THE MOGUL MINUTE : MADE IN AMERICA 2016 IS GOING ALL THE WAY UP!! ( THE MOGUL GIRL)
Made In America is back it again with the hottest line up for it's 2016 celebration in Philadelphia. Every year this 2 day concert gets more exciting, bigger, and better. Everyone's favorite Bad Gal Rihanna and those rocking guys Coldplay are the official headliners for the show. No matter what your taste in music is Made In America definitely has an artist that will fulfill your musical appetite . The show officially kicks off September 3rd and 4th. The TIDAL and VIP pre-sale starts 6/22 at 10am EST. Don't forget to download the Made In America app so you can get exclusive content, updates, and more. If you're super ecstatic about the upcoming concert log on to Tidal and check out the exclusive
Made In America 2016 playlist for cuts from your fave artist. Made In America is brought to you by Tidal, and partnered with Twix and Vitamin Water to bring you this ultimate Budweiser MIA Experience.
Follow @MIAfestival and @Tidal on Twitter for updates
Here's you full list of artist that will be performing at the show
THE MOGUL MINUTE : SOULJA BOY RELEASES "BETTER LATE THAN NEVER" ALBUM ( THE MOGUL GIRL)
Soulja Boy just released his fourth studio album "Better Late Than Never" on June 9,2016 . The album features Lil Twist and Lil Yatchy . The fifteen track album definitely has songs to fit your mood whether you want to talk about your grind, your day one, you real homies, flexing and or stunting, and bossing up. Soulja def have tracks on here like
"Day One" and "Hold Me Down" for the chicks.
Soulja Boy def made his own wave in the music biz at a young age and at 25 he's bossed up by releasing his own shoe, hats, and his $400 million dollar deal with CelebrityWorld.com ( WPFH is launching as a “celebrity owned social gaming site) . SODMG fans have been tweeting about the album and posting pics on Instagram. The album def have some catchy tracks and beats you can dance too. So check it out on iTunes (here)
and follow @SouljaBoy on Twitter
I like the album "Brought The Bag" is my ish!
THE MOGUL MINUTE : COVENANT HOUSE PENNSYLVANIA HOSTS ITS 11TH ANNUAL A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS IN THE BENEFIT OF THE HOMELESS YOUTH OF PHILADELPHIA
Broadway and Philadelphia’s top talent teams up with former homeless youth at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre for the 11th annual A Night of Broadway Stars, on Monday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m.This year, Covenant House Pennsylvania, the largest shelter specializing in serving homeless youth in Pennsylvania, is celebrating Philadelphia’s rich musical heritage by showcasing some of the area’s top musical stars, including; Justin Hopkins, Jennie Eisenhower, Fran Prisco, Liz Filios, Jody Kidwell and many more incredible performers. Our Philadelphia theatre stars will be teaming up with Broadway renowned stars, including; Rita Harvey, Hugh Panaro, Carter Calvert and Jeff Coon to create an unforgettable celebration of song and dance.
Neil Berg, a Broadway lyricist and composer as well as the creator and co-producer of “100 Years of Broadway,” will be serving as the music director. Performances will be interwoven with personal, life stories from former homeless youth who are successfully transitioning through the Covenant House program. At the conclusion of the evening, the Broadway stars and the youth of Covenant House will perform together in front of hundreds of people in an incredible arrangement of stories and songs.
This year, Covenant House will honor Elli Nassivera and Kyra Laushell, students at Pennsbury High School; Wil Reynolds, Founder & CEO of SEER Interactive and Hugh Organ, Associate Executive Director of Covenant House Pennsylvania for their continued support of the Covenant House’s mission.
This signature charity event raises funds that directly benefit Philadelphia’s homeless youth through the Covenant House Pennsylvania.
WHO: Six Philadelphia-based stars from the Walnut Street Theatre, AVA, Act 2 Playhouse and the Arden will be joining the three Broadway stars. Neil Berg will serve as the Music Director while Vince Lattanzio and Morgan Zalot of NBC will be emceeing the event.
Tickets can be purchased here: http://stars.covenanthousepa.org/purchase
WHEN: Monday, June 13, 2016
5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception (Media interviews are available, by request, from Covenant House personnel at this time)
7:00 p.m. - Showtime
9:30 p.m. - Dessert Reception with the Stars (Media interviews are available, by request, from select Stars at this time)
WHERE: Suzanne Roberts Theatre (one block south of the Kimmel Center)
480 South Broad Street
About Covenant House Pennsylvania
Established in Philadelphia in 1999, Covenant House Pennsylvania (CHPA) is the largest provider of services to homeless and runaway youth in the city. CHPA serves runaway, homeless, and trafficked youth, including mothers with children, through 21 years of age, working to help youth escape the streets and transition to a life with stable housing, a solid educational foundation, and sustained employment. CHPA also provides longer–term living accommodation and support for youth through 24 years of age. CHPA’s primary goal is to create a relationship with their kids based upon unconditional love and absolute respect. CHPA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information, please visit www.covenanthousepa.org.
THE MOGUL MINUTE : HOLD UP CAN I GET AN ENCORE OF BEYONCE'S #FORMATIONWORLDTOUR ? ( THE MOGUL GIRL)
Three days later and I'm still floating from Beyonce's Philly "Formation World Tour". I'm literally beaming. After the release of "Formation" on Tidal and her powerful Superbowl performance we all knew the Queen was up to something. Then her promo for her tour comes across the TV screen. If you're anything like me you were up early on February 10th to get tickets for the show ( I got mine in the pre-sale) . Where were you when "Lemonade" dropped on HBO and Tidal on April 23, 2o16? Beyonce is iconic. She is doing what she loves and what she dreamed of as a little girl and it's just magical to see. "Lemonade" is a musical production that will always be remembered. The emotional stages that Beyonce and her large team ( which she credited) brought to life on her album and visuals is strong, creative, sexy, relative, loving, sincere, informative, edgy, steamy , and hard.
Finally June 5, 2016 arrives my mom and cousins arrive at Lincoln Financial Field. The skies are gray, rain in falling ( lots of rain) , but the smiles laughs , prayers, and excitement still fills everyone's face. I saw "IVY PARK" apparel, fans in Formation merch, and fans in their favorite Beyonce styles. After the approval for us to go to our seats was given we entered. My Mom and I sat in Section 222 Row 1. The seats were great by the way ( I'm so glad I could surprise her with tickets she's my best friend, love you mom) . The sun was coming out, our clothes were drying and we were smiling and laughing and thankful that God let the rain stop. The LFF started to fill with more of the beyhive. Music fro Sevyn Streeter, Chloe & Haley, and Yonce's "IVY PARK" ad played as we waited for the concert to start.
DJ Khaled's booth started to light up and then Mr. Major Key himself hit the stage and brought out Yo Gotti, The Young Gunz , Rick Ross, and Meek Mill . The day was already off to a hot start. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know how hype I was (laughs). So the audience is already excited and awaiting Beyonce to slay. After DJ Khaled's set a couple minutes passed and then the lights dropped and the roar of the audience and the energy just spread through thousands. Beyonce's intro popped up on her giant screens and it was officially time to get in Formation.
I will post clips from my Instagram of me turned up below. I'm yelling "I see her". The Lincoln Financial Field officially lit up and everyone was ready to party on a Sunday night with Beyonce, My mom, my row, and I are screaming, singing, dancing, and having a great time. Just watching the happiness from everyone around as we all watched our favorite do exactly what she loves. It's truly the definition of art and passion. I'm watching her perform "Crazy In Love, "Don't Hurt Yourself, "Me, Myself & I" , "All Night", "Hold Up", "Freedom", and "Naughty Girl", just to name a few and going "Oh my goodness we're really at her concert. Like we're really seeing her , like ahhhhhhh". This was my second time seeing Beyonce live in concert. I might have been 13 when I saw her the first time . This time at 24 I really got to party it up and slay . Beyonce is just beautiful, gracious, funny, and just amazing to see perform. The fact that her set was just mind blowing. She made sure that her fans no matter where they were sitting in the arena could see her and not miss any of the show. Hearing Beyonce say "The best relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself", hearing her say " I'm a very country girl from Houston Texas, I am you and you are me If I can be up here I promise you can do anything, all you have to do is dream there's gone be blood, sweat, tears, haters, but you gotta fight and you will be here I promise you " . She's just so gracious, inspiring, and it was just an amazing night. Thank you Beyonce for never giving up and for grinding and really being a star! Thank you to everyone for being apart of her team and making the Formation World Tour incredible. I have to go back September 29th. Beyonce is truly one of the greats and she slayssssssss. Thank you TIDAL.
Some of my photos!
Some cool photos I saw on Instagram
THE MOGUL MINUTE : FOUNDERS OF KARMALOOP AND UPSCALEHYPE PARTNER WITH SILICON VALLEY VETERANS TO LAUNCH THE NEXT - GENERATION OF MEN'S GENERATION OF MEN'S FASHION AND STYLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE IN CURATEURS.COM ( THE MOGUL GIRL)
Curateurs.com to become the leading fashion discovery
and lifestyle website for men where influencers & celebrities reveal their style.
(Los Angeles, CA – June 2, 2016) – Today fashion and style entrepreneurs, Greg Selkoe, Allen and Kyle Onyia, partner with Silicon Valley veterans, Dr. Paul Judge and Cedric J. Rogers to announce the launch of their joint venture, Curatuers.com. Curateurs is a revolutionary new website for men’s fashion which aims to be the go-to place to purchase exclusive items curated by the world’s most sought after influencers and celebrities.
By showcasing fashion from your favorite style influencers and today’s hottest celebrities, Curateurs combines the power of celebrity influence with technology, but in an authentic way not yet seen before. How? Not only will top celebrities showcase some of their favorite limited edition items and brands, but they will allow users to buy items straight out of their personal closets and private collections creating a one of-a-kind entertaining shopping experience that directly reflects their personal lifestyle. And because of this unique opportunity, most products are available at Curateurs.com and nowhere else.
“We want to provide our customers with hard to find expertly curated stuff ,” says co-founder, Greg Selkoe. “There has been a lack of innovation in the fashion shopping experience, especially for men,” adds Dr. Paul Judge, Chairman, Curateurs. “Paul and I began reaching out to our contacts in the influencer and celebrity community. The resounding response was, ‘yes we want to share our lifestyle’ and ‘yes we have what amounts to billions in goods to sell or products we love.’ We knew we were onto something big!” continues Greg.
How it works: The Curateurs’ team scours the globe to find the best cultural influencers. The focus is on style and substance not just fame. The invited “Curateur” is interviewed and talks passionately about the products they have picked. Then the website showcases photos and videos of Curateur style looks and provides a community platform where users can discuss said looks, save favorites to style boards, and/or buy them, creating a blend of content, community, and commerce.
Dr. Judge comments, “Everyone wants to be cool particularly our demographic. The great thing about Curateurs is that it has everything from the expensive Sotheby’s like pieces such as Ryan Leslie’s Grand Piano to street wear like Jeff Staple’s Staple Pigeon brand.” Greg adds, “the thread that ties all the products together is that they are all authentically part of the influencers lifestyle.”
The founders of Curateurs have had significant successas in both fashion and technology. Greg Selkoe was founder of Karmaloop, a leading men’s e-commerce company that grew to $100 million in annual sales. Allen and Kyle Onyia are founders of UpscaleHype, a high-end lifestyle online magazine that focuses on what celebrities wear. Cedric J. Rogers is a 10-year Apple veteran and Dr. Paul Judge, has been co-founder and executive at several successful technology companies including CipherTrust, Purewire, Barracuda, Pindrop and Luma. The newest team member Steve Birkhold, a 30-year veteran of the fashion industry having served as the CEO of Bebe and Lacoste, along with a 10-year tenure at VF recently came on board to add more fire power to an already formidable team.
The list of celebs already on board is quite impressive and grows daily. The first 3 Curateurs for launch are: designer Jeff Staple, one of Hip-Hop’s biggest rising stars A$AP Ferg, and Grammy Award Winner, Ryan Leslie. Future Curateurs include: The Chainsmokers, Jerry Lorenzo from Fear of God, Raekwon, Nipsey Hussle and GEazy, to name a just a few.
Curateurs, which targets the highly lucrative young male, 18-34, fashion forward demographic (according to Ad-Age this group spends over $200 billion dollars annually on consumer products), boasts over 200,000 users, 80 celebrities committed, and some of the world’s top fashion brands since its beta launch. The first three influencers featured on Curateurs include designer Jeff Staple, hip-hop rising star A$AP Ferg, and Grammy Award winner Ryan Leslie.
About Dr. Paul Judge:
Dr. Paul Judge is one of the top technology entrepreneurs in the country. He was CTO at Cipher Trust (acquired $270m), Secure Computing (acquired $465m), and Pure Wire (acquired). He was Chief Research Officer at Barracuda Networks (IPO). He also is the Co-Founder of Pindrop and Luma. He holds a PHD and MS from Georgia Tech and BS from Morehouse College.
About Greg Selkoe:
Greg Selkoe is the founder and former CEO of Karmaloop. In the 15 years Greg was CEO the site did in aggregate close to 1B in lifetime sales. He grew from $0 to $140m in gross annual sales at its peak an more than three million monthly unique visitors. In 2012 he won Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in e-commerce category. He has an MPP from Harvard and BA from Rollins College.
About Cedric J. Rogers:
Cedric J. Rogers has spent a decade at Apple helping build community and mobile applications. He is the Co-Founder of Higher Altitude Inc. and Prizm app. He has a MBA from Emory University Goizueta Business School and a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.
For further information, please visit: www.curateurs.com
Connect on social: @curateurs
THE MOGUL MINUTE : JERMAINE DUPRI'S #THERAPGAMESEASON2 TAKES OVER YOUR TV IN JULY - THE MOGUL GIRL
Jermaine Dupri's The Rap Game season two takes over our TV's in July. The acclaimed "Mayor of the ATL" has picked five new young upcoming artist to compete for a record deal on his So So Def label. Last season after 8 weeks Miss Mulatto landed a spot on the label. So who will win this season? What task will they have to complete? You have to tune in to the Lifetime network to catch the show. I enjoyed last season. Did you? Jermaine Dupri definitely makes sure that these young artist are prepared and willing to put the work in to make big moves and do big things. From the 30 second promo Jermaine is bringing a versatile group together from across the country. The clip, you can tell that these young artist are repping their cities Brooklyn, Nashville, New York, Baltimore, and Chicago proudly and they're coming for that #1 spot. For updates on The Rap Game produced by Intuitive Ent make sure you are following @JermaineDupri on Instagram and your signed up for his website www.global14.com .
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So I get sent music from all across the world. All the time. I love it. However, today I got a special email. My little cousin sent me his first official song. I am so proud of him. Kazzy and Reek The Kidd are two young Philly teens with dreams to be successful and achieve their dreams. I love the song and I want to congratulate you two on your track .
"I'm The Best" is a song that captures the vibes of wanting to make it , making your fam proud, and knowing that they have to go hard no matter what. Their versatility together def made the song dope. Check it out below!