Give us a few as we strategize something. Don’t call it a comeback tho … 🙂
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).
(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!
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 Visual: M. Island – “Oh Yeah!’
Step into the new single, Oh Yeah! by long-time supporter of The SFPL, M. Island. Produced by Steven “Sequel” Quintana, Oh Yeah, is a beautiful tale of faith, encouragement and perseverance. Directed by Azzie Scott, Step into the extremely thoughtful and touching video below.
This isn’t your average horror film…that’s for sure!
Octavia Spencer stars as “Sue Ann” in a new film titled ‘MA’.
About the movie:
Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe.
“Sue Ann” is a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town (Diana Silvers, Glass), to buy some booze for her and her friends, and Sue Ann sees the chance to make some unsuspecting if younger, friends of her own.
She offers the kids the chance to avoid drinking and driving by hanging out in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober. Don’t curse. Never go upstairs. And call her “Ma.”
But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on earth.
Peep the full trailer above.
Nail-Biter Productions launches new Web Series title ‘ROMP’. The new venture of entertainment veterans to tackle the complex stories of three black male millennials striving in Los Angeles.
Nail-Biter Productions is a Los Angeles based production company focused on bringing unique black male-oriented stories to the small screen announces the release of its’ new web series(dramedy)titled: ‘ROMP’. The series follows the lives of three best friends: a photographer, a music executive, and an investment banker, as they spar with each other and life while juggling their affairs of the heart. This extraordinary series explores the many dimensions of friendships amongst millennials.
Set in Los Angeles where anything goes, the three friends discover that the playground is a paradoxically sandbox threatening to derail their solid friendships. The first episode: Jaded, reveals that these men too often keep secrets from each other that breach their trust. Things go south quickly
for the trio.
Launched on the company’s YouTube Channel, this original series features fresh talent: Derrick King, Marcus Thomas, Nahesi Crawford, Alisha Henson, Mariah Walsh, Eric Payton, Kyle Jones, Royal G., DJ Richie Skye, and Toy Connor. Nail-Biter Productions was established by Casinova Henderson, Executive Producer, and Derrick Thompson, the creator/writer of ROMP, to tell authentic stories from the progressive black male perspective.
Check out the latest episodes below:
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In case you missed it, here is one festival that should be on your radar with some of the most popping acts of the music industry! Be sure to add the ‘Art of Cool Festival’ to your list of annual festivals to attend!
Durham-based Art of Cool Festival (AOCFEST) has added several new acts to its latest 2018 festival lineup. AOCFEST, now in its fifth year, is owned and managed as a subsidiary of The DOME Group LLC.
The Friday lineup includes Maxwell as the headliner, along with AOCFEST alum Anthony Hamilton. Meshell Ndegeocello, Juju Exchange, Damien Escobar, Sons of Kemet, 9th Wonder’s 95 LIVE with DJ Spinderella, and Sango round out the first night of the festival weekend. Saturday’s lineup includes headliners Erykah Badu and Nas, along with Dwele, Royce Da 5’9, Iman Omari, Keyon Harrold, and Rahsaan Patterson.
“We’ve been working hard to present our biggest lineup to date to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The Art of Cool Festival,” says The DOME Group LLC and AOCFEST President Sulaiman Mausi.
In addition to a stellar lineup, AOCFEST welcomes the Innovate your Cool conference and St(art) of Cool, free community programming scheduled during the AOCFEST weekend, and led by The Art of Cool Project.
The 2018 5th Anniversary AOCFEST will be held September 28-29th, 2018. The main venue will be the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, located at 408 Blackwell Street. Additional venues will include the Durham Armory, Motorco, Carolina Theatre, and the Pinhook. One-day passes will go on sale June 15th.
Noted AOCFEST past performers include Common, George Clinton, Terence Blanchard, Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, The Internet, Anderson .Paak, Goldlink, Roy Ayers, Snarky Puppy, and BadBadNotGood.
TV One announced today that production is currently underway on season five of hit franchise RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL, a one-hour docu-series featuring award-winning syndicated radio personality, host and stand-up comedian Rickey Smiley, as he tries to juggle his career and home life. This season premieres on Tuesday, October 30 at 8 p.m. ET/7C and captures Smiley as he continues to navigate the ups and downs of professional demands, single fatherhood and intimate relationships. Shooting in Atlanta, where he resides during the week, and in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, where he raises his family, Smiley’s struggle to find work-life balance while trying to maintain a love life has become a central focus and source of laughter for fans of the show.
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“I’m excited that TV One is bringing Rickey Smiley For Real back for a fifth season. It’s truly been an honor to share my family with the world. Through my partnership with production company Bobbcat Films, we aim to create television the whole family can watch together,” says Rickey Smiley.
Infusing his authentic brand of comedy into every situation, this season RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL will deliver more of the 3 F’s – Fun, Family and Frama. “Frama” is the family drama that only people in Rickey’s close-knit circle can bring. At home, Rickey is turning 50 and dealing with everyone trying to turn his special day into something they want. Meanwhile, Rickey’s college-aged daughter D’Essence Smiley gets arrested for two DUI’s, Aaryn’s mom gets remarried, and Rickey now has 4 new teens living in his house courtesy of his over-the-top cousin.
Over at the radio station, fresh off her performance in the stage play “Set It Off,” Da Brat has decided that she wants to be the next female entertainment mogul. Headkrak and Beyonce have started an event planning company, while Juicy wants to start a surprising new side hustle! Porsha Williams tries to play matchmaker for Rickey, and Gary has discovered that he has a life-threatening health issue that he refuses to let conquer him. While the situations are at times as serious as they come, Rickey’s unique humor and perspective on life adds just the special ingredient to make season 5 the most exciting, emotional and entertaining season ever!
RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL is produced by Bobbcat Films for TV One with Rickey Smiley and Roger M. Bobb as executive producers, and Angi Bones as co-executive producer. For TV One, Susan Henry and Gold Morgan are executives-in-charge of production; Donyell McCullough is Sr. Director of Talent & Casting; and Robyn Greene Arrington is Interim Head of Original Programming and Production.
Spotify’s RapCaviar Live is returning to New York with headliner Chance The Rapper on September 29 at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn. In partnership with Verizon, the Brooklyn show will also feature Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack and DJ SpinKing.
Following the launch of RapCaviar Live in 2017, Spotify continues to showcase some of today’s hottest rappers to their biggest fans around the country. Produced in partnership with Live Nation Urban, RapCaviar Live is inspired by Spotify’s highly influential flagship hip hop playlist, RapCaviar, which encompasses a collection of fresh hip hop tracks and has since become one of Spotify’s biggest playlists with over 10 million followers.
Verizon and Spotify have partnered to bring a special show to New York, featuring some of the top hip-hop and R&B artists. As a partner of the RapCaviar Live Brooklyn show, Verizon will be hosting a special VIP section for members of its loyalty program, Verizon Up. Members can redeem tickets in the My Verizon app.
Since its inception in August 2017 with a kickoff show in Atlanta headlined by Gucci Mane, RapCaviar Live has made stops in Toronto, Chicago, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New York, and Houston. Previous artists on the tour include Migos, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, Trippie Redd, A$AP Mob, Dipset, Lil’ Pump, Playboi Carti, Mike WiLL Made-It and more.
Pre-sale tickets will be available to Spotify fans through the Spotify Fans First pre-sale and through Live Nation on August 16. General on-sale tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com on August 17, all 10am ET.
For more on RapCaviar, check out the playlist here and official Instagram here.
RapCaviar Live Brooklyn
Date: Saturday, September 29
Location: Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY
Lineup: Chance The Rapper, Sheck Wes, Tierra Whack and DJ SpinKing