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The Lincoln Motor Company Debuts The New 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, Links with Singer-Songwriter Marsha Ambrosius & more at the LA Auto Show

The Lincoln Motor Company pulled out all the stops for this year’s LA Auto Show 2017! The renowned company debuted the newest addition to their car family, The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus (shown above).

Nautilus – the successor to Lincoln MKX – joins the recently unveiled 2019 MKC, the elegant Continental, the all-new Navigator, and the stylish MKZ for a lineup of vehicles instantly recognizable as Lincoln.

Leading up to the debut, Lincoln teamed up with the DREAM Hollywood Hotel & CLEAR to host a number of media cohorts and influencers to enjoy a grand experience of what was to come from the notable vehicle platform.

Departing from DREAM, guests were escorted over to Hollywood’s hotspot, AVENUE to enjoy a special performance from singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius.

Marsha performed a plethora of hits that she’s penned in the past while being apart of the chart-topping duo, Floetry, her very own solo material, the song hit song “Butterflies” which was performed and charted by the late Michael Jackson, plus more.

Our very own, Co-Creator & Editor of SFPL, Gabriel Williams was on-hand to experience the lux moments.

During the event, Lincoln & Marsha also introduced the latest feature of Lincoln’s First Listen series that highlights both established and rising artists to premiere an upcoming track from behind the wheel of a Lincoln vehicle.

For Marsha’s feature, they discussed her stellar career and previewed her new song “Just Like Old Times” from inside the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

Check out the full clip below:

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After the performance, the attendees headed over to one of Hollywood’s top restaurants, TAO for an exclusive dinner.

The menu was complete with some of TAO’s most favorited dishes like Satay Of Chilean Sea Bass, Crispy Rice Tuna, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Glazed Salmon, Filet Mignon “Tokyo Style” and so much more.

The following day, hours before the major unveiling of the Nautilus, media & influencers were able to get an up close and personal look at the brand new vehicle right on the rooftop of the DREAM Hotel along with Lincoln’s President, Kumar Galhotra:

“With the introduction of Nautilus, Lincoln has a strong, distinctive portfolio with a common and recognizable identity,” said Kumar. “We’re excited to add Nautilus to our Lincoln family of luxury SUVs, along with a new name that better reflects the ideas and attitudes of our clients.”

More about the Nautilus

Available Ultra Comfort seats can be adjusted up to 22 ways for personalized comfort, providing lumbar massage designed to reduce fatigue. Developed with input from orthopedic surgeons, this feature is especially beneficial on long trips or while waiting in traffic. Heated and cooled seats are available on the Reserve model. Available 13-speaker and 19-speaker Revel® audio systems offer the ultimate sound experience to add to the soothing environment.

A sleek console serves to open up the cabin, while the sophisticated push-button gear shift integrates seamlessly with classic knobs and buttons. A concealed wireless charging pad allows compatible smartphones to stay connected and puts an end to the hassle of tangled cords. A large center touch screen serves as the portal to standard SYNC® 3 with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, enabling clients to manage audio, phone, navigation and more either from that point or steering wheel-mounted controls.

The leather-wrapped, hand-stitched steering wheel is mounted ahead of a 12.3-inch fully configurable digital instrument cluster that displays easy-to-read driver information crisply and clearly.

For clients seeking a unique personalized experience, Lincoln Black Label is available for the new Nautilus. Lincoln Black Label not only provides premium materials in specially curated designer themes but also offers a host of membership privileges. These include annual vehicle detailing, anytime carwashes, and access to a select list of restaurants where noted chefs will provide an at-your-service dining experience.

The three Lincoln Black Label themes for the new Nautilus are Chalet, Thoroughbred, and all-new Gala:

  • Chalet, new for Lincoln Nautilus, evokes the contrasting pleasures of pulse-pounding mountain slopes and the inherent comfort of an après-ski lodge. With Espresso and Alpine Venetian leathers and deep Silverwood appliqués, each touch is designed to awaken the senses.
  • Thoroughbred celebrates the distinguished and elite lifestyle of horse racing, offering a reflection of traditional American history. Rich Venetian leathers capture the spirit of the equestrian life, while Chilean Maple wood, Alcantara® accents, and Jet Black trim carry the excitement throughout.
  • Gala, inspired by haute couture at New York’s Met Gala, features seats draped in a deeply hued and elegant Carmine leather complemented by Onyx leather and an Alcantara headliner. Handsome Nouveax Armor aluminum accents bring a lightness to the cabin, with a luster magnified by the available panoramic roof.

As you can see, this new vehicle is packed with some of the most LIT features ever!

To add, remember we mentioned that Lincoln has also partnered with CLEAR!

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, new Lincoln owners will receive a six-month complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to speed through security at participating airports and major arenas nationwide. Lincoln Black Label members will receive a 12-month complimentary membership.

Moving through airport security without waiting in long lines, access to a personal driver to assist with transportation and errands, and the ability to select a month-to-month vehicle service based on their needs is the future for Lincoln clients as the company announces new services designed to make vehicle
ownership effortless.

To help make airport travel easier, Lincoln is collaborating with CLEAR – which offers the fastest, most predictable way through security – to provide new Lincoln owners with a complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to speed through security at participating airports and major arenas nationwide.

“Our clients tell us time is their ultimate luxury,” said Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra. “So we’ve paired our exceptional vehicles with world-class services in collaboration with CLEAR to enable them to travel along their journey even more effortlessly and efficiently.”

CLEAR delivers secure and easy travel to more than 30 airports and arenas nationwide. At participating venues, members go to a dedicated CLEAR lane where they are greeted by a CLEAR team member. After a simple finger tap or blink of an eye, members are escorted straight to security screening, bypassing the usual long lines. According to CLEAR, members walk through security in minutes every time.

The Lincoln program with CLEAR launches in January.

The new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will be available at Lincoln dealers this summer.

Folks, if you plan on purchasing your next car The Lincoln Nautilus or any model from the same car family should be at the top of your list!

Thanks to Lincoln for hosting such a wonderful experience in Los Angeles!

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FLY NEWS

Watch: Chris Brown’s Daughter, Royalty Brown Debuts New Clothing Line

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Our media affiliate Hollywood Unlocked got the behind-the-scenes look at Royalty Brown‘s [Chris Brown‘s daughter] brand new clothing line at an exclusive shoot just for her along with her mini-BFF’s. The official line was inspired by Chris’ very own art work.

Peep the full clip above.

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Music

New Music & Videos: Justine Skye, Rotimi, VanJess & QUIÑ

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Justine Skye releases the video for her breakout single “Back For More.” Directed by Grizz Lee, singer/songwriter & actor Rotimi from the STARZ Original Series “POWER” plays Justine’s love interest in the music video. The chemistry between the two is nothing short of electric as the video chronicles the happier times at the beginning of a loving relationship before the two break-up and things go sour.

 “Shooting this video with Rotimi was so much fun. It was basically improv and we just fed off of each other” says Justine. “We started just days before I was scheduled to start filming my first acting role in “Green Dolphin so he also gave me great advice and definitely made me feel a bit more comfortable about what to expect for when I started filming the movie.”

Produced by Hit-Maker and AyoNKeyz, the track is available for download/streaming at all digital partners HERE via Roc Nation/Republic Records.

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FLY Events

Essence Fest: ‘Girls Trip’ VIP Screening Brings Out the Stars

During this year’s Essence Festival, Hello Beautiful, in partnership with Nissan and Universal Pictures, hosted a VIP red carpet screening for the new film GIRLS TRIP. Attending from the cast was Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate and Kofi Siriboe; director Malcolm Lee and producer Will Packer introduced the film. Hello Beautiful editors Allison McGevna, Shamika Sanders and Keyaira Kelly were also on hand to welcome guests.

Special guests included Ava Duvernay (filmmaker), Bevy Smith (radio/tv host), Big Freedia (FUSE TV), Issa Rae (HBO’s “Insecure”), singer/songwriter Tank, RonReaco Lee (Starz’ “Survivor’s Remorse”), Ari Lennox (Interscope Recording Artist), Karen Civil (social media maven), actress/singer Letoya Luckett, Shyann Roberts (June’s Diary); Fox’s “Star” cast members Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady and Miss Lawrence; actress/model Nomzano Mbatha, actress Essence Atkins, actress Bresha Webb, RCA recording artist Elle Varner, tv personality Tai Beauchamp; “Queen Sugar” co-stars Omar Dorsey and Timon Kyle Durrett; tv host Alesha Renee, rapper/tv personality Romeo, Mona Scott Young (Monami Entertainment), Yandy Smith (“Love & Hip Hop”), celebrity stylist Ty Hunter, radio personality Wild Wayne (WQUE) and more.

Photos: J. Wiggins for iOne

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Music

New Video: Elijah Blake – “Hanging Tree”

Today, SANKOFA.org, the social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte, has released the official video to “Hanging Tree” – a visual collaboration with Grammy Award-Winning singer/songwriter Elijah Blake, via Kobalt Music Recordings. “Hanging Tree” will be featured on Sankofa.org’s forthcoming album, Broken Windows.

Elijah tells FADER:

“I wrote “Hanging Tree” as a way to use my voice for equal rights, especially black rights, in the aftermath of tragedies like Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice and so many others whose voices have been silenced. When I recorded this song, I wanted to have a way to express my feelings, despite at the time not having an album to attach this to. I was lucky that a friend of mine introduced me to the work the Sankofa organization is doing and it really resonated with me. I felt their work embodied the same message I wanted to convey with this song. As a result, the Sankofa organization and I have combined efforts to spread this important message of equality through this amazing video, as well as through their EP17 Project, where the song was originally released.”

“Hanging Tree,” written/produced by Blake and directed by Sean Alexander, is a visual that showcases the injustices in a corrupt socioeconomic system. The “Hanging Tree” single first appeared as a snippet visual on Sankofa.org’s visual EP “17”, which featured music by artists Ty Dolla $ign, Raphael Saadiq, Mali Music as well as Elijah Blake and is now available on all DSPs. The visual EP, which made its official February 17th premiere on TIDAL, seeks to raise funds to support grassroots organizing efforts around issues of racial and social justice. It is now available on all DSPs.

Check out the full video by clicking here.

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Music

SFPL Premiere: Timothy Bloom – “For Love” [New Video]

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2x Grammy-award winning recording artist and songwriter Timothy Bloom premieres his new video here on SFPL for the fan favorite song “For Love.” The video touches on the challenges of being a musician who is in a romantic relationship. Although, based on Timothy’s experience, the video depicts the struggle and choices that anyone with a demanding career and a family faces. The song has been a favorite at shows for the last few years and at the behest of his fans, Timothy has created a compelling visual for the song.

When asked why he was releasing the video for a song off an older project Timothy responded:

“With the state of the world today, we all need to focus on love. I end all my shows with this song because I want everyone to leave feeling love. This video is needed to remind people that love is what’s important.”

Bloom recently released disc one, The Beginning of the upcoming trilogy series, The Life Trilogy. Disc two will be released later this Summer. Timothy’s refreshing voice and sound reflect the multiple influences of his musical heroes and his varied upbringing. He attributes his unique blend to the styles he heard growing up. Rock, Folk, Gospel, R&B—all these elements and more add to his unique, signature style.

Timothy received praise from a few of the music industry’s elite:

“I feel about Timothy the same way I felt when I first met TuPac as far as artistic talent, hunger and quest. He has a real skillful driven soul ”– Chuck D

“This guy was born to communicate. His delivery is effortless, the songwriting and production are top-notch. But it’s Timothy’s voice and the way he emotes through his melodies and lyrics that really stays with you, long after the song has faded. He’s the real deal.” -Dave Koz

“Timothy is very talented, sincere, and passionate about good, relevant music. His music has all those elements. That’s a hard combination to beat.” – Herbie Hancock

Check out the full visual above.

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Music

New Video: Mike WiLL Made-It feat. Kendrick Lamar, Rae Sremmurd & Gucci Mane – “Perfect Pint”

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Producer extraordinaire, Mike WiLL Made-It presents his astonishing new visual for the single cut entitled “Perfect Pint” from the Ransom 2 project. The video was directed by Nabil and features the likes of Rae Sremmurd, Kendrick Lamar, and Gucci Mane.

Peep the full video above.

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Music

New Music Feature: Polly A – “Just Like That”

LA based singer/songwriter Polly A unleashes her new single, “Just Like That”. The carefree song perfectly embodies the mood of summer with it’s vibrant mid-tempo production. Polly officially debuted the positivity anthem from her forthcoming sophomore EP entitled Like Colors In A Waterfall.

An accomplished songwriter in her own right, Polly has written tracks for the likes of Alicia Keys, Selena Gomez and J. Cole (“Crooked Smile”), which helped her garner the attention of Adam Levine who signed her to his label, 222 Records in 2015. The songstress also released her debut EP, Ghetto Gold Dream in the summer of 2016.

The Milwaukee, WI born artist was one of only three female artists to perform at this year’s Rolling Loud Festival as well as recently went into the studio with Grammy Award winning producer/musical genius, Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas, Miguel, Jazmine Sullivan). Polly A will release her sophomore EP later this summer which will feature her compelling lyrics and unique mix of soul, folk and alternative music.

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Music

New Music: Sir The Baptist feat. Brandy – “Deliver Me”

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Rumored to be a pair and quite in love, Sir The Baptist and Brandy link up for what is to be one of the best soulful, holy ghost filled collaborations this year entitled “Deliver Me.”

Sir narrates through the emotional song, delivering a true story about his sister Mary who would get beat by her husband who was a deacon in the church. While giving the heartfelt testimony, Brandy chimes in with amazing riffs and runs that only the “Vocal Bible” herself can provide.

Today, the PK kid dropped his official album Saint or Sinner that features artists like Brandy’s brother, Ray J, Donald Lawrence, Michelle Williams, Keke Wyatt, DC Young Fly and more. On the project, one particular song that stands out is titled “Good Ole Church Girl” featuring The Deacons. On the song, Baptist confesses his love for B-Rocka and compares their relationship to Jay Z and Beyonce while Brandy sings through his verses.

Check out the full song above.

If you’ve been keeping up with Brandy on Instagram, the songstress has also been expressing her love for her new flame.

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Sidebar: BRANDY AND FANTASIA ARE CURRENTLY IN THE STUDIO WORKING ON SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH SPOTIFY. LOOKS LIKE JAZMINE SULLIVAN IS BEING CALLED UPON AS WELL. CHECK OUT THE CLIP BELOW.

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We can’t wait!!

 

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Music

New Video: Katy Perry feat. Migos – “Bon Appétit”

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Katy Perry serves things up on a platter in the latest visual featuring Migos called “Bon Appétit.” Prepping for her SNL season finale performance, the “Fireworks” singer is showed captured, cooked and served to a few hunger but yet filthy rich patrons, and is later saved by Quavo, Offset and Takeoff.

The video was directed by Dent De Cuir, and you can also spot an appearance from famed chef Roy Choi.

Peep the full video above.