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Last Night In D.C.: Wale, Ro James, Tweet, Kelly Price and more at Raheem and Friends Benefit Holiday Concert

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The Stars Aligned In Washington, DC in support of the 3rd Annual Raheem DeVaughn and Friends Benefit Charity Concert on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at The Historic Howard Theater.

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Presented by The LoveLife Foundation and AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), attendees were treated to performances by  Grammy Nominated Recording Artists: Raheem DeVaughnChrisette MicheleKelly Price and Tweet; Hit Fox TV’s Empire Breakout Artist, V.Bozeman; DC Fan Favorites: Rare EssenceBlack Alley Band, and The CrossRhodes; Actor- Chaz Shepard, Music Newcomer: Chantil Dukart, and Radio One DJs: DJ Rico and DJ Quicksilva. The highlights of the evening were appearances by GRAMMY Nominated RCA Recording Artist, Ro James and DMV‘s own Maybach Music Recording Artist, Wale.

The 3rd  Annual Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Holiday Concert is aimed to help raise funds and awareness through DeVaughn’s non-profit organization, The LoveLife Foundation. The LoveLife Foundation provides monetary support for youth and education initiatives, scholarships, women’s issues, and community programming. This year, TLF has partnered with AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to present this benefit concert as a means to further educate the community at large on progress of HIV/AIDS Prevention in the hopes to eradicate the global pandemic.

The 3rd Annual Raheem Devaughn & Friends Holiday Concert was also supported by media sponsorship Majic 102.3 FM and 93.9 FM WKYS (Radio One DC) and DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME).

For more information, please visit www.lovelifefoundationdmv.org and connect via Twitter @LoveLifeDMV and Instagram @lovelifedmv. For more information on AIDS Healthcare Foundation, please visit www.aidshealth.org. Please connect via social media@aidshealthcare.

Fans can connect with Raheem Devaughn through Instagram: @raheem_devaughn, Twitter: @raheem_devaughn, and Facebook:www.facebook.com/raheemdevaughn

Photo Credit: Tony Mobley for The LoveLife Foundation

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Tweet – “I Was Created For This” [New Video]

2016 has been a great year as The Southern Hummingbird, Tweet, has made a solid return to the music landscape. Fresh off her sold out solo tour, Tweet is back with a new video. “I Was Created For This” from the critically acclaimed album CHARLENE.

Check out the full video above.

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THE SOUTHERN HUMMINGBIRD, TWEET TO EMBARK ON THE CHARLENE TOUR

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Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) Recording Artist, Tweet, is proud to announce THE CHARLENE TOUR, bringing alive songs from her latest album and fan favorites. With shows currently spanning seven major cities across the United States, The Southern Hummingbird is setting the stage to win over fans, both old and new. The tour will kick off on May 5th in Chicago, IL, running through May 28 in Washington, DC, with additional dates to be announced.

Tweet has made a strong return to the music scene with the release of the critically acclaimed album CHARLENE. Released on February 26, 2016, the project is a soulful, beautifully candid body of work that showcases Tweet’s dynamic vocals, her artistic writing ability, and her growth and evolution as an artist. From the first single and woman’s anthem “Won’t Hurt Me,” to the alluring “Magic,” and the stand out track “Neva Shouda Left Ya,” music fans will be impressed by her continued creative sound throughout its fifteen tracks. Fans were pleasantly surprised to discover a nostalgic moment on the album where Tweet collaborates with her music mentors Missy Elliott and Timbaland on the track “Somebody Else Will.” ‘Charlene’ is a memorable musical journey that all will appreciate when they see Tweet take the stage this spring.

Tweet exploded onto the music scene in 2002 with a sultry single, “Oops (Oh My)” from her award nominated debut recording album Southern Hummingbird, following recording collaborations for Elliott, Timbaland, Ja Rule, and more. In addition to “Oops (Oh My),” Southern Hummingbird yielded chart topping signature singles “Call Me”, and fan favorite “Smoking Cigarettes,” cementing her as a rising star to watch. In 2005, she returned with the buzzworthy track “Turn Da Lights Off,” featuring Missy Elliott from her sophomore album It’s Me Again. Although she took a hiatus from the spotlight, Tweet always stayed true to her art. In the years following, she made a brief return with the release of the EP Simply Tweet. This EP would set the stage for her musical return and inspiration for ‘Charlene.’

Please see the current schedule below for THE CHARLENE TOUR:

May 5TH – Chicago, IL – The Promontory
May 8TH – Dallas, TX – The Door
May 9TH – Nashville, TN – City Winery
May 11TH – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
May 24TH – New York, NY – SOB’s
May 26TH – Philadelphia, PA – TLA (Theatre of Living Arts)
May 28TH – Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre

Tickets for the tour can be purchased via Ticketmaster and other outlets, check www.IAmTweet.net/Events for the latest information. Tweet will also be performing this summer at the 2016 Essence Festival in New Orleans.

Connect with Tweet
Instagram: @tweet_
Twitter: @ms_hummingbird
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TWEETSPAGE/

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Last Night In NYC: Love & Hip Hop NY’s Yandy Smith-Harris & Style Conoisseur, Derek J, Celebrate Singer Tweet’s Return

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The Southern Hummingbird, TWEET, is making a strong musical return and plans to set 2016 ablaze with the release of her new album, CHARLENE. Her buzzworthy and critically acclaimed body of work has charted #1 on Apple and Amazon R&B Charts respectively.

She marked his milestone by having a fabulous album release and listening party at the Madison Square Tavern located in Midtown Manhattan hosted by Sean & John Events.

Not only was she welcomed by her Rochester, NY family and friends, but also industry friends including Music Mogul, Benny Medina, Derek J (formerly of Bravo TV‘s Fashion Queens) and Industry Vet/Entrepreneur/VH1‘s Reality Personality, Yandy Smith-Harris.

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Tweet’s daughter, singer Shenice also accompanied her Mom to the exclusive event. You can barely tell the two apart as they literally look like twin sisters! Just beautiful.

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If you have not picked up ‘CHARLENE’, please do so, you won’t be disappointed.

Get the album on iTunes HERE.

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SFPL Music: Tweet Reunites with Missy Elliot on “somebody else will”

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Reunited and it feels so good!

Tweet and Missy Elliot are crossing musical paths once again bringing together another smash hit. Today, the songbird releases her third single from the forthcoming album Charlene, due out Feb. 26th.

The song sticks to the classic saying: “If you don’t love me somebody else will”, which the pair expresses on the track to an ex.

Check it out below:

Be sure to pre-order ‘Charlene’ now on iTunes and receive 4-more tracks instantly.

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Fly Visual: Singer Tweet Debuts Her New Video for “Magic”

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The Southern Hummingbird, Tweet, is readying up for a solid musical return for 2016. The R&B songstress is back with the visuals from her second single, Magic, from her highly anticipated album, Charlene releasing on eOne Entertainment on February 26, 2016.

**PREMIERE** FLY ACOUSTICS: SINGER TWEET TALKS NEW ALBUM ‘CHARLENE’, 8-YEAR HIATUS, PERFORMS SINGLE “WON’T HURT ME” & MORE

Check out the video below:

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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 Video: Tweet – “Won’t Hurt Me”

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Tweet is back and ready to hit the music scene again full-time. The veteran singer-songwriter-musician just recently gave us a taste of her new single “Won’t Hurt Me.” Now, the visual is available today for your enjoyment.

Catch Tweet in the video, as her and a few close friends, and ex-boyfriend play a game of Charades — all while a little dispute charges up between the singer and the ex-beau. See how the songbird handles the situation with ease and later tops off the evening with a little surprise.

Check it out below:

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Tweet’s new album Charlene is due out in early 2016.

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New Music: Tweet – “Won’t Hurt Me”

After a long 10 year hiatus, singer-songwriter Tweet is back with a new track entitled “Won’t Hurt Me.” The original songbird herself holds down the music fork of acoustic and percussion greatness, as if she never left.

Under her new home of eOne Entertainment, Tweet is currently prepping her third studio album which Missy Elliot and Timbaland will be apart of and more.

Take a listen to the new track below:

Look for Tweet’s new album Charlene next year!

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Essence Fest 2015 Performances: Missy Elliot Makes A Comeback, Usher Takes Us Back To ‘My Way’, Kendrick Lamar Closes Out The Weekend & more

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This year’s Essence Music Festival was definitely one to remember!

Nearly a half million attendees converged upon New Orleans this 4th of July weekend for the 2015 ESSENCE Festival, one of the country’s largest live events.  The annual 4-day Festival, which took place July 2-5, features entertainment, empowerment, and cultural experiences during the day and the world’s best performers each night.  In addition, for the first time this year, the Festival touched tens of thousands of fans around the world via 100 hours of produced live-stream content.

Missy Elliot hit the EMF stage on Saturday night, which was the most anticipated performance of the entire weekend, along with Kendrick Lamar. Serving up a plethora of hits that we all from the hitmaker; “Work It”, “Get Your Freak On”, “Pass That Dutch”, “Hot Boyz” and so much more. The crowd was loosing their minds!

Team SFPL was on-hand to get exclusive coverage of the entire weekend just inches away from the stage:

.@missyelliot performs “Work It”! #EssenceFest #StuffFlyPeopleLike #EFMedia15 #FordUp

A video posted by Stuff Fly People Like (@thesfpl) on Jul 7, 2015 at 9:40am PDT

There’s plenty more footage right on SFPL’s IG page!

Towards the bitter end of Elliot’s set, it seems as her time was up, once her mic was completely turned off following the lights on stage. Leaving, singer Monica behind the curtains as she was about to step out, as the surprise guest.

Missy then proceeded to pull the singer by her hand, as she waved to crowd in the dark. It’s unfortunate that it happened so prematurely, but eventually Missy was brought back on-stage after Usher‘s set with the Essence crew giving a public apology for the mishap.

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Later, ME attended the Wind And Grind afterparty presented by Saint Heron & Ciroc, hosted by Solange Knowles featuring the Missy Appreciation Hour with a special surprise tribute performance. Kelly Rowland, Beyonce and Jay Z were in the building for the festivities.

 

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Singer Tweet was on-hand to take the party-goers down memory lane! It was such a great time!

 

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Kendrick Lamar closed out this year’s Essence Fest in a major way! Covering his hit songs like; “Alright”, “King Kunta”, “The Blacker the Berry” and more. Lamar gave attendees a real live visual of his latest chart-topping album To Pimp A Butterfly.

Peep a short clip of his performance below:

#KendrickLamar slows “Alright” down a bit at #EssenceFest! #StuffFlyPeopleLike

A video posted by Stuff Fly People Like (@thesfpl) on Jul 6, 2015 at 2:45pm PDT

From the beginning to end, KL keep the audience intrigue and wanting more!

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Singer Trey Songz also graced the stage keeping the women on “everything Trigga”! Clad in a white button-down, ripped jeans, and a pair of white leather Buscemi sneakers, Songz was quite Fly!

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Trey also paid a visit to Press backstage in the Media Room to answer a few questions after his EMF performance.

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Christian Rapper Lecrae hit the Media Room after just leaving the stage, giving the audience a reason why his album was #1 in the country! The talented artist discussed Hurrican Katrina [10th Anniversary], coming to New Orleans as a kid to visit family, how he likes to study culture being a Social Anthropologist, and working on a new album after a few more show dates.

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As he entered, you couldn’t help but see his new pair of the Yeezy Boost 350‘s!

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The incomparable Mary J. Blige put on one HELL of a performance! Dip in red and later changing into all black jumpsuit, Mary delivered her music catalog of hits, and it was a site to see! Surprise guest, Method Man hit the stage as he and Mary reminisced the crowd with the classic hit song “You’re All I Need.”

Take a peek below:

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The best show ever!

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A few hours before her concert appearance, Mary stopped by the Samsung Milk Music Lounge at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for a brief interview, and to test out a few products.

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Usher takes over the Essence Fest stage just after Missy’s timeless performance, taking us back the My Way day! Too many songs, Ursh touched on just about every song her has ever recorded.

#Usher doing his thing on stage at #EssenceFest! #StuffFlyPeopleLike #EFMedia15 #FordUp @howuseeit

A video posted by Stuff Fly People Like (@thesfpl) on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:24pm PDT

Great job Usher!

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Erykah Badu took the stage giving her BADU’isms, as she took the Essence crowd on a journey through her classics! From “Tyrone” to “On & On”, there was no stopping the audience from singing every lyrics attached to Erykah’s songs.

More coverage about the 2015 Essence Festival coming up soon!

-(@GabrielofSFPL)