100% of proceeds go to the Team of Life (Big Mama Helps)
Tory Lanez was one of the more versatile commercial artists to surface during the early 2010s. A songwriter and producer who flits between and fuses R&B and rap — his vocals alternate between swift and rugged boasts and smooth and sensitive come-ons — he made steady strides toward the mainstream with numerous mixtapes, guest appearances, and self-directed videos. Although he was known underground well before his 20th birthday, and was supported early on by Sean Kingston, he made some of his biggest moves in 2014. During that year, he was featured on “Me & My Bitch” — a track off YG’s Top Five album My Krazy Life — and among his own tracks that circulated in 2014 was “The Mission,” his first cut to hit Billboard’s Twitter Emerging Artists chart. In July 2015, after he had signed an Interscope-affiliated deal with Benny Blanco’s Mad Love label, he released “Say It,” an R&B slow jam that sampled Brownstone’s mid-’90s hit “If You Love Me” and peaked the following February at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100. A handful of additional tracks, including the dancehall-flavored “Luv” — his second Hot 100 placement — led to his debut album I Told You.
Team Of Life helps others in need with a selfless passion for excellence in education, social advancement, and community involvement through values based encouragement and programs. They instill in young people lifetime values to develop them emotionally, spiritually, and socially as expressed in the life long achievements of its founder Essie Reed, Big Mama. The fundamental challenge facing our community is to create harmony, unity and educational advancement for our youth and parents. Team of Life, Inc. believes that the best way to meet this challenge is to educate and encourage the youth, our future, were the problems can be prevented; and to ensure participation by the parents, men and women, from diverse backgrounds and at all levels of society.