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Last Night In NYC: Adidas Originals’ King Push x EQT Running Guidance ’93 with Pusha T Event

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adidas Originals Reveals the King Push x EQT Running Guidance ’93 in Collaboration with Pusha T

In this edition of Last Night In NYCadidas Originals hosted a release event for the King Push x EQT Running Guidance ‘93 sneaker hosted by rapper Pusha T in New York City. The event also served as a listening party to preview the forthcoming studio album ‘King Push’ from Pusha T, distributed through Def Jam Records.

Guests witnessed the first reveal of the  2015 EQT Running Guidance ‘93 black colorway in collaboration with Pusha T, a follow-up to the 2014 ‘Chalk White’ EQT sneaker release. Conceptually, the event offered a deep-dive into the ‘black market’ underbelly of street culture in NYC tied to the hustling past of Pusha T – the design inspiration behind the collaboration.

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The King Push x EQT Running Guidance ‘93 release is a continuation of the 2014 design inspiration, rounding out a story that is nostalgic to a 1990’s hip-hop era inherent to the adidas Originals brand DNA, deeply rooted in hip-hop culture. The King Push x EQT Running Guidance ‘93 sneaker received a design update with premium materials including a translucent outsole with visible measuring lines, black midsole with tonal reflective 3 stripes, fish scale heel counter and cracked Italian leather detailing.

In an intimate setting, Pusha T personally offered a preview of tracks from his forthcoming ‘King Push’ studio album. Narrating his musical inspiration behind album tracks, guests received a rare glimpse into the creative process and moments in time that inspire Pusha T.

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The King Push x EQT Running Guidance ‘93 black colorway will release on ‘Black Friday’ – November 27 at adidas.com/Originals.

 

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Last Night In NYC: ‘I Am JoJo Tour’ with JoJo & Aaron Camper at Webster Hall [Photo & Video]

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Last Night In NYC…Singer/Songwriter JoJo blessed the Webster Hall stage in The Marlin Room sector with opening act Aaron Camper for the I Am JoJo Tour.

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Opening up the night, singer-songwriter-background vocalist (Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown), Aaron Camper hit the stage to get the crowd warmed up.

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The talented artist performed a few of his current singles (“Hypnotizing” & “My Heart”), while covering some classic hits like; Ryan Leslie‘s “Quicksand”, Boyz II Men‘s “Water Runs Dry” remixing it with Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — to current tunes like: Wale feat. Usher’s “Matrimony”, Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth‘s “See You Again” and so much more.

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Aaron is just completely a natural talent!

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Next up, none other than the gifted JoJo! With excitement in the air and screams from wall-to-wall within a packed out venue, Jo took center-stage and immediately took us back in time to her first self-titled 2004 album (“Baby It’s You”, “Leave (Get Out)”) — along with her second project, The High Road (“Good Ol”, “Like That”).

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It was an amazing feeling as the crowd tackled every lyric as if both albums just dropped a day before the actual concert. Later, JoJo transitioned into a few songs from all three of her EPs/Mixtapes, adding up over the years during her tight label situation at Blackground Records, and lastly, gravitating to her current Tringle — a dose of 3-songs all at once. But not stopping there, the songstress even went to deliver her past Drake cover of “Marvin’s Room (Can’t Do Better)” and Jeremih‘s current platinum hit “Planes” featuring J. Cole.

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JoJo also got personal with her fans, giving a description of what she’s been through over the years:

“I was depressed…So depressed. You all got me through it.”

She also mentioned how she’s grown into the woman that she is today. It’s clear that JoJo is back and ready to take the music throne.

The night turned out to be quite incredible as JoJo definitely left her mark right in New York City, once again.

Congrats to JoJo and Aaron Camper on a job well done!

For more of the “I Am Jojo” tour dates check HERE.

Photos & Videos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL):

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Fly Visual: Cocoa Sarai – “Hello” (Adele Cover)

The hottest single out right now that’s completely setting records is Adele‘s trending hit single “Hello.” Brooklyn’s own, singer-songwriter Cocoa Sarai has written songs for many, including the current trending song “King Me” featuring Fetty Wap by Kedar Massenburg‘s female protege trio, Rawyals.

As “Hello” breaks the internet, hits No. 1 on Billboard‘s ‘Hot 100’ chart and becomes the first song to sell 1 million downloads in one week, Cocoa decides to put her own twist on the lyrics and presents her personalized cover. Performing the song with so much passion and control right in her own home, it’s quite clear that Cocoa Sarai can literally sing the entire phonebook.

Check it out below:

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Last Night In NYC: SALT-N-PEPA HONORED AT ASCAP 7TH ANNUAL “WOMEN BEHIND THE MUSIC” SERIES

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Last Night In NYC…The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted their 7th Annual ‘Women Behind The Music’ series at the Meat Packing District’s swanky nightlife spot, Subrosa.

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This years one-city series, which encourages and recognizes women in the music community, honored the trailblazing and GRAMMY® Award-Winning rap group, Salt-N-Pepa, for their 30-year career and accomplishments within the music business.

During their interview, Salt spoke on how they received recognition back in there hip-hop beginnings:

Do the 80’s Babies agree? The music royalty duo gave out a few gems of wisdom about the music business as well. It was definitely a treat. To add, Salt-N-Pepa also revealed that they didn’t get a “thumbs up” from music mogul and entrepreneur, Russell Simmons early on in their career. It was more of a “thumbs down” from Simmons, as he thought the ladies would fail from the jump. Guess they proved him wrong! 30 years strong!

The evening featured musical sounds by DJ Quiana Parks and a special performance of hit single “Shoop”by Salt-N-Pepa themselves.

It was such an honor to see this up close and personal!

 

ASCAPs EVP Membership John Titta and VP Membership, Rhythm & Soul Nicole George-Middleton were also in attendance and presented Salt-N-Pepa with honorary plaques for their monumental contributions to the music community.

The intimate evening offered sponsored pours of BelAire Rose.

Photos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) 

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Last Night In NYC: Bryson Tiller Performs at SOB’s for Two ‘Sold Out’ Shows

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Last Night In NYC…Invading the local NY entertainment & music hotspot, SOB’s, artist Bryson Tiller brought his entire T R A P S O U L project to the stage, as he performed for not ONE, but TWO of his ‘SOLD OUT’ shows.

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Guided us right down Tiller Ave, Bryson delivered hits from his album like: “Rambo”, Ten Nine Fourteen”, “For However Long”, and more along with his major record that broke his stardom streak, “Don’t”.

During Bryson’s set, the talented artist kept his signature mysterious vibe visually in effect, with subtle flashes of colorful undertones and clouds of smoke, not giving off too much for the visible eye — but just enough to draw you into the feel of love, art, passion and pain of his music. Think, the stages of a T R I P P Y  L I F E. A roller-coaster of testimonials.

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Congrats to Bryson Tiller on a successful showcase.

 

 

T R A P S O U L is available on iTunes HERE.

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Photos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL)

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Last Night In NYC: Andy Mineo, Emilio Rojas & more at Probus NYC Grand Opening in Inwood

 

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Recording Artists: Andy Mineo & Emilio Rojas

Right in the midst of #NYFW, Hennessy V.S celebrated the grand opening of Probus, the popular high-end street wear clothing store for men located in the heart of Washington Heights.

 

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Probus, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year, opened the doors to its new, more expansive retail space on Broadway in Inwood/Washington Heights.

Guest, Youth Soul Love, Tony Peralta, Rey Cordova (Probus NYC)
Guest, Youth Soul Love, Tony Peralta, Rey Cordova (Probus NYC)

Guests in attendance included Reach Records artist, Andy Mineo, recording artists Emilio Rojas and Youth Soul Love and Uptown artist, Tony Peralta

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Friends and fans of Probus mingled to the sounds of DJ Ignition while they enjoyed Hennessy V.S cocktails, Berry, and Citrus.

Photo Credit: Jsuspekt 

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Fly Events: ‘Up Close With Rita Ora’ presented by Hot 97 & Coors Light

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Yesterday, Rita Ora headed over to NYC’s hotspot, SOB’s for a quick chat with Hot 97 during their “Up Close Series” entitled Up Close With Rita Ora sponsored by Coors Light. During this segment, the artists give an intimate interview and meets with 25 of their fans.

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As Rita sat with hosts Laura Stylez and Peter Rosenberg, [Ebro from Ebro In The Morning off in the cut] the British singer and actress touched on touched on a few subjects about her new music, the collaboration with Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa, fashion and so much more. Within a short time, SFPL learned a lot about Ms. Ora.

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A few quotes from Rita

About dating rumors with Wiz Khalifa:

Myself and Wiz have nothing going on at all — just our new single “Religion,” she laughs.

The “Body On Me” collaboration with Chris Brown:

It’s not like I was looking for the next person I got collab with to get me on, she says sarcastically. Chris Brown and I happen to be in the same building but in two different studios. Once I got word he was in the building, we linked, talked and agreed to do a future collab right on the spot. It had nothing to do with management or anything. It was all organic.

Afterwards, Rita meet with her fans and took a special photo with each person.

Rita looked great while rocking a “Looney Tunes” Leather Moschino Jacket that got our immediate approval! She was FLY!

Shouts out to Coors Light & Hot 97 for a successful event!

Photos by Gabriel Williams (@GabrielofSFPL)

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Last Night In NYC: RÉMY MARTIN ‘The Producers Series’ FINALE WITH ARAABMUZIK Hosted by Charlamagne Tha God

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The role of the music producer has evolved: they’ve come from behind the console front and center, actively pushing for innovation, new expressions and styles that drive and transform culture.

This summer, Rémy Martin celebrated the relationship between Producers, music, culture and innovation by giving up-and-coming producers the ultimate access to the world’s top producers—and a chance at being “Next”—in the season’s premiere producer competition: Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series.” 

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The Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series” featured some of the hottest producers in the game. Legends and current trend setters—Mike Will Made-It, Pete Rock, Just Blaze, Salaam Remi, and AraabMuzik—were interviewed by Rémy Martin Brand Ambassador and Power 105.1 “The Breakfast Club” Charlamagne Tha God. In intimate conversations, all shared their stories, how they got into the game, what it takes to be hit makers, and critiqued the series’ competitor entries.

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Over the nearly three month competition, thousands of up-and-coming producers battled their way to this past Saturday’s finale competition at New York City’s Stage 48, featuring a live performance by producer AraabMuzik. During the event’s battle-style finale, the Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series” winner was revealed.

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Judged by AaraabMuzik, Charlamagne and industry vets Rap (Universal Republic), Jay Claxton (DTLR Radio/WERQ), Chris Green (Capitol Records), Theo Brown (Atlantic Records), Shadow Stokes (300 Ent.), and SteveRaze (AllHipHop.com), amateur producer Keith Edwards a.k.a SoulTronik (@IamSoulTronik) was named the winner of the first-ever Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series.”

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SoulTronik, beating out 19 semi-finalists from the New York area, emerged from the four finalists, walking away with a prize package that included studio time at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio, and items from AKOO, Levi’s, Fanny Pack Me and Guitar Center. From Hempstead, N.Y., SoulTronik has been producing since 2003 and touts being influenced by the likes of Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Showbiz, !llmind, Statik Selektah and Boi-1da.

Runner up in Rémy Martin Presents “The Producers Series” competition was Swing America (@swingamerica); the other two finalists were Buda & Grandz (@BudaDaFuture) and Calvin Charles (@saintbeliev3).

Photos by: Terrence Jennings

Follow Rémy Martin’s “The Producers Series” on social media—@RemyProducers (IG, Twitter, Periscope) or via the website remyproducers.com.

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Last Night In NYC: Va$htie, DJ D-Nice, The Rawyals, Bizzy Crook & more invade Intermixx Marketing Group’s #BrunchnBeats Summer Finale

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If you weren’t doing anything this Labor Day in NYC, you lost in a MAJOR WAY!

Intermixx Marketing Group hosted their final #BrunchnBeats party at La Marina in NYC and it was the best imaginable way to end the summer.

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With plenty of Premium Ciroc Vodka flowing for the beachy and elegant La Marina, Va$htie, DJ D-Nice, Quiana Parks, DJ Juss, DJ First Choice and DJ Desim spun a mix of EDM, Trap, and Hip-Hop for most of the afternoon to keep the dance floor packed. With over 900 beautiful guest in attendance #BrunchnBeats has once again lived up to the hype for 2 straight summers as they completely shut down the ultimate hotspot, that is La Marina.

The highlight of the night had to be with the special performance by R&B girl group the Rawyals and fresh from the Budweiser‘s Made in America Festival Miami native hip-hop artist Bizzy Crook.

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Sponsors on deck were: Nick Storm and the Ciroc Team, MyFreeConcert, Barrington Bennett and the #BeTheBetter movement, Red Bull and La Marina NYC.

Check out the video recap above and some pictures from the event below:

Pictures & Video: Jamaal DeVore aka The Don Like Cheadle of Intermixx Marketing Group

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FLY List: Top 10 FLY Looks During NYFW

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It’s our favorite time of the year; New York Fashion Week. The flyest people come out looking their best while attending the hottest fashion shows in the world. Take a journey with us while we take you through some of our favorite looks of the first few days of #NYFW after the jump….