Monthly Archives: February 2017

Grammy Gifting: George Clinton, Q-Tip & Jarobi of ATCQ, Anderson .Paak, Andra Day, MC Lyte, Jimmy Jam, Chloe x Halle & more

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Distinctive Assets, the LA-based entertainment marketing company credited with launching the promotional craze of celebrity swag nearly two decades ago, once again produced the official talent gift bags and backstage gift lounge for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®.  The legendary show’s presenters and performers were treated to fabulous thank you gifts in acknowledgment and appreciation of their participation.

“It is a true honor to be even a very small part of Music’s Biggest Night® for so many years now,” says Distinctive Assets’ founder Lash Fary. “Just as the GRAMMYs® themselves are the gold standard in the music industry, the GRAMMY Gift Lounge has become the benchmark by which all other talent gifting experiences are measured.”

The GRAMMY Gift Lounge was open to presenters and performers during three full days of rehearsals at STAPLES Center. This year’s gift lounge was presented by MTG and featured Japan’s leading beauty manufacturer’s newest offering: Jackson Walk Jet balance and exercise foot gear for contouring legs co-developed by Yumiko Sumida, a former dancer with Michael Jackson. mtg.gr.jp/en

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NFL player James Anderson

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Jesse Johnson, Q-Tip and Jerome Benton



TURNTABLE JUNKIES by DJ SPARK

2 complimentary hours of DJ Service by DJ Spark.

www.turntablejunkies.com

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Anderson .Paak (M) with DJ Spark



MBG

Medi LED Hydro Mist for improved vocal cord management and skin regeneration.  Medi Hydro for anti-aging, antioxidant boosting, fatigue elimination and fat burning.

www.mbg-world.com/english

George Clinton

George Clinton checking out the Medi LED Hydro Mist



BY GINA

Pure BioGen Complex Shampoo, Conditioner and Clutch Hair Spray. Pure BioGen Complex contains biotin, collagen, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, peptides and natural botanicals that are infused into a rich volumizing shampoo, conditioner and hair spray designed to create the appearance of fuller, thicker and healthier hair.

www.by-gina.com

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Halle Bailey, Diana Gordon and Chloe Bailey with Gina

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Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix and Hiromi Tsuchihashi with Gina



TRUTH

truth, in partnership with Cotopaxi, is offering a shirt, duffle and water bottle to inspire individuals to join the movement to end smoking for good.  truth is one of largest and most successful youth smoking prevention campaigns in history.  The campaign exposes the tactics of the tobacco industry, the truth about addiction and the health effects and social consequences of smoking.

www.thetruth.com

UNIVERSITEE BOX

A college and high school subscription-based care package company focused on empowering girls through experiences every month.

www.universiteebox.com

Chloe and Halle

Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey with their Universitee boxes



FXP HULA HOOP FITNESS

FXP Hula Hoop® Fitness is a Fun & Effective Cardio HIIT workout program inspired by Pilates, Barre, Yoga, and utilizing a specially designed, portable Hula Hoop!  Just named “Fitness Program of the Year 2016” by the SCW Fitness Association! Package Includes:  FXP Hula Hoop – Portable Hula Hoop specially designed for fitness, Hula Hoop Fitness DVDs, FXP Exercise Mat and Personal Training Sessions from a Certified FXP Master Trainer (available in 6 Major cities: Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Nashville, Atlanta, & Chicago).

www.fxpfitness.com

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With Recording Academy Chair Emeritus/musician Jimmy Jam



DALGOMI

DMASK products are formulated with most effective ingredients to provide the best possible solution for skin problems.  Gift set includes:  DMASK Good Night Gold Snail Mask, DMASK Good Night Collagen Wrapping Mask and DMASK Face Up Mask.

www.dalgomi.co.kr

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Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest checking out the Dalgomi brand

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Anderson .Paak visiting the Dalgomi booth



GOLD LEAF GOURMET

Elegant gourmet dessert kits to create beautiful 5-star desserts.

www.goldleafgourmet.com

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With Recording Academy Chair Emeritus/musician Jimmy Jam



GROSSÉ JAPAN

Award-winning costume jewelry.

www.grosse.jp

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Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest checking out Grossé jewelry

MC Lyte

MC Lyte at the Grossé booth



BLUE NUN 24K GOLD COLLECTION

High quality Sparkling Wine with 24K gold flakes. Slightly sweet & very refreshing.

www.bluenunworld.com

Amber Rose

Amber Rose inspecting the Blue Nun 24K Gold Collection



TRTL TRAVEL PILLOW

The very latest in Scientifically Proven Support, Trtl Travel Pillow combines super soft, hypo-allergenic fleece with a hidden internal neck support to hold your head and neck in the best position for sleeping! No need to lean on your friend anymore now you have a His and Her set of Trtl Travel Pillows.

www.trtltravel.com

 James Anderson

NFL player James Anderson loving the Trtl Travel Pillow



TUNKA ART

Print of Original Art work from the Tunka Immersive collection. Each piece of original art is accompanied by a bespoke musical composition to reflect the artwork in sound.

www.tunka-art.com

Bradley Roby

NFL player Bradley Roby at the Tunka Immersive collection



OXYGENETIX

A 10-year supply of revolutionary Oxygenating Foundation (breathable formula that promotes healing and provides complete coverage) and Oxygenating Moisturizer.

www.oxygenetix.com

Jerome Benton

Jerome Benton of The Time at Oxygenetix



TRUTH

truth, in partnership with Cotopaxi, is offering a shirt, duffle and water bottle to inspire individuals to join the movement to end smoking for good.  truth is one of largest and most successful youth smoking prevention campaigns in history.  The campaign exposes the tactics of the tobacco industry, the truth about addiction and the health effects and social consequences of smoking.

www.thetruth.com

George Clinton

George Clinton at the truth campaign booth



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Lampshade by Okawa Craftsman (using Portable Japanese Tea Ceremony Room woodcraft technique).

www.okawa1536.com

Louis Price

Louis Price of The Temptations

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Anderson .Paak

Anderson .Paak



HASBRO GAMING

Hasbro’s hilarious TOILET TROUBLE game (ages 4+) creates instant laughter as the family gathers around – and waits to get sprayed by – the plastic throne! The last player to avoid the surprise toilet spray wins!   Our latest and greatest games include the Fantastic Gymnastics game, the Speak Out: Kids vs. Parents Edition game, and the Monopoly Token Madness Edition game.

www.hasbrogaming.com

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Andra Day checking out the Hasbro games

Special thank you to Distinctive Assets for inviting us to check out the Gifting Suite - we had a ball!

12th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival ft. Jill Scott, Common, The Roots & many more

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This year’s performances at Jazz in the Gardens will feature three-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott, legendary hip hop artist LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP, socially conscious rap pioneer Common, smooth crooner Robin Thicke, hip hop legends The Roots, up and coming soul singer Andra Dayjazz royalty Herbie Hancock, sultry bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding, funk music innovator Morris Day & The Time, the JITG All-Stars Chante Moore, Will Downing Marion Meadows and gospel sensation Smokie Norful! Once again, JITG will be hosted by the hilarious radio personality Ricky Smiley, host of the popular nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

The Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival is coming back to Miami Gardens with a bang!  We’re excited to bring some of the hottest, most talented performers inmusic, such as Jill Scott and Common, and welcome hip-hop performers who are heavily influenced by jazz, like The Roots and LL COOL J feat. DJ Z-TRIP,” said Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert. “In our twelfth year, we feel positioned to evolve and reach across generations and genres to take Jazz in the Gardens to the next level.”

Boasting an annual attendance of over 70,000 music fanatics from all over the United States and the Caribbean Islands, the City’s signature event will also showcase local artists along with an array of tropical food vendors and a buzzing Marketplace. On both Saturday and Sunday, doors to the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival will open at 3 p.m. and the show will start at 4 p.m.

Official Site: www.jazzinthegardens.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/jazzinthegardens 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jazzgardens 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jitg10 
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Truthseekers Radio: J Dilla Tribute 2017

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J DILLA TRIBUTE EDITION

ft. Frank Nitt of Frank N Dank & Fusicology Founder, Asya Shein

Playing Jay Dee Productions: Jaylib, The Detroit Experiment, Biggie x Dilla & more

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Hear the Roses Podcast ft. Artist Hebru Brantley



Hear the Roses Podcast features Chicago-Based Multi-Disciplined Artist, Hebru Brantley

Film and television producers Joslyn Rose and Noris Rose launch the fourth episode of their Hear the Roses podcast on Wednesday, February 1st, on HearTheRoses.com. The weekly series about passion, perseverance and the pursuit of dreams, features Chicago Artist, Hebru Brantley whose work delves into political and social issues with a conscious focus on playful insight and the optimism and possibilities of youth. Brantley’s raw talent has put the Chicago art scene on the map with celebrities like Jay-Z, Lenny Kravitz, and George Lucas, lining up to add a Brantley piece to their collection.

Much of Brantley’s work is aimed at children growing up amid Chicago’s South Side gang violence and poverty, just as he once did.  In this episode of Hear the Roses, Brantley shares the meaning behind the young superheroes, the Fly Boys and Fly Girls, reflects on his journey, and opens up about his creative process and his purpose.

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/heartheroses/hebru-brantley

Listen: Soundcloud.com/heartheroses
Follow: Instagram.com/heartheroses
Blog: HearTheRoses.com

HEAR THE ROSES is also available on partner sites The Museum of Light, Fusicology, and RESPECT. Magazine

 

 

Fusicology: Unhooked (Feb 2017) by DJ Applejac

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Applejac returns with his first mix of 2017, “Unhooked” exclusive for Fusicology featuring music from The Milk (remixed by Tall Black Guy), A Tribe Called Quest, Mickey Facts feat. Phonte, Karizma, Aaron Camper, SIR, and more

Destination Hope ft. Chris Turner & J. Ivy by Maurice Brown

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“Destination Hope represents a place of encouragement & inclusion in place of resentment & division, a place where there is no racism or discrimination. A place where people have respect for one another, their communities and the environment. It’s very easy to get caught up in the negativity & that leads to hopelessness. In these trying times, I sought to create a mood that would uplift people and give them a sense of hope. The destination is in the journey to get there; to actively & compassionately stand up for something better for ourselves & future generations is to cultivate hope.”

- Maurice Brown

Destination Hope is the first single of Maurice’s upcoming album The Mood release date March 10, 2017.

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Mobetta Tour Dates:
Feb 3. Blue Note – Marc Cary/Maurice Brown present: Short Circuit circuit – NYC
Feb 13. City Winery Atl - Maurice Brown – Atlanta
Feb 14. Bert’s Marketplace – Detroit
Feb 15. Bert’s Marketplace – Detroit
Feb 16. Django - Maurice Brown – NYC
March 3-5.  Java Jazz Fest – Jakarta, Indonesia
March 14. Jazz Standard – Mobetta Tuesdays – NYC
March 21. Jazz Standard – Mobetta Tuesdays NYC
March 28. Jazz Standard – Mobetta Tuesdays – NYC
April 4. Jazz Standard – Mobetta Tuesdays – NYC
April 11. Jazz Standard – Mobetta Tuesdays – NYC
April 18. Jazz Standard – Mobetta Tuesdays – NYC
April 25. Jazz Standard – Mobetta Tuesdays – NYC
May 4. The Maison – Fiya Powa – New Orleans, LA
May 5. Big Sam Funky Butt Revisited – New Orleans, LA