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Fly Events: House of Rémy Martin and Chef Marc Forgione Celebrate National Cognac Day

Rémy Martin joined forces with Chef Marc Forgione for a magical night in New York City on Wednesday May 10 in honor of National Cognac Day.

Held at Forgione’s Tribeca restaurant that also bears his namesake, VIP guests included supermodel Shanina Shaik, Power‘s Joseph Sikora, designer Carlos Campos, DJ/Director Vashtie, and singer Eyme Santos.

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Attendees were able to enjoy any of the four signature cocktails: The Classic, Dusk to Dawn, #ThatsWhatILike, and The Outfit; all takes on a traditional sidecar. DJ Kitty Kash was on hand to provide the evening’s soundtrack.

Of course Forgione showcased his exceptional culinary chops, serving fan favorite menu items like the burger, steak on toast, chili lobster skewers, hiramsa spoons, and more.

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Rémy Martin’s Vice President of Marketing Emma Medina said a few words and also took the opportunity to thank Forgione for his role in Rémy Martin’s Circle Of Centaurs Mentorship Program. The renowned chef then introduced Circle of Centaurs Winner Jermaine Wright; who was able to showcase his winning jerked stewed pork recipe for those in attendance.

The event in New York City was held in conjunction with similar celebrations in Chicago and Los Angeles.

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Hit the gallery below for pictures of the spectacular evening.

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Photo Credit: Madison / BFA for Rémy Martin

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Music

SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Nebu Kiniza – “Days” feat. Vashtie

Up and coming artist Nebu Kiniza premieres his new video for “Days.” The organic NY visual shows Nebu in his prime as he hits the local concrete jungle streets with model, creative and DJ, Vashtie, stops by his favorite Chinese restaurant spot for some twerk time, and more.

This track/video is Nebu’s follow up to his viral track “Gassed Up,” which has received nearly 30 million listens on SoundCloud and over 13.3 million streams on Spotify. The track was added to Spotify’s “Most Necessary” rap playlist in June. “Days” was released earlier this year on Nebu’s SoundCloud page and has received 962,000 listens on the platform since its April release.

Nebu is definitely on the rise and you should keep your ears and eyes open for him!

Until then, peep the exclusive visual above.

Twitter: @NebuKinizaOSHS

ABOUT NEBU KINIZA

Born in Queens, NY and raised in Atlanta, GA, 22-year-old Nebu Kiniza (real name Corey Reid), discovered his passion for music at a young age. Growing up in a Jamaican household with a mother who was a singer, Nebu was always surrounded by different types of music. His musical influences played into his desire to rap at the age of 17, when Nebu and his friends would freestyle after school. His rap skills drew the attention of his peers, who then encouraged him to pursue rapping. From there, Nebu decided to take rapping seriously and shot his first video “Steez,” which quickly garnered over 285,000 views on YouTube.

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Entertainment Latest News

HPNOTIQ UNITES HIP-HOP ARTIST CAM’RON, ARTIST NATUREL, ARTIST/RAPPER YUNG JAKE AND DJ VA$HTIE FOR #SINCE2001

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Like they never even left! Back in the early 2000’s, Hip Hop embraced alcohol as its right hand in visual marketing, Hpnotiq was authentically among the beginning steps of a movement. Featured in several videos, events etc. Hpnotiq found its way to take the game by storm!

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Entertainment Fashion

In Fashion: Vashtie Kola & Puma Team Up For Violette New York AW15 Collection, Talks with ELLE Magazine

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Vashtie Kola proceeds to be the hardest working Fly Girl that we know! Today, the entertainment, fashion, music and beauty maven debuts her Violette New York collaboration with PUMA.

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From an array of soft, comfortable fabrics clad in polka dots, faux fur and elongated jerseys tops and hoodies, Vashtie once again, shows the ladies how to rock in a laid-back but yet stylish demeanor.

Vashtie recently spoke with ELLE.com about how the terms “Model-Slash-DJ” Should Die. 

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ELLE asks: You’re a DJ. You’re a model. You’re a filmmaker. When people say, “What do you do?” how do you answer?

I just say, “I’m an artist.” I hate when people—women especially—have to narrow it down. I don’t use the “DJ-slash-model” [label] because it’s so small, and it’s never the full story. I usually just say, “I’m an artist!” I make things. That’s pretty vague, but I’m in the business of making things, and traditionally, historically, artists did more than one thing. Warhol was a painter and a filmmaker. And people in New York or any major city, we’re all doing many things. It’s not really that unusual!

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5 Things You May Not Know About Vashtie:

  1. She’s a Vegan (Raw foods only)
  2. Her name is Indian
  3. Her family is from Trinidad
  4. She worked in a Tattoo Shop while just in the 8th grade
  5. She was bullied a lot growing up for just being different and not interested in the norm

She’s our kind of Fly Girl!

Check out more of Vashtie’s interview over at ELLE.

Take a look at the rest of Vashtie x PUMA’s lookbook below:

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4th Annual WEEN Awards: MC Lyte, Karen Civil, Angela Yee, Sevyn Streeter, Vashtie & more

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Last night, beauty brand Carol’s Daughter was a proud sponsor of the 4th Annual WEEN Awards (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network), a celebration of the outstanding accomplishments of women in various areas of business and philanthropy.

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Entertainment FLY NEWS

Vashtie, Jeanette Jenkins, MC Lyte, Lisa Price, Lynn Richardson, Sevyn Streeter & Angela Yee To Be Recognized At The 4th Annual WEEN AWARDS

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The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) will host the Fourth Annual WEEN Awards on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, recognizing individuals with a proven commitment to the empowerment of women worldwide. Check it out below…

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[Last Night In NYC] Eric Haze & G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary Event

On Friday September 28, the Fly Guys had the pleasure of stopping by a Eric Haze x G-Shock exclusive event at Solo in the Financial District of New York to celebrate their long-standing relationship—symbolized by the headline 30/25/15X4, which stands for G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary, Haze’s 25 th Anniversary, their alliance spanning 15 years, and the release of their 4th collaborative timepiece.