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Last Night In NYC: Ty Dolla $ign Shuts Down Highline Ballroom with Skizzy Mars, iLoveMakonnen, A$AP Ferg & more

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Last Night In NYCAtlantic Records recording artist Ty Dolla $ign completely shut down New York’s Highline Ballroom in honor of his upcoming debut album Free TC.

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Hot 97’s DJ Funkmaster Flex warmed up the crowd with a few massive radio/club hits, which included the crowd continuously “DABBIN'” non-stop! You can always count on Flex to keep everyone entertained.

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Opening up the show was Ty’s label-mate, Skizzy Mars performing some exclusive hits from his latest EP The Red Balloon ProjectFans in attendance sung every single lyric that came from the Mars’ mouth. Enhance his fan base day-by-day, there’s no doubt that Skizzy is climbing his way to stardom.  

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Soon after, Ty Dolla $ign graced the stage going through a plethora of his hits like: “Blasè”, “Or Nah”, “Irie” and many more.

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Later in the show, Ty brought out his music cohorts: first, iLoveMakonnen and then A$AP Ferg. The audience level went from 0 to 100 at the point. Nothing but great vibes in the air and everyone literally bounced to every tune.

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Singer/Songwriter Justine Skye was also in attendance supporting her label-mate, along with Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) and Atlantic’s Ashley Kalmanowitz.

Congrats to Ty on a successful show!

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Ty’s Free TC debuts album drops on Nov. 13th. Pre-order HERE.

Photos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) & J Martin Visuals

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New Music: Margie – “New Sh*t”

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The artist and street style maven Margie is releasing her single ‘New Shit’, available on Spotify & Itunes’ now.

After an eventful New York Fashion Week where Margie’s been spotted with the likes of Timbaland, Pharrell, The Weekend and Ilovemakonnen, Margie hosted an NYFW End All Release Party at the REC Room at No. 8.

‘New Shit’ is Margies first single following up her smash debut album Radio Ratchet. The track is produced by the Norwegian platinum producer Harald Austad and released by the indie label Supervillain.

‘I’m always searching for what’s new and next. When I first heard the beat I knew I had to make something futuristic. It’s all about that new new’ – Margie

Margie has recently been featured by Huffington Post, Yahoo Style, Vogue Italia, Bullet Magazine and more for her fashion and music work. After building a name for herself as a plus size style blogger with Margieplus.com, she has now taken the next step as an artist, into the world of music.

Listen below:

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Follow her on instagram @margieplus and Margieplus.com 

Photos by Geoff Barrenger

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Made In America Festival 2015: Beyonce, J. Cole, Big Sean, The Weeknd, Meek Mill, Nick Jonas, Future, Vic Mensa & more

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This year’s Made In America Festival was the BEST one ever! SFPL was on deck to catch exclusive performances by: Beyonce, Vic Mensa, J. Cole, Future, Big Sean, The Weeknd, Jidenna, Bizzy Crook, Zoe Kravitz of Lolawolf, Post Malone, iLoveMakonnen, Santigold, Nicki Jonas, Fabolous and the list goes on.

Check out pictures after the jump by our very own Gabriel Williams….

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Nile Rodgers Honored as Icon At BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards + DJ Mustard, B.o.B, Sevyn Streeter, Snoop Dogg, Deborah Cox, Kelly Price, Evan Ross, Tyrese + more

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Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI Icon Award to GRAMMY-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers, at the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on August 28th. The star-studded event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.

Rodgers was honored for his unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers and his ability to connect people through song and defy musical expectations. As the 2015 BMI Icon Award recipient, Rodgers joins an elite list of previous honorees that includes The Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Little Richard and Al Green, to name a few.

The evening featured a slew of performances: B.o.B opened with a medley of hits, followed by IloveMakonnen who kept the energy going with “Tuesday.” Backed by music director Rickey Minor, as well as band and Donald Lawrence’s vocals, the high-powered Icon tribute was kicked off by R&B chanteuses Kelly Price covering “Upside Down,” Deborah Cox’s delivery of “I’m Coming Out,” Kathy Sledge and the Company offering a rousing rendition of “We Are Family,” and Empire’s V. Bozeman’s vibrant version of “I Want Your Love.” The celebration continued with CeeLo Green’s dynamic performance of “Let’s Dance.” The night concluded with the top honoree taking the stage to perform fan favorites “Good Times” and “Rappers Delight,” with hip-hop legend Chuck D joining Rodgers.

Additional top honors presented at the awards ceremony: John Legend “All of Me” earned the Song of the Year prize; DJ Mustard was crowned the Songwriter of the Year for penning hits “2 On,” “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” “I Don’t F**ck With You,” “Main Chick,” “My Hitta,” “Na Na,” “No Mediocre,” “Paranoid,” “Show Me,” and “Who Do You Love?” DJ Mustard also won the coveted Producer of the Year award for the second year in a row, while Universal Music Publishing Group accepted the prestigious Publisher of the Year crystal for having 18 of the most-performed songs from the previous year. BMI also recognized top producers Kanye West, J Cole, Jim Jonsin, Michael “Finatik” Mulé and Isaac De Boni.

SoMo won the BMI Social Star Award. Selected by fans voting via Twitter and Instagram, the award salutes the BMI R&B/hip-hop songwriter who has best demonstrated the power of social media to showcase their songwriting talents.

BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton shared the evening’s hosting duties with R&B artist and actor Ray J.

Guests celebrated and mingled while enjoying Red Bull cocktails during the evening’s festivities. BMI partnered with HD Radio, TW Steel, Provider Inc. and KIND Snacks to present the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.

Photos by Lester Cohen & Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BMI

Photos Provided to SFPL by BMI, Inc. 

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NEW MUSIC: DJ MUSTARD FEAT. TY DOLLA $IGN & ILOVEMAKONNEN – ‘WHY’D YOU CALL?’

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Just celebrating his mixtape release of 10 Summers, DJ Mustard drops an unreleased track called “Why’d You Call?” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and ILoveMakonnen.

Lacing his distinguished sound, Mustard tunes-up the ultimate club/radio heat-seeker that just may take over the airwaves this season.

Peep the new summer banger below:

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Vic Mensa Performs “No Chill” & “U Mad” at the Pitchfork Music Festival [Video]

 

Vic Mensa recently took his talents to the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago at Union Park. Gracing the stage, the young Roc Nation signee performed his hits “No Chill” and “U Mad.”

Also, there to showcase their music alongside Vic were the likes of; A$AP Ferg, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Vince Staples, Chance The Rapper and many more.

Check out VM’s performances and tour dates after the jump…

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#Snitchyouguessin!: How Old Is Rae Sremmurd, Dej Loaf, iLoveMakonnen, Mila J & Sia?

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Listening to their music in heavy rotation, with memorable, bold, and stand-out lyrics, paired with a bass-less voice — leaves some guessing…How Old are these flourishing artists?! Well, we wrapped up a quick Top 5 of our favorite artists, whose music has expanded across the world, but yet, no one knows their real age. Take a quick peek below to check out our results. You will be quite surprised!
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Fly Music: Luke James, Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, Jeezy, Drake, The Game & more…

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