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SFPL Exclusive: Rotimi feat. Trey Songz & Ty Dolla $ign – “Kitchen Table” (Remix)

As a surprise holiday gift to his fans, Rotimi joins forces with fellow hitmakers Trey Songz & Ty Dolla $ign for the remix to his stand-out track, “Kitchen Table (Remix)”.

Premiered exclusively on Complex this morning, the R&B trio deliver a sensual collaboration that will surely resonate with listeners in more ways than one! “Kitchen Table” is taken from Rotimi’s latest EP, Jeep Music Vol. 1, which caught the praise of various outlets including Billboard, VIBE, Mass Appeal, Beats 1 and TIDAL among others. The EP also spawned the hit single, “Want More” featuring Kranium, which has received over 3 million streams on Spotify alone since it’s release.

Take a listen to the sexy release of the POWER co-star above.

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New Music & Videos: Justine Skye, Rotimi, VanJess & QUIÑ

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Justine Skye releases the video for her breakout single “Back For More.” Directed by Grizz Lee, singer/songwriter & actor Rotimi from the STARZ Original Series “POWER” plays Justine’s love interest in the music video. The chemistry between the two is nothing short of electric as the video chronicles the happier times at the beginning of a loving relationship before the two break-up and things go sour.

 “Shooting this video with Rotimi was so much fun. It was basically improv and we just fed off of each other” says Justine. “We started just days before I was scheduled to start filming my first acting role in “Green Dolphin so he also gave me great advice and definitely made me feel a bit more comfortable about what to expect for when I started filming the movie.”

Produced by Hit-Maker and AyoNKeyz, the track is available for download/streaming at all digital partners HERE via Roc Nation/Republic Records.

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New Music: Rotimi feat. Kranium – “Want More”, New EP To Drop Soon

R&B sensation & actor Rotimi announces today that his highly anticipated EP Jeep Music Vol. 1 will be released on August 4th via G-Unit Records/EMPIRE.

To celebrate the forthcoming release of his new EP, Rotimi debuted his new single entitled “Want More” feat. Dancehall superstar Kranium today! The new track is the embodiment of summer vibes with its Afrobeat/Reggae feel.

Jeep Music Vol. 1 will feature production from James “Keyz” Foye III (Bryson Tiller, Diddy, K. Michelle) as well as additional guest appearances by 50 Cent and T.I. (full track listing below). Jeep Music Vol. 1 details the ups and down of love, a homage to the vehicle driven by his ex.

Fans can exclusively experience live performances of music from Jeep Music Vol. 1 as Rotimi joins August Alsina on his DON’T MATTER Tour. The 24-city tour starts today and will be stopping in such major cities as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Atlanta (full itinerary below). Tickets are currently available for purchase via Live Nation.

Whether acting, singing or songwriting, the 28-year-old triple threat can do it all! Starring in the record breaking and critically-acclaimed Starz hit drama POWER alongside Omari Hardwick and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, the New Jersey native has taken the world by storm with his interpretation of Andre Coleman. Rotimi has further proved his acting prowess this year with roles in much discussed Netflix films DEUCES and Burning Sands.

Born to Nigerian parents and raised in New Jersey, Rotimi started singing at weddings at the age of six. Since then, he has been determined to become R&B’s next superstar. Signing to 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records in 2015, Rotimi released his first EP entitled Royal Wednesday the same year.

With Rotimi’s star power constantly evolving, Jeep Music Vol. 1 will take the listener on a musical ride that is sonically intoxicating!

Jeep Music Vol. 1 Track Listing

1. Want More (feat. Kranium)
2. Only You
3. Living Foul
4. What We Do
5. Right Here
6. Baecation
7. Kitchen Table
8. Nobody (feat. 50 Cent and T.I.)

 

Don’t Matter Tour Dates

 

July 27th                                 San Antonio, TX                              Aztec Theater

July 28th                                 Dallas, TX                                       House of Blues

July 29th                                 Houston, TX                                    House of Blues

July 31st                                 New Orleans, LA                             House of Blues

August 3rd                              Charlotte, NC                                  The Fillmore

August 4th                              Atlanta, GA                                      Tabernacle

August 8th                              Washington, DC                              The Fillmore

August 10th                            Philadelphia, PA                              The Fillmore

August 11th                            Toronto, ON                                     Opera House

August 12th                            Boston, MA                                      House of Blues

August 13th                            New York, NY                                  Irving Plaza

August 17th                            Grand Rapids, MI                            The Intersection

August 18th                            Detroit, MI                                        The Fillmore

August 19th                            Indianapolis, IN                                Deluxe

August 20th                            Chicago, IL                                       House of Blues

August 22nd                           Denver, CO                                      Summit Music Hall

August 24th                            Las Vegas, NV                                 House of Blues

August 25th                            San Diego, CA                                 House of Blues

August 27th                            Los Angeles, CA                              The Wiltern

August 30th                            San Francisco, CA                           The Fillmore

August 31st                            Sacramento, CA                               Ace of Spades

September 2nd                       Vancouver, BC                                 Commodore Ballroom

 

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New Music: Rotimi premieres blazing new single “Nobody” feat. 50 Cent & T.I.

Emerging R&B singer & actor, Rotimi returns with the first single from his forthcoming project entitled “Nobody”. The track, which features both 50 Cent & T.I. as the trio discuss women who are only focused on finding a sugar daddy instead of falling in love. Produced by ITSKEYZBABY (Bryson Tiller, Diddy, K. Michelle), the sexy mid-tempo was premiered exclusively on Billboard this afternoon.  
 
In addition to his budding music career, Rotimi is quickly becoming a fixture in Hollywood as a co-star in Starz’s hit series, Power alongside Omari Hardwick and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. This year alone, Rotimi has already co-starred in Netflix films, Imperial Dreams, Burning SandsDEUCES as well as recently joined the cast of Acts Of Violence starring Bruce Willis & Mike Epps
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New Music & Videos: Mali Music, Tinashe, YG, Emanny & Rotimi

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Grammy Award nominated artist Mali Music releases his much-anticipated new single “Gonna Be Alright” today off of his forthcoming sophomore album via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. The inspiring track, which is written by Mali Music and produced by Salaam Remi with additional production by Mali Music, is available for purchase at all digital service providers today. Click here to listen.

“Everyone knows that there are two things that are certain in the world today: death and corruption. In the years that have passed, everyone has thrived in the state of crisis. So, in hopes for the future, I want to let everyone know with “Gonna Be Alright” that grace abounds steel and everything will indeed be alright,” Mali Music says about the track.

Grammy award nominated R&B singer Mali Music first emerged from the underground in 2008 with the release of his debut album The Coming, followed in 2009 by The 2econd Coming. With a refreshing talent and original synthesis of contemporary styles, Mali Music garnered national buzz for his much-discussed performance at the 2011 BET Awards on the Music Matters stage. Since then, Mali Music, who is signed to Mark Pitts’ ByStorm Entertainment imprint, has toured the country, performed on the BET Experience Music Matters Stage and at the Essence Music festival as well as on TV onLate Night with Seth Meyers and American Idol. Mali’s debut album Mali Is…, which included his top 10 single “Beautiful,” debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and became a favorite among critics includingThe New York Times, NPR, VIBE and Complex among others. This album and single led to two Grammy nominations for “Best Gospel Performance/Song” and “Best Urban Contemporary Album.” Additionally, Mali’s tracks “Contradiction” featuring Jhené Aiko and “Sit Down For This” were featured on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s much-talked about film CHI-RAQ.

Listen to “Gonna Be Alright” on:

Apple Musichttp://smarturl.it/iGonnaBeAlright

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/spGonnaBeAlright

Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/azGonnaBeAlright

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/gpGonnaBeAlright

VEVO: http://smarturl.it/pvGonnaBeAlright

 

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Icon Talks Honors Fabolous at Historic Borough Hall

On Thursday March 9th, Brooklyn’s prestigious Borough Hall stood illuminated in a glow of purple, red, and green as various influencers and artists gathered to witness Icon Talks honor a true hip-hop legend: entertainment mogul and philanthropist John David Jackson, better known as F-A-B-O-L-O-U-S.

Taking place on the 20th Anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G.’s untimely death, a fitting tribute to a fellow Brooklyn emcee and as it was later revealed an intentional choice by Fab; the night perfectly embodied the style and essence we’ve come to expect from Jackson.

Sponsored by Porsche, the evening began with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception in the historic landmarks grand rectangular rotunda beautifully anchored by marble staircases on opposite sides. Guests included Rotimi, Wale, Doug E. Fresh, Ryan Leslie, Lenny S, Tahiry Jose, DJ Vlad, DJ Clue, DJ Self, Rob Markman, Mysonne, Grady Spivey, and The Source Magazine’s Londell McMillan.

The second half of the night took place in the majestic Grand Courtroom. Leslie paid tribute to his longtime friend with a few words. Touching on Jackson’s ability to remain humble amidst all of his success and offering a brief reminder of Loso’s most recent musical hits, he went on to thank him for “allowing me to be part of the soundtrack of New York City.”

Surrounded by ornate gold and white details under a regal and magnificent white chandelier; the perfect backdrop for this intimate conversation, we get to know Jackson a man from humble beginnings and Fabolous the slick talker with a lucrative 16-year career. Led by Icon Talks co-founder John Burns, Fabolous provided a view into his life sharing the keys behind his success and philanthropic endeavours.

Born in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Fab recalled growing up in the Breevort Houses looking at his environment and deciding that he wanted more for himself. With that mindset he went on to reach incredible heights of success, which he credits to making the most of the opportunities he was given.

On the differences between John and Fabolous

Fab is an alter ego of John. It’s like when Clark Kent goes in the booth and turns into Superman. Still the same guy just one has more flash.

On how to measure success: 

Success can be measured in so many ways. You can achieve success within yourself. Success is anything you put forward to do and that you achieve. There’s different levels and different ways of achieving and acknowledging success. I was given opportunities and those opportunities are successes.

On the importance of empowering young people who might doubt their potential:

Stay determined. You may not get it the first shot. Everything is microwaved. There are those with overnight success; but for most, you will not be overnight successes. Stay determined. If it didn’t work this way let’s try another way. My plan B is another way to make my plan A work. We are going to get plan A.

On his foundation A Fabolous Way: 

A Fabolous Way was created because I wanted to help inner city kids. I was once an inner city kid looking for things to do. It’s easy to find trouble. When you give [kids] the opportunity they can do so much more and keep away from trouble. Give them opportunities outside of just sitting around doing nothing or worse. Opportunity is golden. Someone gave you an opportunity to even be in this room today. There are a lot of talented people who don’t have the opportunity to show their talent. Kids come up to me and sometimes I may listen to them spit and that may inspire them. Giving kids opportunities are priceless.

On when he recognized his potential: 

I thought I was pretty good. I can’t say I knew my full potential. When I went to meet DJ Clue I thought I was just going in to say what’s up. I wasn’t enthused but when I got there Clue says, “We gonna go on commercial break and when we get back my boy is going to rap for you”. I thought I was just going to shake his hand. Back to the idea of opportunities. I looked at it as I have to do the most with this and give it my all and whatever happens from there just leave it to God.

On what Biggie meant to him:

He’s our hero. We seen Biggie come up. It’s the story of where you see a guy come from the mud and become a star and it’s like you right there along with him. B.I.G. always represented Brooklyn and shared everything he ever achieved with Brooklyn. He was our hometown hero. Losing him so soon we didn’t see what he would have blossomed into, and that’s one of the most disappointing parts about losing him.

On what he hopes he’s best remembered for: 

I hope [I’m remembered] as somebody who made the most of an opportunity. I was a kid who was observant and looked around to see what was in the world and my world was a 4 block radius in a housing project, but I knew there was more. I said I wanted to do more than this and when opportunities came to do that I took them. One opportunity can lead to the next one.

In the spirit of the evening three Brooklyn 12th graders who were identified by their teachers and community leaders as future icons of tomorrow were awarded the Icon Scholarship.

At the end of the talk Sharon Carpenter and fellow Icon Talks founder, John Hartsfield presented Jackson with the Icon Award.

The night culminated with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams presenting Fabolous with the Key to Brooklyn and Proclamation for his contributions to the community.

The previous night at the Icon Talks dinner longtime friend and collaborator Swizz Beatz had this to say about the 39-year-old father,

“Congratulations to my brother Fab for being the secret weapon. I call him the secret weapon. He’s the secret weapon for fashion, the secret weapon for music, the secret weapon for creativity, he’s the secret weapon behind a lot of artists doing what they do today.”

Swizz concluded,

“We gotta get this new album out. No more mixtapes.”

Congratulations to Fabolous on receiving the Icon Award, Key to Brooklyn, and Proclamation. We salute you for your continued commitment to supporting underprivileged youth.

We’ll be on the lookout for the new album. In the meantime, take a peek at the Icon Talks Dinner held at Manhattan Motorcars.

About Icon Talks:

Icon Talks is an intimate discussion with icons from various walks of life, from music moguls to professional athletes, CEO’s, actors, and activists. The conversations will explore their path to success and provide a platform to engage, entertain and inspire.

Founded by John Burns and John Hartfield on the principle that an icon is someone who inspires not only through their innate talents, but someone who manifests their purpose and passion in how they live their life and touch the lives of others. With that mantra as our driving force, we identify and work with the icons who are not only celebrated in their own profession, but who are passionate about inspiring others through their triumph, determination, and good will.

Icon Talks directly funds and benefits nonprofit, Icon to Ican. Icon to Ican is a charitable organization offering a multitude of youth development programs for disadvantaged and/ or disabled children. Icon to Ican provides mentorship and developmental opportunities for kids from the distressed areas; offering inspiration that they CAN overcome barriers and also come become an ICON.

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POWER Actor/Singer, Rotimi Re-Releases Song “Livin Foul”

You may have caught this song on Season 3, episode 9 of the hit TV show POWER on Starz!

Singer/Actor Rotimi re-releases “Livin Foul” off EP Royal Wednesday. In this catchy record, Rotimi calls out a certain someone letting her know that, she went from everything that he wanted, to the very thing he wants to live without. She’s switched up on him and she isn’t the person that he once knew.

Take a listen above.

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‘POWER’ Actor/Singer Rotimi Remakes Travis Scott’s “Pick Up The Phone” [New Video]

Singer/Actor Rotimi drops his own version, or shall we say “RoMix” of Young Thug and Travis Scott’s banger- “Pick Up The Phone”.

With it’s raunchy lyrics and Rotimi bringing his sex appeal into this song, this is a joint that everyone can vibe out to.

Rock out with Rotimi above.

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Watch: Rotimi Makes His Directorial Music Video Debut with “Movin’ On”

Using a sample of Mya’s 1998 hit “Movin’ On”,  Rotimi shows some true Bonnie and Clyde action when he seeks revenge and pulls a heist taking back what’s rightfully his. This video is gritty but still has a bit of sex appeal.

Take a look above.

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LeToya Luckett, Rotimi, Lance Gross & More Attend the 14th Annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game

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This past Saturday, August 6th Delaware-based non-profit Duffy’s Hope, founded by former Harlem Globetrotter Allen “Duffy” Samuels, presented its 14th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game in the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware. Fans and supporters enjoyed a fun-filled evening of friendly competition between celebrities, local community leaders and former basketball players. Celebrities players and honorary coaches were Atlantic Music singer/songwriter and Philadelphia native PNB Rock, actress and recording artist LeToya Luckett, award-winning actor Lance Gross, television personality Tami Roman, her daughter and recording artist Jazz Anderson, actor of hit show “Power” and recording artist Rotimi, Harlem Globetrotter Tammy Brawner, award-winning teen sports star Mo’Ne Davis, media personality Quincy “Q Deezy” Harris, actor Wesley Jonathan, actor on hit Disney Channel show “KC Undercover” Kamil McFadden and WNBA Chicago Sky Forward Tamera Young.

Actor Rotimi reacts to a fan while signing a autographs during The 14th annual Duffy's Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 06, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy's Hope Youth Programming.
Actor Rotimi reacts to a fan while signing a autographs during The 14th annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball Game Saturday, August 06, 2016, at The Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center, in Newark, DEL. Proceeds will benefit The Non-Profit Organization Duffy’s Hope Youth Programming.

Prior to tip-off, VIP ticket holders were able to experience a private celebrity meet and greet receiving autographed paraphernalia and exclusive selfies with the celebrity guests. Throughout the game local dance troupes performed center court, Jazz Anderson performed for the crowd, PNB Rock addressed guests exciting to see him in attendance and host Fred Green entertained the crowd. One of the main highlights of halftime specifically was the presentation of the annual Duffy’s Hope Hometown Heroes. These select group of individuals were born in Delaware and have amassed success in their respective fields. This year’s Hometown Heroes were: Real Estate Entrepreneur DJ Wootson, Army Veteran Arlinda Adderly, Style Consultant and Business Owner Michael Hill and Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter and Executive Director of the Delaware Center for Justice Ashley Biden.

After a competitive game the Gold team, led by Coach Lance Gross took home the 2016 win by two points!

Sponsors of the event included the Delaware Prevention Coalition (DPC), DoubleTree Hotel, Moneyball Sportswear, Villa, United Way, Wilmington College and videography team SkyVents, LLC/Vivid Marketing Group.

For more information on Duffy’s Hope, Inc. visit www.duffyshopeinc.org and get connected on Facebook “Duffy’s Hope” and Instagram at @DuffysHope.

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