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Black Eyed Peas Remake “#WHERESTHELOVE” With An All-Star Cast [New Video]

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Where’s The Love?

Just thirteen years after it’s initial hit onto the music scene, the Black Eyed Peas relives their classic song “Where’s The Love?” in 2016 to spread unity, peace and love throughout the world due to recent tragic happenings.

Joining the chart-topping band are the likes of: Mary J. Blige, The Game, Diddy, Tori Kelly, Cassie, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessie J., Andra Day, Justin Timberlake, Usher, DJ Khaled, LL Cool J, Quincy Jones, Jaiden Smith, A$AP Rocky, Rosario Dawson, Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Jhene Aiko (and her daughter) and many more.

DJ Khaled delivers the keys and he speaks on terrorism and gun violence, paired with a few bars of the same nature from Diddy and The Game. Jaiden and Rocky also pair-up to get a few things off their chest about society, voting, drug dealers and more.

All proceeds from the actual sale of the song will be donated to will.i.am’s non-profit foundation, i.am.angel.

Watch the video HERE via Apple Music. 

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The Black Eyed Peas Remake “Where’s The Love,” Inspired By Series of Tragic Events

The Black Eyed Peas are back to once again to ask the masses “Where’s The Love?”

FergieWill.I.Am, Apl.De.Ap and Taboo recreate their hopeful anthem to inspire a new generation to take a stand.

Featuring an all-star line-up that includes Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Nicole Scherzinger, The Game, Jessie J, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Usher, DJ Khaled, A$AP Rocky, Jaden Smith, and Justin Timberlake; Will.I.am told ATTN:,

“Everyone was calling on us, like, we need that song again.”

The remake was sparked by the tragic events that have taken place here and abroad. From the terrorist attacks in Paris, Belgium, and Turkey; the deaths of Philando Castille, and Alton Sterling at the hands of police; to the attacks on law enforcement in Dallas; and the Orlando mass shooting, the group felt it was a message the world desperately needed to hear.

The group hopes the record will resonate with Millennials like it did with the masses back in 2003. Will.I.am explains,

“Millennials are powerful. I don’t think they realize just how powerful they are. I hope this song inspires the millennials to go all out, scream from the tallest mountain, care like your freedom depends on it. Pay attention like that is at risk.”

The song is set to debut later on today. Until then check out a clip of Will.I.am, Apl.De.Ap and Taboo discussing with ATTN: what inspired the original and what led them to create a remake.

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#EssenceFest: McDonald’s #BounceBrunch with Tank, Tyrese, Andra Day, Tigger and more

 

During the Essence Festival weekend in New Orleans, McDonald’s held an exclusive invite-only Bounce Brunch just outside of the Convention Center where the other daily festivities were being held.

The event was hosted by Tank and Tyrese with special appearances by Tigger, singer Andra Day, BJ The Chicago Kid, Guordan and PJ Morton. Our very Gabriel Williams was also on deck!

 

Guests enjoyed McD’s special All-Day Breakfast Menu, french fries, their classic beverages, and even Mimosas, along with other speciality cocktails. Special performances were held by local NOLA bands, Tank and The Bangas, and New Breed Brass Band as well. Tyrese was even onboard to serve up a few items, as he revisited his childhood days working for the veteran company, and took a few flicks with some of the employees.

Music was provided by the one and only DJ D-Nice.

It was indeed a great moment for the Essence Fest weekend!

Peep the video recap below:

Photo Credit: Cameron Roper & SFPL’s Gabriel Williams 

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Andra Day – “Rise Up” [New Video]

Hot off the heels of the Inspirational tune “Rise Up”, the sensational Andra Day delivers two visuals, backing the successful hit single.

The Inspirational Version (above) was directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and the Introspective Version was helmed by Spike Lee.

Andra also recently debuted her brand new campaign, partnering with both Coca-ColaMcDonald’s, and the Essence Festival, which is based off the official track. She celebrated the launch for her new program in New York City, held at a flagship McD’s location. SFPL‘s own Gabriel Williams and Hello Beautiful‘s Shamika Sanders were both in attendance, pictured above.

The program features Andra and the lyrics of her single, and the film I Rise, on close to 40 million Coca-Cola cups in select McDonald’s restaurants across the nation.

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The short film ‘I Rise’ was created to focus on African-American women sharing the incredible strides they are making in their communities. Those featured in the film were Brandice Daniel, LaToya Cantrell, Kyemah McEntyre, Nzingha Prescod, Bene Vera, Kimberly Goldson, Kathryn Finney, Michaela Angela Davis, and Andra herself.

Back to her new visuals, check out the full ‘Introspective Version’ below:

Photos Credit: Bernard “Beanz” Smalls

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Essence Fest 2015: The 12th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards hosted by Terrance J & Keke Palmer [Photos]

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During this year’s Essence Music Festival, celebs hit the gold carpet for the 12th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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Peter G. Forest

The lively annual event hosted by Terrance J. and Keke Palmer took place during EMF weekend to recognize exceptional leaders who make positive contributions within the African-American community.

The 2015 Honorees were:

 

Community Service Youth Award (CCYA) Recipients: 

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Aaron Johnson & Tori Turner

Others in attendance were: B.o.B, Sevyn Streeter, Yolanda Adams, Amber Riley, Smokie Norful, Johnathan McReynolds, Andra Day, Raheem DeVaughn, Dee-1, Avery Sunshine, Avant, Flex & Shanice, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner and more.

[Photos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) & Peter G. Frost]

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-(@GabrielofSFPL)

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Essence Fest 2015: Andra Day Host FORD Press Dinner at The Little Gem Saloon

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Pictured Above: Andra Day and Shawn Lollie (photo by Chris Mitchell )

On Day 2 of this year’s Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, The FORD Company, which was one official sponsors for the event — held an exclusive Media Dinner hosted by singer/songwriter Andra Day.

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Selects media brands, including Stuff Fly People Like, enjoyed a delicious menu at one of N.O.’s best restaurants, Little Gem Saloon. The southern cuisine provided select foods like; Smoked St. Louis Cut Ribs, LA Barbeque Shrimp, Kale Salad, Shrimp & Grits, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Filet Mignon and more.

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Multicultural Marketing Manager of Ford, Shawn Lollie spoke to the attendees about EMF, being with Ford for over 20 years — passed through her mother and father — who also worked for premier company, and she also introduced new artist Andra Day, filtering in a video presentation of the featured talent sponsored by Ford.

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After the video EPK, Andra sat with the press for an up close and personal conversation about her life, music and much more.

 

 

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Affiliates that attended the dinner were: Stuff Fly People Like, Global Grind, Divas and Dorks, O Magazine, Arise TV, ItsArkeedah.com, VIBE Magazine, Bossip, ABC News Radio, The Root, JawnMurray.com, Huffington Post and more. 

The Ford Press Dinner was amazing!

Thanks Ford!

-(@GabrielofSFPL)

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