Legacy 2017 Miami: 40 Under 40 Issue - Page 10

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Profiles in Leadership
By Kallan Louis

Miami Hip Hop Executive Provides Opportunities Through Youth Foundation

“ Freezy " Prince encourages the Miami Gardens Chiefs 7U football team of the Florida Youth Football League during a championship game .
Lee " Freezy " Prince loves old-school rap . So much so , the manager of one of the world ' s most popular rappers on tour quoted another rap icon to describe his own humble upbringing .
" I can ' t say birthdays were the worst days because then I ' ll be lying ,” Prince paraphrased the Notorious B . I . G .' s classic song " Juicy ." " Growing up on the streets of Miami , everyday was a fun day .”
Prince , 39 , is a music execu�ve who also manages rap star Tramar Dillard – be�er known as Flo Rida . The Miami na�ves ’ rela�onship spans more than 15 years . From their days of unloading freight trucks full of
T-shirts , Prince recognized the rapper ’ s talent early on . In fact , Prince convinced Dillard to move back to Miami from the West Coast in pursuit of his goal of securing a record deal .
A�er performing around the world and with more than 80 million digital music downloads , the duo formed the independent record label , Interna�onal Music Group Strong Arm . Their accomplishments include seven “ Top 5 Billboard ” singles – three of which reached No . 1 : “ Low ,” “ Right Round ,” and “ Whistle .”
The music success alone makes Prince worthy to be named one of Legacy Magazine ’ s “ 40 Under 40 ,” but it is his commitment to youth locally and around the country that makes him stand out .
IMG Strong Arm ’ s charitable work operates under the label ’ s founda�on Big Dreams for Kids Inc . According to an IMG Strong Arm rep , the founda�on serves 10,000 children in Florida , Texas , and California . Big Dreams for Kids is commi�ed to ins�lling honesty , loyalty , integrity , teamwork , discipline , sportsmanship , respect , leadership , trust and commitment in all par�cipants . Through Big Dreams for
Kids Inc ., Prince said he challenges young people to be be�er than he was at their age .
Prince admits he was not always the most well behaved student , but growing up in Liberty City , he understood the importance of educa�on , which he felt was an escape for him . “ Educa�on was an outlet for me ,” Prince said in a statement to Legacy Magazine . “ It was a place where I would learn tools for life .”
With resources at his disposal , Prince said he is trying to make a difference in the lives of young people . The founda�on provides leadership programs for students who excel academically in the classroom and has hosted free local gospel concerts featuring the genre ’ s top ar�sts . Its most notable contribu�on is the Florida Youth Football League , which provides South Florida and California youth ages 5-15 the opportunity to par�cipate in youth football and cheerleading . The league ’ s objec�ves are to promote physical fitness , moral well-being , educa�on , American football fundamentals , gymnas�cs , dancing , and track and field in a compe��ve atmosphere .
Established in 2011 , FYFL is one of the more popular leagues in South Florida and has gained support from music ar�sts and celebri�es including Luther Campbell , DJ Khaled , Kodak Black , Trina , Chris�na Milian , Be�y Wright and Snoop Dogg , who in 2014 partnered with the FYFL to host a charity game versus his league in Los Angeles .
The FYFL has supported other youth football leagues as well . In 2016 , it donated 120 uniforms to a Houston area youth football league that was allegedly scammed by a jersey vendor and never received their new uniforms .
Prince ’ s involvement in FYFL is not only philanthropic . His son plays in the league as well . Prince ’ s passion is authen�c . The proud father can be seen before and a�er games mo�va�ng teams .
Prince recalls not receiving the most posi�ve comments from teachers growing up . “ At �mes my teachers ( elementary and high school ) would think they had Godlike abili�es and would tell me , ‘ Lee you will be dead or behind bars before you turn 20 .’ I ' m thankful the powerful God I knew proved them wrong .”
Visit http :// site1560 . goalline . ca / to learn more about the FYFL .

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10BB AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLEMENT BY MIA MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO THE MIAMI HERALD MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017 Profiles in Leadership Miami Hip Hop Executive Provides Opportunities Through Youth Foundation By Kallan Louis “Freezy" Prince encourages the Miami Gardens Chiefs 7U football team of the Florida Youth Football League during a championship game. Lee "Freezy" Prince loves old-school rap. So much so, the manager of one of the world's most popular rappers on tour quoted another rap icon to describe his own humble upbringing. "I can't say birthdays were the worst days because then I'll be lying,” Prince paraphrased the Notorious B.I.G.'s classic song "Juicy." "Growing up on the streets of Miami, everyday was a fun day.” Prince, 39, is a music execu�ve who also manages rap star Tramar Dillard – be�er known as Flo Rida. The Miami na�ves’ rela�onship spans more than 15 years. From their days of unloading freight trucks full of T-shirts, Prince recognized the rapper’s talent early on. In fact, Prince convinced Dillard to move back to Miami from the West Coast in pursuit of his goal of securing a record deal. A�er performing around the world and with more than 80 million digital music downloads, the duo formed the independent record label, Interna�onal Music Group Strong Arm. Their accomplishments include seven “Top 5 Billboard” singles – three of which reached No. 1: “Low,” “Right Round,” and “Whistle.” The music success alone makes Prince worthy to be named one of Legacy Magazine’s “40 Under 40,” but it is his commitment to youth locally and around the country that makes him stand out. IMG Strong Arm’s charitable work operates under the label’s founda�on Big Dreams for Kids Inc. According to an IMG Strong Arm rep, the founda�on serves 10,000 children in Florida, Texas, and California. Big Dreams for Kids is commi�ed to ins�lling honesty, loyalty, integrity, teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship, respect, leadership, trust and commitment in all par�cipants. Through Big Dreams for South Miami Hospital congratulates the honorees of 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow! Kids Inc., Prince said he challenges young people to be be�er than he was at their age. Prince admits he was not always the most well behaved student, but growing up in Liberty City, he understood the importance of educa�on, which he felt was an escape for him. “Educa�on was an outlet for me,” Prince said in a statement to Legacy Magazine. “It was a place where I would learn tools for life.” With resources at his disposal, Prince said he is trying to make a difference in the lives of young people. The founda�on provides leadership programs for students who excel academically in the classroom and has hosted free local gospel concerts featuring the genre’s top ar�sts. Its most notable contribu�on is the Florida Youth Football League, which provides South Florida and California youth ages 5-15 the opportunity to par�cipate in youth football and cheerleading. The league’s objec�ves are to promote physical fitness, moral well-being, educa�on, American football fundamentals, gymnas�cs, dancing, and track and field in a compe��ve atmosphere. Established in 2011, FYFL is one of th B[ܙH[\XYY\[]ܚYH[\Z[Y\ܝH]\X\\[[X{Y\[Y[]\[\[ [Y ZX[K\[HZ[X[{^HܚY[ۛ[ M\\Y]HQH\]B[YH\\\XYYH[[[\˂HQ\\ܝY\[][XYY\\[ [ M]ۘ]YL[Yܛ\H\ۈ\XH[][XYYH]\[YYH[[YYHH\^H[܈[]\XZ]YZ\][Yܛ\˂[x&\[[Y[[Q\ۛB[[Xˈ\ۈ^\[HXYYH\[ [x&\\[ۈ\]][XˈBY]\[HY[YܙH[{Y\[Y\[]{[X[\˂[HX[XZ][H[{]H[Y[HXX\ܛ[\ 8'];[Y\^HXX\ [[Y[\H[Y H[[^HYZBX[{Y\[[[YK8&YH[H[BXY܈Z[\YܙH[H\ &HIB[ٝ[H\[Hۙ]ݙY[Hܛۙ˸'B\]]LMM [[KKX\[ܙHX]HQ Y\H[8&\XKH[8&\YKBH[H܈H[]Y[[[\[[\HH[[[H[]^HوHܛ\\YK][˜HXZ\YZ]\KH\YHYˈ\\H[H[H܋H[H[KHSHHPTPSQUSHSQT\\X[ ]H Y܋\ٚ]ܙ[^][ۈ\ܝYH[[H[[Z]Y\Z] X\Y\]XBZ\[ۈوYYX[^[[K܈][ܝ[]Y\\]\\X[ ] ћ[][ۂ܈[ܙH[ܛX][ۋX\H[ M KL ˙X\X[Y][Kܙ