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Author Frans Johansson and Film Director Gina Prince Bythewood Added to the 2014 Plunge Conference Lineup

October 2, 2014 Leave a comment

 photo Plunge-the-industry-cosign_zpsa9d7f66e.pngAUTHOR FRANS JOHANSSON AND FILM DIRECTOR

GINA PRINCE BYTHEWOOD ADDED TO THE SPECTACULAR LINEUP OF SPEAKERS AT PLUNGE 2014

AUTHORS, FILM DIRECTORS AND GREEN LIVING EXPERTS JOIN THE FIRST PLUNGE CULTURE & CREATIVITY CONFERENCE FROM NOVEMBER 6-8

AT THE EDEN ROC MIAMI BEACH

 

October 1, 2014, New York, New York – Film Life, Inc., announced today two additions to the 2014 Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference speaker and event lineup. Along with green living expert and author Danny Seo and the Black Enterprise Innovation Slam Competition, Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect, will participate in Plunge Talks on Friday, November 7. On Saturday, November 8, film director Gina Prince Bythewood will screen her new film, Beyond the Lights, this year’s Plunge Premiere, followed by a Q&A with conference attendees. The conference is produced in association with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMVB).

Frans Johansson spent three years talking with individuals and teams who were at the intersection of various disciplines and cultures. He combined the results from those interviews with decades of existing research in psychology, economics and management of creativity and innovation. His book, The Medici Effect, fully explores the concept of cross-field and cross-cultural combinations and offers guidance on how to make such an approach work effectively.

At Plunge Talks, Johansson will share his insight on how “Diversity Drives Innovation.” Acutely aware that, “In this new order of rising economies and beleaguered markets, understanding how to use diversity as power is more important than ever,” Frans Johansson redefines diversity beyond traditional social identifiers and demonstrates how today’s most innovative companies have used their existing diversity as a strategy to drive growth and profitability. Johansson will deliver a roadmap for how any company can make diversity its most powerful competitive advantage on the innovation front.  The Plunge audience will have a front row seat at the heart of this dynamic conversation and learn how diversity is affecting society globally.

This year’s Plunge Premiere, Beyond the Lights, is Gina Prince Bythewood’s newest film. Bythewood’s directorial credits include The Secret Life of Bees, Disappearing Acts and Love & Basketball, produced by Spike Lee and starred Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan, which won her the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, among other honors. A Q & A with Gina Prince Bythewood will follow the screening.

 

Beyond the Lights will be released nationally on November 14, but Plunge attendees will view the Miami premiere of the film courtesy of Relativity Media. Beyond the Lights is the story of Noni (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge–until she meets Kaz Nicol (Nate Parker), a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance.  But it is ultimately Kaz’s love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

 

Visit www.PlungeCon.com for additional speaker and event updates.

 

The Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference is a multicultural networking event showcasing extraordinary people credited with groundbreaking work in the arts, entertainment and sports, lifestyle, media and technology. The three-day event will include inspiring talks, culture classes, film screenings, networking sessions and the Innovation Slam programmed to be both intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding. The conference is produced by Backdrop (the tourism consulting arm of Film Life, Inc.) with support from the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB).

About Film Life

Film Life, Inc., is a multifaceted entertainment company headquartered in New York City. The company was founded in 2001 by Jeff Friday, its current CEO. The company’s operations center on event production, developing innovative content across all forms of media and providing strategic advisory services to a wide range of corporations in the entertainment, tourism and consumer product industries.

About the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest.

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GREEN LIVING EXPERT DANNY SEO JOINS THE 2014 PLUNGE CULTURE & CREATIVITY CONFERENCE IN MIAMI AS A SPEAKER FOR PLUNGE TALKS!!!!

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment

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GREEN LIFESTYLE EXPERT, BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF DANNY SEO CONFIRMED TO SPEAK AT THE 2014 PLUNGE CULTURE & CREATIVITY CONFERENCE, NOV 6-8 IN MIAMI

 

NETWORKING EVENT TARGETING MULTICULTURAL INFLUENCERS IN ENTERTAINMENT, LIFESTYLE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS

 

Film Life, Inc. announced today their first speaker confirmed for the 2014 Plunge Culture & Creative Conference in Miami from November 6-8 at the Eden Roc Resort Hotel.

Green Lifestyle Expert, Bestselling Author and Editor-In-Chief, Danny Seo, will join the weekend of creative, innovative and cultural events, classes and discussions to kickoff the Plunge Talks series.

Through his best-selling books, television programs, products, syndicated column, and his new national magazine “Naturally, Danny Seo,” environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares the creative ideas that have made him America’s leading authority on modern, eco-friendly living. Read more…

FIRST ANNUAL PLUNGE CULTURE & CREATIVITY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN MIAMI BEACH NOVEMBER 6-8, 2014

August 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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A NETWORKING EVENT TARGETING MULTICULTURAL INFLUENCERS IN ENTERTAINMENT, LIFESTYLE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ARTS

 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, August 21, 2014 – Today, Film Life, Inc., announced the inaugural Plunge Culture & Creativity Conference (PlungeCon), a multicultural gathering of professional people with a common interest in artistry, innovation and ingenuity and will be held at the Eden Roc Resort Hotel in Miami Beach from November 6-8, 2014. The conference is produced by Backdrop (the tourism consulting arm of Film Life, Inc.) with support from the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB).

PlungeCon will attract prominent executives, entrepreneurs, journalists and creative minds from varying backgrounds, and spotlight extraordinary individuals at the vanguard of groundbreaking work in the arts, entertainment and sports, lifestyle, media and technology. The dynamic three-day program will include enlightening talks, culture classes, networking sessions and an “Innovation Slam” (a fast-paced showcase of novel products and ideas), designed to be both intellectually stimulating and professionally rewarding. Read more…

The Ted Lucas Industry Cosign Interview

June 2, 2014 Leave a comment

 photo ted-lucas-the-industry-cosign_zpsaba5361c.jpgIn 1994, Slip-N-Slide Records was born and the first artist was a rapper by the name of Trick Daddy. After the success of the first album, the next album Trick Daddy put out, featured an artist named Trina, who became the second successful artist on the label. The label was here to stay!

The Miami, Florida-based label became home to a variety of artists like Rick Ross, Plies and now, Sebastian Mikael. The man behind the label, Ted Lucas, has shown no signs of slowing down nor stopping the flow of business.

The Industry Cosign interviews Lucas and he tells us what prompted him to start Slip-N-Slide Records, what drives him to continue running his record label, and what advice he has for anyone striving to become successful. Read more…

AWARD-WINNING GOSPEL SUPERSTAR JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA GARNER #1 GOSPEL DEBUT FOR NEW TWO-DISC LIVE ALBUM, LIVE THROUGH IT

March 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Chart-Topper Soars at #13 on the Billboard 200, Features Hit Single “Live Through It,” “Best Praise,””We Give You Glory” (feat. Tasha Cobbs), “Light Your Way” (feat. Israel Houghton), “Empty Me” (feat. Isaac Carree), “Let Your Power Fall” (feat. Zacardi Cortez), “Forever,” and More

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NASHVILLE, TN (March 5, 2014) – Award-winning Gospel star, songwriter, producer and nationally-syndicated radio host James Fortune has created another inspired album of fresh music and stirring ministry, as the latest release from James Fortune & FIYA, Live Through It (FIYA World Music/Entertainment One Music), soars with a #1 debut on Billboard’s Gospel Albums chart, and enters at #13 in top albums on the Billboard 200 chart, also marking a career-high for Fortune with his highest first week of sales in his career thus far.  Garnering accolades as another “must-have” album, fans, peers and more have embraced the electrifying live performances and messages on the highly-anticipated Live Through It, and flocked to Fortune & FIYA’s live performances on their current multi-city promo tour. Read more…

Online Resale Boutique “Celebrity Closet” Teams Up With Tameka Tiny Harris

February 20, 2014 Leave a comment

Online Resale Boutique “Celebrity Closet” Teams Up With Tameka Tiny Harris

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Shop Superstar Tiny Harris’s closet through Celebrity Closet’s online boutique to benefit those with Alzheimer’s disease

 

 

Miami, FL – Celebrity Closet (CC) has recently teamed up with luminary singer & reality star Tameka Tiny Harris, to shop her personal closet consisting of exclusive designer pieces, ranging from stunning party dresses, to high end bags and shoes. The fashionable and high-end garments provides the “Celebrity Closet” customer with the opportunity to shop fabulous one of kind pieces, from some of today’s most popular celebrities and industry tastemakers, all while contributing to a cause such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

“I am tremendously excited and honored to have Tiny as our premiering celebrity client, she really took an immediate interest in our movement “Celebrity Closet” and what we could contribute to her particular charity, For the Love of Our Fathers.” states Ashley Davis Celebrity Closet Founder.

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VIPs Gather in Miami for Beautiful Textures “Ultimate Beauty Getaway”

January 27, 2014 2 comments

VIPs GATHER IN MIAMI FOR
BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES
“ULTIMATE BEAUTY GETAWAY”
A bevy of influential beauties convened at Dream South Beach in Miami

 

(MIAMI) – January 27, 2014 – Yesterday, Strength of Nature, LLC – the maker of African Pride, Beautiful Textures, Mega Growth, ElastaQP, Soft & Beautiful, TCB, and Proline – concluded a luxurious weekend of fun and fabulousity with 35 hair and beauty editors at Dream South Beach in Miami for the Beautiful TexturesUltimate Beauty Getaway.” Attendees included designer/TV personality Angela Simmons along with reps from EBONY, Glamour.com, iTunesTheYBF.com, Madame Noire, Hello Beautiful, JUICY, Haircrush, Curlbox and more.

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Mr. Pay Attention Steps Down From CBS Radio to Launch The Good Times Radio Show

January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

 

Mr. Pay Attention Steps Down From CBS Radio to Launch The Good Times Radio Show
The Show Will Broadcast via DTFRadio.com Wednesdays from 3-5pm
 

New York, NY, January 15,  2014 - after six years as CBS Radio assistant promotions director, The Good Times Hot 100 DJs‘ own Mr. Pay Attention steps down from his post to launch The Good Times Radio Show on New York City’s DTF Radio.

Targeting the urban demographic between the ages of 18 and 35, the co-branding radio show will cross promote the nation’s hottest recording artists, djs, actors, models and promoters. The show kicks off Wednesday, January 22, 2014, and is scheduled to air each and every Wednesday from 3 to 5 pm. Read more…

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to Visit Miami TigerDirect Store in Support of SMS Audio ™ Headphones

November 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Award-winning rapper to visit TigerDirect.com’s Flagler location in Miami for an exclusive meet-and-greet with fans

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TigerDirect.com is proud to announce they will host platinum-selling rap artist, philanthropist, and SMS Audio CEO, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson for a meet-and-greet on November 16th at the Flagler St. location in Miami. The event will celebrate SMS Audio™, a premier audio headphone and accessories brand from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, which includes the STREET by 50 ™ and SYNC by 50 ™ models.

Announced via jumbotron during the 2nd Annual TigerDirect Tech Bash, 50 Cent took a break from his new music, philanthropy and businesses to let South Florida know of his upcoming appearance at the tech superstore. Delivering a professional, studio-quality music experience, the SMS Audio™ line includes STREET by 50™ On-Ear, Over-Ear, In-Ear, DJ Pro and Active Noise Control (ANC) wired headphones and SYNC by 50™ On-Ear wireless headphones and portable speaker.

With over 80 awards and 135 nominations under his belt, 50 Cent is no stranger to quality sound, and his line, SMS Audio™, delivers studio-mastered sound wherever you go. Read more…

Video: Mike WiLL Made It Scores LeBron James Nike Basketball Commercial

October 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Mike WiLL Partners With LeBron James, Nike Basketball To Provide Original Score For New Commercial

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The Video/News:

Mike WiLL Made-It has produced 13 Billboard-charting singles over the past 24 months; he executive produced Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz album and is executive producing FutureHonest album; his own single, 23,” which features Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J is currently #14 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and #5 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

RICK ROSS SETS DEC. 17th RELEASE DATE FOR MASTERMIND ALBUM; BET HIP-HOP AWARDS PERFORMANCE OF “NO GAMES” AIRS TOMORROW NIGHT

October 16, 2013 Leave a comment

RICK ROSS SETS DEC. 17th RELEASE DATE FOR MASTERMIND ALBUM ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS/MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP !

 

8-CITY MASTERMIND TOUR OF U.S. SET TO OPEN NOV. 12th IN DETROIT

 

MASTERMIND CONTAINS NEW SINGLE, “NO GAMES” FEATURING FUTURE;

BET HIP-HOP AWARDS PERFORMANCE AIRS TOMORROW NIGHT

 

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            (Oct. 14, 2013  – New York, NY) Grammy®-nominated Def Jam Recordings/Maybach Music Group hip-hop magnate Rick Ross has set December 17th as the release date for his eagerly anticipated new album MASTERMIND, containing the new single and first advance track, “No Games” featuring Future.  Tomorrow, Ross’ performance of “No Games” will air on the 8th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, 8:00 p.m. (ET). Read more…

RICK ROSS ANNOUNCES 8-CITY ‘MASTERMIND TOUR’ OPENING NOV. 12th IN DETROIT!

September 18, 2013 Leave a comment

RICK ROSS ANNOUNCES 8-CITY ‘MASTERMIND TOUR’:

ROSS PERFORMS HIS HITS WITH A LIVE BAND FOR THE FIRST TIME,

PRESENTED BY AEG LIVE, OPENING NOV. 12th IN DETROIT !

 

TOUR HERALDS MASTERMIND, HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS/MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP

 

NEW SINGLE, “NO GAMES” FEATURING FUTURE, IMPACTING AT RADIO AND iTUNES ON OCT. 1st

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            (Sept. 16, 2013 – New York, NY) Grammy®-nominated Def Jam Recordings/Maybach Music Group hip-hop magnate Rick Ross follows up last week’s release of his new single “No Games” featuring Future, from the eagerly anticipated new album MASTERMIND, with the announcement of his next solo headlining tour of the U.S., presented by AEG Live.  The 8-city tour will open November 12th at Masonic Temple Theatre in Detroit, and end with a homecoming show in Ross’ native Miami, at the Knight Center on November 23rd.  Tickets go on sale to the public Friday at 10am except New York which is at 11am and tickets for all shows can be purchased at www.axs.com.  Exclusive VIP experiences are available. These amazing offers include a meet & greet with Rick Ross, individual photo opportunity, autographed limited edition memorabilia and more! Read more…

CHRONIXX – Trouble Comes To South Florida!!

August 26, 2013 2 comments

BEST OF THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT DELIVERS CHRONIXX TO SOUTH FLORIDA

~ Rising Reggae Star Finally Set To Make Kingston 21 Debut At Revolution Live ~

Here Comes Trouble

(Miami, FL -August 26, 2013)Best Of The Best Entertainment, in association with 99 Jamz and Humble Lion, is pleased to present one of Jamaica’s hottest young artists, CHRONIXX, performing in South Florida for the very first time at Revolution Live (100 SW 3rd Ave.) in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The rising young reggae star will be backed by his band, Zinc Fence Redemption.

The highly anticipated show has been a long time coming for the 21-year-old son of respected Jamaican session singer, Chronicle. It was his father’s music biz relationships that gave a young CHRONIXX (formerly Little Chronicle) access to such icons as Burro Banton and Gregory Isaacs, whom he would diligently observe in the studio. The prodigy wrote his first song at five years old; was choir director at his church by age 11; and by the time he turned 16, was producing music for peers like Konshens and Munga Honorable.

In 2011, CHRONIXX burst on the Jamaican music scene with a string of powerhouse, Zinc Fence-produced (Romain “Teflon” Arnett) singles, “Behind Curtain,” “African Heritage”, “Smile Jamaica” and “Warrior.” Last year, he dropped the massive Lancealot-produced smash “They Dont Know,” which catapulted him to the top of the international reggae charts. A newer single, “Here Comes Trouble,” is currently simmering at #1 on legendary UK selector David Rodigan‘s Hot Hits Chart for August.

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DubShot Records teams with Hip Hop Star Mighty Casey to form new project Knight Blade, first single “I Got That…” Now Available on digital retail

August 26, 2013 Leave a comment

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 DubShot Records, home of Inner Circle, Jacob Miller, Madhouse Records, Rootz Underground, Jamaicansmusic.com, and premiere digital distribution service, have formed a new “in-house” band featuring Jamaican hip hop star The Mighty Casey. The new band, Knight Blade, are releasing their debut single “I Got That…” and will have an EP release before the end of the year. The new group has been performing around the city at venues like Tammany Hall in the LES and Spike Hill in Williamsburg, BK.
The new band is a hybrid dancehall rock sound that features The Mighty Casey (White Girls BET UnCut) on vocals and keys, Christoffer Mannix Schlarb (DubShot/VP/Riot !n Paris) on bass, Ryan Payne (Ill Prezidente) on guitar, and Dave Morrison on drums. The group’s first single “I Got That…” features Trinidadian reggae star Jah Bami, and is an uptempo anthem to everyone’s favorite semi-illegal plant. Combining elements from hip hop, dancehall and roots reggae with rock and roll, the group has a distinctly unique sound that is still quite familiar. The song has already been featured on the Village Voice, The Pier, the popular music site, Hype Machine, the highly trafficked lyrics based hip hop site, Rap Genius and the prominent marijuana blog Haily Mary Jane. “I Got That…” was released on Tuesday 8/20 on iTunes and other digital music platforms. Read more…

The Haitian Guantánamo Bay Experience: The Legal Journey

June 18, 2013 Leave a comment

The 2013 American Black Film Festival and the City of Miami will host “Films Over Miami,” a free community screening showcasing emerging local filmmakers on Sunday June 23rd at the Colony Theater in Miami.

Featured in the showcase is director, Rachelle Salnave’s short film, “The Haitian Guantánamo Bay Experience: The Legal Journey,” which is a memoir told through the voice of Ira Kurzban, the leading attorney for the Haitian Refugee Guantanamo Bay, Cuba scandal.

This film is part of a larger exploration of memoirs exhibiting the history and the current state of Guantánamo Bay sponsored by The Guantánamo Public Memory Project partnering with the University of Miami’s Cinema and Interactive Media.

“The Haitian Guantánamo Bay: The Legal Journey” will be screening at 12:30pm on Sunday June 23rd, 2013 at the Colony Theater. The event begins at 10:30am. All films are Free to the public.

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Mixtape: Iamsu! – KILT 2

June 6, 2013 Leave a comment

 

 

Mixtape: Iamsu! – KILT 2

New Iamsu! Mixtape Out Now For Free Download Via LiveMixtapes

Critical Praise for Iamsu!:

Best New Artist - SPIN

“[Iamsu!] is making some of the catchiest and most pleasant music in all of rap right now.” - Stereogum

“[Iamsu!] is very easy to like, and…he flashes an intensity to match.” – Pitchfork

“Iamsu!’s confident and fluid rhymes shine.” - Complex

Gen F featured artist – “Iamsu! asserts himself as a hip-hop tour de force with fluid, confident rhymes.” - The FADER

“It truly seems that Iamsu! is incapable of making a bad song.” - VICE

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Films Over Miami Showcase During the ABFF

June 6, 2013 Leave a comment

2013 American Black Film Festival & Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency to Host Films Over Miami Showcase on Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the Colony Theatre, Miami Beach

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(Miami-Fl-)Film Life, Inc., is pleased to announce that two local Miami filmmakers, Edson Jean and R. Malcolm Jones, have been chosen to compete in the Narrative Competition and the HBO Short Film Competition of the 17th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF). Additionally, the ABFF in partnership with the Southeast Overtown Park West Community Redevelopment Agency (SEOPW CRA) and City of Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones will announce their 2013 programming initiatives during the acclaimed festival, which annually draws upwards of three thousand film, television and entertainment industry professionals and celebrities from across the country. The Films Over Miami Showcase, featuring films of Miami’s emerging filmmakers, will take place on Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 10:00am-3pm, hosted by Miss Jill Tracey of Hot 105. The showcase will open with a special poetry presentation by this year’s ABFF ambassador, actor Omari Hardwick. The films that will be screened include: Welcome to Miami (Elijah Wells), The Heart of  Summer ( Adrian Allen ),The Haitian Guantanamo Bay Experience: The Legal Journey (Rachelle Salnave); The Advenutres of Edson Jean and Magic City (Malcolm Jones). Read more…

KING OF DIAMONDS CONTINUES ITS REIGN AS THE HOTTEST GENTLEMEN’S CLUB WORLDWIDE

May 1, 2013 1 comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usKing of Diamonds (KOD), the country’s largest urban gentlemen’s club, continues to dominate the exotic entertainment world, making Miami a go-to hot spot for celebrities, professional athletes and businessmen from every new corner around the globe. Known for its beautiful women, is also touted as one of the most referenced strip clubs in Hip-Hop culture. KOD inspired the likes of DrakeLil Wayne and Rick Ross to incorporate KOD into their hit songs and most recently by fan favorite Juicy J in his smash hit “Bandz A Make Her Dance” with the lyrics “After KOD she leave with me…bandz to make her dance.”

Joining the ranks rappers B.O.B. and Ace Hood made grand entrances at the world famous KOD while Birdman, Trick Daddy, Flo-Rida and Ciara worked hard to maintain low profiles while Host Future popped 30 bottles and shared $16,000 one dollar bills with 103 strippers.

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T.I., JIM JONES, YOUNG SCOOTER, BOW WOW, JOSELINE AND MEEK MILL LAUNCH RECORD BREAKING RE-GRAND OPENING OF KING OF DIAMONDS IN MIAMI

April 9, 2013 Leave a comment

The world-renowned urban gentleman’s club celebrated its much-anticipated re-grand opening with a star-studded week of events
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MIAMI, FL (Apr. 8, 2013)  — The world famous King of Diamonds (KOD) Gentlemen’s Club in Miami made national headlines with a week long celebration at its re-grand opening – unveiling a renovated sleek, modern look from top to bottom. KOD eliminated the local competition with celebrity guests every night: Meek Mill left his mark dropping bags of money and performing live on Monday, Bow Wow hosted “Tuition Tuesdays” a night designed specifically for the college crowd, Joseline Hernandez (VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta) made her grand return to the strip club without Steebie with host NFL Champion Bryant McKinnie on Wednesday, Young Scooter performed his smash hit “Columbia” on Thursday, Jim Jones celebrated his 10th Year Dipset Anniversary and Saturday night attendees were floored with a surprise appearance of T.I. successfully closing out the kick-off week. Read more…

DJ Irie: Branding the DJ

February 20, 2013 Leave a comment

dj irieBy BIG CED

Interning has always been encouraged, especially in the world of entertainment where most things are usually learned from being hands-on. One of the most famous interns just happened to be a man who you may know as Diddy, Puff, Puffy or Puff Daddy, depending on when you were introduced to him.

There are many successful business people who started as interns, but it’s just rare that you hear their stories. This former intern at WEDR-FM 99 Jamz Miami, may be bigger than life these days.

Building a brand is something that is usually taught in business school, marketing classes and any other place but the turntables, yet, the St. Croix native has been building a successful brand without attending these type of classes.

But, it has more to do with actually working with and for the people who come to hear your craft. These days, especially in places like New York, Miami, Paris and England, people don’t want to just hear music. They want to experience the actual connection with the DJ and the music. And that job rests solely on the person responsible for allowing people to leave the venue feeling fully satisfied. DJ Irie is that man.

The Industry Cosign spoke with mega-popular DJ, who gained his love for music as a young student in Jamaica, to talk about his early days in music, marketing and expanding his reach and how important philanthropy is to his brand.

You were once roommates with reggae sensation, Sean Paul. How was that experience and did the two of you imagine breaking out to be ‘stars’ in your selected professions? Read more…

Hennessy V.S NYE Takeover

January 1, 2013 1 comment

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Last night in Miami, Hennessy V.S kicked off the “Hennessy V.S New Years Eve Takeover” with an exclusive event at LIV nightclub. Rapper / actor T.I. was in the house and performed a medley of his hits for the crowd including the latest off his top selling album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head – which debuted at No.2 last week on the Billboard charts. Tip was in a great mood and was spotted posing for photos with celebrity friends, super producer Rico Love and DJ Clue. After his performance, Tip hung out with his wife, Tiny, as well as his ATL co-star, actor Evan Ross. Read more…

UNCLE LUKE X CULTURE CLASH

October 3, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usLuther “Uncle Luke” Campbell the “King of Bass” will be rightfully representing Miami Bass, at the East Coast debut of the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash backed up by DJ Nasty and none other than the 808 King himself, Mr. Mixx.  The Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash will take place during Miami Broward Carnival, on Sunday, October 7 at Sun Life Stadium.

During the Culture Clash, Campbell and his team will compete against three other collectives to determine what genre of music represents Miami the best.  His competitors include:  Bobby Chin & Fly Guy in the genre of Reggae/Guyanese, Beauty & The Beats with House Arrest (Alicia The Duchess, House Arrest and DJ Private Ryan) in the genre of Soca/Calypso, and Soulfritto DJ Collective (DJ Africa and DJ Mr. Pauer) in the genre of Latin. Read more…

Dwyane Wade’s Custody Battle Escalates Into Ex’s Arrest: What About the Kids?

June 20, 2012 Leave a comment

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Just hours before he took to the basketball court in Game 4 of the NBA Finals between his Miami Heat and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dwyane Wade was in a different court, battling to have custodial rights stripped from ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, who was arrested this past weekend for refusing to hand over the couples’ sons to their dad for Father’s Day.

Through his attorney, James Pritkin, Wade appeared in court yesterday to present a filing in which the NBA star accused Funches-Wade of using their children as “the proverbial pawns” in their nasty, drawn-out divorce case. “This court must take action to protect our minor children from further exposure to the present environment S.L. creates while they are in her care and preventing S.L. from exercising her parenting time in a manner that is harmful to our children,” Wade wrote in the filing. Read more…

Florida Atlantic University in Collaboration with A Core Group of South Florida Organizations To Host the #Iam CHANGE Youth Symposium and College Fair

March 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Florida Atlantic University in Collaboration with A Core Group of South Florida Organizations To Host the #Iam CHANGE Youth Symposium and College Fair on Friday, March 23, 2012, at Miami Carol City Senior High School from 7pm-9pm
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Program Helps Teen Girls Get Passports

February 29, 2012 Leave a comment

A PASSPORT TO THE WORLD: EXPEDIA AND THE PASSPORT PARTY PROJECT HELP TEEN GIRLS OBTAIN FIRST PASSPORT

– Six Passport Party participants, aged 11-15, will then take first-ever trip abroad, sponsored by Expedia.com –

Bellevue, WA(BlackNews.com) — Expedia.com, the world’s leading online travel agency, announced today that the company will serve as the official travel sponsor of The Passport Party Project. The Passport Party Project is a philanthropic initiative started by award-winning travel blogger and entrepreneur Tracey Friley, founder of OneBrownGirl.com and OBG Adventure Camps. The Passport Party Project hosts parties for ten girls each throughout the United States, giving teen girls, aged 11-15, the tools to obtain their first passports. The goal is to inspire these girls to use their passports to ultimately take their first-ever trip abroad. Read more…

South Florida Youth Summit

February 12, 2012 Leave a comment

South Florida Youth Inaugural Summit To Empower the Youth of South Florida Set For March 22-24, 2012 in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties

South Florida Youth Summit Creates a Space for Today’s Youth To Become Community Builders and Leaders

(Miami, FL-Miami)-6 February 2012-A collective group of South Florida organizations have come together to host the 2012 South Florida Youth Summit on March 22-24 for students in grades 6-12. This high impact and free motivational youth conference will provide a platform to help foster youth empowerment in the South Florida community. Keynote speakers include; renowned Dr. Cornel West, philosopher and Professor at Princeton University and Jeff Johnson, award winning journalist, social activist and political commentator on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.  The South Florida Youth Summit provides the young people of South Florida inspiration and tools to set their path on becoming bright academic and community stars.
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Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes x HipHopDx.com x Flud Watches Present ‘Get Your Buzz Up’ Vol 7 Hosted by DJ Seizure

January 15, 2012 Leave a comment

COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE DISTRIBUTION:

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes x HipHopDx.com x Flud Watches Present ‘Get Your Buzz Up’ Vol 7 Hosted by DJ Seizure (Mixtape)

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LUTHER CAMPBELL AKA UNCLE LUKE FILM SELECTED AT SUNDANCE

December 7, 2011 Leave a comment

 The Sundance Institute selected The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, a short film starring Miami-based rapper and politician Luther Campbell (Uncle Luke of 2 Live Crew) and produced by Miami’s Borscht Corp. (the organization behind the Borscht Film Festival) in collaboration with Miami production company Rakontur for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Program.

The Sundance Institute selected only 64 shorts for its Short Film Programs from a record 7,675 world-wide submissions.

Luke proclaims, “It’s an honor to have a highly respected organization such as the Sundance Film Institute recognize me and my life as an important part of American culture by adding “The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke” to their 2012 line up.”

Borscht Corp. commissioned Freaky Times as part of its 2011 program. Miami multi-media artist Jillian Mayer directed, Miami’s Lucas Leyva wrote the screenplay, and Evan Rosenfeld of Rakontur served as executive producer. Freaky Times first screened as a “working cut” at Borscht’s 2011 festival in front of a capacity crowd of over 1,700 in April 2011 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami. Read more…

David E. Talbert’s “What My Husband Doesn’t Know” Fall Tour Begins Today!

October 6, 2011 Leave a comment

David E. Talbert’s “What My Husband Doesn’t Know” Fall Tour Begins Today!!

Prolific and renowned playwright David E. Talbert opens his highly acclaimed play “What My Husband Doesn’t Know” at the Galliard Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina today! The play hits the Cobb Energy PAC in Atlanta GA, tomorrow! The all-star cast includes Morris Chestnut, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Ann Nesby, and Clifton Davis. See all the tour dates below.

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Lena Summer is the envy of all her friends. Big house. Successful husband. It’s the perfect life…or so it seems. But with her husband’s demanding career as a construction mogul, the other side of her bed is too cold too often. When a handsome young foreman from her husband’s company arrives to work on their home, the spark she’s been missing quickly rages into a wildfire. Read more…

“The Return of RICK ROSS Presented by Belvedere Intense”

July 3, 2011 Leave a comment

“BELVEDERE INTENSE PRESENTS RICK ROSS AT KING OF DIAMONDS

Friday night, July 1st at the King of Diamonds in Miami, FL, Rick Ross made his mighty return to the strip club where he allegedly spent 1 Million dollars on his last visit, for a special performance at “The Return of Rick Ross Presented by Belvedere Intense”.  Rick Ross performed to a packed house and brought out special guests Pill from his MayBach Music Group as well as Gun Play and Young Breed from the Triple C’s.

Blac China, Stephanie Martinez from MayBach Music Latino, Magazeen from MayBach Music Jamaica and the Kansas City Chiefs Chandler Williams were also in the house.

PHOTO CREDIT: NLPG Images

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