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Last Night In Atlanta: Stevie J, Toya Wright & more attend McDonald’s Flavor Battle Competition

On Saturday night, music industry elites came out to celebrate DJ Orange Calderon as she took home the $10,000 cash prize from the 2016 McDonald’s® Flavor Battle national DJ Competition. The Los Angeles native put forth her best skills to beat out DJ Iceberg of Atlanta and DJ Quiana Parks of New York after a live performance at Terminal West in Atlanta.

Legendary DJ and producer, DJ Drama, served as the host for this year’s Flavor Battle finale, while celebrity judges DJ Infamous, DJ Kid Capri and entertainment executive Kenny Burns evaluated each of the finalists’ mixing style, performance appeal and technique to determine who would be worthy of the grand title. Radio host and entertainment personality, Angela Yee, served as the social media correspondent providing live updates on each of the performance sets. Reality TV star, Toya Wright was present in addition to Atlanta-area DJ, Traci Steele also came out to show support to the aspiring finalists, alongside longtime record producer and reality TV star, Stevie J.

“Winning this year’s McDonald’s Flavor Battle competition is a huge accomplishment for me,” said DJ Orange Calderon. “Honestly, all of the DJs were great, and I’m extremely humbled to even be considered for the opportunity.”

In its sixth year, the competition brought out some of the biggest up-and-coming DJs in the industry with 12 DJs vying for the chance to win the grand prize. Over the course of four weeks, three DJs – one from the West Coast, East Coast and South – won over the stylistic preferences of online voters and fans with creative mixes that helped them advance through three rounds of voting on flavorbattle.com. The final three were active on social media encouraging their fans and followers to participate in the voting process using the hashtag “#365FlavorBattle.” Spinning on the 1s and 2s, the finalists competed live in Atlanta, putting forth their best amped flavor for the crowd and judges who would determine their fate as Flavor Battle champion.

“The excitement surrounding the 2016 McDonald’s Flavor Battle competition was solid and engaging,” said Adam Salgado, McDonald’s U.S. Marketing Vice President. “McDonald’s is an organization is proud to celebrate the diversity of its customers and one way to do that is through music. The excitement around the 2016 Flavor Battle demonstrates the impact of hip hop within our customer base and McDonald’s is proud to offer Flavor Battle as a platform for rising DJs to showcase their skills on a national stage.”

In conjunction with lifestyle network Complex Media, McDonald’s Flavor Battle launched in 2009 as an extension of the company’s 365Black initiative. McDonald’s 365Black platform was created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year round. Be sure to follow the conversation using #365FlavorBattle.

Photo Credit: Donald Traill/Invision for McDonald’s/AP Images

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Last Night In L.A.: Nas Host #FeatureFridaysLA Inside Playhouse Nightclub

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Veteran Rapper Nas made his way over to L.A.’s nightlife hotspot, Playhouse Nightclub for #FeatureFridaysLA party series.

SFPL MUSIC: JEEZY FEAT. NAS – “GOD” (REMIX)

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Tagged along with the Queensbridge affiliate was none other than the King of “hosting all things fly,” Kenny Burns spotted with a mic in-hand as he makes sure the crowd was fully entertained.

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Just releasing her new mixtape The Waiting Game, artist/singer Mila J was also on deck to support and enjoy the festivities.

FLY MIXTAPE: MILA J – ‘THE WAITING GAME’

#GoodTimes

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Last Night In L.A.: BMI Honors Ludacris with President’s Award; Chris Brown, Tamar Braxton, Zendaya and more…

Pictured above (L-R): BMI President & CEO Mike O' Neill; BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton; and BMI President's Award recipient Christopher 'Ludacris' Bridges
Pictured above (L-R): BMI President & CEO Mike O’ Neill; BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton; and BMI President’s Award recipient Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges
Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, presented the BMI President’s Award to Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, held at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on August 22. The star-studded event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/hip-hop songs of the previous year.

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Last Night In #NOLA: Angela Simmons, Trey Songz, Tank, Kenny Burns, Rob Hill Sr. & more Attend Sevyn Streeter’s Intimate Birthday Dinner

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On this past Saturday night, amidst the festivities and crowds brought out by the Essence Music Festival, close friends and family gathered in the heart of the French Quarter to celebrate Sevyn Streeter’s birthday at Muriel’s Jackson Square restaurant, sponsored by Rosa Regale and Beautiful Textures.

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Fly-LIGHTs: MEEK MILL Completely Takes Over #ToXicDayParty

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MEEK MILL, Yo Gotti, Jessica White, Ma$e, Boosie, NeYo, BOB Kenny Burns, Rob Hill Sr. and more came flooding in The Hottest Day Party in the country ‘#ToXicDayParty’ Presented by LAs Finest Enterprises, Powered by The Brand Group for The Official BET Awards weekend, which has been by far the Best BET Awards Weekend yet. Peep more below…

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Last Night In L.A.: Russell Simmons presents ‘All Def Comedy Live’ BET Awards Edition

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Drake, Russell Simmons, Tony Rock, Steve Rifkind, Kenny Burns, Eva Marcille, Laura Govan, Gilbert Arenas, Karrueche , LiL Twist, Kendall Jenner and more show up for ‘The Special BET Awards Weekend All Def Comedy Live’ kicking off the celebration for Tony Rock birthday week with MYX Fusion drinks flowing.

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[Fly-LIGHTs] T.I., Jeezy, Usher, Kenny Burns & More Celebrate With Grey Goose Cherry Noir …

Over the weekend, GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir kicked off the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend by hosting rapper TI’s “Welcome to Atlanta” party at Vanquish Nightclub.

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[Last NIGHT In NYC] Trey Songz Album Release Party

 

Last night, R&B Crooner, Trey Songz celebrated the release of his fifth studio album, Chapter V, at Bagatelle in New York City.

The evening began with an intimate dinner of 50 of Trey’s friends and family.

Immediately following, DJ D-Nice took to the DJ booth and got the crowd going, premiering the Chapter V album for guests while they enjoyed GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir cocktails that were inspired by album tracks, including the Simply Amazing, Dive In and 2 Reasons.

Notables included; Kevin Liles, DJ D-Nice, Kenny Burns, Angie Martinez, Fabolous, Emily B, Adrienne Baillon, Rico Love, Tyson Beckford, Julissa Bermudez, DJ Clue, Irv Gotti, Angela Yee, Mashonda and JR Smith, just to name a few.

Friend of the Fly People, Stylist, Emily B was in the building on the arm of her boo, Fabolous.

 

Trey’s new album, Chapter V,  is available on iTunes NOW!

-Stay Fly!

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[Last Night In ATL] Jermaine Dupri, Lil Mo, Luke James & More @ ATL LIVE Last Night

Last night, Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols’ ATL LIVE ON THE PARK hosted by Kenny Burns ended their second season with an evening of powerhouse performances.

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[Fly-LIGHTS] Kevin Hart Celebrates Premiere of LAUGH AT MY PAIN in ATL!

 

This past weekend Kevin Hart celebrated the premiere of his new movie, “Laugh At My Pain” all over the ATL.  GREY GOOSE, the world’s best tasting vodka, served as host for Kevin Hart’s celebration which took place on Friday evening at nightlife mogul, Alex Gidewon’s newest hot spot, Vanquish Lounge.

Kenny Burns was in the building to help ensure that Kevin had a great time. Also making an appearance to support his friend was actor Clifton Powell.

Saturday night was no different as Kevin continued the celebration over at the world famous Compound with Lisa Raye being the host, DJ Infamous on the 1’s and 2’s and Kenny Burns on the mic.

Other notables included; Allen Iverson, DJ Holiday and Jazze PhaGREY GOOSE made great measures to salutes and congatulates Kevin Hart on his latest accomplishment, “Laugh At My Pain.”

Congrats Kevin!


Kevin Hart Invades The Beautiful Vanquish Lounge – ATLANTA from KENNY BURNS on Vimeo.

-Stay Fly!

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