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The Lincoln Motor Company Debuts The New 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, Links with Singer-Songwriter Marsha Ambrosius & more at the LA Auto Show

The Lincoln Motor Company pulled out all the stops for this year’s LA Auto Show 2017! The renowned company debuted the newest addition to their car family, The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus (shown above).

Nautilus – the successor to Lincoln MKX – joins the recently unveiled 2019 MKC, the elegant Continental, the all-new Navigator, and the stylish MKZ for a lineup of vehicles instantly recognizable as Lincoln.

Leading up to the debut, Lincoln teamed up with the DREAM Hollywood Hotel & CLEAR to host a number of media cohorts and influencers to enjoy a grand experience of what was to come from the notable vehicle platform.

Departing from DREAM, guests were escorted over to Hollywood’s hotspot, AVENUE to enjoy a special performance from singer-songwriter Marsha Ambrosius.

Marsha performed a plethora of hits that she’s penned in the past while being apart of the chart-topping duo, Floetry, her very own solo material, the song hit song “Butterflies” which was performed and charted by the late Michael Jackson, plus more.

Our very own, Co-Creator & Editor of SFPL, Gabriel Williams was on-hand to experience the lux moments.

During the event, Lincoln & Marsha also introduced the latest feature of Lincoln’s First Listen series that highlights both established and rising artists to premiere an upcoming track from behind the wheel of a Lincoln vehicle.

For Marsha’s feature, they discussed her stellar career and previewed her new song “Just Like Old Times” from inside the 2017 Lincoln Continental.

Check out the full clip below:

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After the performance, the attendees headed over to one of Hollywood’s top restaurants, TAO for an exclusive dinner.

The menu was complete with some of TAO’s most favorited dishes like Satay Of Chilean Sea Bass, Crispy Rice Tuna, Shrimp Tempura Roll, Glazed Salmon, Filet Mignon “Tokyo Style” and so much more.

The following day, hours before the major unveiling of the Nautilus, media & influencers were able to get an up close and personal look at the brand new vehicle right on the rooftop of the DREAM Hotel along with Lincoln’s President, Kumar Galhotra:

“With the introduction of Nautilus, Lincoln has a strong, distinctive portfolio with a common and recognizable identity,” said Kumar. “We’re excited to add Nautilus to our Lincoln family of luxury SUVs, along with a new name that better reflects the ideas and attitudes of our clients.”

More about the Nautilus

Available Ultra Comfort seats can be adjusted up to 22 ways for personalized comfort, providing lumbar massage designed to reduce fatigue. Developed with input from orthopedic surgeons, this feature is especially beneficial on long trips or while waiting in traffic. Heated and cooled seats are available on the Reserve model. Available 13-speaker and 19-speaker Revel® audio systems offer the ultimate sound experience to add to the soothing environment.

A sleek console serves to open up the cabin, while the sophisticated push-button gear shift integrates seamlessly with classic knobs and buttons. A concealed wireless charging pad allows compatible smartphones to stay connected and puts an end to the hassle of tangled cords. A large center touch screen serves as the portal to standard SYNC® 3 with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, enabling clients to manage audio, phone, navigation and more either from that point or steering wheel-mounted controls.

The leather-wrapped, hand-stitched steering wheel is mounted ahead of a 12.3-inch fully configurable digital instrument cluster that displays easy-to-read driver information crisply and clearly.

For clients seeking a unique personalized experience, Lincoln Black Label is available for the new Nautilus. Lincoln Black Label not only provides premium materials in specially curated designer themes but also offers a host of membership privileges. These include annual vehicle detailing, anytime carwashes, and access to a select list of restaurants where noted chefs will provide an at-your-service dining experience.

The three Lincoln Black Label themes for the new Nautilus are Chalet, Thoroughbred, and all-new Gala:

  • Chalet, new for Lincoln Nautilus, evokes the contrasting pleasures of pulse-pounding mountain slopes and the inherent comfort of an après-ski lodge. With Espresso and Alpine Venetian leathers and deep Silverwood appliqués, each touch is designed to awaken the senses.
  • Thoroughbred celebrates the distinguished and elite lifestyle of horse racing, offering a reflection of traditional American history. Rich Venetian leathers capture the spirit of the equestrian life, while Chilean Maple wood, Alcantara® accents, and Jet Black trim carry the excitement throughout.
  • Gala, inspired by haute couture at New York’s Met Gala, features seats draped in a deeply hued and elegant Carmine leather complemented by Onyx leather and an Alcantara headliner. Handsome Nouveax Armor aluminum accents bring a lightness to the cabin, with a luster magnified by the available panoramic roof.

As you can see, this new vehicle is packed with some of the most LIT features ever!

To add, remember we mentioned that Lincoln has also partnered with CLEAR!

Starting Jan. 1, 2018, new Lincoln owners will receive a six-month complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to speed through security at participating airports and major arenas nationwide. Lincoln Black Label members will receive a 12-month complimentary membership.

Moving through airport security without waiting in long lines, access to a personal driver to assist with transportation and errands, and the ability to select a month-to-month vehicle service based on their needs is the future for Lincoln clients as the company announces new services designed to make vehicle
ownership effortless.

To help make airport travel easier, Lincoln is collaborating with CLEAR – which offers the fastest, most predictable way through security – to provide new Lincoln owners with a complimentary CLEAR membership, allowing them to speed through security at participating airports and major arenas nationwide.

“Our clients tell us time is their ultimate luxury,” said Lincoln President Kumar Galhotra. “So we’ve paired our exceptional vehicles with world-class services in collaboration with CLEAR to enable them to travel along their journey even more effortlessly and efficiently.”

CLEAR delivers secure and easy travel to more than 30 airports and arenas nationwide. At participating venues, members go to a dedicated CLEAR lane where they are greeted by a CLEAR team member. After a simple finger tap or blink of an eye, members are escorted straight to security screening, bypassing the usual long lines. According to CLEAR, members walk through security in minutes every time.

The Lincoln program with CLEAR launches in January.

The new 2019 Lincoln Nautilus will be available at Lincoln dealers this summer.

Folks, if you plan on purchasing your next car The Lincoln Nautilus or any model from the same car family should be at the top of your list!

Thanks to Lincoln for hosting such a wonderful experience in Los Angeles!

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Dr. Dre Announces New Album ‘Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre’

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During his hosting/DJ segment for The Pharmacy over at Beats 1 Radio via Apple Music, Dr. Dre announced that the new album Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre is on it’s next week Aug. 7th.

The news was quite unexpected as he totally caught everyone by surprise:

“I was leaving the set, coming to the studio and I felt myself just being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album. And I kept it under wraps. And the album is finished.”

View video clip here:

Of course, much anticipation for the Detox project has been building for years now, but Dre also stated that the album will not see the light of day. “It just wasn’t good,” Dr. Dre said.

About ‘Detox’, Dre says:

“The reason Detox didn’t come out was because I didn’t like it. I don’t think I did a good enough job, and I couldn’t do that to my fans and I couldn’t do that to myself, to be perfectly honest with you. I just wasn’t feeling it.”

The new album will feature artists like: Kendrick Lamar, Ice Cube, Marsha Ambrosius, Snoop Dogg, BJ The Chicago Kid, Xzibit, Jill Scott, Eminem and more. This will be Dre’s “grand finale” album, as he stated.

The movie #StraightOuttaCompton releases nationwide Aug. 14, 2015.

Peep Dr. Dre’s Compton: A Soundtrack tracklist below:

1. “Intro”
2. “Talk About It” (Feat. King Mez & Justus)
3. “Genocide” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar, Marsha Ambrosius & Candice Pillay)
4. “It’s All on Me” (Feat. Justus & BJ the Chicago Kid)
5. “All in a Day’s Work” (Feat. Anderson Paak & Marsha Ambrosius)
6. “Darkside/Gone” (Feat. King Mez, Marsha Ambrosius & Kendrick Lamar)
7. “Loose Cannons” (Feat. Xzibit & COLD 187um)
8. “Issues” (Feat. Ice Cube & Anderson Paak)
9. “Deep Water” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Justus)
10. Jon Connor, “One Shot One Kill” (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
11. The Game, “Just Another Day” (Feat. Asia Bryant)
12. “For the Love of Money” (Feat. Jill Scott & Jon Connor)
13. “Satisfiction” (Feat. Snoop Dogg, Marsha Ambrosius & King Mez)
14. “Animals” (Feat. Anderson Paak)
15. “Medicine Man” (Feat. Eminem, Candice Pillay & Anderson Paak)
16. “Talking to My Diary”

PHOTOS: TWITTER VIDEO & INSTAGRAM

SEE ALSO:

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Rapper King Los To Release New LP ‘GOD MONEY WAR’

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Critically acclaimed MC, King Los will release his new LP, God Money War on June 23rd via After Platinum Entertainment/88 Classic/RCA Records. The digital-only release of God Money War will serve as a prelude to his forthcoming debut album, which will be released later this year. The LP will surely become one of the most talked about releases of the year as it touches on many of the topics affecting society today including politics, race relations and religion among others.

To celebrate the release of the upcoming LP, the Baltimore native has released a new track entitled “Glory To The Lord” featuring Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, R. Kelly via The FADER. The infectious and soulful song tells the story of becoming something from nothing.

GMW is lead by the DJ Mustard produced first single, “Can’t Fade Us” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The album will include additional guest appearances from Marsha Ambrosius, Isaiah Rashad and Kent Jamz of OverDoz. as well as production from Da Internz (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Tamar Braxton), D.A. Doman (Chris Brown, Tyga) & Dez. The 14-track was executive produced by Puff Daddy, J. Grand, Ernie Romero and King Los.

King Los had the following to say about his upcoming LP:

God Money War is a prelude to my debut album. This project is something that I wanted to get out before I dropped my debut; I just felt that it was something that needed to be touched on now. I feel like God, money and war are the three most essential things that affect us on a daily basis.”

About King Los:

Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, King Los has released a total of 14 mixtapes since 2008. One of hip-hop’s most celebrated emerging artists; Los’ 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher and last March’s Sway in the Morning radio freestyle have collectively garnered over 2.5 million views on YouTube. Los also hit the Billboard charts for the first time in his career in 2013 when he appeared on French Montana’s “Ocho Cinco.” In 2014, Los signed a new deal with RCA Records through After Platinum and 88 Classic. God Money War is the first release from the partnership.

Having already been praised by some of hip-hop’s biggest names including Kendrick Lamar, Ludacris, Meek Mill, Lupe Fiasco and Pusha T among others, God Money War will surely catch the attention of critics as well as rap enthusiasts with its honest lyrics, soulful production and unwavering message.

Music & Videos

Listen to “Glory To The Lord” featuring R. Kelly: HERE

Listen to “Can’t Fade Us” featuring Ty Dolla $ign: HERE

Listen to “Ghetto Boy”: HERE

Watch the music video for “War” featuring Marsha Ambrosius: HERE

 

For the latest news on King Los, please visit:

Website: www.iamkinglos.com

Twitter: @iamKingLos

Instagram: @iamkinglos

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamkinglos

 

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FLOETRY Is Back with New Tour Dates, Neo-Soul Duo Reunite After 10 Years at Atlanta’s Get Funk Fest

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On this past Saturday, after a 10 year hiatus the five time Grammy-nominated duo, Floetry reunited on stage at Atlanta’ s Get Funk FestThe two friends took the stage before headliners, Erykah Badu and Doug E. Fresh performing their hit records, “Say Yes” and “Floetic.”
Before their split in 2005, the English-soul group sold over 1.5 million albums and were considered to be the most promising neo-soul team at the time. While still maintaining a friendship, both creatives released multiple solo projects. Natalie “The Floacist” Stewart released 3 studio recorded albums showcasing her dedication to Floetry’s spoken word roots. Marsha “The Songstress” Ambrosius went on to release two mixtapes and two studio albums, which resulted in three Grammy nominations for her solo work, and displayed her experimentation with rap music and jazz. Both neo-soul artists achieved success with each of their projects landing on the Billboard US R&B Charts. Now the pair are extremely excited for their U.S. tour this summer and giving special performances at the Essence Music Festival and the Spirit Festival.
Take a look below to see if the ladies will be coming to a city near you. Purchase your tickets HERE.
Floetry Tour Dates
Cleveland, OH – 6/16
Cleveland, OH – 6/17
Columbus, OH – 6/18
St. Louis, MO – 6/19
Detroit, MI – 6/20
Chicago, IL – 6/21
Denver, CO – 6/23
San Francisco, CA – 6/25
Tacoma, WA – 6/26
Phoenix, AZ – 6/28
San Antonio, TX – 7/1
Essence Festival – New Orleans, LA – 7/5
Birmingham, AL – 7/8
Louisville, KY – 7/9
Charlotte, NC – 7/10
Durham, NC – 7/12
Philadelphia, PA – 7/17
Newark, NJ – 7/18
New York, NY – 7/19
Spirit Festival – Columbia, MD – 8/8
Keep Up with Marsha & Natalie!
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Fly Acoustic Visual: ABIR – ‘BCKN4TH’

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As premiered on YouKnowIGotSoul.com, Moroccan born recording artist, ABIR is back with a new ACOUSTIC VISUAL of her recent debut single, “BCKN4TH”! This time around, ABIR wanted to display her raw soulful side, as she belts out a few notes into the melodic atmosphere, in an acoustic form; without the EDM track in place.

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ABIR – “BCKN4TH” [Fly Music]

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The beautiful Moroccan born recording artist, Abir, premieres her debut single, “BCKN4TH”! The official track, has a seductive tone and bursts of real emotion and heartbreak. With a push between dark and light, Abir sings about the “case of the ex” and how she finds herself constantly going back and forth.

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FLY Perfromances: Marsha Ambrosius Performs “Run” On Conan

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Marsha Ambrosius stops by Conan to perform her powerful ballad “Run” for Conan’s summer music series.

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Marsha Ambrosius – ‘Run’ [SFPL Tunes]

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Marsha Ambrosius delivers another soulful ballad with ‘Run’ off her forthcoming album Friends & Lovers due out later this year.

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SOB’sTV Presents: Up Close & Personal w/ Marsha Ambrosius [Video]

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Marsha Ambrosius recently performed at NY’s music hotspot, SOB’s on January 20th & 21th and is due to come back to NYC on March 16th at BBKings to set off her “Friends & Lovers” tour. With her release of the “FVCK & LOVE” EP over the weekend and her tour kicking off this later this week, Marsha is definitely making some epic moves. Check out the clip below…. 

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Fly FREE EP: Marsha Ambrosius – ‘FVCK & LOVE’

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With her sophomore effort Friends and Lovers due out soon, Marsha Ambrosius decided to give her fans a treat in the form of a 6 track free EP.