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SFPL’s New Music & Videos: Miguel, The-Dream, Migos & Fergie

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Singer Miguel links with Travis $cott for his the new song “Sky Walker” and debuts a new visual directed by Director X.

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Get into the new collaboration with The-Dream and Fabolous titled “Summer Body.”

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Quality Control signs on Migos for a litty new track and visual for “Too Hotty.”

Fergie is back in action and connects with the Pink Princess, Nicki Minaj for a track called “You Already Know.” Check it out HERE.

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New Music: Elle B – “Bad Stories”

Over the past two years, Elle B has transformed herself into the artist that she has become today. Through her own trials and tribulations as well as witnessing those of others, she felt compelled to express a music therapy of everyone and anyone that has been through some sh*t, to know that you’re not alone and deserve better!

After collaborating with some amazing producers and songwriters whose worked with artist’s such as Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Eve, Chrisette Michelle and much more, Elle created a body of work that anyone can latch onto.

Produced by Rashad “Shoddy” Robinson and Rudy Jones and penned by Tatiana “Tatu” Matthews and Robbie Newell, “Bad Stories” is the first chapter to drop off her upcoming EP called Bad By Myself.

Most of us have been in rocky relationships. Some of us have the strength to move on and others stick around in the hopes of change. “Bad Stories” delivers the message that although you’ve been hurt before it’s gonna be ok and that not every troubled relationship has to be considered a bad story but yet a lesson learned. Some bad stories tell a good one at the end!

Listen to the featured single HERE.

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Entertainment Last Night in NYC

Last Night in NYC: Fabolous & His Son Johan Host ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Private Screening

Last night, June 19th, at the luxurious iPIC Theater located in NYC, Fabolous and his oldest son Johan hosted a private screening of Transformers: The Last Knight.

Friends of the host and local influencers such as Lenny S aka Kodak LensSFPL’s own Rae Holliday and more enjoyed free snacks and kicked up their feet while enjoying the fifth installment in Michael Bay’s popular Transformer movie franchise.

The pouring rain didn’t stop a night of fun and action as kids and adults enjoyed seeing their favorite transforming giant robots in glorious IMAX 3D!

It was definitely an amazing experience! For more photos from the screening be sure to check out the gallery below AND be sure to take the family to see Transformers: The Last Knight when hit’s theaters, Wednesday, June 21st.

Synopsis:

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero.  Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours

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Icon Talks Honors Fabolous at Historic Borough Hall

On Thursday March 9th, Brooklyn’s prestigious Borough Hall stood illuminated in a glow of purple, red, and green as various influencers and artists gathered to witness Icon Talks honor a true hip-hop legend: entertainment mogul and philanthropist John David Jackson, better known as F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S.

Taking place on the 20th Anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s untimely death, a fitting tribute to a fellow Brooklyn emcee and as it was later revealed an intentional choice by Fab; the night perfectly embodied the style and essence we’ve come to expect from Jackson.

Sponsored by Porsche, the evening began with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception in the historic landmarks grand rectangular rotunda beautifully anchored by marble staircases on opposite sides. Guests included Rotimi, Wale, Doug E. Fresh, Ryan Leslie, Lenny S, Tahiry Jose, DJ Vlad, DJ Clue, DJ Self, Rob Markman, Mysonne, Grady Spivey, and The Source Magazine’s Londell McMillan.

The second half of the night took place in the majestic Grand Courtroom. Leslie paid tribute to his longtime friend with a few words. Touching on Jackson’s ability to remain humble amidst all of his success and offering a brief reminder of Loso’s most recent musical hits, he went on to thank him for “allowing me to be part of the soundtrack of New York City.”

Surrounded by ornate gold and white details under a regal and magnificent white chandelier; the perfect backdrop for this intimate conversation, we get to know Jackson a man from humble beginnings and Fabolous the slick talker with a lucrative 16-year career. Led by Icon Talks co-founder John Burns, Fabolous provided a view into his life sharing the keys behind his success and philanthropic endeavours.

Born in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Fab recalled growing up in the Breevort Houses looking at his environment and deciding that he wanted more for himself. With that mindset he went on to reach incredible heights of success, which he credits to making the most of the opportunities he was given.

On the differences between John and Fabolous

Fab is an alter ego of John. It’s like when Clark Kent goes in the booth and turns into Superman. Still the same guy just one has more flash.

On how to measure success: 

Success can be measured in so many ways. You can achieve success within yourself. Success is anything you put forward to do and that you achieve. There’s different levels and different ways of achieving and acknowledging success. I was given opportunities and those opportunities are successes.

On the importance of empowering young people who might doubt their potential:

Stay determined. You may not get it the first shot. Everything is microwaved. There are those with overnight success; but for most, you will not be overnight successes. Stay determined. If it didn’t work this way let’s try another way. My plan B is another way to make my plan A work. We are going to get plan A.

On his foundation A Fabolous Way: 

A Fabolous Way was created because I wanted to help inner city kids. I was once an inner city kid looking for things to do. It’s easy to find trouble. When you give [kids] the opportunity they can do so much more and keep away from trouble. Give them opportunities outside of just sitting around doing nothing or worse. Opportunity is golden. Someone gave you an opportunity to even be in this room today. There are a lot of talented people who don’t have the opportunity to show their talent. Kids come up to me and sometimes I may listen to them spit and that may inspire them. Giving kids opportunities are priceless.

On when he recognized his potential: 

I thought I was pretty good. I can’t say I knew my full potential. When I went to meet DJ Clue I thought I was just going in to say what’s up. I wasn’t enthused but when I got there Clue says, “We gonna go on commercial break and when we get back my boy is going to rap for you”. I thought I was just going to shake his hand. Back to the idea of opportunities. I looked at it as I have to do the most with this and give it my all and whatever happens from there just leave it to God.

On what Biggie meant to him:

He’s our hero. We seen Biggie come up. It’s the story of where you see a guy come from the mud and become a star and it’s like you right there along with him. B.I.G. always represented Brooklyn and shared everything he ever achieved with Brooklyn. He was our hometown hero. Losing him so soon we didn’t see what he would have blossomed into, and that’s one of the most disappointing parts about losing him.

On what he hopes he’s best remembered for: 

I hope [I’m remembered] as somebody who made the most of an opportunity. I was a kid who was observant and looked around to see what was in the world and my world was a 4 block radius in a housing project, but I knew there was more. I said I wanted to do more than this and when opportunities came to do that I took them. One opportunity can lead to the next one.

In the spirit of the evening three Brooklyn 12th graders who were identified by their teachers and community leaders as future icons of tomorrow were awarded the Icon Scholarship.

At the end of the talk Sharon Carpenter and fellow Icon Talks founder, John Hartsfield presented Jackson with the Icon Award.

The night culminated with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams presenting Fabolous with the Key to Brooklyn and Proclamation for his contributions to the community.

The previous night at the Icon Talks dinner longtime friend and collaborator Swizz Beatz had this to say about the 39-year-old father,

“Congratulations to my brother Fab for being the secret weapon. I call him the secret weapon. He’s the secret weapon for fashion, the secret weapon for music, the secret weapon for creativity, he’s the secret weapon behind a lot of artists doing what they do today.”

Swizz concluded,

“We gotta get this new album out. No more mixtapes.”

Congratulations to Fabolous on receiving the Icon Award, Key to Brooklyn, and Proclamation. We salute you for your continued commitment to supporting underprivileged youth.

We’ll be on the lookout for the new album. In the meantime, take a peek at the Icon Talks Dinner held at Manhattan Motorcars.

About Icon Talks:

Icon Talks is an intimate discussion with icons from various walks of life, from music moguls to professional athletes, CEO’s, actors, and activists. The conversations will explore their path to success and provide a platform to engage, entertain and inspire.

Founded by John Burns and John Hartfield on the principle that an icon is someone who inspires not only through their innate talents, but someone who manifests their purpose and passion in how they live their life and touch the lives of others. With that mantra as our driving force, we identify and work with the icons who are not only celebrated in their own profession, but who are passionate about inspiring others through their triumph, determination, and good will.

Icon Talks directly funds and benefits nonprofit, Icon to Ican. Icon to Ican is a charitable organization offering a multitude of youth development programs for disadvantaged and/ or disabled children. Icon to Ican provides mentorship and developmental opportunities for kids from the distressed areas; offering inspiration that they CAN overcome barriers and also come become an ICON.

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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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Fashion Last Night in NYC

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

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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.

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Fabolous Named CFDA New York Fashion Week: Men’s Ambassador

Brooklyn native and rap mogul, Fabolous lands a new gig as the New York Fashion Week Men’s Ambassador. Currently hitting all of the Men’s major fashion shows around the city, the stylish artist gets to explore some of his favorite new looks by current designers.

He tells WWD:

“I like going to the shows, but also outside of shows and keeping up with fashions I like to keep myself pretty neat.”

Fab also talked about some of the designers that he’s interested in seeing the most.

I love stopping by Tim Coppens, I’m interested in the Raf Simons show that’s coming this time. I know it’s really heightened and they’re putting a lot of emphasis on the show. When you get the light shined on you, it’s always interesting to see how people do in that light. The light shines on you, the spotlight’s on you, so what are you going to do?”

About his music and how it matches his style:

“Even before I became an artist myself, I always cared about my presentation. It was a part of helping you see the picture before you heard it. But at the same time too, I think there’s versatility in my fashion and artistry. I’m able to do a lot of things musically, and I think that translates down to the fashion. I go from streetwear to high-end fashion, to being formal and wearing suits. Just a wide range of casually fly to whatever. I feel like I can really adapt to any type of fashion sense that I want to. And really it’s comfort for me as well. If I feel comfortable in it no matter what it is, I can wear it, I’ll do it.”

Congrats to our Fly Girl on his new fashion endeavor!

 

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Last Night in NYC

Last Night In Hollywood: Joseline Hernandez, Fabolous, Chris Brown & more at AOD Mondays

Monday’s in Hollywood, Ca. are filled with good vibes, beautiful ladies, and celebrities at Penthouse NightClub. This week, “The Puerto Rican Princess” hosted AOD inside of the nightclub hotspot and showed the ladies and gents that she’s still the “Baddest Punta.” The Love & Hip Hop Star is in Los Angeles for the week filming for the hit show The Real which she’s been spilling the tea all week. Spotted in VIP was SummerTime ShootOut Rapper

Spotted in VIP was SummerTime ShootOut rapper, Fabolous, as shortly after singer heartthrob Trey Songz stroll in with a couple friends. Across the room was superstar Chris Brown who came by and dropped a couple of dance moves, alongside French Montana. LA “It Girl” Miss Diddy was spotted partying it up with some friends, right over to the right was LHHH’s Masika.

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2016 BET Hip Hop Awards [Photos]

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Check out some exclusive photos from this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards red carpet with DJ Khaled, Desiigner, Jeezy, Jidenna, Lil Yatchy, Gucci Mane, Dave East, DJ Drama, Fat Joe, Papoose, Remy Ma, Migos, Young MA, The-Dream, Young Thug, T.I., Snoop Dogg, Fabolous and more.

Photo Credit: JMartin Visuals for Stuff Fly People Like 

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Dyme-A-Duzin Teams Up With Fabolous for “That Chicken (Remix)” [New Video]

Brooklyn-based rapper, Dyme-A-Duzin, shares the official video for his track “That Chicken (Remix)” featuring Fabolous. The remix is featured on his 2 Piece Tape which is out now.

About Dyme-A-Duzin:

Dyme-A-Duzin is a Brooklyn bred, musical prodigy who was singing in church choirs as early as 9 years old, and comes from a vibrant family lineage of natural performers. Dyme-A-Duzin’s grandmother was a backup singer for the Isley Brothers and his mother is a singer for Gospel group, Rizn. That soulfulness and nearly tangible spirituality can be heard in his music. Another major influence in his career was his mentor, Q The Prophet, a gospel MC who actually taught him song structure and gave him his MC name: “Rappers come a dime a dozen.”

Now, 24 years old, Dyme-A-Duzin has logged more studio time than a lot of artist twice his age and he’s released numerous songs with some of Hip Hop’s biggest and brightest. Named one of the “10 New NY Rappers To Watch Out For” by Complex Magazine, Dyme-A-Duzin is surely becoming the voice of his generation. As a solo artist, he’s opened for musical royalty, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and the Roots. His single, “New Brooklyn” premiered on Jay Z’s Life+Times website and got immediate airplay on Hot 97 with Peter Rosenberg.

The accolades, plays, views and recognition doesn’t stop there, however, and will only continue multiply. Be sure to keep an ear out for the new album, “Crown Fried,” slated for release soon. The “Crown Fried” tour is also coming to a city near you!

Twitter: @DymeADuzin