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Last Night In NYC: DJ Khaled ‘Major Key’ Listening Event

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Last Night In NYC, DJ Khaled held an exclusive listening party in New York City at the elite restaurant/nightspot, LAVO. Sponsored by Ciroc, Belaire Rose and Dusse. 

Celebs, Media and Influencers filled the room as they awaited the sounds of the most anticipated album of the entire year. Literally.

As Khaled eventually left his VIP section with the likes of L.A. Reid, Maino, Busta Rhymes, Yandy Smith, Uncle Murda, singer/songwriter Alus, producer Lee On The Beats and more, the “Snapchat King” spoke a few words before in the album playlist went in full motion. All about positivity, DJ Khaled thanked everyone that was involved with the project, and he especially Mr. Reid countless times, as the music vet has supported him from one.

Get ‘Major Key’ album HERE.

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FLY NEWS: FRENCH MONTANA SIGNS TO BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT/EPIC RECORDS

Worldwide platinum-selling hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder French Montana, one of the most prolific and instantly recognizable players in the game today – with nearly 300 lead and feature appearances on singles, album and mixtape tracks and videos – has officially signed to the roster of the new Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records partnership, it was jointly announced by Bad Boy founder Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Epic Chairman and CEO LA Reid.

Montana makes his Bad Boy/Epic debut today in grand style with the release of a new song and video, “Figure It Out” featuring Kanye West and Nas.

“Figure It Out” was first introduced in February on Wave Gods, Montana’s newest Coke Boys mixtape, but today’s Bad Boy/Epic release marks the first time it will be made available for purchase and for streaming.

Quotes from LA, Diddy & Harve Pierre & French:

“Anyone who has paid attention to the course of hip-hop over the past decade has found French Montana consistently at the eye of the storm,” said Mr. Reid. “He has funneled his North African roots and Bronx upbringing into a unique presence on hundreds of tracks by artists across the musical spectrum. French has now become one of hip-hop’s core artists himself, and I’m happy to welcome him to the Epic family.”

“French Montana is a proven Hit Maker,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs. “When I first heard him, I knew he had that special Bad Boy sound and I believed in his potential. He was on the fast track then, and now, to see how far he’s come, he’s a major force in Hip-Hop and a key member of the Bad Boy Family. Bad Boy is known for creating the biggest acts in hip-hop – and French is not only a part of our legacy but now also a part of our new chapter at Epic Records.”

“French Montana has accomplished more in the past few years than most artists are able to achieve in their entire career,” said Harve Pierre, President of Bad Boy Entertainment. “When first bringing French to the company, I knew that he would become a tremendous asset and bring overall value to the brand. As a member of the Bad Boy family, he has already put his mark on some of the hottest music around, and has shown the world the future of hip-hop.”

“Love the respect and appreciation that LA Reid and his team have for music. I think it’s rare to find that in the industry today,” said French Montana. “Being able to start this chapter at Epic with my Bad Boy family is a blessing. Puff and Harve have been like big brothers to me and there’s nothing better than making music with the people you love.”

The video for “Figure It Out” was directed by the renowned Eif Rivera, who has worked with Montana on numerous projects including clips for some of his biggest tracks (among them “Freaks” featuring Nicki Minaj, and “Bad Bitch” featuring Jeremih), as well as collaborations with Jeremih (“Don’t Tell Em Remix”), Quincy (“Friends First”), the Neighborhood (“#ICantEven”), Joe Budden (“NBA”), and many others.

Congrats to French!

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Fly News: Polow Da Don Wins Big with Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”, Lands New Deal with LA Reid at Epic Records

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Polow Da Don is impacting the music business, yet again, with a new production house & a new label deal from LA Reid‘s recharged Epic Records. It’s going to be a huge year for those in this man’s vicinity.

Already, the Zone 4 produced (Polow Da Don & Anonymous) “Anaconda” from Nicki Minaj’s latest LP has knabbed both an MTV Video Music Award and BMI Production Award this year.

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Widely known for his production for Ciara‘s “Promise” to Ms. Fergie screaming his name at the beginning of her smash, “London Bridge,” Polow is a staple in the music industry and has indeed begun a legacy of pioneering sound. Polow’s unique ability to urbanize pop music, and bring mainstream success to urban artists, emphasizes that music essentially has no boundaries, and that hit records are driven by one thing, creative innovation.

Polow’s Zone 4 imprint has impacted the music space by birthing such artists as Keri Hilson, Ester Dean, Rich Boy and Roscoe Dash.

Stay tuned for more on Polow!

SEE ALSO:

VERONICA VEGA: “WOMEN OF THIS GENERATION ARE AMBITIOUS AND POWERFUL”, DEBUTS “PAY ME” VIDEO PROD. BY POLOW DA DON [EXPLICIT] [FLY VISUAL]

MONICA FEAT. LIL WAYNE – “JUST RIGHT FOR ME” PROD. BY POLOW DA DON [FLY MUSIC]

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Fly Music Premiere: Bando Jonez – “Sex You” (Remix) feat.

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Newcomer, Polow Da Don‘s “Breakout Arist” and signed by L.A. Reid via Epic Records, soulful singer Bando Jonez releases some remix-heat to his successful single “Sex You.” Check out more below…

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Behind The Scenes: Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” – The Collaborators Series Pt. 1 – 4

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As we approach the most anticipated project ever of the late Michael Jackson entitled ‘Xscape’, collaborators (Timbaland, L.A. Reid, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Paul Anka, Matt Forger and more) of the actual project took a little time out to speak on the album, the sound and music that’s expected, and their fond memories of The King of Pop. Check it out below…

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Last Night in NYC: L.A. Reid, DJ Clue and More Attend Yo Gotti’s ‘I Am’ Listening Session

Last Night in NYC the King of Memphis Yo Gotti hit NYC’s legendary Jungle City Studios. Gotti previewed his forthcoming album ‘I Am‘ to a packed house which included the likes of  DJ Clue, DJ Self, and Epic Records ceo and chairmen L.A. Reid. Yo Gotti recently took his CMJ imprint over to Epic Records. Attendees enjoyed cocktails provided by Ciroc while they listened to Yo Gotti’s new album. Standout tracks of the night on the album “Cold Blood” featuring J.Cole “F.U.” “King Shit” featuring T.I. and lead single “Act Right” feat Young Jeezy and  YG.  Guests were also treated to gift bags from luxurious headwear company Flat Fitty. Checkout more photos from the night below.

Yo Gotti enters the building.

The sponsors for the night.

L.A. Reid was in the building.

Shoutout to DJ Clue.

Yo Gotti talking about his new album ‘I Am’.

Yo Gotti and L.A. Reid

Congrats to Yo Gotti on the new album. ‘I Am’ is officially in stores in November 19th, it’s definitely a very solid project.

Shoutout: Epic Records, CMJ, Ciroc and Flat Fitty

Photos Courtesy of SFPL’s own: Bernard Beanz Smalls 

Stay Fly!

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Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin’ On” [Lyric Video]

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Looks like the X-Factor gems are back in action! Fifth Harmony debuts their new official single entitled “Miss Movin’ On”. In the lyric video, the ladies deliver live actions of their emotions through self-drawn cue cards, while having a great time in the process. Peep the hit single below…

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Last NIGHT in NYC: LA Reid, CA$H OUT & More Attend Marcus Canty’s Listening/EP Release …

Last Night in NYC, Team SFPL was cordially invited to an intimate listening and performance by
Epic Record’s own, Marcus Canty In Celebration of his EP release “This…Is Marcus Canty!”

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Fly FREE Mixtape: Astro – ‘Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics’

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X-Factor alum, Astro releases his much anticipated mixtape entitled ‘Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics’. With production from MF Doom, 9th Wonder and many more – Astro has seem to have formulated a hip hop recipe destined for greatness. Download and enjoy below…

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The Word: Yo Gotti Inks Multi-Tier CMG Label Deal with Epic Records

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Amidst rumors produced from the posting of an Instagram photo, Memphis-born artist and entrepreneur Yo Gotti is proud to formally announce his new CMG label partnership with Epic Records. The multi-million dollar, multi-tier deal will offer a complete distribution and promotional opportunity for CMG.