A long time before recording your voice, artists have used music as a weapon in the fight for social justice. Georgia imprint, Now Entertainment, founded by Tony M Fountain, is no different as the record label has been synonymous with hope for many youths in this city of Gordon. Now Entertainment is an acronym that means Never off Work Entertainment. This statement summarizes the hustles that led to the formation of the label in 2011.
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Antonio May, a Fulton County Georgia inmate who was tased, pepper sprayed and beaten to death in jail on September 11, 2018, after he asked for water. The 32 year-old was arrested earlier that day by Atlanta Police and booked into jail on a charge of criminal trespassing. According to his brother, Grayling May, Antonio had moved to Atlanta to improve his life by entering a rehab program that provided him with a job and a place to stay. Antonio May was a founding member of a rap group which included his cousin, Max Trenton Taylor Henderson, a co-founder of NOW Entertainment. May left three children behind as well as a brother, father and step-father. “As far as police brutality goes, it's getting out of hand,” says Fountain. "People should really wake up and realize something is seriously wrong when people are being killed for asking for water, or when good Samaritans like Emantic Fitzgerald Bradford Jr. are gunned down while trying to protect others. There needs to be a revision of standards in the hiring and training process.” According to multiple news sources, the May Family has asked for a criminal probe from the district attorney's office. “This is the sixth unexplained death at the Fulton County jail,” says Grayling May. “Even though it’s too late to save my brother, it’s never too late to save the next person from senseless police brutality.” #justiceforantoniomay #policethepolice #rip #nowentertainment #thisendstoday #worldiswatching #toot