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Bruno Mars Performs, John Legend & CeeLo Attend 1893 Speakeasy at the LIFEWTR Art After Dark Super Bowl Party

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Last night, Global Super Star and Multi-Award Winner John Legend celebrated the launch of LIFEWTR, a new premium bottled water from PepsiCo, at LIFEWTR Art After Dark, the premier Friday night Super Bowl experience at Club Nomadic in Houston. John Legend is featured in the brand’s – and his – first-ever Super Bowl ad, airing this Sunday, February 5, with an inspired version of his hit single, “Love Me Now.” LIFEWTR is a new premium bottled water that fuses creativity and design to serve as a source of inspiration, as well as hydration, to usher in a new era of thirst quenchers which launched in February.

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The event was headlined by Bruno Mars with a special performance by DJ Khaled, and featured an exclusive speakeasy lounge in honor of 1893 from the makers of PepsiCola.

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CeeLo Green and other VIP celebs and guests sipped on cocktails like the 1893 & Bourbon which combines Bourbon Whiskey, 1893 Ginger Cola and a lime garnish. 1893 is Pepsi’s new line of colas that offer a bold blend of premium kola nut extract, real sugar and sparkling water.

Other notable guests in attendance include:

–          Michael Strahan, former New York Giants player and current host of GMA

–          Erin Andrews, American sportscaster and television personality

–          Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks

–          Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback

–          Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants Wide Receiver

–          Von Miller, Denver Broncos Linebacker

–          Deion Sanders, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Dallas Cowboy

–          Barry Sanders, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Detroit Lion

–          Terry Bradshaw, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Pittsburg Steeler

–          Steve Young, NFL Hall of Famer and Former Tampa Bay Buccanneer and San Francisco 49er

–          Hines Ward, Former Pittsburgh Steeler

About 1893 Cocktail Lounge
VIPs swung by the private 1893 cocktail lounge during the LIFEWTR: Art After Dark party at Club Nomadic during Super Bowl LI weekend. 1893 is Pepsi’s new line of colas that offer a bold blend of premium kola nut extract, real sugar and sparkling water.

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DJ Drewski Added to Cast of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop NY, Named HipHop Ambassador of VEVO

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Hot 97‘s Dreski (and girlfriend Sky Landish) have just been added to the new cast of VH1‘s Love & HipHop NY. The versitile DJ will give fans a peek at what his life is like while off air. The audience will also get to meet his new girfriend Sky Landish.

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“Usually I try to keep my personal life just that – personal – but its time to share my happiness with the world.” –Drewski.

In case you missed the super trailer to ‘LHHNY’ Season 7, we have it right for you below:

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Also, Drewski lands a new gig as the Hip-Hop Ambassador of VEVO! Major KEY!

VEVO, the leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, has named DJ Drewski its new Hip-Hop Ambassador. Drewski is currently a DJ on NYC’s Hot 97.

Through this new collaboration with VEVO, the talented DJ will interview popular artists and influencers in the industry about music, news, and hip-hop culture. He will also be responsible for finding and developing talent. New video segments including #DearDrewski will feature interviews with popular recording artists as fans ask questions live via Facebook. Other segments will focus on finding and breaking new talent in shows titled Drewski DSCVRs and The Test.

Drewski not only loves the fact he can connect artists with their fans, but can now showcase new talent on another major platform.

“Im humbled and excited to bring new energy to the brand.” -DJ Drewski.

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Congrats to our Fly Guy DJ Drewski!

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SFPL Exclusive Interview: Daniel “Booby” Gibson To Pursue Full Time Music Career

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Here at The SFPL, we have an overall mutual understanding of the term ambition. It’s that same understanding that gives us the welcoming eye for all things new and creative. Recently, we had the opportunity to catch up with Fly Guy Daniel “Booby” Gibson who is preparing to embark on a brand new venture.

Check out the dope interview as we get the scoop below…
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We first asked about his background;

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I played ball at the University of Texas. I’m a family man, like family pretty much means everything to me . I’m the youngest of four. I played for the Cavilers for eight years. Basketball was my life for a long while. And I’m branching out into the entertainment industry and making music now. That’s pretty much my life in a nutshell. 
What motivated you to put music over basketball?
It basically came from a long time of; I always been a writer. I always used to, I wasn’t so vocal all the time about how I felt. I never used to talk about it. And anything I was dealing wit, because I was this “star athlete,” nobody every really wanted to hear anything else from me but how much points I had last night or whatever. And so I always just used to write and at a point in my career in the NBA; I just got to the point where, the injuries just started to kind of get to me. And my body just wasn’t able to keep up with that 82 game grind. So with that being said I just kind of went into, you know with everything that was going on, with my wife and the league. I kind of went into a dark space, you know a very depressed space. And really and truly the music really came from me figuring out a way to survive. You know figuring out a way how to make sense of everything that I was going through. And I just thank god for the ability to be able to put that pen on the paper, because I feel like without it, I literally would’ve went crazy.
What can we expect from your music?
A word I like to use a lot is vulnerable. Like my music is very, I’m very open, I’m very expressive. I’m not, I don’t really get a lot out of trying to be too flashy or talk about things that I imagine happening more or less talking about, real experiences and things that I kind of been through and using those experiences to touch people. So my music is just very open and vulnerable. I tend to speak a lot to the ladies, when I rap, you know. It’s not the only thing I do, but a large portion of it is that.
What will your stage name be?
For now, I’m sticking to “Boobie”. Boobie Gibson is my name, my grandmother gave it to me and I’m living with it. But as an entity, Boobie’s World, is what I represent, and what I want people to see in bright lights when I move around or when I make appearances because it’s way bigger than just me. I want that name to expand into a lot of different areas. So Boobie Gibson, Daniel Gibson, Boobie’s World is what you’ll see a lot of.
How is your current relationship with Keyshia Cole?keyshia-cole-daniel-gibson
“LOL” It’s good. We good, we’re co-parenting, and that’s the focus. We went through a lot to get to this point and we’re just trying to both, do the best that we can, with the circumstances, and just make sure DJ gets the best chance at being great. That’s something we wasn’t given.
Can we expect a possible Keyshia and Boobie collab?
You know what, I’ll never say never. Me and Keysh spent time in the studio before. And she knows what I’m capable of. She respects me as an  artist and I have the up most respect for her. I learned a lot of what I know about the industry, and about the game just from watching her maneuver and do some of the things that she did in her career. So, I would never say never but at this point, I’m really trying to step outside of the whole Keyshia Cole’s ex, the whole ex-NBA player shadow. And kind of form my own, stand on my own two feet; and form my own brand and have people looking at me as an artist alone, not just a back end of anything. 
So are you finished with basketball completely?daniel-gibson-1213tn
At this point yes I am. My focus completely is on the music, and I think that’s what sort of separates me from other athletes who do music or who have done music. Most of those guys tries to juggle the two. And when you try to juggle the two, I feel like you can’t master the other one. I mean, if you in the NBA you mastered that one to a certain extent. But to try to switch lanes, I don’t think its possible if you’re still playing in the NBA; because they don’t really allow too much of what the industry allows.
I really respect that because a lot of people feel like once they’re really good at one thing they can’t do anything else. And that’s not necessarily true! You have a whole life ahead of you why not try everything?
Man! I’m so glad you said that! Anytime I do an interview or talk to anybody, I try to emphasize that; because so many people feel like, because you do one thing, like that’s where everything stops at. As if we were blessed with just one gift. It’s about passion and work ethic. 
Do you have any dream collaborations?Fabolous
My dream collabs, at this point I’ll probably say Fab right now. I feel like as an artist he is somebody who, I kind of look to in a sense of; you know just his approach, he’s never out there trying to say he’s the greatest anything, he
just steps out and he carries himself in that manner. And his work speaks for itself, he’s in the game for a very long time and I just respect him as an artist so right now I would probably say that would probably be a collaboration, I would be honored to do.

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If you had to choose, who would you rather open for Meek or Drake?
Just the type of artist that I am, I’m more of a Drake kind of artist, I don’t really speak to, a lot of my messages are more for an audience that would appreciate Drake’s music.
Getting a little more into family, would you say you see yourself in your son? DJDG
What/! Every ounce, that’s my driving force; DJ, he has my same heart, he’s always trying to help people. Always, trying to do something for somebody else; instead of taking care of himself. There’s a lot of qualities that he posse, that I see from myself. 
With that being said, what would your overall message be for young men today?
My message is always the same. Never let anybody limit you. A lot of people in today’s age, I don’t know whether it’s because they didn’t accomplish whatever it is they wanted to accomplish or whatever the reason is;…people to tell other people what they can’t do as oppose to try to inspire them to do whatever they want to do. And I’m the type to say don’t listen to what, if it’s in your heart, and you’re willing to put in the time and effort and the work and make that dream come true. Then go do it, in spite of what they got to say, because anybody that was great, they knew that they was great before anybody else told them. So have confidence in yourself, to go after your dreams, and that’s what I tell any kid that comes in contact with me.
Whenever art has to opportunity to be produced, it’s always best when it is genuinely from the heart. We are so excited to hear the sounds from Daniel “Booby” Gibson and we most definitely hope you are too. We’ll be sure to keep you up to date!
– Stay Fly
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Jim Jones, DJ Bobby Trends, Sway Calloway, Steph Lova & more at AKOO Summer Classic “Battle of the DJs”

1st Annual AKOO Summer Classic at Dyckman

New York City’s best DJs came from behind the turntables this past Saturday to show off their skills on the Dyckman blacktop.

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In front of packed bleachers filled with fans neighborhood fans and the music industry’s elite, Team Hard 2 Guard, with a score of 82 over 78, defeated Team AKOO in the 1st Annual AKOO Summer Classic “Battle of the DJs” basketball game at Dyckman Park. Game highlights include Rapper Jim Jones surprising fans when he took to the court to play for ‘Team Hard 2 Guard’ and Queen’s own DJ Superstar Jay winning game MVP.

During the event, fans were treated to an old school mix battle at half court—DJ vs. DJ on the turntables. DJs N.O.E., Tiny Tim, Big Jeff and DMan went turntable-to-turntable in a pre-game round to determine which two would perform during half time. Advancing to the final battle with judges DJ Bobby Trends, Sway, Rich Nice and Steph Lova critiquing their two-minute mixes, DJ DMan took down DJ N.O.E.

The 1st Annual AKOO Summer Classic was in partnership with The Dyckman Basketball Tournament, and presented by Hard 2 Guard Productions, celebrated Dyckman’s 25th Anniversary. Sponsors for the festivities included: IceBerg Guards, A List Transportation, Ciroc, Dusse , Icelandic Water,Mountain Dew and Gatorade.

1st Annual AKOO Summer Classic at Dyckman

Coaches:
Boriqua Jimmy and Henroc
Sway, Rich Nice, Russ Jones and Damayor DJ
Players:
Antwan “Antifreeze” Dobie
DJ Authorize
DJ C. Devone
DJ Clue
DJ Johnny Han$um
DJ Jus
DJ Krue
DJ Reymo
DJ Sneaker Sensai
Dj Tali Gore
Vice
Dave Seagers
DJ Absolute
Domo Williams
Adrian “A Butta” Walton
Danse
DJ Flipstar
DJ Jussnyc
DJ Spinking
DJ Sunkiss
DJ Superstar Jay
DJ Ted Smooth
Jim Jones
STAN
DJ Zeke
Easy E.

Check out the FULL video recap below by A Fresh Focus Film:

PHOTO CREDIT: Jon Lopez Photography

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The Word: A Petition Has Been Filed For Funk Flex To Step Down From Hot 97

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Looks like the bombs on you big guy!

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Fans have spoken! And at this point, all 6,039 of them!

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After a failed attempt to deliver what was an EXTREME anticipated diss track from artist Meek Mill in response to Drake’s Charged Up” single, one person has had enough! So fed, Azeem Khan created a petition to have DJ Funk Master Flex step down from his position on Hot 97 and “surprisingly” he was not alone.

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In Fashion: Vashtie Kola & Puma Team Up For Violette New York AW15 Collection, Talks with ELLE Magazine

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Vashtie Kola proceeds to be the hardest working Fly Girl that we know! Today, the entertainment, fashion, music and beauty maven debuts her Violette New York collaboration with PUMA.

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From an array of soft, comfortable fabrics clad in polka dots, faux fur and elongated jerseys tops and hoodies, Vashtie once again, shows the ladies how to rock in a laid-back but yet stylish demeanor.

Vashtie recently spoke with ELLE.com about how the terms “Model-Slash-DJ” Should Die. 

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ELLE asks: You’re a DJ. You’re a model. You’re a filmmaker. When people say, “What do you do?” how do you answer?

I just say, “I’m an artist.” I hate when people—women especially—have to narrow it down. I don’t use the “DJ-slash-model” [label] because it’s so small, and it’s never the full story. I usually just say, “I’m an artist!” I make things. That’s pretty vague, but I’m in the business of making things, and traditionally, historically, artists did more than one thing. Warhol was a painter and a filmmaker. And people in New York or any major city, we’re all doing many things. It’s not really that unusual!

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5 Things You May Not Know About Vashtie:

  1. She’s a Vegan (Raw foods only)
  2. Her name is Indian
  3. Her family is from Trinidad
  4. She worked in a Tattoo Shop while just in the 8th grade
  5. She was bullied a lot growing up for just being different and not interested in the norm

She’s our kind of Fly Girl!

Check out more of Vashtie’s interview over at ELLE.

Take a look at the rest of Vashtie x PUMA’s lookbook below:

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The Daily Word: Angie Martinez Joins The Roc Nation Roster

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Just completing this year’s NYC Marathon on this past Sunday, Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez is now part of the Roc Nation family!

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Fly Lyric Video: Jae Murphy – “You Playin’ (This Could Be Us)” feat. The Game, Eric Bellinger & Problem

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Just after an exclusive release here at SFPL of Jae Murphy‘s “You Playin’ (This Could Be Us)”, the talented celebrity DJ and Artist is back with a dope Lyric Video to follow! As stated, the official track features; Eric Bellinger, The Game & Problem, produced by Jereme Jay. Check it out below…

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Last Night In NYC: 2nd Annual Global Spin Awards with Swizz Beatz, Busta Rhymes, Kendrick Lamar, Elle Varner, Tank & More

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On Monday, November 18, 2013 at The Times Center, in New York City, the second annual Global Spin Awards convened.  The GSA’s spotlighted the ground breaking innovators that have ushered in the new and those who preserve the DJ culture and legacy.   The night was filled with DJs, Legends and executives from across the world.

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What To Listen To While Readying for Fashion Week …

 

Step into this Fashion Week Music Mix produced by DJ M.E., it’s a solid mix of your favorite dance tunes that get you pumped up and ready to hit the fashion streets or the Runway!

So get that beat ready … and download!

 

I just need this and some coffee!

[Props to Fresher Than Chris]

-Stay Fly!