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Fly Streams: La’Porsha Renae, Haddy Racks, Chloe & Halle and Kevin Ross

Today, singer/songwriter La’Porsha Renae shares her highly anticipated debut album Already All Ready via Motown Records. The 13-track album, which features the smash single “Good Woman,” is available for purchase/stream here. Since the release of “Good Woman,” La’Porsha has made appearances on shows such as The Harry Show, Good Day LA, Good Day NY where she also gave heart-pouring performances, increasing the profile of the single which currently sits at #7 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart. The album features production from mega-talented producers Ne-Yo, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Edgar “JV” Etienne, and more. ‘Already All Ready’ showcases La’Porsha’s powerhouse and multi-faceted vocals through genre-blending tracks that shows her versatility as an innovative star that is definitely here to stay.

La’Porsha uses the influence of her favorite artists like Tina Turner, Prince, Michael Jackson, and Whitney Houston and fuses her own young and fresh vibe to the songs creating a unique sound that conveys emotion and excitement.

“The album cover represents all of my past insecurities, and everything I advocate for. I represent beautiful, full figured women, single mothers and natural haired women, and black lives,” says La’Porsha in regards to the album art.

When asked about the meaning of the album, La’Porsha said:

“The title Already All Ready was chosen because many of what I just named is not considered to be ideal or socially popular when describing a rising star. I embraced everything that I thought would hold me back from pursuing my dreams, and used my insecurities to give me the courage to inspire and advocate for others who possessed many of the same insecurities I had. I also wanted to honor single mothers and defy the stereotypical dress code of a thick, brown-skinned, single mother and domestic violence survivor. I’m proud of my curves, my daughter, as well as the harsh past that helped shape me into the strong woman I am today.”

La’Porsha Renae was introduced to the world via the stage of the 15th and final season of American Idol. Although American Idol is the medium that introduced Renae to the world, she has been signing since the tender age of six. She vividly recalls singing “Fallin'” by Alicia Keys in her mother’s beauty shop. She grew up singing for her mother’s clients but had no idea that she would one day share her talent with the world and become the runner up on one of the most popular talent discovery shows of all time. Since the finale of the show, La’Porsha has been signed to 19 Recordings/Motown Records. Her single “Battles” was tapped as the theme song for the gold medal-winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. From McComb, Mississippi to American Idol, La’Porsha is now ready to reveal everything that she wasn’t able to on the show.

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Chris Jackson Releases “No Chaser”

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New York’s own Chris Jackson has just released his first full length album titled, No Chaser.

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Fly News: Artist Jonathan McReynolds garners #1 hit with highly-anticipated new album ‘Life Music: Stage Two’

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Acclaimed Dove and Stellar Award-nominated recording artist Jonathan McReynolds makes a splash with his latest release, Life Music: Stage Two, available online and in-stores today, September 18, 2015, along with an album release celebration in Chicago!  Receiving early acclaim from the moment McReynolds released his new album’s first single “Gotta Have You” earlier this year, fans have eagerly embraced his highly-anticipated sophomore album and live performances, with the album making a #1 debut on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Christian Music chart!

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Marking McReynolds’ ongoing evolution in his wide-ranging talents as a singer-songwriter, Life Music: Stage Two continues to defy expectations in inspirational music and exploring faith in everyday life.  Painting a contemporary palette of sounds that encompasses R&B to gospel, soul and pop, Life Music: Stage Twofeatures 13 tracks that include the latest single “Whole” (feat. India.Arie), “Pressure,” “Maintain” (feat. Chantae Cann), “All Things High” (feat. Israel Houghton), “Limp,” “Stay High” (feat. Derek Minor), and more, with the album also available in a Walmart exclusive CD containing 2 bonus tracks.

Jonathan McReynolds continues to maintain a busy schedule touring across the country, including recent appearances on the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, The Nightly Spirit with Willie Moore Jr., and a live performance on WGN Morning News in Chicago.  He kicks off the new album’s release with a Life Music: Stage Two Birthday Bash & Album Release Concert celebration in his native Chicago on September 18th, performing with a host of special guests that include India.Arie, Israel Houghton, Travis Greene, Chantae Cann, with the event hosted by Jermaine Dolly at Fellowship Chicago.

McReynolds’ upcoming appearances include SiriusXM’s Heart & Soul and Praise channels, TV One’s NewsOne Now with Roland Martin (September 29th), performances in New York and Washington DC opening for acclaimed songstress Lalah Hathaway, and performing on the Poets in Autumn Tour, as well as additional touring throughout the rest of this year hitting Oklahoma, Illinois, Virginia, Canada, and Norway.  Fans can also follow McReynolds on Apple Music, to be one of the first to see a new video for the song “Stay High” on September 28th.

Catch Jonathan McReynolds’ live performance of “Gotta Have You” on WGN Morning News: HERE

Follow Jonathan McReynolds on Apple Music to catch his new video for “Stay High” on September 28thHERE

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Order online or pick up today at major retailers, including a Walmart exclusive CD featuring 2 bonus tracks:

Amazon CD: HERE

iTunes: HERE

To connect with Jonathan McReynolds and information on upcoming appearances, tickets and more, visit:

www.JonathanMcReynolds.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jmcreynoldsmusic

Twitter/Instagram @jonmcreynolds

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Fetty Wap Releases Official Self-Titled Album Cover & Trailer

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Already charting top hits on Billboard like “Trap Queen” & “My Way,” New Jersey native Fetty Wap offers up his new album cover and trailer building up major anticipation for the Sept. 25th release date.

On the official cover, Fetty had no problem revealing the side of his face that displays just the eye contour, which was affected by Glaucoma when he was born, leaving him without an actual eye. Wap also revealed that he lost his eye at just 6 months old, received reconstructive eye surgery at the age of 12, but didn’t want to wear the prothesis anymore soon after.

I just stopped wearing the prothesis because I didn’t want to look like everyone else. See, that’s the truth — I didn’t get shot or hit with a firecracker.

After, Fetty says that he’s “just blessed.”

Check out the trailer below:

Fetty is currently on the Chris Brown curated tour, One Hell of A Night along French Montana and a few others.

SEE ALSO:

NEW MUSIC: FETTY WAP – “I’M STRAIGHT”

NEW MUSIC: FETTY WAP – “I WONDER” PROD. BY BRIAN “PEOPLES” GARCIA

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FLY Question Of The Week: Are TLC considered scrubs for soliciting money from their fans to fund their last album?

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The year was 1999, and we partied like it was 1999 as we spent our last year on earth (according to conspiracy theorist) living life to the fullest. “No Scrubs” by oh so popular girl group TLC off their album FanMail RULED the air waves, as the ladies declared they could do without men who could not provide for themselves or anyone else. That’s what the song was about right? Released in January 1999 as the album’s first single, “No Scrubs” became TLC’s third number-one single and eighth top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It also earned them their second Grammy nomination for Record of the Year.

“No Scrubs” is one of TLC’s signature songs and was the second biggest Hot 100 single of 1999, according to Billboard ’​s Year-End Charts.

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If you don’t have a car and you’re walking
Oh yes, son, I’m talking to you
If you live at home with your mamma
Oh yes, son, I’m talking to you (baby)
If you have a shorty but you don’t show love
Oh yes, son, I’m talking to you
Wanna get with me with no money
Oh no, I don’t want, no (oh)

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Fast Forward to 2015. Unfortunately, at the present time one of the members of TLC, Left Eye, has left us to be with the Lord. R.I.P. Left Eye. TLC have not since recorded, and although T-Boz & Chilli pop up on your occasional award show, open bar or throwback concert, they have fallen back from creating music of their own. Until now that is.

 

The ladies of TLC are ready to record their last and final album, but a few things are missing, mainly a major record deal and more importantly, money. So the ladies of TLC have decided to start a kick starter to raise funds for their last album with a solicitation price of 150,000. Although we know albums can be pricey, considering producers, production, studio time, etc… we can’t help but ask ourselves this question … Are TLC considered scrubs for soliciting money from their fans to fund their last album?

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Our Guy @RealLifeKaz of TheSTASHED.com made a statement on Twitter the other day that made us think about this even more. Why not drop the 150K out of pocket? Isn’t that what a NON-scrub would do? Or, is it ok to switch up and be a scrub when you need to be?

Hmmmmmmmm.

Now, we’d like to know, What are your thoughts?

-Stay Fly!

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The Fly-Review: J. Cole’s “Forrest Hills Drive”…

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As we transition into adults there are always constant reminders that make you wish you could rewind time and absorb this as a child. If you heard this album, I’m sure you’d agree, this album does just that.

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Fly FREE Digital Album: BAIYU – ‘AYAHUASCA’

Following the success of CW’s ‘The Next’, Baiyu promised her fans she would release a single each upon the first of each month.

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Fly-LIGHTs: Dawn Richard Hosts SFPL Digital Cover/Album Release Party …

On Tuesday Evening, SFPL January Digital Cover Girl, Dawn Richard, was dope enough to grace the fly guys with her presence as they celebrated her Digital Cover and her first solo album release.

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Fantasia Revelas ‘Lose To Win’ Cover

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As Fantasia gears up for a possible March release, the talented ‘American Idol’ alum reveals the cover to her recently debut single ‘Lose To Win’. The single is set to drop digitally on January 8th. We think the cover is definitely an upgrade! Do you like? Yay or Nay?

In case you missed it, check out a clip below where Fantasia talks about her new Rock/Soul influenced album…

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[Last Night In NYC] Ne-Yo at Joe’s Pub

Last night, Team SFPL was invited to an intimate performance and album listening event for platinum recording artist/producer Ne-Yo, presented by MALIBU RED at historic event space, JOE’S Pub.