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SFPL Music: Chris Brown Taps Usher & Zayn Malik For “Back To Sleep” Remix

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If you thought Chris Brown’s “Back To Sleep” couldn’t get any steamier then you thought wrong. Brown brought in Usher and Zayn Malik for some assistance on the remix, and boy do they up the ante on an already sexy and sultry track.

Brown also took the opportunity to apologize to his ex Karrueche Tran for all his indiscretions and to express just how much he misses her.

“Now where you been, it’s been a year. Baby I ain’t seen you, you know I miss you/ Baby let me love you back to sleep once more. And I know we don’t speak no more. But I just wanna tell you I’m sorry/ For f**king ’round with Keisha and MaKayla/ For all the Georgia peaches in Decatur/ For all these b—-es in the elevator/ I just want you to love me/ Yeah baby don’t test me/ You know I’ll do it.”

The singer even shouted out her name for the world to hear. Looks like Karrueche might be the one that go away.

“You want me to say your name girl?/ Okay, Karrueche!”

Check out the steamy track below and hopefully there’s an equally enticing video coming soon!

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#ArtForSocialJustice: Usher Fights for Social Justice In Part 2 of “Chains” [Video]

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Usher lends a helping hand in the fight against Social Justice. The veteran R&B crooner recently debuted his new Part 2 visual of “Chains.”

During his visit to NYC, Usher Raymond IV, Marvin Bing, Art For Amnesty, Tidal and Sankofa hosted an event called Art for Social Justice: An Artists Collective held at Donna Karen‘s beautiful venue, Urban Zen. During the profound event with cocktails provided by D’usse, eight visual artists presented over forty pieces of work focusing on criminal justice, social justice and the new civil rights movement. Usher stood his ground as he spoke a few words on what is going on in our communities and what needs to be done to make a change.

Shortly after, he then premiered the second installment of his video, “Chains” directed by Film The Future that brings attention to the young Black and Latino men and women who have been killed over the past few years.

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Check out the FULL video on Tidal HERE

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Fly Interviews: Eric Bellinger: “I Would Do A Collaboration Album With Beyonce” [Video]

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Singer/Songwriter Eric Bellinger recently stopped by SFPL TV to discuss new music, his inspiration behind providing consistent catalogs of music, the stigma behind “Songwriter vs. Artist”, being an independent artist rather than signed, new tour and so much more.

In case you didn’t know, Eric has worked a number of talents across the board like: Usher, Rihanna, Beyonce, Drake, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, The Game, Tyrese, Teyana Taylor and so many more. Literally, it would take an entire month to name everyone who he’s worked it. Eric is currently signed to independent label 300 Entertainment (distributed by Atlantic Records) founded by Lyor Cohen, Roger Gold, Kevin Liles and Todd Moscowitz.

The 300 sector includes signees like: Fetty Wap, Migos, Young Thug and more.

Eric spoke about being approached by the G.O.O.D Music(s) & the Cash Money(s):

I respect it, but the same attention that [everybody] is giving Lil Wayne and [everybody] is giving Kanye, [I] need that.

Bellinger was also asked, “if he were to do a collab album who would it be with?”

I would have to call on Beyonce. Just to be all the way real, I think with the passion, with the sincerity, with the vocal inflections, the stylistics of her runs, sonically, everything — I think what she’s doing is the BEST.

Recently, teaming up with Toronto’s own Tory Lanez, the two premiered their new collab effort entitled “Don’t Look Down” produced by Samm Busy, Habib, August Grant, & A|C. Check out the visual BTS clip here to see how the pairing came about as they hit the studio.

Peep the full SFPL TV interview below:

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Cuffing Season II is out now.

Get more of Eric’s FULL music catalog HERE.

www.iamericb2.com

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Kennedy Center Honors 2015: Aretha Franklin & Cece Winans Tributes Carole King & Cicely Tyson with EPIC Performances [Video]

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If you missed the Kennedy Center Honors 2015 televised ceremony then you’re in for a treat, as we have full coverage right here for you!

Honorees Cicely Tyson received a glorified performance from our favorite inspirational alto, Cece Winans as she performed the classic hymn “Blessed Assurance”. Carole King also was musically recognized by Aretha Franklin (with clutch and fur coat in tow) as she echoed the consistent soulful sounds of “(You Make Me Feel) A Natural Woman”, which King co-wrote.

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Usher, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington and more were completely moved by both performances. The entire arena was on their feet and practically in tears; a moment no one will every forget.

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Kerry, Viola and Tyler Perry were also involved in Cicely’s tribute.

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Check out both visual memories below:

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In case you missed the ceremony watch it in full HERE.

Photos: CBS

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Watch: Usher, Missy Elliot, Pharrell & The Weeknd Perform On ‘The Voice’ Finale

Last night’s 9th season finale of The Voice was quite the show! Talk about a free concert all wrapped into one!

Usher and ‘The Voice’ contestant and now winner, Jordan Smith graced the stage with an epic duet of Raymond & David Guetta’s chart-topping hit single “Without You.”

The Weeknd, is no stranger to our TV screens and radio, as he performed a medley of his hits; “I Can’t Feel My Face”, “The Hills” and “Earned It”.

Billboard‘s Innovator Award recipient, Missy Elliot and #TheVoice competition judge, Pharrell Williams both served up their new collab-single “WTF.”

Watch all three performances below:

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Fly EP: Maryland Lavon – ‘The Pretty Villain’

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Singer/Songwriter Maryland Lavon drops her new EP entitled The Pretty Villain, which is now available on Apple Music.

Produced and written in it’s entirety by Donnell Shawn (Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Usher, Day 26) the project sonically satisfies the ears of all music lovers. With consistent bpm’s and Maryland’s soothing vocals, the #TPVEP is definitely one to look out for, as it delivers quite a refreshing sound that the industry may be craving for.

Take a listen below:

https://soundcloud.com/marylandlavon/sets/theprettyvillainep

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Fly Interview: August Alsina Talks New Music, Love/Hate with Social Media, His Beloved Brother, Usher, 2 Chainz & more with SFPL TV

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In the midst of prepping for his forthcoming album release of This Thing Called Life and his current single “Song Cry”, which is taking over the radio waves and charts, singer/songwriter August Alsina stopped by SFPL TV to catch us up on a few about his music, how he really feels about social media, touring with Usher, 2 Chainz being the first to put him on tour, his brother, personal happenings in his life, and so much more.

About his new album #TTCL: 

It’s really, man…”My Journey.” Life has taken me places. I mean, up, down, all around…just taking me places. The good, the bad, i’ve been through it — i’ve dealt with it all. We born, we got put here, we don’t really know what this is all about. We’re all just here trying to figure it out — trying to be a better version of ourselves each and every day. And that’s what my album is, it’s about the Journey. Me trying to figure out “This Thing Called Life.”

What would a conversation with his deceased brother be like today if he were alive:

Ahhhhh…it would probably be very stupid [he says jokily, as he laughs with a huge smile]. You know, my brother always believed in me. Like ALWAYS. To the point where he used to lie to people actually like: “Yeah, my brother got a deal, wu wuu wuuu” — before I even had a deal. He use to just tell people: “Yeah, my brother got a deal, he doing this, and he doing that.” So, I think the conversation would be: “I proud of you n****, like this is dope what you doing.” You know, I think it would be an “I always knew” kind of conversation. I mean, he knew and believed in me before I did; believe in myself.

Check out the FULL interview below:

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This Thing Called Life drops on Dec. 11th.

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SFPL Music: Maryland Lavon – “Climb”

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Maryland Lavon delivers her first official single from my The Pretty Villain EP entitled “Climb.” The upcoming project will be a follow-up from the “FmeWhenUrMad” teaser released earlier this year — and is entirely produced and written by Donnell Shawn (Mary J. Blige, Lil Wayne, Usher, Day 26).

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The Pretty Villain EP drops on Black Friday.

 

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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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JOJO PERFORMANCE COMPILATION #1

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JOJO – “MARVIN’S ROOM” (DRAKE COVER)

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JOJO ‘TRINGLE’ COMPILATION #2

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SFPL Music: Jovanie – “Don’t” & “Juicy” (Bryson Tiller & Notorious B.I.G. Cover)

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Brooklyn Native and Atlantic Records Recording Artist, Jovanie debuts two covers entitled “Don’t” and “Juicy”. The 14-year old up and coming talent delivers his version of Bryson Tiller‘s massive hit track, while showing love to his hometown paying homage to rap legend Notorious B.I.G..

 

 

Recently, his label home held an exclusive showcase for Jovanie, marking his very first time performing live for a selective audience of media, influencers, label execs and more — in preparation for his upcoming project What’s The Move Pt. II available October 30th. Being signed at the tender age of 11, Jovanie’s growth and development within his deal opened up a lot of eyes and ears during his performance. Walking in the same path as artists like: Chris Brown, Usher, Mario and more, it’s clear that he is definitely ready for super stardom.

Jovanie also stopped by this years’s 2015 Beauty Con, where he hit the stage to perform some of his new music.

Check out his new music covers below:

Check out more of Jovanie’s latest music videos HERE.

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Photos by Gabriel Williams (@GabrielofSFPL)