Full Force, – that is, Paul Anthony, Bowlegged Lou, B-Fine, Curt-T-T, J-R aka Shy Shy, and Baby Gerry aka DJ Geenius – one of music’s pioneering R&B/hip hop vocal band/production teams, is proud to announce the release of Full Force: With Love From Our Friends. This brand new studio album featuring an impressive line-up of special guests will be available on August 26, 2014, through Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Inspired by Quincy Jones’ Back On The Block classic, Full Force: With Love From Our Friends is a self-described “True Skool All-Star Project.” As a labor of love and respect, for an inspiring cause, this album sees stellar contributions from fans, friends and longtime associates like Tisha Campbell-Martin, Faith Evans, Sheila E, Samantha Fox, Raphael Saadiq, Big Daddy Kane, Roxanne Shanté, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Regina Belle, Cece Peniston, UTFO, Tevin Campbell, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Flavor Flav, Shanice, Howard Hewett, Force MDs, Blair Underwood, Vivica A. Fox and many more.
“I am honored to be a part of this project which is for a great cause but it is also me getting a chance to work with one of my musical heroes,” stated Grammy Award winning producer, Raphael Saadiq.
Diagnosed in 2006 with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, Full Force: With Love From Our Friends is also a dedication to band member Paul Anthony’s challenges and triumphs to combat the disease. Now in remission, thanks to a bone marrow transplant courtesy of his brother Lou, Anthony uses his platform as an entertainer to bring awareness of this health issue to fans who attend Full Force’s shows, and at speaking engagements across the country.
“This project is my musical re-birth,” expressed Paul. “Everyone took the time to bless this project and transfer the love and energy from all parts of the world. So much wonderful alignment for the assignment — and to think, the best is yet to come!”
Full Force: With Love From Our Friends not only unifies a variety of artists but also reflects the group’s broad range of sounds and styles. The first early album appetizer from the album is the electrifying ballad, “All Cried Out (Feat. Tisha Campbell-Martin),” which premiered earlier this year at Urban AC radio outlets nationwide. The album also includes a sizzling female empowerment song entitled, “Thank You For Leaving Me (Feat. Meli’sa Morgan and Cheryl Pepsii Riley),” which features a sassy spoken intro by Vivica A Fox. The track entitled “I Feel Good, I Look Good, I’m God Good (Feat. Faith Evans, Sheila E and The God Good Choir & Children),” is the soaring anthem that has already impacted Gospel and Inspirational radio across the country.
“The song is positive and spiritual for a great Cancer Champion cause. I’m proud to have contributed to this project,” expressed Sheila E. “I too am pleased with how the song came out with Full Force and the incomparable Sheila E. It was my honor to participate in this album dedicated to Paul,” added Faith Evans.
Full Force’s documentary of their extraordinary thirty years in the music industry, and Anthony’s inspiring heartfelt Cancer Champion Journey, was televised on TV One’s “UnSung,” to rave reviews and record ratings. That series was the highest rated “UnSung” documentary episode in TV One’s history!
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