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A.O. emerges with a new album “Episode 3:  A Force to Be Reckoned With”| @THEAGENCYHQ

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

A.O.

 

After picking up from Episode 1 and 2, A.O. unveils a new album Episode 3:  A Force to Be Reckoned With to be released on December 31st. Throughout his career, the Agency Operative has gone through a series of transformation to reach this point as a hip-hop artist. From writing in a journal to writing rhymes. Quickly, he went from playing trumpet to being a vocalist.

Shortly thereafter, there was a setback in which AO had to take a hiatus. The first album didn’t meet the financial success expected. So, the Agency Operative held back on releasing more projects. The first one could’ve been the last. The reason for creating another project would be – AO does not give up so quickly. Even though “Episode 1” did not reach financial success, the album did give him a better perception of how the music industry works.

A.O.

Another reason for putting out another project is that the graduate of TCNJ in 2009 has not seen much change in the economy. The job market continues to be limited to job opportunities. Not much has changed from the first album in 2011 to the current album in 2015. After graduation, A.O. continues to work temporary jobs with no offers for a permanent position. He decided to take his life in a new direction.

From the beginning, AO went by the stage name, King Kong. The reason for the name change was due to getting legal rights to the name. With that being said, the new name is  “The A.G.E.N.C.Y Operative.” Agency is an acronym (Agent Geared for Emissary to Navigate through Critical Conditions without yielding). Operative means secret agent. The Agency Operative is the secret agent of The Agency Headquarters and the name of the label. In 2010, the label launched, and the first single was “So Hot.”

What’s next?

With seven years into the game, the current status of A.O. is to continue with the mission. The third installment of his discography “Episode 3: A Force to be Reckoned With” will be released. “Episode 3: A Force to be Reckoned With” and will be available on Itunes and Google Play on December 31, 2017. Also, you can pre-order his album before its official launch.

As an agent on a mission, the journey will continue to fulfill the mission statement.  Connect with A.O. to be one of the first to download his latest project.

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Tragic Faces Of Sandy Young Victims First Pictures Of Some Of 74 Killed

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The massive loss of human life across the East Coast became apparent on Wednesday as the first pictures of the victims of Superstorm Sandy were released.

At least 74 are now known to have died after the monster storm felled enormous trees, downed dangerous power lines, swamped homes with floodwater and inflicted billions of dollars’ worth of damage.

The storm killed mothers, fathers, children and the elderly as it lumbered north, sparking freak accidents and gallant – yet tragic – displays of heroism along the East Coast.

Among the people killed trying to save the lives of others, off-duty NYPD officer Artur Kasprzak, 28, drowned in his basement after rescuing seven members of his family, including his 15-month-old son, girlfriend and father, from the rising storm surge at their home in South Beach, Staten Island

Irene Is First Hurricane to Threaten US in 3 Yrs

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

From Florida to the Carolinas, folks are stocking up and reviewing evacuation plans ahead of Hurricane Irene. Irene hit the Caribbean and is now churning its way toward the East Coast, posing the first serious hurricane threat in 3 years. (Aug. 23)

Jimmy Henchmen Friends Charged w/ Murder of Tony Yayo Associate

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

The Smoking Gun reports:

As part of a mushrooming criminal investigation, two men tied to fugitive music manager James Rosemond have been charged with the murder of an associate of the rapper 50 Cent, The Smoking Gun has learned.

The September 2009 killing of Lowell Fletcher, investigators believe, was retribution for the assault two years earlier of Rosemond’s 14-year-old son. Additionally, sources said, federal agents suspect that Rosemond ordered and paid for the attack.

G-Unit Affiliate Lowell Fletcher

Fletcher, pictured above, struck the boy in the head after spotting him on a Manhattan sidewalk wearing a t-shirt with the name of his father’s music management business, Czar Entertainment. Rosemond’s son was on his way to his father’s West 25th Street office, which was across the street from the headquarters of 50 Cent’s management firm.

At the time of the March 2007 attack, the chart-topping performer was involved in a heated rivalry with the rapper The Game, who was managed by Rosemond’s company. Fletcher, nicknamed Lodi Mack, subsequently pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, while fellow G-Unit member Tony Yayo (real name: Marvin Bernard) copped a plea to harassing the younger Rosemond.

Fletcher was imprisoned for nearly two years for the assault and an unrelated narcotics charge. Two weeks after being paroled in mid-September 2009, Fletcher was shot to death on a quiet Bronx street at 9:30 PM. New York Police Department investigators reportedly believed that Fletcher, 32, had been ambushed by several men that Sunday evening.

In a superseding indictment unsealed late last month in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, federal prosecutors accused two men of involvement in Fletcher’s murder. Rodney Johnson, 37, was charged with plotting with unnamed coconspirators to orchestrate the homicide. He is alleged to have agreed to pay Brian McCleod and “others known and unknown” to kill Fletcher. The 40-year-old McCleod, pictured below, agreed to commit the killing “in exchange for narcotics.”

Brian McCleod admitted to the murder

“Johnson and McCleod,” according to the indictment, “caused the death of Lowell Fletcher.” However, the document does not offer further details as to who pulled the trigger or was present during the homicide.

The indictment also charges the pair and two other men with narcotics trafficking in connection with a ring that arranged to have cocaine shipped from Los Angeles to New York via overnight delivery services like Federal Express. Prosecutors and Drug Enforcement Administration agents believe that Rosemond headed the group’s East Coast operations.

Johnson, Derek English, and Ronald Anderson were initially named in a May 2010 indictment charging them with narcotics distribution. The men, all convicted felons, were arrested outside a Bayside, Queens residence that was used as a cocaine “stash house” by the narcotics distribution operation. McCleod was added as a defendant in the May 27 superseding indictment, which included two new felony counts related to the Fletcher homicide.

The federal case is not the first time Johnson and McCleod–who underwent open heart surgery in March–have been codefendants in a cocaine distribution case. Both men were convicted in Queens of state charges about five years ago. Johnson was freed from state prison in April 2008, while McCleod was released in August 2009, one month before Fletcher was gunned down in the shadow of the elevated train tracks running along Jerome Avenue.

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DEA Big Drug Bust In Georgia Nets $23.8 Million Dollars & 500 Kilos Of Cocaine (Video)

Friday, February 4th, 2011

(AP) – Federal drug enforcement officials say they’ve seized millions of dollars from Mexican cartel members operating in Atlanta.

Authorities say some of that money will go to help Georgia law enforcement agencies.

Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent Rodney Benson says Operation Four Horsemen resulted in the seizure of $23.8 million and more than 500 kilograms of cocaine.

Benson says 23 cartel members have been arrested, including two brothers accused of running drugs along the East Coast.

Authorities say $8 million will be divided among agencies that provided key help in the investigation – the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Department of Public Safety, Lawrenceville Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.