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Meet Tony M. Fountain: CEO and founder of Now Entertainment

Tony M. Fountain is the CEO and founder of Now Entertainment. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Tony M. Fountain
Tony M. Fountain. Photo Courtesy of Tony M. Fountain
Tony M. Fountain. Photo Courtesy of Tony M. Fountain

Tony M. Fountain is the CEO and founder of Now Entertainment. Digital Journal has the scoop.

He started his career as a musician and rapper. And somewhere along the line, he had kids and became a single father. This dealt a hard blow to his music career, and eventually, he realized that a recording artist’s lifestyle wasn’t feasible for him at that point; however, Tony still wanted to be involved in the music industry in some way. Tony enrolled at Full Sail University, where he learned music business management. There he learned how to harness various skills and created his own media company in 2011.

Not too long ago, Author and founder of Now Entertainment, Tony M Fountain, made a Tiktok rap video where he implied he was sent to prison as a teenager by a judge who owned stock in the private facility he was set to spend time in.

It might come as a surprise to most people, but there are two kinds of prisons in the U.S.; Public and privately owned prisons. Yes, there are a number of privately owned prisons in the United States, and these prisons are kept up and running by funds from government contracts.

Now here is where things get a little bit interesting. The government contracts private prisons receive are based on the total number of inmates and their average length of time served.

So this basically means that the more inmates these prisons handle, the more money they earn. Private prisons contain about 8% of the U.S prison population, out of the 2.2 million people in jail in the United States. Of course, this system brings in a lot of foul play as we see a lot of private prison stakeholders do everything in their power to get their facilities full. Some anonymous sources have stated that these stakeholders go as far as incarcerating innocent people.

Rapper Krayzie Bone among other sources also revealed how there was a meeting some years back where certain members in the music industry stated they needed to focus on gangster rap to influence kids and keep the private prisons filled. It’s all an elaborate plan for wealth.

I met up with Tony earlier this year, and this is what he had to say about the situation; “I’m not 100% sure the judge did own part of the facility but I was told he did. Regardless there is some truth behind how it’s all set up and I felt it was a perfect opportunity to shed some light on the situation.”

After helping build the careers of several artists, Tony shared on Twitter in 2020 that he was contemplating releasing new music of his own.

Tony previewed an animated lyric video of his first single named G.I.T. under the stage name TMF Precha. This single emphasizes the need to stay optimistic during these troubled times and is set to be released on June 28, 2021.

Young Tony was sent to YDC because he was accused of hitting a teacher. Today, Tony admits that he was definitely on the wrong path and views it all as a blessing because it may very well

have prevented him from other, possibly worse events, but stands by the fact he was innocent and the teacher was an embarrassed liar. In a shocking twist, he went on to marry a teacher.

Aside from a brief stint in YDC as a teenager and campaigning for justice in cases such as the 2019 passing of label mate Silly Slim’s brother Antonio May when Antonio tragically passed away from lack of water and an assault by the guards at a Fulton County Georgia Jailhouse. Tony has an even broader view from the system inside and out as his sister was also accused of murdering her child’s father and Tony previously worked in a mental health facility/jail where he and staff housed the criminally insane and determined whether or not they were fit to stand trial and to go on to prison or if they were actually mentally ill.

“I saw some really strange things while employed there, Tony said. Everything from folks that thought they were a wolf to a man that tried to drink so much water that it would cause his lungs to drown. I have to say one of my most pleasurable moments was breaking a former cop that had come to us on a child molestation charge. He wouldn’t speak at all for two weeks. It was clear to me he was afraid of going to prison as he very well should have been.

So I stayed close to him and kept graphically explaining to him how he was going to be beaten and raped in prison and so on until finally he broke and started talking. His first words were, “Please get someone else to watch over me I don’t want him” referring to me of course. But nonetheless, this sparked the nurses’ diagnosis of him actually not being insane and so he had to face trial.

Tony says, there’s good and bad on both sides of the fence. You can find good and evil in everything known to man, whether it’s the pope or a loved one. But this private prison monopoly has got to go, it’s ridiculous manipulation of the youth’s minds for greed and corporate gain.”

To learn more about Tony M. Fountain, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 21,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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