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SAWEETIE DROPS “PRETTY B*TCH FREESTYLE” TO CELEBRATE HER BIRTHDAY

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You know we love Saweetie over here. Despite all that internet side-talk, the Multi-platinum selling ICY rapper released a new track and video for “Pretty B*tch Freestyle” in celebration of her birthday yesterday!

You may remember she recently released her single “Tap In,” inspired by fellow Bay Area artist Too Short’s classic “Blow The Whistle.” Beside’s a little push back from folks who were tired of her sampling old school classics, she still received looks from BillboardComplexMaximE!, and more. The Wall Street Journal also included “Tap In” in their summer playlist, commenting, “The bumping sample of Too Short’s ‘Blow The Whistle’ and confidence of Saweetie’s vocals are sure to demand inclusion on lots of summer playlists.”

Peep her freestyle above, and listen to “Tap In” HERE and watch video HERE.

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FLY VISUAL: 3ohBlack “Drive The Boat.”

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Entertainment The Daily Word

Lecrae Partners with Love Beyond Walls To Plant Portable Wash Stations Around Atlanta Metro Area.

We here at Stuff Fly People Like are dedicated to bringing you all the good news in the midst of this Global pandemic called The Corona Virus.

And this is FLY! Multi Grammy Award-winning platinum selling artist, Lecrae (and friend of the Fly People) has partnered with Love Beyond Walls to plant portable hand washing stations around the Atlanta Metro Area, with the purpose of ensuring that homeless and displaced people have the option of cleaning their hands in response to Coronavirus (Covid19).

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(Executive Director and Founder of Love Beyonce Walls, Terence Lester)

How Fly Is That?

Before the announcement, Stuff Fly People Like caught up with Lecrae to get the scoop, and this is what he had to say:

Stuff Fly People Like: “We heard that you are doing some great things in the city of Atlanta to help with this pandemic, can you tell us a little more about that?”

Lecrae: “Yes, my good friend Terence Lester runs a non profit called, Love Beyond Walls. I’ve worked with him for years to get involved to help people experiencing homelessness, to hear their stories and humanize them. And I’m taking my staff and my artist over to the Dignity Museum, that he created, just to help us wrap our minds around how to help people experiencing homelessness. During the pandemic, a lot of us are buying up the hand sanitizers, and we have the space at home to wash our hands, and we are not thinking about people who don’t have the means to wash their hands. People who are at risk, because they have tuberculosis or bronchitis from the conditions that they live in. So who is taking care of these folks? So Terrence and I got together, and I asked him, what can I do? And he said, I want to get some portable sinks to put out all over the city. And I asked him the cost, he told me, and my answer was, say no more, let’s do it. So I brought some portable sinks, and I partnered up with him, and we are going to put them throughout the city. So that people experiencing homelessness can have the opportunity to sanitize on a consistent basis.”

We can’t express how commendable this is!

The initiative kicked off at 10am Today, Thursday March 19th at Love Beyond Wall’s Center located at 3270 East Main Street, College Park, GA 30337.

Lecrae will join the Love Beyond Walls team at 10am to begin assembling the sinks after which they will be filled with water, loaded on trucks, and distributed to key locations frequented by the homeless in the Atlanta Metro Area.

For more info on Love Behind Walls, visit here.

Please spread the word!

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FLY Interviews

JADAKISS TALKS KOBE BRYANT’S LEGACY, IF HE’D VOTE FOR MICHAEL JORDAN FOR PRESIDENT, & NEW ALBUM “IGNATIUS”

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Our family over at Cassuis Life had the pleasure of chopping it up with one of rap’s G.O.A.T.’s, Jadakiss. The brands solicited some of our favorite brothers to be apart of the conversation, including our Co-Creator, Rae Holliday, our Photographer/Editor, Bernard Smalls and The Deputy Editor for Cassius Life, Bruce Goodwin. During the interview, the room discusses Kobe Bryant’s legacy, Michael Jordan for President, and Jada’s new album. The best part however, is Rae and Jada’s hilarious one-on-one over a game of pool, in which Rae has never played before. The results are priceless. Watch the video below, and of course, give us your thoughts.

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Entertainment

The City Girls Prepare To, “BE OUTSIDE!”

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Fly Guys Elliott Wilson and Brian B. Dot Miller of Rap Radar, recently sat down with The City Girls to discuss everything from new music, their new celebrity status, relationships, and more. During the interview the “Act Up,” ladies show nothing but gratitude for their fans and platform. The most important gem we took from it, was their complete humility. “I don’t think that I’ll ever be a Monster,” says J.T. “Or think I’m a celebrity like that,” as she explains an interaction with a fan who noticed her in disbelief, as she casually walked around a Bowling Alley in Miami. “I mean, for the most part I like it, you know, I always wanted to be famous, so I Love it,” adds Young Miami, who held the group down effortlessly and pregnant, while her right hand served a bid in prison.

Peep the dope interview below, and let us know your thoughts!

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FLY Events Last Night in NYC

Last Night In NYC: Spotify Hosts Exclusive Preview of “Stay Scary” Halloween Pop-Up in NYC with Jameela Jamil

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 24: An outside view of the Spotify Halloween Costume Pop-up Event on Mercer Street in New York City on October 24, 2019. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spotify)

Last week, Spotify celebrated the opening of its immersive Halloween Costume Pop-Up with an event in New York featuring Jameela Jamil as guest DJ. The pop-up features costumes inspired by artists who have dared to push boundaries and challenge us, often with their iconic style, and will be open to the public for one day only on Saturday, October 26th.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 24: Jameela Jamil DJs during the Spotify Halloween Costume Pop-up Event on Mercer Street in New York City on October 24, 2019. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spotify)

Jamil played tracks from artists like Cardi B, Kanye West and TLC while wearing one of the sparkliest items available at Spotify’s pop-up – a replica of the Billie Eilish spider-covered crown featured in the singer-songwriter’s “you should see me in a crown” music video.

A self-confessed fan of Eilish, Jamil later posted a photo of herself in the crown on Instagram Stories, saying “I am Silly Eilish. The less cool third sibling.” Eilish reposted, “OMG NO.”

A highlight of the event was a presentation by Spotify’s VP, Global Executive Creative Director, Alex Bodman, who explained to guests the inspiration behind each costume accessory on display, including a replica of the live python Britney Spears famously draped around her shoulders during her 2001 MTV VMA’s performance of “I’m a Slave 4 U.” Also, featured is nail art from popular Latin artist Bad Bunnythe Lil Nas X rhinestone-accented jacket patch you see in his “Old Town Road” music video and a replica of Trippie Redd’s diamond-crusted fang grillz.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 24: A view of atmosphere during the Spotify Halloween Costume Pop-up Event on Mercer Street in New York City on October 24, 2019. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spotify)

The overall theme of the pop-up is “Stay Scary,” and Spotify worked closely with all 12 artists involved in curating the approach to Halloween.

“Halloween is about celebrating the best in pop culture,” says Bodman. “We wanted to highlight some of the iconic artists who have thrilled, challenged and even shocked us, by inviting consumers to a pop-up they can truly immerse themselves in. It’s a celebration of iconic moments in music history and connects fans and artists in a way that only Spotify can.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 24: Guests attend the Spotify Halloween Costume Pop-up Event on Mercer Street in New York City on October 24, 2019. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spotify)

The pop-up opened to the public on Saturday, October 26th and as well as scoring a free costume (on a first come, first-served basis) visitors were able to interact with a “dare to listen” playlist station, see Spotify-produced short films highlighting musicians who have stepped outside comfort zones for the sake of their art, as well as take some pretty awesome photos with.

More photos below by Theo Warden, Getty Images / Courtesy of Spotify. 

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Last Night In NYC: Lil’ Kim, Wale, LaQuan Smith, Jonathan Mannion Celebrate Moët & Chandon ‘Nectar of the Culture’

Last night in NYC (Oct. 22), Moët & Chandon joined forces with iconic cultural photographer, Jonathan Mannion, and renowned fashion designer, LaQuan Smith to launch its new Nectar of the Culture campaign, which celebrates the people, places and moments that continue to push our culture forward.

The exclusive launch drew a cross-section of creative luminaries, including Lil’ Kim, Wale, BJ The Chicago Kid, Mack Wilds, SFPL & iOne Digital‘s own Gabriel Williams and Danielle Herrington, who arrived wearing custom LaQuan Smith attire. These notables and more all gathered for a multi-course pairing dinner prepared by CLEO TV’s own, Celebrity Chef JJ Johnson.

A pillar within culture for over 25 years, Mannion is infamous for having documented “The Golden Era” of hip hop and is now capturing the next generation of pioneers, in what has been dubbed the “Rose Gold Era.”  Debuting with New York’s pioneer – Queens-born designer LaQuan Smith – Moët and Mannion will continue to celebrate various pioneers in key cities across the U.S including Atlanta, Miami, LA and Chicago.

Check out more photos below by Lewis Mirrett for Moët & Chandon.

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SFPL's New Music

Tinashe wants us to ‘Die A Little Bit.’

Listen Ya’ll, we don’t know what it’s gonna take to make Tinashe POP like the star she is, but we are glad she keeps going for it. Our girl has chucked the majors the deuces and decided to go the Indie route this time around, and we ain’t mad. According to Forbes.com;

Tinashe’s split with record label RCA earlier this year was a symbolic transfer of creative power back to an artist who many believe shouldn’t have been limited by label executives in the first place.

Touché! 

Her new single, ‘Die a Little Bit,’ features British rapper, Ms. Banks, and we must admit, it’s a BOP!

Now you know, we LOVE Tinashe on a dance floor, so the minute the beat drops, you know what time it is. And she doesn’t disappoint. We hope this works for her, because lord KNOWS she deserves a break. Step in, and give us your thoughts.

Cheers to hoping it’s only up from here.

FYI, This is the first release off of her new indie imprint, Tinashe Music Inc.

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CULTURE CREATORS C2 SUMMIT PROGRAMMING AND PANELISTS ANNOUNCED

 

Culture Creators officially reveals the programming slate and key speakers for the first-ever C2 Summit, presented by Hilton, scheduled for October 21, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The summit takes over the Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall in front of an audience of 250-selected HBCU students from the Washington D.C., Virginia and Maryland areas.
Among an impressive list of panelists, speakers include NBA Hall of Famer, Isaiah Thomas, who will offer his perspective on the business of sports and entertainment. Gary Coichy [Founder of Pod Digital Media Podcast] and Jackie Wilson [Founder of Nova Fitness] will be on-hand discussing the digital age and utilizing technology as a platform. John Gibson [VP of External and Multicultural Affairs, The Motion Picture Association] and Keesha Boyd [Executive Director, Comcast/NBC Universal] will provide their points of view on how to navigate careers as TV/Film content creators. Discussing festivals and the world of live music, Shawn Gee [Pres. Live Nation Urban] and Marcus Allen [Founder of Broccoli City] will share their experiences and journeys, while Phylicia Fant [Head of Urban Music, Columbia Records], Marc Byers [General Manager of Motown Records] and Jeriel Johnson [The Recording Academy] will lead a talk regarding the entertainment business. Executives from sponsors Hilton, Morgan Stanley, PEPSI, JBL Audio and WME will also be in attendance and on various panels.
Additional panelists hold top positions at FOSSIL, Players Tribune, Alamo Records, Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Warner Records, Under Armour, NBA, HITCO and more. The speaker lineup also includes Chris Atlas [Warner Records], Lori Hall [TV One], Datwon Thomas [Vibe], Brittany Ireland [Howard University], Steve Canal [The Brand Executive], Cyrene Lovette, and Jason Johnson [Audiomack].
The C2 Summit will be comprised of fireside chats and breakout sessions with a range of topics including:The Business of Sports and Entertainment, Defining the Culture of Your Brand, Financial Literacy in the Black Community and Creating Festivals and Careers in the Live Music Industry. Additionally, THE WHETHER will be on-site to administer professional resume services. Students will have the opportunity to take professional headshots and participate in one-on-one mentorship rounds with summit speakers.
For complete programming details, including the full list of panelists, please visit The Culture Creators website!
Culture Creators upholds its ongoing mission to elevate and empower tomorrow’s thought leaders and creatives with the C2 Summit.
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SFPL's New Music

SFPL MUSIC: SHAE STADIUMS PUTS A GOSPEL SPIN ON PHIL COLLINS CLASSIC

Shae Stadiums is back with a gospel spin on the Phil Collins classic, “ONE MORE NIGHT.” Take a listen to the inspirational track pinned by the singer/writer.

And listen to the original below.

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