FPM Monthly Update – August 2020

Hello Family,

In July we resumed a few of our events. All events that we’ve been hosting have been outdoors and have followed recommended pandemic gathering guidelines. It has certainly been a different way of operating, but we’re adapting to the “new normal.” The two primary events that we’ve helped organize are the weekly Friday Open Jam nights in Racine, WI at Smoke’d on the Water and the monthly Grassroots Open Mic & Artist Showcase series in Milwaukee, WI at the Story Hill Firehouse.

After much deliberation, we’ve decided to cancel our annual Origins of Hip-Hop event. Please mark your calendars for next year’s date: Saturday, August 21, 2021.

Other than events, we’ve been strengthening our educational pillar with newly developed curriculums. Our current offerings are in the realms of creative writing, hip-hop, event planning, and artist management. Over the years we’ve brought these workshops/presentations to all school levels, correctional facilities, art and public museums, nursing homes, and private parties. If you’d like to work together planning a workshop or presentation, please feel free to reach out any time. Click HERE to read a few testimonials.

We’ve been spending a decent amount of time compiling our first ever Family Power Music founder poetry anthology. We are nearly finished with the final round of edits and will be sending it out to our design partners in the next two weeks. We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to release this along with new hooded sweatshirt color options in the first part of autumn. Keep your eyes out for these releases. You can check out our current merchandise on our WEBSTORE. Our summer release of two different t-shirts have been flying off the shelves. Thank you so much for making those purchases.

A new BLOG page has been added to our website and the first blog post was made on July 20th. This post included a music review of a recently released California Bay-Area compilation called “Shelter In Place”. This was written by FPM co-founder, Joshua Gill-Sutton aka J-Scribe. Our three founders will be sharing a variety of blog posts in the weeks, months, and years to come. Check back often, there should be at least one post made a week. 

Lastly, our co-founder, Nick Ramsey, will be getting married this month to the lovely Nicole Sweet. We wish them well moving forward into their new life together. We call that Family Power!