This songster, songwriter Actor & Award Winner for Akademia song of the year 2016 , is far from the average. Delivering songs of depth and insight with a powerful voice that demands attention and giving a new twist in the music, Floyd Grant born out of Atlanta, Ga, Has been singing and acting since the age of five and had the desire to sing & acting professionally at the age of thirteen. Growing up his style of singing was influenced by artist like: Stevie Wonder, Peabo Bryson, Kim Burrell & Issac Caree.
He has performed in several venues with many Bands around the nations and currently working his debut album. Grant recently made his TV appearance on R&B Divas Atlanta Season 3 Episode 4. Grant Also Performed at The Bronner Bros FEB 2015 Hair Show for 3 days on Nu Expressions Theater Stage. Grant wants nothing else but to fulfill his purpose and live out his dream through music & acting. His plan is to become the next positive male role model and make marks that touch the world.
Smooth and sensuous. Floyd Grant’s ‘Got My Eye On You’ will have you fall in love all over again as you groove to the light, hypnotic drums and progressing seductive bass. A simple 4 note rhythm of high piano strings accompanies the rich melody as he sings to the hearts longing for love and relation. He doesn’t lie when he says he “can take you to a place you never been and never wanna come back.” Listening to his ‘smooth’ vocals will surely make anyone want to rekindle an old flame or begin a new one. As the ATLS Hottest Male Vocalist Winner of 2015 – 2016, Floyd Grant has truly shown he is here to stay as one of the greatest R&B and Pop entertainers we have today. His versatile flow is exceptional in the fact that it is unparalleled with the identical harmonies of everyday. With a style of his own he is sure to be an influential artist of the new era of R&B and Pop.
You are a product of what you think… choose wisely!!!
ATLS Hottest Male Vocalist Winner 2015/2016
R&B & POP Entertainer
Famous rapper “2 Chainz” made the holidays of a disabled veteran very good and fun filled.
Single mother Deirdre Plater who resides in Palmetto, Georgia, hasn’t been able to find a job for the past year, which has made it difficult for her to make ends meet. The rapper who is a native College Park, Georgia, learned of her situation and decided to pay her a visit Saturday. 2 Chainz did not come empty handed, he bought new furniture for Plater’s apartment and and also offered to offset her rent for the year.
“Last week was my son’s birthday and his mentor sister brought us something to eat for Thanksgiving while dropping off money for some groceries and she noticed that we didn’t have any furniture in the house,” Plater explained. “I guess that sparked my son’s mentor Mark Barnes to do something special for us and when he got the call from 2 Chainz about helping a family it all fell into place.”
2 Chainz used the proceeds for the “Dabbing Santa” sweaters he is selling online to help pay for the furniture and Plater’s rent . ” 1 Life 1 Love” 2 Chainz is a quote from from the online shop for his Christmas sweaters.
2 Chainz posted on Instagram about the importance of giving back, remembering that he grew up poor.
In another post, he said its “important to give back when you’ve got it.”
2 Chainz born Tauheed Epps graduated second in his class at North Clayton High School. 2 Chainz was also a standout basketball player and later attended Alabama State University on an athletic scholarship.
He has won and been nominated and won several awards including, over 13 BET Hip Hop Awards, bringing home 4 trophies, earned the Source Magazine’s “Man of the Year”, and was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Best Rap Album.
The rapper made a guest appearance on NBC‘s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit it aired on May 8, 2013. He also appeared as himself in the second season (episode 16) of CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls, where he travels on the same private plane as the two main characters.
2 Chainz is the CEO of independent record label “The Real University” (also known as “T.R.U.”; or “The Real U”), formed in 2015. He also heads up the T.R.U. Foundation, a charitable organization.
By Connie Alsobrook
Thomas Chastain Jr. is helping to solve a major problem in Rockdale County. For the 2nd year in a row he has held a job fair to put people back to work. The Job Fair took place on June 3rd at Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5290 in Rockdale, Georgia. Rockdale is the second smallest county in the state of Georgia, with a unemployment rate of 6.4% as of April 2015 and a population of 85,215. (Source)
When Chastain was asked why he felt the need to hold such an event he stated, “The county Chairman & CEO Richard Oden said it was not in the county’s budget”. The bright young man did not let lack of finances stop him from helping his community. He started asking companies and individuals for any type of donation they could offer. Chastain had a budget of zero dollars when he hosted the first Annual Job Fair and a budget of $100.00 dollars this go around. Both Job Fairs drew over 300 hundred individuals, this is the number the poll collected, many applicants slipped past the poll and did not log in.
In 2 months his Facebook group, Rockdale Jobs Group, has put 88 Unemployed Rockdale Citizens back to work. (per Facebook page)
Chastain said he had few donors for this event, but the one that is a continuous supporter made a huge impact for both job fairs. Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW Post 5290) in Rockdale has been the biggest supporter and sponsor. VFW donated their building and equipment to host the event.
The Job Fair brought some big companies out, like Pratt Industries, Future Staffing, Rockdale 911, Rockdale Fire Department, Rockdale Sheriff Department, Southeast Sealing, and Banner Security to name a few. Pratt Industries and Southeast Sealing had a private area set up due to them hiring applicants of the spot. Former Rockdale Post 2 County Commission JaNice VanNess and current Post 1 county Commission Oz Nesbitt was also in attendance to show support for the event.
Here is the full list of businesses that participated:
GA Driving Academy
Rockdale Sheriff Department
Rockdale Fire Rescue
Rockdale 911 Call Center
Rockdale, Georgia companies and individuals get ready for the next Job Fair because he has already started to prepare for his 3rd Annual Job Fair.
Contact Thomas Chastain Jr. at:
Rockdale Jobs Group