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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: From The UK To ATL, Angel Debuts New Visual “Fvxk With You” feat. Rich Homie Quan, EP ‘HER’ Out Now!

Today on our ‘Artist Spotlight,’ rising UK R&B singer/songwriter Angel recently released his debut EP Her. To support the special project, the talented artist also premiered the visual for “Fvxk With You” featuring Rich Homie Quan, which is the official single.

In the video, Angel makes his way over to the southern streets of ATL as he and Quan link up for a local block party.

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The EP is a pre-cursor to a debut album due next year on Motown/Capitol in the US. He’s worked with the likes of Swizz Beatz (who is a mentor of his), Ed Sheeran, Jeremih, Jason Derulo, Dizzee Rascal, Stormzy, and more, and has recently been in the studio with the likes of Kehlani, Prince Charlez (worked on Rihanna’s Anti), and Pop and Oak (Nicki Minaj).

He’s also penned songs for UK staples like Pixie Lott and Cheryl Cole (of Girls Aloud), and wrote the UK #1 single, “Green Light” by grime music collective Roll Deep. Angel got his start singing at home, growing up in West London. His father is Tenadi Charles, a popular figure in the UK reggae scene, who’s played with Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Kaya and more.

Angel (real name Sirach Charles) formed a band with his siblings growing up, The Charles Family and ended up touring across the UK, before starting to make a name for himself in the studio. He released his solo debut single in 2012, which reached the top 10 of the UK charts. Already a festival mainstay in Europe, with ‘HER’ and his upcoming debut, he is shaping up to become a household name across both sides of the atlantic.

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‘HER’ is available on iTunes HERE.

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In Fashion: Quincy Brown Shines In ANZ Clothing SS17 Campaign

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For their highly anticipated sophomore collection, ANZ have lightened the mood.

Signature knits come in subtle tonal pastels referencing the work of artist David Hockney and his fresh effervescent palette.

ANZ hero piece the signature cardigan has been further developed to include 2 weights of weather dependent knits – lightweight in tango, mojito, noir and lakers. Heavyweight in dark sky, sky, salmon and patriot colourways.

 

 

The limited release ‘Dean Collection’ designed in collaboration with artist and producer Swizz Beatz includes two new graphic black/white and oatmeal/charcoal.

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The London based label have introduced an easy wear varsity style ‘members jacket’ with contrasting popper fastening body and kaffiyeh pattern sleeves in four popping color-ways; grey/pink. grey/green, grey/orange and traditional black/white, which can be personalized on request.

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Head to toe coords come in 2 styles; The Jamal funnel neck zip through with stars and speedway checker pattern and The Gosho varsity popper front with speedway checker sleeves, accompanying joggers have ribbed waist and ankle cuffs.

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Oversized King Sweaters come in black on charcoal and black on white with a lucky 8 appliqué. Having garnered a huge following for the brand’s illustrated cartoon mascots, ANZ have introduced a cartoon appliqué sweater featuring the crying King.

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A nod to b-boy culture sees the first release of custom ANZ shoe laces in collection co-ordinating colours that will add an additional cool to the coolest of kicks.

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The season’s campaign is fronted by entrepreneur and multifaceted artist Quincy Brown. Known for his strong personal style and infectious spirit Quincy perfectly embodies the playful, buoyant mood of the collection.

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In the SS17 campaign Quincy is captured interacting with ANZ’s signature cartoon mascots. First introduced in 2015, the instantly recognizable cartoon crew, inspired by pop art, counter-culture, the designers love of comics and modern cultural stereotypes have rapidly grown and impressive following of their own. They will be popping up across garments and as an integral part of the brands ANZ for future seasons.

Progressive polychromatic jacquard techniques and unique raised textures result in truly tactile garments all produced in a historically celebrated family run factory in Leicester, England.

Other celebs were seen rocking a few pieces from ANZ:

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Lance Gross

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Nas 

Carmelo Anthony 

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Maxwell

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And even our very own of SFPL, Gabriel Williams.

Make your purchase today over at www.ANZClothing.com.

Photo Credit: ANZ Clothing / Instagram

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Entertainment

Watch: MTV Teams Up with Director Anthony Mandler for the ‘Canvas’ Promo Reveal In Honor of The VMAs [Video]

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Today MTV unveiled the first promo, Canvas, to launch the creative campaign for the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. The spot pays homage to the ‘VMAs’ at Madison Square Garden for the first time in its history, offering an awe-inspiring black and white portrait of the world’s most famous arena as a gift; a blank canvas on which each performer will express unparalleled artistry and vision.

Anthony Mandler, one of today’s top commercial and video music directors, directed ‘Canvas.’ He has helmed over 15 of Rihanna’s music videos and directed videos for Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake, to name a few. The theme song of the campaign, “Do Your Thing” by Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, serves as the featured music in the spot with Swizz Beatz lending his powerful voice to the spot.

As MTV locks in performers for the show (all still to be announced), each performer will select a signature Pantone color and message, and MTV will commission a visual artist or filmmaker to bring their words and vision to life via a 30-second content piece. This content will then be incorporated into the larger campaign. With each artist, a new color and creative piece will be added to the VMAs palette, filling in this blank canvas and advising the scheme for entire campaign (and ultimately the show). The result will be a campaign that’s highly personal, artist driven and reflective of this year’s main show look and feel. Additional works of art will be released throughout the campaign that feature each performing talent’s own words as to why the VMA stage is one of the greatest opus of which they dream.

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Ahead of No Commission Swizz Beatz Takes Us On A Ride Around The Bronx, Brings A$AP Rocky Along

Ahead of his upcoming No Commission exhibition taking place in The Bronx next week, Swizz Beatz takes around the Boogie Down to highlight the rich history of Hip Hop in the borough, bringing A$AP Rocky along for the ride. While riding around on bikes the duo take us to the iconic 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, lauded as the birth place of the culture; and the Cedar Playground.

Beatz No Commission: Art Performs is sponsored by Bacardi and features musical performances and art installations from a wide array of artists including A$AP Rocky, So Youn Lee, Derrick Adams, Kristen Liu Wong, John Ahearn, Tomokazu Matsuyama, and many more. Will you be making your way to the South Bronx for this one-of-a-kind event? Hopefully you were one of the lucky ones who managed to snag tickets before the list closed.

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Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Chance The Rapper, Chris Rock, Rihanna, & More Create PSA In Support of #BlackLivesMatter

The Black community is still reeling from the tragic murders of Philando Castille and Alton Sterling at the hands of police. Many have taken to the streets and social media to protest, voice their opinions, and demand a change.

Mic along with a plethora of actors and musicians that include Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Bono, Chance The Rapper, Chris Rock, Common, Pink, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Hart, Rihanna, Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah, Rosario Dawson, Swizz Beatz, Talib Kweli, Lenny Kravitz, Zoe Kravitz, A$AP Rocky, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Maxwell have teamed up for PSA titled “23 Ways.” The PSA aims to shed light on the non-stop brutality and countless murders of POC at the hands of the police; simply for doing things most wouldn’t think twice about like walking home with a friend, trying to get help, and making eye contact.

Each harrowing account of the the men, women, and children of color who have been murdered by police, serves as a painful reminder of the deep rooted and systematic racism still prevalent in society today. Watch the PSA in it’s entirety below.

 

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Entertainment FLY Events Last Night in NYC

Last Night In NYC: FABOLOUS’ 90’S PLATINUM PARTY BIRTHDAY with Diddy, Lil’ Mo, Faith Evans, 112, Ty Dolla $ign, Swizz Beatz & more

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Last Night In NYCFabolous celebrated his birthday on this past Tuesday, November 18th in NYC with a star studded 90’s Platinum Party produced by The Vanity Group and sponsored by Royal Elite Vodka, DUSSE & Moet Chandon Nectar Rose.

The event featured music by DJ DNice, DJ SNS & DJ Boof as well as performances by Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Faith Evans, 112, Case, R.L., Horace Brown, Lil’ Mo, Ty Dolla $ign and The Dream.

Other attendees included Angela Simmons, Vashtie, Joe, DJ Clue, Misa Hylton, Justine Skye, Mack Wilds, A$AP Ferg, Emily B. and more!

Photo Credit: J Martin Visuals & Jerrit Clark/Getty Images

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Last Night In NYC: Global Spin Awards with Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Timbaland and More

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Entertainment heavy hitters gathered at The Fourth Annual Global Spin Awards last night to celebrate and honor the most dynamic and talented DJ’s around the world, both past and present. Special guests ranged from host Swizz Beatz, Mark Ronson, Alicia Keys, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr, 2 Chainz, Ty Dolla $ign, T-Pain, Jonathan Cheban, Timbaland and more.

Afrikaa Bambaataa “The God Father” of Hip-Hop and innovative spin master, Mark Ronson, were both honored at this year’s show for The Lifetime Achievement and Breaking Barriers awards, for their accomplishments, passion and all around influence on the art of DJ’ing.

The Global Spin Award show will air on REVOLT TV on November 24, 2015 at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST.

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On The Gram: Celebs Show Out For Halloween 2015!

Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2015

Halloween seems to be our favorite celebrities time of the year mainly because they get be someone else besides themselves. How often does that happen?  This year they definitely showed out when it came to their costumes, hit the gallery below to see our favorites costumes donned by our favorite celebrities.

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Source: Instagram

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Entertainment Music

New Music: Alicia Keys – “28 Thousand Days”

Alicia Keys celebrates life and love with her new jawn entitled “28 Thousand Days.” Today, she and artist/producer Swizz Beatz commemorate 5 years of being married since July 31, 2010. Keys drops the song encouraging people to just simply live their life with no regrets. 28,000 days = 76 years, the average life span of a human being.

Alicia publicly shared her love to Swizz with a special message on IG:

Beatz also did the same:

Check out the FULL track below:

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#HappyEaster: See How Our Favorite Celebs and Their Families Celebrated Easter Sunday.

 

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Yesterday a lot of us celebrated the Easter Holiday at Church, around the dinner table, and most importantly on social media! Some of our favorite celebrities enjoyed the day in style with their family and friends. Check out the FLYest celebs from yesterday’s festivities!

The First Family posed for this beautiful family photo on Easter Sunday. Amazing how fast the girls grew up before our eyes #WELIKE