In partnership with Upscale magazine, super producer Polow Da Don along with his label, Zone 4, Inc, launched the F.O.C.U.S. foundation last week. F.O.C.U.S = Focusing On Completion Until Successful and concentrates on promoting a desire for education, interpersonal skills, networking and marketability within the community.
Mama & Papa Jones ~ You may remember them from my alltime favorite Polow Da Don video.
Polow was said to be out of the country but in his absence, R&B diva Monica held down the “Night of Stars” event, which took place at Club Opera. Most (including me) were totally unaware that Mo was also grabbing footage for her new BET reality show ‘Still Standing’ so I’ll definitely be on the lookout for my cameo.
Video ~ Monica hosts F.O.C.U.S. Foundation Event
Guests were treated to a fashion show which featured select styles from local boutiques, such as Jason Geter’s Striver’s Row and T.I.s AKOO label. There were also treats available in the form of liquor cakes created by “Get Cake” founder Renee Rosenthal and DJ Don Cannon kept the crowd hyped.
In addition to the red carpet fashion show, Zone 4’s newest addition, The Hemphill Kids also performed a tribute to Michael Jackson. Check out the video and more photos from the event below:
Hemphill Kids, Mama Jones & Monica
Video ~ Hemphill Kids Tribute Michael Jackson with their rendition of “Who’s Loving You”
Phil Beautiful ~ Clay West (Zone 4) and Guest
A model rips the runway at Opera…
It was an EEOC fashion show. Check out the latest in “homo thug” gear…
Shouts out to Zone 4, Inc VP Robert “Kaspa” Smith for the invite and to Foundation F.O.C.U.S/Zone 4 staff Mia Welsh, Krista Michalski, and Clay West for hosting a successful event.
Photo credits: StraightFromTheA.com & Zone4, Inc.
More photos from this event available in The Gallery