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Lecrae Partners with Love Beyond Walls To Plant Portable Wash Stations Around Atlanta Metro Area.

We here at Stuff Fly People Like are dedicated to bringing you all the good news in the midst of this Global pandemic called The Corona Virus.

And this is FLY! Multi Grammy Award-winning platinum selling artist, Lecrae (and friend of the Fly People) has partnered with Love Beyond Walls to plant portable hand washing stations around the Atlanta Metro Area, with the purpose of ensuring that homeless and displaced people have the option of cleaning their hands in response to Coronavirus (Covid19).

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(Executive Director and Founder of Love Beyonce Walls, Terence Lester)

How Fly Is That?

Before the announcement, Stuff Fly People Like caught up with Lecrae to get the scoop, and this is what he had to say:

Stuff Fly People Like: “We heard that you are doing some great things in the city of Atlanta to help with this pandemic, can you tell us a little more about that?”

Lecrae: “Yes, my good friend Terence Lester runs a non profit called, Love Beyond Walls. I’ve worked with him for years to get involved to help people experiencing homelessness, to hear their stories and humanize them. And I’m taking my staff and my artist over to the Dignity Museum, that he created, just to help us wrap our minds around how to help people experiencing homelessness. During the pandemic, a lot of us are buying up the hand sanitizers, and we have the space at home to wash our hands, and we are not thinking about people who don’t have the means to wash their hands. People who are at risk, because they have tuberculosis or bronchitis from the conditions that they live in. So who is taking care of these folks? So Terrence and I got together, and I asked him, what can I do? And he said, I want to get some portable sinks to put out all over the city. And I asked him the cost, he told me, and my answer was, say no more, let’s do it. So I brought some portable sinks, and I partnered up with him, and we are going to put them throughout the city. So that people experiencing homelessness can have the opportunity to sanitize on a consistent basis.”

We can’t express how commendable this is!

The initiative kicked off at 10am Today, Thursday March 19th at Love Beyond Wall’s Center located at 3270 East Main Street, College Park, GA 30337.

Lecrae will join the Love Beyond Walls team at 10am to begin assembling the sinks after which they will be filled with water, loaded on trucks, and distributed to key locations frequented by the homeless in the Atlanta Metro Area.

For more info on Love Behind Walls, visit here.

Please spread the word!

-Stay Fly!

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Lecrae feat. Ty Dolla $ign – “Blessings” [Lyric Video]

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Standup Guy, Lecrae reflects on “Blessings” on his new track featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The song is centered around the Inspirational rapper’s new upcoming LP, as the anthem focuses on views on religion and masculinity.

Recently, Lecrae spoke to Rap-Up about what inspired the song and his connection with Ty:

“I met Ty years back and I sent him a couple of records and he wanted to mess with a couple of them, but this one ended up being the one that stuck,” said the Reach Records MC. “He wanted to do it and looked forward to it. I think it’s the right season, the right time, and I’ve done stuff with a lot of people, but I’m grateful to do this.” 

Check out the uplifting anthem above.

 

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SFPL Music: eOne/Big Boi, Jeezy, Erica Campbell, Lecrae, Keith Robinson and more-New Music Bounce TV’s #1 hit ‘Saints & Sinners’

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Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) will be releasing a star-studded soundtrack in conjunction with Bounce TV for the network’s new hit drama series Saints & Sinners. The new album Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, will be out on Friday March 25, 2016 exclusively via all digital retailers. Available for pre-order now, the digital release features three songs available instantly from the eight-track album, accompanying the compelling new TV drama.

The ‘Saints & Sinners’ series just began its eight-episode first season with the buzzworthy pilot episode debuting as the #1 highest-rated and most-watched program in Bounce TV history. It also trended nationally on Twitter and Facebook. New episodes of Saints & Sinners premiere Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Bounce TV.

Featuring an acclaimed cast of actors on the show, the soundtrack also includes an award-winning lineup of artists, delivering a sizzling album filled of the cutting-edge sound they’re known for – with Gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon and hip-hop superstar Big Boi teaming up on the show’s theme song “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” Remix, cast member Keith Robinson performing on two songs “Keep Holding On (Alright)” with Gospel superstar Erica Campbell and “Pain,” “Saints & Sinners” performed by The Voice Season 8 finalist Koryn Hawthorne – as well as songs from chart-toppers Jeezy, Lecrae with Johnta Austin, Kelly Price, and the group KlarKent (feat. Derek Minor).

SAINTS & SINNERS: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, Track Listing

1. “Keep Holding On (Alright)” – Erica Campbell & Keith Robinson
2. “Gotta Be a Man” – Jeezy
3. “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” – Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi
4. “Saints & Sinners” – Koryn Hawthorne
5. “Everytime (Grateful)” – Kelly Price
6. “Pain” – Keith Robinson
7. “Oh My God” (feat. Derek Minor) – KlarKent
8. “Lord Be With Me” – Lecrae & Johnta Austin

Hear the Saints & Sinners theme song, Deitrick Haddon & Big Boi’s “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” Remix:

Hear Jeezy’s song “Gotta Be a Man”:

Hear Erica Campbell & Keith Robinson’s song “Keep Holding On (Alright)”:

Hear Kelly Price’s song “Everytime (Grateful),” out at radio now:

Pre-order the digital album SAINTS & SINNERS: Original Soundtrack From Season 1, at the retailers below.

iTunes, receive “Sinners” “Gotta Be a Man,” and “Keep Holding On (Alright)” as instant great tracks HERE

Amazon HERE

Google Play HERE

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Essence Fest 2015 Performances: Missy Elliot Makes A Comeback, Usher Takes Us Back To ‘My Way’, Kendrick Lamar Closes Out The Weekend & more

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This year’s Essence Music Festival was definitely one to remember!

Nearly a half million attendees converged upon New Orleans this 4th of July weekend for the 2015 ESSENCE Festival, one of the country’s largest live events.  The annual 4-day Festival, which took place July 2-5, features entertainment, empowerment, and cultural experiences during the day and the world’s best performers each night.  In addition, for the first time this year, the Festival touched tens of thousands of fans around the world via 100 hours of produced live-stream content.

Missy Elliot hit the EMF stage on Saturday night, which was the most anticipated performance of the entire weekend, along with Kendrick Lamar. Serving up a plethora of hits that we all from the hitmaker; “Work It”, “Get Your Freak On”, “Pass That Dutch”, “Hot Boyz” and so much more. The crowd was loosing their minds!

Team SFPL was on-hand to get exclusive coverage of the entire weekend just inches away from the stage:

.@missyelliot performs “Work It”! #EssenceFest #StuffFlyPeopleLike #EFMedia15 #FordUp

A video posted by Stuff Fly People Like (@thesfpl) on Jul 7, 2015 at 9:40am PDT

There’s plenty more footage right on SFPL’s IG page!

Towards the bitter end of Elliot’s set, it seems as her time was up, once her mic was completely turned off following the lights on stage. Leaving, singer Monica behind the curtains as she was about to step out, as the surprise guest.

Missy then proceeded to pull the singer by her hand, as she waved to crowd in the dark. It’s unfortunate that it happened so prematurely, but eventually Missy was brought back on-stage after Usher‘s set with the Essence crew giving a public apology for the mishap.

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Later, ME attended the Wind And Grind afterparty presented by Saint Heron & Ciroc, hosted by Solange Knowles featuring the Missy Appreciation Hour with a special surprise tribute performance. Kelly Rowland, Beyonce and Jay Z were in the building for the festivities.

 

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Singer Tweet was on-hand to take the party-goers down memory lane! It was such a great time!

 

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Kendrick Lamar closed out this year’s Essence Fest in a major way! Covering his hit songs like; “Alright”, “King Kunta”, “The Blacker the Berry” and more. Lamar gave attendees a real live visual of his latest chart-topping album To Pimp A Butterfly.

Peep a short clip of his performance below:

#KendrickLamar slows “Alright” down a bit at #EssenceFest! #StuffFlyPeopleLike

A video posted by Stuff Fly People Like (@thesfpl) on Jul 6, 2015 at 2:45pm PDT

From the beginning to end, KL keep the audience intrigue and wanting more!

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Singer Trey Songz also graced the stage keeping the women on “everything Trigga”! Clad in a white button-down, ripped jeans, and a pair of white leather Buscemi sneakers, Songz was quite Fly!

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Trey also paid a visit to Press backstage in the Media Room to answer a few questions after his EMF performance.

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Christian Rapper Lecrae hit the Media Room after just leaving the stage, giving the audience a reason why his album was #1 in the country! The talented artist discussed Hurrican Katrina [10th Anniversary], coming to New Orleans as a kid to visit family, how he likes to study culture being a Social Anthropologist, and working on a new album after a few more show dates.

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As he entered, you couldn’t help but see his new pair of the Yeezy Boost 350‘s!

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The incomparable Mary J. Blige put on one HELL of a performance! Dip in red and later changing into all black jumpsuit, Mary delivered her music catalog of hits, and it was a site to see! Surprise guest, Method Man hit the stage as he and Mary reminisced the crowd with the classic hit song “You’re All I Need.”

Take a peek below:

#MaryJBlige performing her set at #EssenceFest #StuffFlyPeopleLike A video posted by Stuff Fly People Like (@thesfpl) on Jul 6, 2015 at 2:47pm PDT

The best show ever!

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A few hours before her concert appearance, Mary stopped by the Samsung Milk Music Lounge at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for a brief interview, and to test out a few products.

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Usher takes over the Essence Fest stage just after Missy’s timeless performance, taking us back the My Way day! Too many songs, Ursh touched on just about every song her has ever recorded.

#Usher doing his thing on stage at #EssenceFest! #StuffFlyPeopleLike #EFMedia15 #FordUp @howuseeit

A video posted by Stuff Fly People Like (@thesfpl) on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:24pm PDT

Great job Usher!

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Erykah Badu took the stage giving her BADU’isms, as she took the Essence crowd on a journey through her classics! From “Tyrone” to “On & On”, there was no stopping the audience from singing every lyrics attached to Erykah’s songs.

More coverage about the 2015 Essence Festival coming up soon!

-(@GabrielofSFPL)

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#CharlestonShooting: Celebs React and Send Their Condolences To Those Lost In The Tragedy

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As the country mourns the loss of the 9 victims viciously gunned down by Dylann Storm Roof, many celebrities have used social media to cry out their condolences to the families who have lost loved ones and to bring awareness to others.

“I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country and you have to go.” Dylann Storm Roof right before he opened fire killing 9 members of the congregation. Roof walked into the church and asked who the pastor was and sat and talked with him for almost an hour before he opened fire and murdered them.

Related :Homegrown Terrorism: Nine Dead In Church Shooting In Charleston, S.C.!

The heinous act is already drawing similarities to infamous killing of four black school girls in a Birmingham Alabama church. That was in 1963, and acts like this are still happening today in 2015.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the city of Charleston and to those personally affected by the tragedy. We hope and pray that this individual is brought to justice swiftly, we will keep you guys updated as more details come in.

 

Check out your favorite celebs and what all they had to say about the incident:

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Erica Campbell (MaryMary) Feat. Lecrae – ‘Help’ (@ImEricaCampbell‎ x @Lecrae) [SFPL Tunes]

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Sprouting from the renowned gospel duo Mary Mary, Erica Campbell has since been re-routed down the solo lane, where she is taking vocal matters into her own hands. Birthing a new track titled “Help” featuring Lecrae, Erica calls on the mighty one above for a little guidance. ‘Help’ is also the title of her upcoming album set to be released in March.  This is indeed one of THE best tracks to start off the new year. Check out the epic song below….