Fergie Baby talks new project, Are You Dum Vol. 2 and the importance of Mental Health Awareness
Movie – a term that people use when they are referring to a series of images that are displayed in a theater or television. Well, Jasmine Jones, the CEO of JJ Public Relations Consulting Agency, created just that - an entire movie for artist Fergie Baby’s exclusive listening event for his new project, Are You Dum Vol. 2. Friends and family gathered at Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx to show their love and support. Before Fergie Baby blessed us with his presence, host Sha Boogie set the tone for the night with his energetic personality as he welcomed the guest into the room. DJ Noellxve kept the crowd rocking by playing records from the most current mainstream artist making everyone feel comfortable enough to cut up on the dance floor. Plush Vodka sponsored the event creating a customized drink menu for Fergie Baby, which entailed signature titles named Lenox, Harlem Mule, Neaky, and Whoopty. Chef Crazenyc also sponsored the event with delicious food that left people wanting more. As the event started to heat up, guests lined up to vibe out with the 360 camera views from Remember The Time Foto and this was just the beginning of the turn-up. When it came time for Fergie Baby to enter his party the energy went up 100 levels. Wen Fergie Baby hit the stage he did not arrive alone – he came with everyone that supported the movement. There were live performances from artists that are featured on the project but female powerhouses Billy B and Chelsea Nya took the icing on the cake. Overall, Fergie Baby and JJ Public Relations set the standard for listening events. Thank you for giving us a sneak peek into Are You Dum Vol. 2.
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You just had an incredible performance showcasing tracks off of your new project, Are You Dum Vol. 2. How do you feel after your performance?
I feel good. I was a little tight because the audio wasn’t 100% right but at the end of the day people came together. Everyone had fun and they felt the energy. I’m excited for y’all to hear the actual mixtape in y’all headphones and in y’all cars. Tonight was just a dope night.
It was amazing to see so many people rocking on stage with you tonight. How important is it to you to have your friends and family come out to support you on stage?
It’s amazing! Respectfully everybody doesn’t get this. It’s a lot of artists out there that don’t get this kind of love. So, I have to cherish it and thank God. Without all of them, this won’t even be possible. I really rap for them. I gotta keep going for y’all because y’all believe in me.
How would you describe yourself and your music?
I have fun, so vibe out. You know when you’re going to work or the gym I want you to play my music. I am an energy booster. I want you to feel good about yourself. When it’s hot outside I want you to bump my music. I want you to feel confident. I’m from Harlem so I have to incorporate that in my music. Sometimes it’s not all about lyrics. I want you to feel something – have something to relate to.
How did the name of the project, Are You Dum Vol. 2 come about?
I’m Harlem. We are going to keep going until everybody gets it. That’s It.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. How do you balance everything that you have going on?
So basically I live a double life. I’m an artist at night and I’m a social worker from 9 to 5. I work with adolescents when they come out of incarceration. When they come out I’m a mentor to them to make sure they are on a straight path. If they need any program referrals they come to me. I help them with whatever even if it’s mental, dental, employment, or housing. I always encourage mental health awareness because it’s so important. Without your mental, you will fall apart. Forget everything around you. If you’re not taking care of yourself then what are you doing. I’m really in-tune with that. With a lot of kids being misguided, there is not a lot of inspiration and direct support that they are not given. Being a Young Black Male out of Harlem I feel like I’m in their shoes sometimes. We can redirect their creativity to inspire everyone.
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Are You Dum Vol. 2 listening event was one for the books. If you missed it, you missed out on an organic turn up. It was exactly what the culture needed.
To connect with Fergie Baby you can reach out to him on IG at fergie.baby
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Until next post... Coach Tay