Think It’s A Game Records, Trust In Giving And The Trust In Giving Foundation Gives Back To Carver High School Students

Think It’s A Game Records (T.I.G.) CEO, Girvan “Fly” Henry, a.k.a Billionaire Fly is partnering with Cliff Palmer to give back to the Carver S.T.E.A.M. Academy in Atlanta via the Trust In Giving Foundationwith the launch of the “Think You Can Fly?” initiative.  The initiative will be formerly announced at a student assembly at Carver High School (55 McDonough Blvd. SE; ATL 30315) on Friday, March 8th, 2019 @ 2:15pm.

The “Think You Can Fly” initiative will identify students enrolled in the S.T.E.A.M. Academy at Carver with an interest in careers in the music industry, both behind the scenes and as talent. The initiative’s alternative curriculum will allow students to hone their skills while learning the business directly from industry professionals.

The hope is to also keep the kids off the streets through the vessel of music. According to a Sentencing Project report, Black youth were more than five times as likely to be detained or committed [to jail] compared to white youth. As one who once fit this statistic, Fly is committed to helping others avoid that path.

“I was always in trouble as a kid,” explains Fly. “I went to jail so much that my teachers thought I wouldn’t make it to see 21. I knew I had to change my life around. I want to empower young people and show them that they always have the power to change their lives, even if they come from nothing.”

In addition to the “Think You Can Fly?” initiative, the Trust In Giving Foundation has renovated the Carver High School recording studio, which gives students access to a state of the art facility.

“Our goal is to nurture, mentor, teach and inspire these students towards successful careers in the music industry,” states Cliff Palmer.

Fly and Cliff are astute businessmen and real estate investors. In addition, Fly is the founder of Think It’s A Game Records and the Trust In Giving Foundation, which gives back to Atlanta youth and families yearly.

Grand Hustle’s Toyko Jetz Announces First Headlining Tour 2019

After completing a 30-city nationwide tour with her Grand Hustle label mates, and having recently wrapped touring with Kevin Gates, rapper and songwriter Tokyo Jetz  ventures away from from the pack and embarks on “The Hood So Proud” tour, her first multi-city tour starting April 3rd in Atlanta, Georgia at Vinyl.

“I view  this experience a  gift to my fans who have supported me since jump,” Tokyo beams.  She continues, “I love performing in front of a live audience and feeding off the energy of a crowd.  This tour is very special to my heart and I feel fans are going to get a more intimate view of who I am as an artist.”

Shortly after signing to T.I.’s Grand Hustle, Tokyo Jetz  released her debut project Bonafied,  which has streamed more than 37 Million streams to date across all platforms

Catch Tokyo Jetz performing at a city near you!

TOKYO JETZ TOUR DATES:
4/3 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
4/5 Birmingham, AL – Mirage
4/6 Myrtle Beach, SC – Spa Nightclub
4/7 Washington, DC – Milkboy
4/8 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
4/9 New York, NY – S.O.B.’s
4/10 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
4/11 Chicago – The Promotory
4/14 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues (Cambridge Room)
4/15 Houston, TX – House Of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
4/19 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock
4/20 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos
4/23 Santa Cruz, CA – Atrium @ Catalist
4/24 Oakland, CA – Complex (Lotus Room)
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The 3rd Annual AEBL x DTLR “Dirty24” H.S ALL STAR GAME POWERED BY SLAM MAGAZINE

 The mission of the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League (AEBL) is to create a platform for the NEXT generation to gain experience, exposure and opportunity through sports. With this mission in mind, “The Dirty 24” was created. An All-Star Basketball Game For ELITE high school players throughout the southeast region, also known as the “Dirty South.”

This year marks the 3rd Annual “Dirty 24” All-Star game. This event will feature 48 of the southeast regions hottest boys and girls high school senior basketball players in the country. Hosted by DTLR and the Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League, the nominees include, 24 high school boys and 24 high school girls who have been chosen to compete in the 2019 “Dirty 24” All-Star game. These players will be selected by their peers and coaches based on their hard work in the classroom, athletic merit and social responsibility in their communities.

The game takes place on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate, 98 Anderson Ave NW, Atlanta GA:

• 5PM – 3PT/Dunk Contest, 
• 5:30PM – Girls Game 
• 7:00PM – Boys Game

You can find further details about the 2019 games at www.aeblhoops.com and by following us on Instagram and Twitter @aeblhoops. We also encourage you to join the conversation using hashtag. #Dirty24 #AEBLHoops

Tickets Available Online at www.aeblhoops.com or Local DTLR Stores.

Le Blasé Cannabis Vaping Company Launches First Product “Celui”

Today forward thinking French vape company Le Blasé announced the launch of their new cannabis brand.  Translated to English “Le Blasé” literally means “the jaded,” and signifies the brand’s expansion away from the gimmicks of the overcrowded cannabis industry and its brands with a move to meet the consumer with a high quality product. 
Aligning the brand with connoisseur consumers of cannabis related products, who have surpassed the frills and gimmicks of the cannabis industry, Le Blasé brings a product to market that’s never been seen before on the cannabis vaping market. 

“We got tired of all of the schemes and tricks to deceive the consumer in the cannabis industry for a quick dollar. That’s why we are somewhat jaded with what has occurred in this industry over the past few years with tricks and ploys to get the consumer to buy in with out any real value,” Jonathan Andrade Chief Marketing Executive for Le Blasé said. “We want to give people a product that his high in quality and that dispels some of the perceived stereotypes of the cannabis industry and it’s users.”
Creating an exquisite and quality focused company, the Le Blasé has values guided by behavior, attitude, style and quality. As exhibited in their marketing materials, the branding and overall message of Le Blasé is sexy, sheik and stylish.
Le Blasé’s first product is called Celui, which translates to “The One.”  With the release of CeluiLe Blasé anticipates a change in the way people look at vaping.
Within the product’s packaging and design, Le Blasé has a preeminent focus on European style and fashion that influence the way customers become aware of and ultimately consume the product. 

Jonathan Andrade founded BKLKDMNDS and was responsible for collaborating and marketing with multi-platinum artists like Chris Brown, YG, TY Dolla $ign and Kid Ink to name a few; so he comes to this new venture with an understanding of how to reach young and impressionable consumers. 
“Vaping in some countries is a luxury. Our brand is luxury, who else is doing luxury in vape at the rate we are? We have partnered with one of the biggest manufactures in the vape industry and with that said we will be the definition of luxury in the vape world,” The CEO of Le Blasé added. “We believe the consumer is disillusioned with sub-par products so we will be partnering with brands, artists and people like Jonathan Andrade who changed the YouTube game with BlkDmnds to find cutting edge ways to reach the consumer.”

lovelytheband Announces Celebrity Mentorship and Performance on “American Idol” + “broken” Certified Platinum

From left to right: Mitchy Collins (lovelytheband), Don Robertson, SVP A&R (RED MUSIC), Tony Bruno, EVP and GM (RED MUSIC,), Jordan Greenwald (lovelytheband), Sam Price (lovelytheband)

 Alt-pop band lovelytheband announces today their celebrity mentorship and performance on ABC’s American Idol this spring. The band will appear on the show’s All-Star Duet Rounds, where the show’s Top 20 finalists take the stage with world-renowned musicians as they continue their journey in the competition. Airdate to be announced at a later date. “American Idol” premieres on the ABC Television Network on Sunday, March 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST).   Additionally, lovelytheband’s hit single “broken” is now certified platinum by the RIAA. “broken,” the debut hit single from lovelytheband that is off of their debut album finding it hard to smile,reached #1 on the Adult Top 40 radio chart and peaked at #12 on the Top 40 radio chart. The track amassed 2 billion in total in audience at radio. After being the first to break the record in 2018 for the longest running #1 track on Alternative Radio at 6 weeks, the single has been on the Alternative radio charts for over a year and spent 6 months on the Adult Top 40 chart. The song has been in the top 10 for 50 weeks, currently at #8 on the chart. It has over 190 million streams worldwide. The band is up for three nominations at the iHeart Radio Music Awards in the Alternative Rock Song of the Year, Alternative Rock Artist of the Year and Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist categories.  

Their new single “maybe, i’m afraid” impacted at Alternative radio earlier this month and is now #32 on the chart. The track additionally has over 4 million streams worldwide. The band is embarking on their upcoming 26-date headlining ‘finding it hard to smile’ spring tour starting March 26and ending June 21. The tour will hit major cities in the U.S. and Canada such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and more. During these shows, lovelytheband will perform music off their debut album, including their hit singles “broken,” “these are my friends” and “maybe, i’m afraid.” The tour will include opening performances from Flora Cash and Jagwar Twin. Tickets are on sale now here. Prior to their headlining tour, the band will be heading to Europe starting February 20 for a 15-date tour opening for pop band LANY.

The band performed “broken” on Live with Kelly and Ryan and performed the hit single as well as their new track “maybe, i’m afraid” in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, which aired on FOX and Time Square’s live stream to an audience of over 2 million people. “broken” was described simply as “So. Damn. Good.” by Buzzfeed and “infectious” by Billboard. Their single “these are my friends” has over 14 million streams worldwide and peaked at #9 on Alternative Radio. The band was named one of Billboard‘s “10 Rock & Alternative Artists to Watch in 2018” and Forbes stated that the band is taking back rock alongside Imagine Dragons. They dominated the tour and festival scene last year with tours with AWOLNATION and VanceJoy, a European tour with 5 Seconds of Summer and festival performances at Lollapalooza, Billboard Hot 100, Life Is Beautiful and more. The band is also set to take over the festival world this spring and summer with performances confirmed so far at Hangout Festival, BottleRock Napa Valley, Firefly Music Festival and BunburyFestival.

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Lil Pump Unleashes Army Of Look-A-Likes At The 61st Annual Grammy Awards

 In preparation for his hotly-anticipated Harverd Dropout album, multiplatinum superstar Lil Pump unleashed an army of his very own Harverd Dropouts onto the 61st Annual Grammy Awards. Ascending to the event on a massive purple Harverd Dropout bus, the rapper’s look-a-likes made their grand entrance sporting matching “Be Like Me” outfits – shocking unsuspecting attendees and onlookers. Check it out HERE.

Harverd Dropout will be arriving on February 22nd. Pre-save the album HERE.

Elle Winter Signs to Sony’s RED MUSIC

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RED MUSIC is pleased to announce today the signing of pop singer and songwriter Elle Winter. After being discovered by Disney at the age of 12, the 19-year-old and New York City native is ready to solidify her place as the music industry’s next rising star with her debut album set to be released this year.
“We are thrilled to welcome Elle Winter and Winter Music to Sony’s RED MUSIC family,” says Bob Morelli, President of RED MUSIC. “Elle not only writes amazing pop songs, but is poised, confident and destined to be a star.”
On her signing to RED MUSIC, Elle shares, “I am thrilled to be joining an amazing team at Sony’s RED MUSIC to partner with me on this next chapter of my musical journey.”

About Elle Winter
Pop singer, songwriter, and actor Elle Winter has paved her own way into the entertainment industry after being discovered by Disney at the age of 12. In 2018, the New York City native independently released her debut single “One More” and performed it on NBC’s TODAY show. Also during 2018, Elle was named “Elvis Duran’s Artist of The Month” and KIIS-FM/L.A.’s “Next Up” artist. Spending the majority of 2018 in the studio, Elle continues to work with a number of high profile producers, including The Orphanage/OAK Felder (Demi Lovato and Alessia Cara), Dave Katz (Katy Perry and Train) and 2019 GRAMMY Award winner SWAGG (H.E.R.). The singer also collaborated and was featured on the DJ and producer Andrelli‘s release of “Always You,” reaching millions of streams and views worldwide.

Backed by a management team led by David Nathan, a 30-year veteran of the music industry (Republic Records), and represented by CAA for Music/Touring (Mark Cheatham), Acting and Branding, Elle is well positioned for pop stardom. Elle’s debut album is set to be released later this year via RED MUSIC.

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Jeezy, Justin Combs, T.I., Winnie Harlow And More Attend Trap Music Museum x Magic City Pop-Up

T.I. Plays Hosts To Celebrity Friends Including Jeezy, Justin Combs, Mack Wilds, Winnie Harlow, Eddie Drummond And More As Dancers Bring The Magic City Experience To Life

On Sunday, February 3rd, the Trap Music Museum partnered with one of Atlanta’s most iconic brands to close out it’s re-opening week in true Atlanta fashion. Following the big game, which took place right around the corner from it’s Vine City location, the Museum welcomed a few special performers from Magic City for a special one-night only pop-up event.

With T.I. playing master of ceremonies for the evening, the Trap Music Museum Magic City event brought out a bevy of celebrities including the rapper’s wife TinyJeezy, Justin Combs, Mac WildsWinnie Harlow, Lil Durk, Ballers (HBO) stars Donovan Carter and Kris Lofton, Eddie Drummond of the Detroit Lions, and rappers YNW Melly, Yung Mal, and Shad Da God.

With T.I. playing master of ceremonies for the evening, the Trap Music Museum Magic City event brought out a bevy of celebrities including the rapper’s wife TinyJeezy, Justin Combs, Mac WildsWinnie Harlow, Lil Durk, Ballers (HBO) stars Donovan Carter and Kris Lofton, Eddie Drummond of the Detroit Lions, and rappers YNW Melly, Yung Mal, and Shad Da God.

After emerging as Atlanta’s newest tourist attraction last fall, The Trap Music Museum, closed in November to update with new exhibits. The Museum‘s doors re-opened on Sunday, January 27th remaining open through Super Bowl Sunday, both in celebration of the grand re-opening and to accommodate the influx of people visiting Atlanta last week.

Along with original exhibits dedicated to Trap Music trendsetters including 2 Chainz and Rick Ross, the revamped Trap Music Museum features new installations dedicated to Juicy J, Kevin Gates and Kodak Black. In addition, the previous sections dedicated to 21 Savage, Pusha T and Trae The Truth have been expanded, as has the Museum’s Escape Room experience, which will be offering visitors a 60-minute experience in addition to the 30-minute experience offered during the Museum’s original run. 

The Trap Music Museum is located at 630 Travis St. NW in Atlanta and is open to the public every Friday-Sunday. With the Museum now reopened, the space’s curators now have their eyes set on a series of pop-up activations across the country through the end of 2019.

The Trap Music Museum is located at 630 Travis St. NW in Atlanta and is open to the public every Friday-Sunday. With the Museum now reopened, the space’s curators now have their eyes set on a series of pop-up activations across the country through the end of 2019.

Chanel Iman, Alvin Kamara, Big Boi, Saquon Barkley and More attend T.I.’s Celebrity Skate Night in Atlanta

 Last night leading street wear brand,Akoo, held a Celebrity Skate Night hosted by T.I. and Big Boi at the legendary Cascade Family Skating center in Atlanta. Over 700 guests came out to celebrate the big weekend, while enjoying complimentary cocktails by Deep End Vodka and Remy Martin, a custom airbrush t-shirt station, caricaturist, pictures by OMG Booth and more. Top skating teams across the city came out to battle on the rink, showcasing their best moves for a prize of $500. While the energy was kept high by host Fly Guy DC, and top DJ’s, DJ Holiday and DJ Tonee.

Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Chanel Iman and Friends

Many celebrities were in attendance including: T.I., Big Boi, Trouble, Chanel Iman, Saquon Barkley, Zaytoven, Trae Tha Truth, Q Money, Devonta Freeman, Alvin Kamara, Sterling Shepard, Rico Pressley, Translee, Robbiworld, Whoa Vicky, Veronica Vega, JoJo Zazur, Jhonni Blaze, Posa, Althea Carter, J Mulan, Majah Hype, Shaun Ross, Sincerely Ward, Cortez Bryant, Just Brittany, Austin Awake, Wayno, Venus, Taylor Rooks, Landstrip Chip, and many more.

Thank you to our partners: Akoo, Hustle Gang, Remy Martin, Deep End Vodka , Certified Agency, S.M.O.O.T.H. Marketing and Theory Communications.

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Willie The Kid Signs On As Producer Of PBS Langston Hughes Documentary

Hip Hop artist & entrepreneur Willie the Kid has joined on as a producer for I Too Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled a documentary slated to be released in 2020 through PBS’ American Masters Series about the great American poet, novelist, playwright, columnist & social activist who rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. Willie & his business partner Jonathan Jelks are joining this project alongside Oscar-nominated Screenwriter Kevin Willmott who has signed on as co-director. Willmott is best known for co-writing Spike Lee’s BlakkKlansmen and the 2015 American Musical Crime Drama Film, Chi-Raq. It is important to note that today would be Langston Hughes’ 117th birthday! In celebration please observe this promotional trailer Directed By Theo “Tekh Togo” Jones.

In regards to his participation in I Too Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled Willie states: “As an African American Writer and creative, my inspiration stems from the legacy of Langston Hughes. I got involved with this project as a tribute to his work. This homage is long overdue.”   

For more information about I Too Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled see the links below.

Documentary Trailer: https://youtu.be/68MKxIGSoXM 

Documentary Website: I, Too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled – Dream Documentary Collective

“I, Too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled,” a Dream Documentary Collective film about the art, life, and legacy of the renowned Black writer, welcomes new members to its production team. Kevin Willmott comes aboard as a co-director, joining four-time Emmy award winner Madison Davis Lacy. Willmott has recently been nominated for an Oscar for his screen adaptation of the memoir that became BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee.

This film won the prestigious Grand Prix at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. His filmmaking credits also include Chiraq, the mockumentary Confederate States of America (CSA), The Battle for Bunker Hill, The
Only Good Indian, Destination: Planet Negro, and The Jayhawker. When asked about the Langston Hughes film, Willmott said:
“I am honored to be a part of this project. Langston Hughes is a personal hero of mine. One of the first books I read as a kid was his The First Book of Negroes. As a Kansan, the fact that I live in his hometown makes it even more important to tell this story.”

Willmott joins Madison Davis Lacy who is a four-time Emmy Award winning producer/director of documentaries for television and for audio/visual products for museums, corporate entities, and educational interpretive centers. He received Emmys for Eyes on the Prize (PBS), Beyond Tara—The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel (AMC), Free to Dance, (PBS), and Richard Wright-Black Boy (PBS).

The documentary team also welcomes Global Recording Hip Hop Artist and Grand Rapids, Michigan-based entrepreneur Willie “Willie the Kid” Jackson as an associate producer on the project along with business partner Jonathan Jelks. Their principal role will be to heighten awareness among Generation X and Millennials about the relevance of Hughes to their lives and to the lives twenty-first century Americans generally. When asked his feelings about joining this collaboration, Jackson replied:
“As an African-American writer and creative, my inspiration stems from the legacy of Langston Hughes. I got involved with this project as a tribute to his work. This is homage that’s long overdue.”

“I, Too, Sing America: Langston Hughes Unfurled” has received an important media development grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The production is a result of a partnership between the Dream Documentary Collective and Lawrence Arts Center.
The projected release date for the film is Fall 2020. It will appear in the prestigious PBS American Masters series. Locally, the presenting station is KTWU, Washburn University’s public
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