Trey Songz kicked off his "Tremaine The Playboy" show as "The Prelude" to his new album "Tremaine" . Trey Songz is inviting you to "Come Over" and spend 58:18 seconds with him exclusively. If you are his #1 Fan you are bound to feel these new songs from the acclaimed Prince of VA. As you play this album in your car , or lay in your bed and listen to Trey's hot vocals , just imagine him performing for "Nobody Else But You". Trigga considers himself a "Playboy" between "The Sheets Still" . Trey gives off those sexy vibes from the minute the track starts until the "Song Goes Off". If you are one of Trey's Angels then "She Lovin It" is just for you. "Animal" and "1x1" are "Priceless". So when it comes to that "What Are We Here For? " The answer is simply to hear Tremaine turn up , hit those high soulful vocals, get us captivated in his music, talk his Trigga langauge, and seduction. You know those "Games We Play" sometimes but the Tremaine album isn't a game. You have to play this from beginning to end with no skips. So if you're loving the album, make sure you snap a pic of you listening to it , or purchasing it . Don't forget to tag @TreySongz #TremaineTheAlbum .I'm sure he'll love to see your post. Trey might take a "Break From Love" but his Trey Angels , and fans will always love him. Enjoy the album and get your tickets to the Tremaine Tour.
Watch all 5 of Trey Songz videos for "Tremaine" the album
Strength, Godfidence, and passion can propel you to achieve goals you didn't think were possible. Fashion stylist and creator,
Ty Hunter just launched his athleisure line
"Ty Hunter" by Reflex. The line is exclusively carried in SIX:02 stores. The line is animated, energetic, colorful, bright, and vibrant. Ty Hunter wanted to express his passion for fashion within the line and make it affordable for his customers. So if you are looking for a fun collection to add to your wardrobe this is it. If you've ever dreamed of being styled by the incredible Ty Hunter who styles Queen Beyonce here's your chance. Congratulations Ty on the launch of your clothing line . So everyone , it's definitely time for a shopping spree. Don't you agree?
The Rap Game season 3 will be ending soon and a new winner will be crowned. Over the course of three seasons Jermaine Dupri has mentored, coached, and influenced young artist to go hard and take their music and business seriously. He's also brought in other celeb associates to assist these teenagers develop into better artist including Kelly Rowland, Bow Wow, Monica, and executive producer Queen Latifah. Mogul Jermaine Dupri is kicking off the "So So Summer 17 Tour" presented by LiveNation on May 25. The tour will feature winners of The Rap Game season 1 and 2 Miss Mulatto and Mani. Nova, Supa Peach, Prince of NY, Deetranada, Lil Key, and King Roscoe will also hit the stage for the tour. So if you're ready to rock out with Jermaine Dupri and The Rap Game squad, get your tickets now!
Straight out of Brooklyn to Hollywood. Manny Halley, CEO of Imani Entertainment Group (IEG) has successfully made an influential mark in the entertainment industry. With tons of titles under his belt and multiple companies under his IEG umbrella ( including Imani Management, Imani Records (EMI/Capitol), Imani Publishing (Warner/Chappell) and Imani Film and Television. It's clear to see , he is a major figure in the industry and he's all about as the lovely Iyanla Vanzant would say " doing the work".
Manny is dedicated , focused, and vision-driven. The mogul, father, CEO, and Founder is set on making Imani Entertainment Group and unforgettable empire. His passion for achieving and being great is evident. So without further ado here is my exclusive interview with Manny Halley.
1) The Mogul Girl : What does passion, hard work, and entertainment mean to you ?
Manny Halley : I believe my creative mind allows me to be a visionary. I always see individuals as what they can become verses where they see themselves today. I pride myself on my tremendous work ethic and flexible personality, both of which allow me to search and find alternative solutions to any challenge. "NO" is not an option in my book....
2) The Mogul Girl : You grew up in Brooklyn. What has Brooklyn taught you that you cherish the most?
Manny Halley : Frank Sinatra sang: "If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere...." Don't fear the concrete jungle, conquer it in style. Living in Brooklyn taught me that with an outstanding work ethic and a positive mindset, there is absolutely nothing I couldn't accomplish. If I'm in bed, I'm working, my mind is going!!!!
3) The Mogul Girl : You're responsible for the careers of a lot of artists. In turn, what have they taught you?
Manny Halley : Thank you, but I am not responsible for their careers. These artists did that themselves. I have always been honest with them, and always put them in the best possible position in order for them to be successful. I even put them first. Booker T. Washington once said, "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he/she has overcome." Each artist has individual and unique talents and I have been able to identify their strengths to overcome their perceived obstacles. I like when they focus on being creative and let me do the business. It's a unique marriage/Partnership.
4) The Mogul Girl : As a mogul in all aspects of the business, what are you currently working on?
Manny Halley : I am currently working with a couple of artists as well as working on my second movie, "Dutch". Working on these movies has really expanded my horizon learning every aspect of the entertainment industry. I am learning everything from the ground up and I'm excited about this new venture, I'm a Movie producer now :).......
5) The Mogul Girl : The entertainment business is serious and strategic. What is some advice you can share for people that want to enter the business?
Manny Halley :
a. This is not an easy business. It's tough. But anything worthwhile is worth working for it and I can tell you with all sincerity and certainty, it is worth it. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
b. Surround yourself with people of character, and always maintain your integrity and smile.
c. This business requires a tremendous amount of work for long periods of time. It is not a get rich quick business.
d. Have fun. Don't take yourself too seriously. Never be afraid to lose something as long as you are doing the right thing. These things will help you to stay in the business long term.
6) The Mogul Girl : I saw the post about you linking up with Teri Woods to bring "True To The Game" to the big screen. How has that experience been?
Manny Halley : Working with Teri has been incredible. Her book sold over 2 million copies worldwide. So I guess about 4 million people read it. Now, we're thrilled to bring her words, in stories still relevant today, to life on the big screen.
7) The Mogul Girl : What was your biggest dream as a kid?
Manny Halley : I always wanted to be able to provide for my parents and for my children. I dreamed of being in control of my own destiny and I always wanted to make a difference in this world. I am blessed and grateful that as an entrepreneur, I am able to utilize my talents to make it happen. I'm a people person, God gave me that gift. If you know me you'll know how big my heart is and how I will always find a positive out of any situation.
8) The Mogul Girl : What's your favorite Bible verse of all time?
Manny Halley : I'll give you 2......
James 2:14-26 "Faith without Works is Dead"
John 16:33 "In Life you will have Difficulties, BUT be of good cheer".....
Manny cherished his Brookyln roots and didn't let his dreams get deterred. He stayed true to his vision and didn't stop. He took control of his destiny and he is a mega success. Huge thank you to Manny Halley for doing this interview. I greatly appreciated and I'm looking forward to what's next. Special thanks to his daughter and "True To The Game" star actress Iyana Halley for locking this in!
Continued success and blessings to both of you and Teri Woods as well!
"My girlfriends there through thick and thin. My girlfriends there for anything." Remember that theme song sung by Angie Stone for the TV show "Girlfriends"? I loved that show. I wish they would reboot a show like that , or make a movie don't you? I watched that show all the time after school and I admired that they were always there for each other no matter what. However these days not only do we not hang together as much but we need to stop tagging each other on social media or quick text messages that half us are too distracted to answer and just call up our girlfriends. Remember when you and your closest friends use to talk on the phone for a while about everything? Nowadays our trust factors are super-low, our schedules are packed, and sending a quick emoji in response is much faster . These days there's so much going on in our lives and the lives of everyone around us that we barely talk and keep things to ourselves . A lot of us portray an image that everything is okay even when it's not. Not realizing your friend could shed some light or maybe be able to help you.
The media, magazines, and the internet is always telling us women how we should be , what we should look like, etc but in reality all that matters is that you are healthy, happy, and free. We as women not only are judged by others but we judge ourselves. That has to stop. We really have to love ourselves and each-other.
Everyone thinks being solo is cool, and riding alone is what's new. God didn't put billions of people on this earth for that. Ladies we flip out when guys say wrong things about us but celebrate when we do it. That's backwards. We shouldn't be tearing each other down. We should be building each other up. Yes, we go through things with friends ( I don't think there's any perfect friendship) and sometimes you have to speak on it hunty.
So I created this playlist on Tidal entitled "Call Up My Girlfriends" . It features 60 songs from some very inspirational artist about various topics to inspire and uplift you. Sometimes we have to call up our girlfriends for advice about hair, clothes, work , a guy , chat about what's going on , or just see how they're doing. There's also tracks on here for the things you don't talk to your friends about ( as I said before you don't have to tell them everything). We women are beautiful, valuable, strong, intelligent, talented and so much more. So ladies press play, share this playlist, and don't forget to "Call Up Your Girlfriends".
Leading underwear brand "Ethika" has collaborated with some of their friends, and some of our favorite artist, athletes. Ethika launched in 2001 founded by Malcolm McCassy and Chairman & CEO Matt Cook. The stylish variations of clothing are designed to fit your personal identity and lifestyle comfortably. Ethika wants their products to be the first thing you put on and last thing you take off at night. The Ethika Familie is really big and some of its members are Meek Mill, Dave East, Danny Garcia, Machine Gun Kelly, Jahlil Beats, T Dot IllDude, All Time Low, and Ben Baller to name a few. Ethika includes products for everyone including men, women, and kids. If you are looking for a stylish collection of various pieces Ethika is definitely the place to go to. To add on to the fashion the Ethika brand also loves music. So much so they released a project of cultural expression titled "RGB". They chose the name based on the "Addictive Color Theory" . [The RGB process consist of three different addictive colors red, green, and blue. The colors are mixed together to form thousands of colors and give life to various images, digital media, TV screens, and more. When the colors aren't mixed they're one dimensional but together they become magical]. So Ethika applied the RGB concept to create the RGB Mixtape project. The project incorporates a mixture of their Ethika Familie and unique rap artist together to create the 11 song mixtape. Each artist also designed an exclusive Signature Ethika Product to accompany the project. So check out the track list and listen to the mixtape .
Kevin Hart has shared his pain , shared his story, and shared his gifts and talents with the world. As a history breaker he holds the spot as the highest paid comedian. Whether you are watching him live on stage, the big screen, television, or his personal social media pages, you are bound to be inspired and get a laugh from the multi talented father, husband, business man, actor, and comedian Kevin Hart. I'm born and raised in Philly too so it's always and honor to see one of us make it big from the 215. Last year I thought that it would be really cool if Philadelphia gave Kevin Hart had his own day on his birthday and I tweeted it on Twitter in 2016. I called it #HartKDay ( you know as a pun on words Hart is his last name but heart equals love... and his name is Kevin as in show love to Kevin Hart... lol I'm not the comedian but you get me ...anyways) . You all know I'm all about speaking things into existence. So I thought about how much Kevin Hart has given back to the city and how he still shows love and never forgets his roots, I figured that should be honored at some point. So today councilman David O, announced that "Kevin Hart Day" will be on July 6th Kevin Hart's birthday. He said "Kevin is a great ambassador so we want to show him gratitude" according to CBS3. Yay!!! That's a win for Kevin and for Philly. I'm just excited that this is happening for him, he definitely deserves to be celebrated. Now I'll just speak into existence that I get to interview Kevin Hart next.
Wale's upcoming fifth studio album "SHiNe" is set to release soon. This week the 206 MMG lyricist collaborated with 305 DJ Luna to release a compilation of his songs called "Before I Shine" on Hot New Hip Hop . The project under Wale's "Every Blue Moon" group features creative, supreme, and odic tracks. Wale hops the beats and effortlessly flows. The 11 track project features "Black Is Gold" and his 'You Got It" freestyle. The compilation also features artist Eric Bellinger, Afro B, and Sneakbo.
Listen to "Before I SHINE" below. Oh yeah Wale is continue to get his shine on ! He announced "The Shine Tour" get your tickets now before they sell out on www.walemusic.com
Jason Derulo just served up the official video for "Swalla" ft Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. In the last 24 hours "Swalla" produced by Ricky Reed is the #1 fastest growing song. The smash hit according to Nicki Minaj's Instagram is the #1 most added song to rhymic radio and #4 most added to Top 40. Talk about turning up for the summer. Swalla has quickly become addictive since it's release and now the video shot by Gil Green is here. From Jason Derulo's vocals, to Ty Dolla $ign laid back up-vibes, to the Queen Nicki Minaj lit verse "Swalla" is fresh and fire. The video is colorful, flashy , and definitely shows off lots of flavor. The video also showcases some custom Jason Derulo treats such as Derulo Orange Soda, Derulo Daddy, and a few others. Beluga Vodka is also featured in the video. All said and done Jason Derulo, Ty Dolla $ign, and Nicki Minaj definitely served up a hit single! Swalla Dat !
Omarion is gearing up to release his fifth studio album "Reasons". His single "Distance" has a pop-dance vibe that makes you want to dance . He filmed his official video for the song in South Africa . Omarion's real name is "Omari" which means [God the highest] in Swahili. So he traveled miles away from home to incorporate the beautiful scenery as well as the beautiful culture of South Africa in his video. His second song "Bdy On Me" has that smooth, party, fly, rocking Omarion feels that we all like. So Omarion has some heat coming on this upcoming album. Today he released his playlist "Just Wavvs" featuring some of his favorite tracks on Spotify. You can listen to list below and join in on the Spotify fun. So if you're ready to vibe out for the rest of the day, or hit the gym (one of Omarion's favorite places, or you're getting some work done , press play and listen to his "Just Wavvs" playlist.
Enchanting and a tale as old as time. The live-action remake of the animated fairy tale "Beauty And The Beast" debuts in theaters on March 17,2017. I attended a media only showing of the film a few weeks ago and let's just say I sat in the theater in awe. To see one of my child-hood favorite movies come to life on the big screen was so exciting. I enjoyed the cinematography, costumes, and splendid set changes. Despite a few differences the director Bill Condon and the entire cast worked tirelessly to make the 2 hour and nine minute film.
The music for the film is wondrous and it definitely added to the awe and excitement of the film. One of my favorite scene features the song "Be Our Guest" . You will definitely laugh and smile while watching the movie. So will you be a guest this weekend at the theaters? Beauty And The Beast are waiting.
THE MOGUL MINUTE : JOHN LEGEND AND ARIANA GRANDE SINGING "BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" IS ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL
What an absolute surprise ? John Legend and Ariana Grande released their video for "Beauty And The Beast " from the new live version of the "Beauty And The Beast" movie. The original song is written by Howard Ashman and composed by Alan Meenken . Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson performed the award winning chart topping song in 1991. John Legend and Ariana are vocally magical together . The video is directed by Dave Meyers and its absolutely beautiful. Ron Fair produced their song. Ariana and John are more than enchanting. Their version of the song is magnificent and marvelous.
The Beauty And The Beast movie opens in theaters world-wide March 17,2017
On March 9, 2017 Shad Moss known to the world as "Bow Wow" will be celebrating his 30th birthday. Each year he throws a huge party to celebrate his b-day. This year he wants to turn up with his day one fans and peers. Bow invited promoters from all over to schedule parties in their city for his 30 day non-stop extravaganza. This is a milestone for the father, mogul, business man, actor and artist and he's ready. If you follow Bow on Instagram or Snapchat , he shares some of what's going on in his world with his fans. Recently he took to Snapchat to announce that he's putting together a team , working on music, he's deciding if he'll be continue to be managed or manage himself , and he's starting his own management agency. Bow Wow wants to be known as one of the best, keep his money, and be in control of all his business. It's clear he has years in the game and he wants to teach others what's he learned . Since he's gained tons of knowledge and made connections in the industry. So 30 is definitely going to be an interesting year for Shad Moss .
Last week Chris Voice , Anthony, Royce P and Markus Lee , posted a picture of them together with the caption [Guess Who ? HP Sweethearts] . The picture of them standing on the steps together heightened the suspense of their fans that the group was back in effect. The photo even made me wonder was this just the guys hanging out or is this really official ? So of course I had to reach out to them to find out what's going on , because the internet is buzzing about the reunion. I've been following Hamilton Park's career for a while now and these guys have released some very hot, seductive, and gratifying music. Their "Hamilton Park" album debut in 2011 under Andre Harrell's label at Atlantic Records. The project featured singles such as "Computer Love" and "Thing Called Us".
Hamilton Park exudes pure talent , power, and undeniable favor that captivates their listeners and allures you right into their charming and blessed world. I've been wanting to interview Hamilton Park forever and I finally had the opportunity to do an exclusive interview with them for The Mogul Minute. It was a pleasure to have all four of them on the line "live" . Their personalities definitely shined through and I had an amazing time talking to them . Without further ado all the way from Atlanta here is Hamilton Park.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW
It's a great night when there's no politics , no violence , just good energy , hot music , friends and family. If you're anything like me you've been watching the HOT 97 stream of Swizz Beatz VS Just Blaze for the past 2 hours. Tonight the two iconic producers battled just for the culture. They were in the studio two days ago and came up with the idea to do this session live for free just for all of us. Both Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz acknowledged that the fans are the reason they're out the hood and are were they are today. That in the 90's and 2000's they actually started a movement that put the producer in front. They both have respect for each other and tonight their goal was to show hip hop at it's finest. Swizz said "More people need to do this with no politics and foolishness involved". Let me tell you all how I was watching the stream on my computer hype as ever ( and saying oohhhlll this is my song repeatedly ..lol) . They want to get more producers to do the same like Pharrell and Timberland, Pete Rock and Remo, Aaraab and more to join in. This was definitely for the culture, for hip hop, and for the supporters. Hot 97 host Ebro , Busta Rhymes, Cassidy, and so many others were in the room having a good time. This was definitely a monumental night in the world of hip hop. Just to be able to see this live on the internet at home is beyond great . So huge shoutout to Swizz Beatz and Just Blaze for giving back, for inspiring more producers, and for just taking the time out of their busy schedules to have fun and show how much they appreciate their fans and music. Check out the stream from Hot 97 below!
"GET OUT" is mind boggling, eye- opening, shocking, creative , mysterious, and heart racing. I had the privilege of viewing the new Jordan Peele and Blumhouse Productions film on Tuesday February 21st. The comments, screams, and laughter from the entire audience definitely set the mood for the horror/mystery movie. From beginning to end "GET OUT" takes you on the ride of your life. Daniel Kaluuya,Allison Williams,Catherine Keener, and Lakieth Stanfield, LilRel Howery, Betty Gabriel, Bradley Whitford, and more star in the film. The movie tackles some very tense moments which might surprise you. The movie doesn't give you a second to look away. Once it starts you're glued in and it's going to take 1hr and 43 minutes to get out. The film opens everywhere in theaters Friday February 24 ,2017 make sure you and your friends get out and go see it . After you see the film , I'd love to hear your thoughts. Comment on this post or tag me on Instagram or Twitter . Check out the trailer below. Once you see "Get Out" you'll definitely want to see it again . I might be heading back to the theater soon !
A wedding is suppose to be a day of celebration , joy , and happiness. Unfortunately the "BIG DAY" doesn't go as planned due to unimaginable disasters, simple misunderstandings, and unforseen circumstances. Who knows , maybe the pictures and the wedding video will end up on the internet , go viral , and maybe get you a spot on TV or rank up money dollars in the bank. There's some good in bad after all , right? The new Fox Searchlight film "TABLE 19" directed by Jeffrey Blitz, and written by Jerry and Mark Duplass stars Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow , Stephen Mechant ,and Toni Revolori is all about unexpected mishaps, love , friendships, and cleverness. Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Anna Kendrick) - having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text - decides to hold her head up high and attend her oldest friend's wedding anyway. She finds herself seated at the 'random' table in the back of the ballroom with a disparate group of strangers, most of whom should have known to just send regrets (but not before sending something nice off the registry). As everyone's secrets are revealed, Eloise learns a thing or two from the denizens of Table 19. Friendships - and even a little romance - can happen under the most unlikely circumstances. "TABLE 19" opens in theaters
March 3, 2017 .
if you are in the tri-state and want to see a private screening of "table 19" ?
So I've teamed up with "Fox Search Light" to invite you to a private screening of "Table 19" .
Click the link below to get your passes to see the film .
Super model Jourdan Dunn is working hard and gearing up for tons of business endeavors all over the world. The fashionista, mother, and creator has officially launched her brand LonDunn Lady with Missguided by Nitin Passi to empower females globally to be confident in themselves and be who they want to be. Jourdan and Missguided kicked off the official launch celebration this weekend along with Missguided Babes Sofia Richie and Leomie Anderson. The two brands have similar goals and they want to be bold and straight forward. The collaboration is set to release November 3, 2017. So you'll have to watch out for updates. Jourdan Dunn is excited about joining forces with Missguided to make this happen. So keep your eyes and ears open for more about LonDunnxMissguided
Wait a minute, did Chris Brown just invite us all to party with him? YES HE DID! Breezy just announced "The Party Tour" and he's added 50 Cent, French Montana , Fabolous, O.T. Genasis, Casanova and Kap G to his special guest list . Tour dates are set to be announced at a later . However, the excitement has already set in. So if you're ready to turn up with Chris Brown and his crew stay tuned for updates. Just like his super hot single featuring Usher and Gucci man says "We know how to party" !
THEY recently announced their "Nu Religion Tour". The duo Dante and Drew from L.A are creating their own style of music and gaining fans world-wide as they rise in the music industry. These two producers, song writers, and performers were featured last year under The Mogul Minute " Get Turnt Tuezdayz section. Their music definitely get you turnt but you can also chill and absorb the good vibes. THEY are definitely artist you should keep your eyes on. Their new single "U-Rite" and video recently released. Check out their video and social media links below. Also get tickets to their show . I would love to interview them when the "Nu Religion Tour" lands in Philadelphia. So if you were wondering who "THEY" are now you know and you can find out more by following "THEY".