John Forté is a Grammy-nominated recording artist, filmmaker and activist. First recognized for his work with multi-platinum hip hop group The Fugees, Forté has released several solo and collaborative projects to-date. Forté’s felony conviction and eventual Presidential commutation cemented Forté’s commitment to reforming America’s broken criminal justice system.
For the past 25 years, Forté has developed, maintained and nurtured relationships with artists, industry leaders, influencers, and members of the press. Recently, Forté signed on as Head of Strategic Partnerships for Rose Capital / BR Brands, a private equity group focused in the burgeoning legal cannabis industry. Forté’s newfound roles and responsibilities, including but not limited to educating, inspiring, destigmatizing and normalizing the discussion around cannabis, are a unique and complementary fit for his personal experiences as a creative director, a critical thinker, and a collaborator.”