New Single by John Forté


John Forté (ex member of The Fugees) is out of prison and has gone solo. 

Nine years ago, Forté was arrested at Newark Airport after accepting a briefcase containing $1.5 million dollars worth of liquid cocaine and subsequently charged with “possession with intent to distribute” and “conspiracy to distribute cocaine”. He was convicted and sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.

Senator Orrin Hatch heard of Forté’s plight, and made a plea to then President George W. Bush, who commuted Forté’s sentence in November 2008. Now a free man, this week Forté will release StyleFREE the EP, his first collection of new music since his incarceration. 

His publicist told us the following:

“In addition to recording, Forté has been writing (he signed a book deal with Simon & Schuster for his memoir), touring (he recently joined fellow artists Talib Kweli, Chrisette Michelle, and Pharoahe Monch on stage as special guests of The Roots at Highline Ballroom, showcased at SXSW, and returned from Ireland having performed with Ben Taylor and David Saw) and is actively working with at-risk youth at In Arms Reach, a Harlem-based initiative for children of incarcerated parents.”

Check out his new single “Play My Cards For Me”  HERE.

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