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Last Night In NYC: Verizon & 300 Entertainment’s #Freestyle50 Challenge Event with Kevin Liles, London On Da Track & more

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Freestyle. The pulse of hip hop culture that fuels creativity, freedom and lyrical skill. In the beginning, freestyling refined the art of lyricism. Today, it takes on a new meaning, defining the way in which we pioneer our way through life. Freely, boldly and without boundaries.

To honor this movement, Verizon partnered with 300 Entertainment to find the nation’s best freestyle lyricist with the launch of the #Freestyle50 challenge. To celebrate, both companies kicked things off with a celebration for the new series that included special invited guests, artists, media, and industry tastemakers.

Hosted by LowKey of YouHeardThatNew.com and Beats1, Key Hosts Kevin Liles (300 Entertainment Co-Founder and music executive) & London on da Track (Music Producer and Songwriter), guests with performances included: Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club host, DJ Envy, along with A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Dave East, Astro, Casanova, Maino, plus more.

Attendees were treated to light bites at NYC’s own Espace paired with specialty cocktails and music by DJ Envy.

The national competition will award seven aspiring artists the gig of a lifetime as opening acts across upcoming 300 Entertainment’s artist tours. They will then compete in a live, freestyle cypher event in Atlanta for a chance to win the grand prize of a single deal with 300 Entertainment and a cash prize of $10,000.

The #Freestyle50 challenge is providing a platform for up-and-coming artists to not only showcase their talents, but celebrate themselves and build upon their careers. Verizon and 300 Entertainment are encouraging people to freestyle about who they represent and how they are shaping and navigating culture – freestyling their way through life.

The #Freestyle50 challenge was inspired by Verizon’s 7GB for $50 prepaid offer exclusively at Walmart for a limited time.

Instructions: To enter, share a video on Twitter or Instagram freestyling to the instrumental of “Spend It” by Dae Dae using hashtag #freestyle50challenge and tagging @Verizon.

Photo Credit: Bernard “Beanz” Smalls

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Last Night In NYC: Bloggers Appreciation Mixer With Blogxilla & Datwon Thomas

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Last night in NYC, EIC of Vibe Magazine, Datwon Thomas and Media Personality Blogxilla hosted the 3rd annual Bloggers Appreciation Mixer put together by PR Maven and CEO of Playbook Media Group, Marie Driven at AKOO‘s Showroom in NYC. People came together to mix and mingle while bloggers were appreciated. Artist like Stro and Rell Jerv performed.

Media participants included: Rap Radar’s B.Dot Miller, AllHipHop.com Steve Raze, Global Grind’s Lindsey India, HeyGorjess, and Billboard’s Patricia Meschino; and Maino, Lyve Bounce Ent., Skoob from Das Efx, Justina Valentine, Money & Violence RayDay and Spliff Star made special guest appearances. Media outlets in attendance were The Source, The Shade Room, HipHopSince 1987, Thisis50, Stuff Fly People Like, Strictly Hip-Hop, Industry Co-sign, Mass Appeal, and many more notable media outlets.

Many patrons sipped on Clique Vodka, and others munched on food bites created by Chefbowyyardie. Chef Cubon provided delicious dessert; Primrose Couture Events provided the floral centerpiece, and Monster Energy provided the gift bags.

Peep who all came out to support after the jump….

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New Music: Stro aka The Astronomical – “Ya Never Know”

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After hitting hard with his music video for single “K.I.N.G,” Brooklyn rapper/actor Stro, formerly known as Astro and The Astronomical Kid, drops a brand new record today titled, “Ya Never Know.”

Produced by Lazy Knuckles, “Ya Never Know” reminds us to live life to the fullest, as you never know when it’s going to be your last day. Considering what’s going on in the world today, the record is timely.

https://soundcloud.com/djbooth/stro-ya-never-know

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#UnderratedMuch: Rapper Astro Makes Waves with New Album, Freestyle with Sway & Visual

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Silently tipping back in the grind of music, Red Band Society star and gifted flowist, Astro is back, and back with quite a vengeance.

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New Video: Astro – ‘Catchin Wreck’

From his current mixtape ‘Deadbeats and Lazy Lyrics’, check out Astro‘s new visual entitled ‘Catchin Wreck’. In the video, Astro cruises the outskirts of Brooklyn, walks along the Brooklyn Bridge and even hits the iron horse for some subway quality time; with his boombox and cassette tape in tow. Check it out below…

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Fly FREE Mixtape: Astro – ‘Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics’

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X-Factor alum, Astro releases his much anticipated mixtape entitled ‘Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics’. With production from MF Doom, 9th Wonder and many more – Astro has seem to have formulated a hip hop recipe destined for greatness. Download and enjoy below…

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New Music: Astro – “Started From The Bottom” (Remix)

Astro hops on the fairly new released track of Drake’s “Started From The Bottom”. ‘Deadbeats and Lazy Lyrics’ drops February 18th!

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New Video: Astro – “He Fell Off”

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For those who thought Astro “Fell Off”, think again. Get into his new jawn from his upcoming new venture ‘Deadbeats and Lazy Lyrics’, due out February 18th. Peep the visual below…

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[Last Night in NYC] McDonald’s Flavor Battle VIP Launch Party Hosted By Necole Bitchie, Bow Wow and Astro

Last night November 15th McDonald’s celebrated the launch of it’s national DJ competition with an exclusive VIP Launch Party. The party was held in the heart of NYC at McDonald’s Times Square location, the party’s host were blogger/entrepreneur Necole Bitchie, Bow Wow and up and coming rapper Astro. Team SFPL was in the building celebrate with McDonald’s peep the pictures after the jump.

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[New Music Exclusive] Astro – ‘Methods’ (Produced by Astro)

Astro reminds us of what hip-hop use to sound like! Premiering his new jawn “Methods”, which is from his upcoming mixtape ‘Dead Beats, Lazy Lyrics’, the young rapper brings back the simplicity in rap music. It’s almost like listening to LL Cool J all over again! Check it out below…