In Case You Missed It: BET Hip Hop Awards 2013 Cyphers

bet-hiphop-awards-600x324Missed the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards last night? Well the SFPL got you covered, the night included performances from top hip-hop acts Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, 2 Chainz, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Meek Mill, French Montana and many more. The highlight of the Hip-Hop Awards have to be the highly anticipated cyphers though. Kendrick Lamar and the TDE crew cypher has been the talk of the Internets since the awards initial taping. Lil’ Kim, Action Bronson, Rapsody, Slaughterhouse, Jon Conner, A$AP Mob and The Real Husbands of Hollywood cast participated in this years edition of the cyphers. DJ Premier supplied the beats to this years participants. Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme as he took home 5 awards, his competition Drake took home 4 awards. Other winners on the night  included Jay Z, J.Cole, Benny Boom, Mike Will Made It, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, DJ Drama and Worldstar Hip-Hop (side eye). Checkout the videos below and leave your thoughts on who brought it this year and of course who should just give rapping up all together.

The Cyphers

Stay Fly!


New Music: J. Drew Previews ‘Never Coming Back’ EP With New Track, ‘FLIGHT’.

J. Drew (@JDrewSheard_JDS) releases his debut project, ‘Never Coming Back’, for free download on May 6th, 2013. Today, The StarTrak Producer flips the script and takes the mic in his own hands, releasing a fresh new R&B record, ‘FLIGHT’. J. Drew taps into his Hip-Hop side for a lyrical + melodic dose of feel-good summer music. Take a four minute flight with J. Drew, below. Also, be sure to catch him on ‘The Sheards’ every Sunday night at 8 pm EST on BET.

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BET Star, J. Drew, Drops ‘Never Coming Back’ Album Trailer In Anticipation of May 6th Release

Fresh off the premiere of his hit new docu-series, ‘The Sheards’, on BET earlier this month, which garnered a record-breaking 2 million total viewers* for the network, J. Drew (@JDrewSheard_JDS) releases a trailer for his debut project, ‘Never Coming Back’, available for free download on May 6th, 2013.


Fly-LIGHTs: BET’s RIP THE RUNWAY 2013 Red Carpet…

Some of your favorite celebrities were spotted on the red carpet for BET‘s ninth annual “Rip The Runway” last night! Held at New York’s Hammerstein Ball room, Team SFPL was on deck to take in all the festivities! Here are out Fly-LIGHTs …


Fly-LIGHTs: A$AP Rocky, Lowkey & More Visit BET’s 106th & Park

Last night, A$AP Rocky paid a visit  to the new season of “106 & PARK” to discuss his latest album, “Long, Live, A$AP,” with “106 & PARK” hosts Bow Wow, Paigion, Shorty Da Prince and Miss Mykie.


[The Daily Word] Willow Smith Pens Letter To Tupac, Meek Mill Donates 20G’s for a Fly Cause & Kelly Rowland Lands A TV Gig …

I’m confused.

The 11-year-old singer known as Willow Smith has recently shared a letter that she wrote to Tupac Shakur years ago. In the handwritten note, she asks the late rapper to come back because her mother Jada Pinkett-Smith misses him. Some of you may know that Jada and Pac had a pretty close relationship, way back when.

“Can you come back so mommy and me can be happy?”

My confusion comes in two parts, one, why are they releasing this? And two, how unhappy was Jada at the time that Willow would be so affected?

*Scratches Head*

In his latest vlog (No, we didn’t know he had one either), Meek Mill puts his money where his moth is as he  donates $20,000 to help an injured bike rider pay for his $40,000 stem cell surgery.


“I was surprised nobody else ain’t helping with it,” said the rapper, who is also trying to help him raise the remaining portion. “That’s what we do at Dreamchasers. When we see somebody working or whatever they trying to do, we help them out.”

Meek, this is truly Stuff Fly People Like.

And looks as if Fly Girl, Kelly Rowland has been solicited to star in a pilot for BET. According to reports, Kells will play Dylan, a struggling L.A.-based relationship blogger …

… Who lives with her best friend Cherise (Gabrielle Dennis) and roommate Brooke (Melanie Liburd), in the tentatively-titled series “What Would Dylan Do.”

In other Kelly news, the brown beauty is recording her fourth solo album, due by the end of the year. Although, In my opinion, there was not enough promotion for the last one …  but ehhhhh. The first single, “Ice” featuring Lil Wayne, was released last month.

We’re still #TeamKelly tho

-Stay Fly!


[Rumors] The Mo’Nique Show Cancelled.


Pull out those earplugs…

Fans of “The Mo’Nique Show” won’t be laughing once they find out their favorite last night show has been cancelled…or on an “indefinite hiatus.”

Earlier this evening,  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed that “The Mo’Nique Show” has been placed on indefinite hiatus.  That’s bougie TV talk for “won’t be no ‘Mo’ shows.”

Mo’Nique’s sidekick Rodney Perry told the AJC that he learned about the cancellation from Mo’s husband Sidney (though he didn’t say when).

“We did some good work,” Perry said.

“And I think the show is significant. There hasn’t been an outlet for people of color late night since Arsenio.”

Rodney said he wasn’t sure if the decision was based on ratings or finances adding,

“They haven’t had this type of investment ever. We did 300 shows over two seasons. That’s a huge investment.”

There have also been rumors that BET execs may have had conflict with Mo’Nique’s management.

I wonder is Mo’s management team talked her out of a job with their excessive demnds?






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[New EP/Music Exclusive] @ShamarForte “Selections From The Archives”

Shamar Forté , whom you have spotted on SFPL before, has a new self-titled EP. Shamar incites emotions and moves your heart, lyrics intoned with the wisdom you would expect of an old soul performing in a blues club.

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[Last Night In NYC] Power 105.1’s Angela Yee, Charlamagne and DJ Envy Host “An Event Styled by Kiran”

What a great night!!!

Last Night In NYC…presents Power 105.1’s Angela Yee, Charlamagne and DJ Envy Host “An Event Styled by Kiran”!

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[Video] The AmountBoyz on 106 & Park “Staying Fit With Dance”

We are proud to say that we know these fellas! The AmountBoyz (Adrian DjDubz Wiltshire, Maho Udo, Eric Negron and Anthony AntBoogie Rue II) are definitely pioneers in the dance community/industry. Check them out on BET’s 106 & Park, as they discuss the importance of staying fit while dancing and how dancing keeps you in great physical shape.