Harold “Noonie” Ward, currently on the cover
of the newest F.E.D.S. magazine has started a record company to show
love back to the streets of Chicago.
Chicago native and music industry vet John Monopoly has lent support in
helping Noonie cultivate relationships.
Noonie has also been in talks with former Def Jam executives Russell
Simmons and Kevin Liles, who apparently had the concept of a Def Jam
Midwest already formulated.
Discussions fell through, however, and they are currently shopping
around for a label to sign a deal for the company.
“We think it’s important to show love and support other folks from
Chicago trying to make it happen in the music industry” Monopoly said of
the status of the yet-to-be-named company.
Ward, a former high ranking Gangster Disciple turned-businessman who
left the street life behind in the early 1990′s, ran for alderman in
Chicago in 2003 and State Representative last year.