for investors, distributors and/or vendor information. To setup an interview and to see the new line of merchandise with the Birdgang Brand Clothing team, please call 502-582-7716 or by email at info@vippcommunications.com.

Mosby says, “the Birdgang Brand Team would like to thank Cards fans for supporting out 100/24 Campaign.   We successfully sold 100 t-shirts in 24 hours on the same day the bowl eligible Cardinals received a top #25 ranking.  The gray old English L’s, are in just in time for the unveiling of the gray uniforms.  Follow us on social media to receive updates on how you can win some merchandise. We will do giveaways each week. Follow us on Facebook group @502Birdgang, Twitter and Instagram @wearebirdgang.”

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