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Fly Interview: Elijah Blake Talks Sankofa.org, “Hanging Tree”, Social Justice & more

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Recently, singer/songwriter Elijah Blake stopped by SFPL TV to talk about his new song “Hanging Tree” in benefit of Harry Belafonte‘s social justice organization, Sankofa.org. He also spoke about working with several artists including almost working for Queen Bey herself, Beyonce, and his upcoming new music.

“Hanging Tree” first appeared as a snippet visual on Sankofa.org’s visual EP “17”, which featured music by artists Ty Dolla $ign, Raphael Saadiq, Mali Music as well as Blake and is now available on all DSPs.

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**Premiere** Fly Acoustics: Singer Tweet Talks New Album ‘Charlene’, 8-Year Hiatus, Performs Single “Won’t Hurt Me” & more

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After a very long music hiatus, our favorite songbird is back and ready to deliver!

Singer/Songwriter Tweet, stopped by Stuff Fly People Like‘s premiere of Fly Acoustics, a music series where artists get personal, share past & present experiences, all while presenting new music, and delivering a LIVE acoustic performance to media conglomerates and fans on-site.

While kicking the segment off, Tweet spoke on why she took time off:

I have been preparing myself for this moment, just getting myself together spiritually after the second album didn’t go too well — I decided to take a break and kinda get my life spiritually together. So, in that I rededicated myself to Christ — so he would orchestrate everything that’s happening now. And, I also signed to a couple of labels, and it just didn’t work out.

Since her last 2005 album, It’s Me Again, Tweet followed up with a new EP 8-years later entitled Simply Tweet.

Tweet’s new forthcoming album Charlene (Jan. 2016) gives us a journey through her written diary, sharing the up and downs of life, and what she was going through within the hiatus.

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Tweet also talks about wanting to get back to “real soul music,” that makes you think, that speaks of liberation for women, and just simply that “good feeling.” She even speaks of perhaps doing a full Gospel album one day, per request from her aunt, Juanita before she passed away.

Check out the FULL visual of our very own, ‘Fly Acoustics’ below with a special performance from Tweet of new single “Won’t Hurt Me”:

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Tweet’s album ‘Charlene’ drops on January 22, 2016, just a day after her birthday.

We’d like to thank Tweet for kicking off ‘Fly Acoustics’ for us! It was an amazing moment!

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New Music: James Fauntleroy – “Mid-Air” & “SEX HIGH (ashes on the moon)”

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Through his beastly pen gam, singer-songwriter James Fauntleroy provides two epic tracks entitled “Mid-Air” and “SEX HIGH (ashes on the moon).

The Roc Nation affiliate and Inglewood, California native has written for the likes of: Rihanna, Beyonce, Diddy-Dirty Money, Chris Brown and more. James now leaves fans wanting more of his solo music goodness, as he teases new music on a consistent basis.

Is there a new project on the way? We hope so!

Tune-in to both tunes below:

-@GabrielofSFPL

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Ester Dean at ‘The Breakfast Club’: Talks Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Pitch Perfect 2 & more

 

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Ester Dean has been on quite the promo run this week!

Fly Girl @Esterdean Stopped By Our Offices Today. Be Sure To Check Out #PitchPerfect2 In Theaters May 15th

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Just last, stopping by our offices here at SFPL, the fearless hit-maker headed over to Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club and talks about the countless hits that she’s penned for the like of; Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and more. She also talks about her upcoming movie role in Pitch Perfect 2.

Check out the interview in full below:

Congrats to Ester!

-Stay Fly!

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Fly FREE Mixtape: Chris Jackson – ‘No Pressure’

The wait is finally over! The highly anticipated mixtape ‘NO PRESSURE’ from new artist Chris Jackson is finally here! The accomplished songwriter who has already had the esteemed pleasure of working with artists ranging from Toni Braxton to Cheryl Cole, and most recently with the hit single “Leggo” on Motown recording artist B Smyth that is swiftly climbing the charts; and is now ready to release ‘No Pressure’. The set features the singles “Rearview Mirror” , “Lay It On Me”, and “Incredible”. Check it out below…

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New Music: Chris Jackson – ‘Lay It On Me’

As an accomplished producer and songwriter (for Toni Braxton, Cheryl Cole (X-factor, UK), Marcus Canty (X-Factor US/Epic Records) etc.), and with singles currently climbing Billboard‘s Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts at a rapid pace (“Leggo” by Motown Recording artist B. Smyth) recording artist and “new kid on the block” Chris Jackson has already laid the foundation for what many believe will be one of the most unprecedented careers in Gospel Music today! Check out his new single from his upcoming mixtape ‘No Pressure’ (April 23rd) entitled “Lay It On Me” below…

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Fly FREE EP: Stacy Barthe – ‘P.S. I Love You’

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The incomparable Stacy Barthe brings her Brooklyn wits, musicality and artistry upon a new effort entitled ‘P.S. I Love You’. Coming from the label home of John Legend‘s HomeSchool Records via Motown Records, Stacy exudes the soul quality in her latest EP release that this industry has been in dire need for some time now. Since penned for a number of chart-topping artists in the industry like; Britney Spears, Beyonce, Katy Perry and more, Stacy now has the knowledge to create her own brand and become that new musical jewel that we all will grow to love. Peep the full EP below now…

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New Music: Eric Bellinger (@EricBellinger) – “Sophisticated Lady”

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Eric Bellinger is probably one of the most sought-out songwriters in the industry to date. As of recent, Eric has been displaying his solo skills, which has been getting a great deal of attention. Peep his new jawn entitled “Sophisticated Lady” produced by Tommy Brown & Travis Sayles below…

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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Emanny (@TheOnlyEmanny) Is Ready For The Industry’s Flashing Lights

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On the brink of being featured on Joe Budden‘s upcoming project; ‘No Love Lost’, singer/songwriter/producer Emanny is ready to take the industry by storm. His vocal placements and extreme range, sets him apart from most artists – making him the hidden musical jewel that everyone has been looking for. Get to know more of Emanny and his music below!