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#AllStarWeekend: New Orleans Hip Hop Take Over Bud Light Crew HQ

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This weekend Bud Light invaded All-Star Weekend, taking over 211 Royal Street with the Bud Light Crew HQ. With the spirit of friendship, Bud Light had some of the sports’ industries leading NBA talent and musical guests stop by, including their friends and crew. Throughout the weekend, the guests danced to

Throughout the weekend, the guests danced to some hit record spins by DJ’s Zaytoven, Sonny Digital and even Basketball Wives LA star, DJ Duffey. The stage was later set ablaze by electrifying performances by New Orleans’s finest musical acts – Jay Electronica, Mannie Fresh, Birdman, and 2Chainz. Grammy-award winning superstar Toni Braxton even stopped by to see Birdman take the stage, along with Hannibal Buress who came by.

The space was full of activities for friendly competition, including a pop-a-shot gallery and an NBA Jams arcade tournament. Hit rappers A$AP Ferg, Stalley, Master P and fellow friends/Wu-Tang Clan members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah event battled it out in wings contest called “Hot Ones.” Also, former Houston Rockets player, Kenny Smith also stopped by with his daughter/recording artist Kayla Brianna.

Photo Credit: Patrick Melon & Jacqueline Verdugo

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#GrammyWeekend: BMI’s ‘How I Wrote That Song’

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On Saturday, February 11 Broadcast Music, Inc. ® (BMI®) celebrated the 10th anniversary of How I Wrote That Song® at 1 Oak Los Angeles. The popular pre-GRAMMY event, sponsored by Swisher Sweets, brought together some of the hottest hitmakers in the industry. DJ’d by Mannie Fresh and moderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton, this year’s panel featured rap superstar Fat Joe, GRAMMY Award-winning music producer Alex Da Kid, country songwriting sensation Dallas Davidson and prolific singer-songwriter Lauren Christy.

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Fans had the chance to listen as the panelists discussed everything from their creative process and biggest inspirations to collaborating with artists and producers of different genres. Alex Da Kid talked about his work with Imagine Dragons on the smash hit “Demons” and X Ambassadors on the catchy single “Renegades,” which peaked in the top ten in ten countries. Lauren Christy discussed her work on Enrique Iglesias’ “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You),” and Iggy Azalea’s “Team” before treating the audience to a performance of “Complicated,” her hit song with Avril Lavigne. Dallas Davidson also got in on the action with an acoustic version of the number one single “Gimmie That Girl” written by his songwriting team, The Peach Pickers and recorded by country singer Joe Nichols. Davidson also opened up about collaborating with Blake Shelton on “Boys ‘Round Here” and penning Lady Antebellum’s “Just A Kiss,” which debuted and peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Fat Joe kept the crowd entertained with witty insight on working with producer Scott Storch on his smash hit and first number one record, “Lean Back” and also spoke about the making of the GRAMMY-nominated single, “All The Way Up.”

For ten years BMI’s How I Wrote That Song ® has provided aspiring songwriters with the unique opportunity to learn about the art of songwriting, producing and performing straight from the industry’s hottest GRAMMY-nominated and award-winning artists.Previous participants have included Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Nas, will.i.am, RedOne, Zac Brown, Cee Lo Green, B.o.B, Kara DioGuardi, Seal, Luke Laird, Claude Kelly, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Wilson, Common, Colbie Caillat, Linda Perry, Salaam Remi, Rev Run, RZA, The Madden Brothers and more.

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Last Night In New Orleans: Pepsi, National Black MBA Association Salute The Big Easy with Mannie Fresh, MIGOS and DJ Traci Steele

For the second year in a row, it was a Friday Night Lituation at Pepsi MBA Live. This past Friday, October 14th, 2016, more than 3,000 people filled the New Orleans hotspot, The Metropolitan for the annual concert and after-party presented by Pepsi, Diageo and the National Black MBA Association.

The finale event featured performances from the city’s own multi-platinum recording artist and super producer Mannie Fresh, hip-hop trio MIGOS, and DJ Traci Steele.

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SFPL Music: Mannie Fresh Links With Juvenile, Lil Wayne, and Birdman For “Hate”

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Mannie Fresh is gearing up for the release of his new project via Mass Appeal Records. While we don’t have an official release date yet Fresh linked with Juvenile, and Lil Wayne for his latest “Hate.”  Off his forthcoming project, “Hate” also features an intro from Birdman. Looks like the Cash Money crew isn’t letting their legal issues get in the way of making music.

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Fly Mixtape: Lil Wayne – ‘No Ceilings 2’

 

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Thanksgiving Day, Lil Wayne was quite in the giving mood as he delivered his much-anticipated mixtape No Ceilings 2.

On the mixtape, the New Orleans rapper revisits songs from artists like: Eminem‘s 1999 hit single [“My Name Is”], Future & Drake‘s [“Where Ya At” & “Jumpman”], Bryon Tiller‘s [“Don’t”], 2 Milly’s [“Milly Rock”] and more.

Wayne also links with King Los, Future, Yo Gotti, Currren$y, Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, plus more, and even reunites with artist-producer-dj, Hot Boys cohort, Mannie Fresh.

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Watch: Juvenile feat. Lil Wayne & Mannie Fresh- “Back That Azz Up” 17th Anniversary Tribute [Fly Visual]

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The song that gets every party turnt until this very day, “Back That Azz Up” featuring Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne from Juvenile‘s classic 400 Degreez album celebrates it’s 17th year of existence. So why not get a few friends together to celebrate the song’s birthday!

A few of the Top Urban Media outlets from iOne, including our very own Gabriel Williams (pictured above) of SFPL got together and showed off a few moves, while playing the epic track! It was indeed a good time!

Remember when Lil Wayne closes out the song with:

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Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah..
After you back it up, then stop..
Then wha-wha-wha..
Drop, drop it like it’s hot.
Nah after you back it up, then stop..
Nah, wha-wha-wha-what..
Drop it like it’s hot..
Now drop It like it’s hot..
Drop, drop it like it’s hot..
C-M-B make you drop it like it’s hot..

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-Stay Fly! 

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#GrammyWeek: BMI’s “How I Wrote That Song” Panel featuring Ester Dean, Rick Ross, Mannie Fresh, David Hodges & Natalie Hemby

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Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, held its annual pre-GRAMMY event, “How I Wrote That Song,” on February 7th at 1Oak in West Hollywood.
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The list of illustrious panelists included GRAMMY-nominated hip-hop magnate Rick Ross, GRAMMY-nominated scribe Ester Dean, GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter & producer David Hodges, multiplatinum, GRAMMY-nominated producer Mannie Fresh and country music’s number-one-hit wordsmith Natalie Hemby.
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Moderated by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton, panelists shared their secrets to success in the process of writing, producing and performing hit songs. Each panelist also revealed the personal stories behind their greatest and most memorable hits.
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A special shout-out goes to Ester Dean! We absolutely love her here at SFPL! If you’re not familiar with how many hit songs this chick has written and produced, just Google her. You will be quite shocked! She’s a beast with the pen!
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Last Night In NYC: Birdman, Slim, Nicki Minaj & more Honored at BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

 

(Pictured above are BMI President & CEO, Del Bryant; Lil Wayne; Ronald “Slim” Williams; BMI Vice President, Writer-Publisher Relations, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton; and Bryan “Birdman” Williams.)

 

In this edition of ‘Last Night In NYC,’

Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, presented last night the ‘BMI Icon Award’ to Cash Money RecordsBryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams at the ‘2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards,’ held at the Manhattan Center in New York City.
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(Recording artist Wiz Khalifa signs copies of his new album “Rolling Papers” at Best Buy on March 29, 2011 in New York City.)

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