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Fly Events: Essence’s 2018 ‘Street Style Festival’

Thousands of fashionistas and style influencers converged at Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn for the return of the 2018 ESSENCE Street Style Festival—the non-stop celebration highlighting style, culture and community. Hosted by Insecure star and comedienne Amanda Seales, attendees enjoyed a variety of experiences, including an awards ceremony honoring songstress/style maven Kelis and fashion influencer Kellie Brown for their impact and legacy in the fashion world. The celebration featured curated conversations with Dapper Dan, Tristan Wilds and Trevor Jackson along with exciting performances from songstress/dancer/model/actress Teyana Taylor, Afropop sensation Yemi Alade and DJ’s Jasmine Solano and Olivia Dope.

The new indoor/outdoor format also allowed the crowd to enjoy a variety of curated experiences, including: a robust vendor marketplace showcasing more African-American entrepreneurs than ever before (including vendors from ESSENCE Marché, the new digital beauty, fashion and lifestyle e-commerce destination for Black women); a fun-filled Kidzone; a Street Style fashion show showcasing a host of the local fashionistas who bring the hottest looks from the catwalk to life on the city sidewalks every day; delicious eats and refreshing beverages; and so much more.

Launched in 2014, the ESSENCE Street Style Festival was created to provide a space where the fashion elite, style influencers, and everyday fashionistas can come to celebrate the unique influence Black women have on all facets of fashion, style and beauty during NYFW.

Sponsors for the 2018 event include: Coca-Cola, Macy’s, Nike and Shea Moisture. For more details, visit

Photos Courtesy of Essence from Getty Images

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Fly Exclusive: Afropunk & Toyota Get The ‘Green’ Conversation Started In Brooklyn

Before we took our talents to this year’s Afropunk Festival, as part of Toyota’s overall Afropunk Brooklyn experience, we were privy to attend a special dialogue/panel (done over brunch) which promoted and discussed the growing community of African Americans engaging in and practicing sustainable living.

Held at Brooklyn’s newest obsession, Sweet Chick (the downtown Flatbush location), tastemakers and members of the elite brown press in NYC congregated over the franchise’s signature chicken & waffles, mac & cheese, mimosas, bloody mary’s and more over a smooth Brooklyn soundtrack as the conversation started up.

Kerene Tayloe, policy director for Green For All, a national organization working to ensure people of color and working families have a place and voice in the climate movement, lead a panel conversation with sustainability advocates and TGI coalition members, hip-hop artist Stic of Dead Prez, selfproclaimed “Queen of Green”, Yoli , as well as, Yvonna Wright of Lomar Farms.

The group kicked off the conversation about the emerging green movement among people of color and the importance of building a coalition of green advocates in those communities at an intimate brunch near the festival.  Needless to say it was a much needed conversation, and we were glad to be in attendance.

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New Video: Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. – “Legacy”

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Heading across the bridge to the borough of Brooklyn, Faith Evans takes a trip back down memory in the new visual for “Legacy” that also features classic bars from The Notorious B.I.G.

The video was directed by Rock Davis and Jay Rodriguez, which lands Evans over on St. James Place and Fulton St. right at the steps of the building where Biggie grew up. You can also catch appearances by Lil Cease along with a few old friends of Faith and Biggie Smalls paired with some vintage footage.

The song was birthed from the upcoming King & I album that is due out on May 19.

Check out the full video above.


New Video: Brooklyn Queen – “Keke Taught Me”

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It’s a secret tween party as Detroit’s 11-year-old Brooklyn Queen brings us the official visual for her viral dance hit “KeKe Taught Me”, produced by The Crew. The video co-stars comedian Eastside Ivo, and features an appearance from Brooklyn’s BMB labelmate Que9.

Brooklyn Queen regularly features other talented dancers on her IG.

Also, fans can now make their own “KeKe Taught Me” videos with the Triller app.

Check out the fulll video above.

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Summertime ChipOut: Fabolous Partners with Rap Snacks To Launch New Chips

Fabolous has teamed up with potato chip company, Rap Snacks, to introduce his distinctive new flavor “New York Deli Cheddar”. Complete with new packaging, Fabolous’ flavor is the second to be released as part of the company’s new re-launch in 2017.

READ MORE: Men’s Ambassador Fabolous closes out #NYFW with first ever runway show and pop up shop

The brand is available at convenience stores and supermarkets in major cities throughout the United States.

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Men’s Ambassador Fabolous closes out #NYFW with first ever runway show and pop up shop


CFDA NYFW: Men’s Ambassador Fabolous, closed out NYFW with first ever runway show and pop-up. The Grammy-nominated artist unveiled his line, Blood’s Thicker Summertime Shootout 2 SS17 followed by a one-night-only pop-up shop where press, special guests, loyal fans, and shoppers were able to purchase pieces seen on the runway, immediately after.

He celebrated with fans, inviting them to watch the show, bringing the outside in through giant glass windows. Attendees were surprised with special guest walkers including, Fabolous’ children Taina and Johan – who kicked off the show and closers singer Trey Songz, rapper Dave East, Love & Hip Hop Star Cardi B., and model Bernice Burgos. The events were produced by Brittney Escovedo‘s Beyond 8, at the legendary Vinnie’s located in Brooklyn. The ‘Summertime Shootout 2’ show and shop were styled with canvases of pop art by artist LaVan Wright, giving consumers a gallery-like shopping experience.

Photo Credit: Evan Pierce & Calligrafist

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Entree Lifestyle Fall 2016 Pastel Collection


Entree Lifestyle presents their Fall 2016 Pastel Collection: this delivery consists of premium 300 GSM french terry distressed crewnecks, curved hem hoodies, and joggers. The fall ’16 pastel collection is available in four-color ways including; taupe, rose, olive green, serenity blue, and black.


Entree LS also crafted two premium french terry sweatsuits with flock ink print of our Long Live The Youth motto printed on the back panels. The hand-distressed crewneck and joggers retail for $110.00 USD jointly; these items are also sold separately.

New to the season:
Premium French Terry Curved Hem Distressed Hoodies: $52.00 USD;
Mid-Weight French Terry Distressed Joggers: $52.00 USD;
Premium French Terry S/S Distressed Crewnecks: $58.00 USD;

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The fall 2016 Pastel Collection is available now in-stores and online.


Josh Jacobs Is All About The Hustle In “What Up” [New Video]

Imagine you are a talented young musician working a nine-to-five to support your passion. After work, you walk the streets of New York City promoting your next show performance. Josh Jacobs’ newly release music video to his single “What Up” depicts the day-in-the-life of a true Hip-Hop artist on the grind.

The visual was directed by Gulab K. Singh, and features a cameo from producer Mira-Cal. Also featured, the famous Notorious B.I.G mural on Bedford Ave in Brooklyn and the Young Big Pun mural located on Rogers Place in the Bronx. Gulab K. Singh’s attention to detail and symbolism transforms the music video into an honest perspective of Hip-Hop.


Devvon Terrell Finds Out He Has One Week To Live In “Why So Serious” [New Video]

From his upcoming album The Renaissance, Devvon Terrell debuts the new visual to his official single “Why So Serious.” In the video, the Brooklyn artist roams around his borough to different locations enjoying life. Learning from his doctor that he only has one week to live, Terrell decides not to take things so serious, and enjoy his last days.


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Fly Visual: Joey Bada$$ Celebrates Overcoming Struggle & Feeling “Devastated”

Joey Bada$$ drops off the video for his triumphant record “Devastated.” An uplifting track about overcoming struggle, the visual follows Joey from a high school football game to a block party where everyone’s in a celebratory mood.

The first single off the Brooklyn emcee’s upcoming album, it marks Joey’s transition into exploring a different sound. The Pro Era artist sat down with Rap-Up back in June where he touched on experimenting with his artistry.

“It’s funny because the new song is really different from my previous work. Some fans look at it like ‘Joey’s going mainstream now! What’s he doing?’ Nah. I’m an artist. Each song is a painting for me. People have been used to seeing me paint in the shade of gold or purple. Now, I want to try red and blue. I want to expand my creative and artistic vision, but it’s still the same message. ‘Devastated’ is an inspiring, uplifting song.”

Watch Joey Bada$$’s “Devastated” below and get inspired!