Styles P’s Farma Cares Partners With Yonkers Family YMCA To Launch Monthly Plant-Based Community Dine-In Night

Styles P's Farma Cares Partners With Yonkers Family YMCA To Launch Monthly Plant-Based Community Dine-In Night

Veteran New York rapper Styles P of the legendary Rap trio The LOX has dedicated over a decade of his career to helping build community health through his health and wellness ventures Juices For Life and, more recently, Farmacy For Life. On Friday, September 22 2023, the rapper’s new nonprofit organization Farma Cares will partner with the Yonkers Family YMCA to officially launch their monthly ‘Plant Based Community Dine-In Night’. The inaugural event is set to take place from 6PM to 8PM at the local YMCA’s gymnasium, located at 17 Riverdale Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701. This event is free and open to the public. The food menu will be curated by Styles and his wife and business partner Adjua Styles

Register here, and stay tuned for future dates.

Styles P’s collaboration with the Yonkers Family YMCA arrives on the heels of the recent unveiling of a new mural in the South Bronx, New York made in honor of his group The LOX. 

Farma Cares’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyles targeted towards disenfranchised and underserved communities, with a focus on preventative habits and nutrition, including plant-based meals and exercise. 

The Y is forever serving, caring deeply about the community of Yonkers. The Yonkers Family YMCA’s unique mission is to help improve an individual’s quality of life through the myriad services they provide to address hunger, violence and youth development. They Y does this with a lens of equity and inclusion, ensuring all have access to opportunity and growth.

Styles P is one of the most sought after MCs of his generation. Born David Styles in Queens, New York and raised in Yonkers, P rose to prominence as one-third of  the world renowned trio The LOX. Styles, along with his fellow group members Jadakiss and Sheek Louch, were discovered by superstar singer, fellow Yonkers, NY native Mary J. Blige in 1994. The three man team then came up in music under two of the most storied hip-hop Dynasties; the Sean “Diddy” Combs led Bad Boy Records and the DMX-helmed Ruff Ryders label. Styles has been one of rap’s most consistent and lauded lyricists since then.

Styles P’s solo debut, A Gangster and a Gentleman (2002), was led by the Swizz Beatz-produced hit single “Good Times.” Four years later, he returned under the billing Styles P as Ruff Ryders released his much-delayed sophomore album, Time Is Money in December of 2006. Almost exactly one year from that date, signed to Koch Records, the rapper issued his third studio full-length, Super Gangster (Extraordinary Gentleman) (2007). In 2010 he was a featured guest on Rick Ross’ massive hit “BMF (Blowin’ Money Fast),” while 2011 saw him release the Master of Ceremonies album. In 2012 he issued The World’s Most Hardest MC Project with producers like AraabMUZIK and Jahlil Beats behind the boards, but 2013’s Float was produced exclusively by Scram Jones. An accidental leak of his 2015 album A Wise Guy and a Wise Guy led to its early release as the MC dropped the 20-track LP in October of that year.

15 solo albums and six collaborative projects later, Styles remains an integral piece to the legacy of The LOX, but has pledged his retirement from his solo career to dedicate more of his time to the health and wellness space. Styles now aims to further bridge the gap between Hip-Hop and healthy living through his latest venture  Farmacy For Life. Billed as “Hip-Hop’s first natural health food store”, Farmacy For Life was established by Styles and his wife Adjua as an extension of their line of juice bars Juices For Life, which launched soon after Styles P adopted a plant-based diet. Continuing their mission of building healthy communities, Farmacy For Life recently collaborated with Swiss chef Daniel Humm‘s Eleven Madison Home for the launch of Little Farma Box and Styles PB&J

Styles P's Farma Cares Partners With Yonkers Family YMCA To Launch Monthly Plant-Based Community Dine-In Night
Yoel Molina Law

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