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Last Night In L.A.: The Legendary Damon Celebrates in Style with His Annual LUXX Ball

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This past weekend, the Legendary Damon, celebrated his birthday in style. The legendary curator hosted his annual Luxx Ball Presented by Hennessy V.S at Globe Theater. Many celebrities and socialites joined in on the festivities including Grammy winner Estelle, Claudia Jordan, Karen Civil, Broderick Hunter and many more. However, the party was not complete without an amazing performance by the legendary Shelia E.!

Check out the full gallery above!

[Photo Credit: Maurice Will Photos]

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Wale Teams Up with Lil Wayne For New Song “Running Back”

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Wale releases the final version of the much-anticipated song entitled “Running Back.” Since being revealed on ESPN‘s First Take the track has caused quite the buzz. The sports related penned track is set to appear on Wale’s forthcoming album S.H.I.N.E..

Press play to get a snippet of the hit single above co-produced by our Fly Friend, Karen Civil.

Check out the BTS clip below of the upcoming official video:

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Tidal & DJ Mustard Release Documentary, Held An Intimate Screening In Los Angeles Hosted by Karen Civil

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Today, DJ Mustard exclusively premiered his For Every 12 Hours documentary on TIDAL. The 30-minute documentary takes fans into the studio with 26-year old DJ Mustard as he works on his Cold Summer album and talks about his role as a DJ, producer and label executive. The video also features interviews with Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign and Roc Nation executives discussing Mustard’s rise and importance to the hip-hop industry, as well as exclusive performance footage.

This past Wednesday, TIDAL hosted TIDAL X DJ Mustard an intimate screening event in Los Angeles where fans watched the documentary and participated in a Q&A with DJ Mustard hosted by Karen Civil. Attendees included YG, Ty Dolla $ign, Karrueche, RJ, Remy Boy Monty, and Miss Diddy. On Wednesday, TIDAL hosted TIDAL X DJ Mustard- an intimate screening event in Los Angeles where fans watched the documentary and participated in a Q&A with DJ Mustard.

TIDAL members can check out the documentary HERE.

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Ray J Releases Official Visual For “Be With You” Co-Starring Wife Princess Love [New Video]

With his upcoming album on the way, Ray J releases his official music video for “Be With You” via Karen Civil, which features his lady Princess Love.

Look for Raydemption on October 31st, and we hope you enjoyed your bbqs like Ray is doing above — check it out!

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Fly News: LIL WAYNE & KAREN CIVIL GIVES BACK TO HAITI FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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On Friday, December 18th, our dear friend and media maven, Karen Civil teamed up with Grammy Award winning artist, Lil Wayne, to brighten up the holiday season for over 500 students in Haiti. The Christmas celebration was a partnership with Live Civil and included sponsors Trukfit and Scholastic Corporation.

During the Live Civil Christmas Giveaway each child was gifted an outfit from Lil Wayne’s Trukfit clothing line and an exclusive Live Civil Thinking Cap from Karen Civil’s partnership with New Era. In addition to gifting the young thinkers with a few new clothing items to celebrate the holidays, Haitian-American professional boxer Andre Berto, surprised the kids by dressing up as Santa Claus and passing out toys! 

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Although the Christmas Giveaway excited the young children with new toys and clothes, it did not deter from the original message of the Live Civil playground and school remodeling; which emphasizes the importance of literacy, education and fun. The United States’ largest children’s publishing company, Scholastic Corporation, donated a book to each of the 500 children, while Karen Civil did a live reading of her new book, Be You & Live Civil.

“A lot of people tend to forget about those who are less fortunate during the holiday season, not many understand how receiving just one item could bring so much joy to a child’s life, especially if they don’t have the same everyday luxuries that the more fortunate tend to overlook. I’m just grateful to be able to give back to Haiti in any way possible,” said Lil Wayne.

Lil Wayne’s partnership with Karen Civil shouldn’t come as any surprise, as the two hip-hop figures have worked together in the past with the creation of Lil Wayne’s personal blog weezythanxyou.com. Karen was able to fund her Live Civil Playground in Pétionville within Port-au-Prince, Haiti with the help of various notable hip hop celebrities. Since then the Haitian-American entrepreneur has expanded the educational playground by remodeling the middle school located near her playground. As a first generation American, Karen has always felt obligated to go back to her parents’ home to give back.

The Live Civil initiative in Haiti is something that brings me joy! Being able to put a smile on the kids faces during the holidays is a gift within itself,” stated Karen.

With 2016 vastly approaching, Karen will continue to help expand the Live Civil brand through the United States and abroad. In addition, Karen Civil recently released her first book, Be You & Live Civil available now

Congrats to Karen and Weezy on a job well-done! 

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Last Night In L.A.: BET Screening for #TheWestBrooks, Karen Civil, Moniece Slaughter, Miles Brock and more attend

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BET Networks hosted a private reception and screening at the SLS Beverly Hills in honor of their latest docs-series “#TheWestBrooks.”
Sisters IndiaCrystalMorganBree and Brooke were on hand to celebrate the launch of the show, which chronicles the lives of the “insta-famous” family as they work to establish the “WestBrooks brand” and navigate their social media fame.
Special guests included “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” personalities Monica SlaughterMiles Brock and Jason Lee; American Idol’s Joshua Ledet; comedian Michael Blackson; actor Brandon T. Jackson; recording artist Tyran Brown and more.
The evening began with a lively cocktail reception followed by a screening featuring introductory remarks by BET Networks SVP of Original Programming Charlie Jordan Brookins and “#TheWestBrooks” executive producers Lemuel PlummerLe’John Plummer and Jason Tolbert.
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Media maven and our Fly Girl Karen Civil moderated the post-screening Q&A in which the ladies shared their excitement (and nervousness!) about going from mobile screens to TV screens.
More pics below:

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#CivilTV: Cory Gunz: ‘Young Money Cypher’ (Uncensored In FULL)

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Just when you thought it was over! #CivilTV jumps right back in and saves the day, drops an Uncensored clip of rapper, YM affiliate, Cory Gunz during the Young Money Cypher: ‘Next Up’ — going completely-in, delivering massive BARS in freestyle mode for literally 5 minutes straight.

ICYMI: #CivilTV: Young Money Cipher: ‘Next Up’ [Fly Visual]

I got too much time on my hands, lines in my head, I might as well pull my mind out my head, and rhyme on my hand. -Cory Gunz

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BRUHHH!!!

Peep Cory’s contagious freestyle below:

Well, if you weren’t a believer…then you are now.

Good job Cory!

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Karen Civil and Rosenberg of Hot 97 Had Beef? Rosenberg Questioned Karen’s Loyalty

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Fly Girl Karen Civil stopped by Ebro In The Morning Show of Hot 97, chats it up with Ebro & Rosenberg, and talks about her journey in the industry, her brand and more. In the interim, Peter Rosenberg admitted that he’s had a little beef with Karen, and says that she didn’t show loyalty to the station (Hot 97) where Civil first got her start. Check out the full interview below…

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From An Intern To A Boss: Karen Civil Stops By The Breakfast Club

Karen CivilKaren Civil’s story on how she rose from the intern ranks at Hot 97 to now being a “Cultural Artige'”is no doubt an inspirational one. While in NYC on her Live Civil College Tour she stopped by Power 105.1’s morning show The Breakfast Club.

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Last Night In L.A.: Ab-Soul, Karen Civil & Kid Ink at Reebok Classic x The Fader’s “Coast to Coast” Music Series

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Reebok Classic x The FADER’s two-part concert series, Coast to Coast, kicked off on Monday, November 24th at the Holding Co. in Los Angeles with performances from Ab-Soul and Kid Ink, hosted by LA’s favorite, and Media Maven, Karen Civil.