~ Wednesday, September 24 ~
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VIDEO: Rapper + Poet (Preview #3)

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The abstract previews from Rapper + Poet continue with a new snippet posted via Rapper’s (J. Smith) Instagram. In this clip, a seductive and distorted keyboard flows behind a smoky red visual illuminating the duo’s name. The caption reads, “Tache de sang Chimie”, which is another French translation for Bloodstain Chemistry. It is important to note that this caption shares the title to an older J. Smith song of the same name from his 2006 album, The Black & White Album. We’re convinced these captions are the titles to each preview. However, until an announcement about the release date arrives we’ll just have to wait patiently for more details.

UPDATE (9/24/14): In a post via Poet’s (Whosain?!) Instagram, we get a hint that something is coming from the duo next month!

GIF courtesy of FFF33D

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~ Wednesday, September 3 ~
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VIDEO: Rapper + Poet (Preview #2)

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The second preview of Rapper + Poet has been released on J. Smith’s (Rapper) Instagram. In this preview, we are presented with a light visual sweeping across an open field with a lush synth pad cutting through the strobes of light flashing the duo’s name. The caption in the post reads, “Sirènes.”, which is French for sirens. A release date is still unannounced, but at the rate, they’re going we expect to hear something soon. Stay tuned!

GIF courtesy of FFF33D

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~ Friday, August 29 ~
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VIDEOS: 8MMNTS - “Vol. 2: FYF 2014”

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The account about nothing and everything is back with new moments from FYF Fest. As we mentioned before, our media fam went there and have now posted clips of the moments they caught. Visit 8MMNTS on Instagram to watch these moments and more!

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~ Wednesday, August 27 ~
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GIFS: MNTS NVA DIE - “FYF Fest 2014”
Our media fam hit FYF for the first time last weekend, and caught a few highlights from Grimes and Earl Sweatshirt’s performances. Enjoy!

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Top left: Hodgy Beats killin’ it w/ Earl Sweatshirt @ FYF Fest
Top right: Grimes warmin’ up @ FYF Fest
Bottom left: Crowd gettin’ hype for Earl Sweatshirt @ FYF Fest
Bottom right: Grimes groovin’ @ FYF Fest

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~ Wednesday, August 6 ~
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VIDEO: Rapper + Poet (Preview #1)The first preview of Rapper + Poet’s upcoming collaboration has been released via Instagram. In the clip, we’re presented with a dark piano riff creeping around the Rapper’s vocals, which ends with an erupt bark. The caption of the post reads, “Une ville habitée par des sauvages”, which is French for “A city inhabited by savages.” This is only the beginning, but we are already amped for what’s to come next!GIF courtesy of FFF33D

VIDEO: Rapper + Poet (Preview #1)
The first preview of Rapper + Poet’s upcoming collaboration has been released via Instagram. In the clip, we’re presented with a dark piano riff creeping around the Rapper’s vocals, which ends with an erupt bark. The caption of the post reads, “Une ville habitée par des sauvages”, which is French for “A city inhabited by savages.” This is only the beginning, but we are already amped for what’s to come next!

GIF courtesy of FFF33D

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~ Monday, July 21 ~
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VIDEO: Rapper + Poet (Teaser)We are greeted with a surprise teaser of the upcoming return of the Rapper and the Poet. In a video via J. Smith's (Rapper) Instagram we get a subtle visual of the ocean with the caption “Previews coming soon.” If past updates indicate anything, we anticipate hearing clips of the music he’s producing for the project! GIF courtesy of FFF33D

VIDEO: Rapper + Poet (Teaser)
We are greeted with a surprise teaser of the upcoming return of the Rapper and the Poet. In a video via J. Smith's (Rapper) Instagram we get a subtle visual of the ocean with the caption “Previews coming soon.” If past updates indicate anything, we anticipate hearing clips of the music he’s producing for the project!

GIF courtesy of FFF33D

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~ Wednesday, July 2 ~
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GIF: MNTS NVA DIE - “Electric Forest”Our President went to Electric Forest last week, and he got this sweet shot just in time for the 4th. Visit his Instagram for more highlights.

GIF: MNTS NVA DIE - “Electric Forest”
Our President went to Electric Forest last week, and he got this sweet shot just in time for the 4th. Visit his Instagram for more highlights.

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~ Monday, June 23 ~
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NEWS: J. Smith + Whosain? Reunite

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We kick off our summer with exciting news of J. Smith and Whosain? reuniting under the moniker “The Rapper & The Poet”. Details have yet to be announced about what’s to come of their next collaboration, but like before you can expect to hear something soon. Stay tuned!

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~ Monday, June 16 ~
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NEWS: The Healer Official Selection for Viewster’s Film Fest

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Ichiro Hino’s short film The Healer is an official selection of Viewster’s online film festival. Watch and vote for one of Ichiro’s most darkest films to date.

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~ Friday, June 13 ~
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ANNIVERSARY WEEK (DAY 5 of 5): A Message from Our Founders

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We are proud to celebrate our 5th anniversary, and to conclude this week is our Founders (Jarvis and Hussain) with an open letter. Thank you!

JARVIS:
On this day, five years ago, a meeting took place between Que Sain, Ichi, and myself about working together for the first time. What I remember most about the meeting was the tone of our voices, and how serious we were about creating something that would break boundaries in terms of style, genres, and mediums. At that time, we were brainstorming ideas for a music video, but little did I know that would change once Ichi took out his camera, and started shooting us.

These photos were supposed to be promo shots for our future collaboration. We were set on the idea, until Ichi asked a simple, but defining question, “What are we going to call this?” He was referring to the project, and at the time, none of us had a clue. It wasn’t until a few weeks later, when he sent me the photos that it hit me. This wasn’t a video. It was an alliance.

An alliance that started in 2000 when Que and I were making CDs and cassette tapes in my parent’s bedroom. An alliance that expanded in ‘06, towards the end of my high school tenure when Sain and I aspired to build our own network of diverse creatives. What Ichi did on June 13th, 2009 was visualize a plan that was already nine years in the making…the arrival of Final Fight Family.

I am grateful to honor five years of FFF, and the people who joined me on this unique journey. A special thanks to: Que, Sain, Ichi, Christine, Felipe, Des, The Avantist, Está Vivo, Asif, Yuki and the members of Jip Jop for their contributions. None of you had to join or work with me on anything, and I appreciate your commit, passion, and respect you showed towards the idea of FFF. There would be no collective without you, and you will forever be remembered in the history of this organization.

I cannot predict what the next five years will look like for Final Fight Family. All I can do is work towards being the change I want to see in this company. In the next chapter, as long as this doesn’t change, everything else will fall into place.


- Jarvis

HUSSAIN:
Greetings.

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been on this journey together for so long. Since the beginning, the mere idea of Final Fight invoked a warrior from the depths of my soul, ready to create and share with the world. Because to share with the world, you need that warrior spirit. When this all started, we all had our own idea of what Final Fight Family was supposed to be. I had this fantasy of what we stood for- what we could stand for. But in the end, no matter what anyone said, no matter what standpoint anyone took, we grew into ourselves. We grew into what we want to be. Because that’s what war does. It defines our true values. While the gist of our grand scheme changed, as all great ideas do, we fell upon our roots. Faith. Family. Future.

Friends, associates, and collaborators have all come and gone, sometimes on a good note, the others bad. But family, especially this family, is forever. From the awkward first meet and greet at Christine’s apartment, to our team wandering across the country to Texas and California, to the set up and breakdown of the New Blood and Evolve showcases, and members moving all over the world, it has been quite the adventure. To me, it never mattered if we were an army or a just a band of misfits. As long as I had a good group around me that could inspire a glimmer of that warrior spirit, that’s all that I needed. It’s still all I need.

In every sense of the phrase, as long as there are those who have faith in us and our mission to make our mark, inevitably, we will honor that faith. As long as there are those who believe in our future, you will always be welcome at our table. Because those who believe, will always be apart of our family.

Words cannot express the gratitude we feel.

Thanks for sticking around. We have serious gold coming to you. Scout’s honor.

Final Fight Forever.

- Sain?!

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