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Throwback Tuesday: DASH & Philly 360 Present Will Smith

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • August 28, 2012
    • Will Smith Exclusive
      • Will Smith Exclusive
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC

Philly icon Will Smith took some time out while on set filming Men in Black 3 last year to speak to Philly youth who are a part of the DASH Program (aka Destined to Achieve Successful Heights). Philly 360 was right there to capture Will's words of wisdom to the students. 

Shout out to our Creative Ambassadors Brandon Pankey, Jerome Hipps and Mike McArthur for making this happen.

Watch what Will had to say here. Leam more about DASH below.

About DASH

DASH provides opportunities for students to learn about various aspects of the entertainment industry while also learning how to become innovative thinkers and leaders. The DASH curriculum combines academics and real world experiences in three major areas of the entertainment industry: the business of music; the business of mass media; and the business of sports. Sessions includes academic learning, and applied learning through service learning projects in real entertainment industry settings. 

DASH was co-founded by Jerome Hipps and Michael McArthur of Mama's Boys Music. Mama’s Boys was responsible for the discovery of Musiq Soulchild and served as executive producers for his albums.  The company also manages hit-making songwriters and producers including Grammy-nominated production team, Karma Productions (Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barias who are master teachers at DASH) that have produced hit records for Keyshia Cole, Chris Brown, Jill Scott, and Justin Timberlake to name a few.  Mama’s Boys recently partnered with entertainment executive Kevin Liles and KWL Enterprises to mange Grammy-Award winning artist Estelle. 

The executive director of DASH is Brandon Pankey. He has worked at the Sports and Entertainment Financial Group Inc. (SEFG) handling the needs of multiple clients of the firm including Lil’ Wayne, Jill Scott, Keri Hilson, and more. In his role his various tasks include, but are not limited to: working on touring and recording budgets, helping to implement brand strategies for clients, and handling other various financial matters.


Philly 360˚ Presents: Raheem DeVaughn

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • July 30, 2012
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Avant at the Dell Music Center
      • Avant at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Dell Music Center
      • Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Avant at the Dell Music Center
      • Avant at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Avant at the Dell Music Center
      • Avant at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Avant at the Dell Music Center
      • Avant at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Dell Music Center
      • Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Dell Music Center
      • Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Dell Music Center
      • Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Fantasia at the Dell Music Center
      • Fantasia at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Fantasia at the Dell Music Center
      • Fantasia at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Raheem DeVaughn at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Dell Music Center
      • Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Fantasia at the Dell Music Center
      • Fantasia at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
    • Fantasia at the Dell Music Center
      • Fantasia at the Dell Music Center
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC
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The Dell Music Center opened its doors for the season with a night full of soul with Raheem DeVaughn, Fantasia and Avant. The seats were filled to capacity, Avant brought us back with his sultry love songs, Fantasia mesmerized us with her powerful trills, and Raheem had his way with the ladies—let’s just say they all killed it!

Our Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassadors Michael McArthur & Jerome Hipps hooked us up and we caught up with R&B sensation Raheem DeVaughn backstage just minutes before he tore up the stage. From recording with Creative Ambassadors Carvin & Ivan to penning songs with Kristal “Tytewriter” Oliver, he’s got some serious love for Philly.

Check out our interview with Raheem DeVaughn below.

Insider tip: Take a look at the rest of this season’s lineup at The Dell here. 


Philly 360° Exclusive Video: Estelle

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • April 13, 2012
    • Estelle on Stage
      • Estelle on Stage
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Estelle
      • Estelle
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Philly 360 interviewing Estelle
      • Philly 360 interviewing Estelle
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Estelle
      • Estelle
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Luke James
      • Luke James
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Luke James
      • Luke James
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Luke James
      • Luke James
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Luke James performing
      • Luke James performing
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Luke James
      • Luke James
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • John Barber III hosting
      • John Barber III hosting
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Bridget Kelly performing
      • Bridget Kelly performing
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • DJ Aktive
      • DJ Aktive
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • DJ Aktive
      • DJ Aktive
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Bridget Kelly
      • Bridget Kelly
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
    • Bridget Kelly
      • Bridget Kelly
      • Photo Credit: P. English for GPTMC
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She may be born and raised in West London; however, this Grammy-winner is no stranger to Philadelphia. From working with The Roots to Carvin & Ivan, she's been in Philly and definitely has some of the Philly flavor in her music.

Estelle was in town for her "All of Me" tour as part of BET Music Matters. Philly's own DJ Aktive, Adam Blackstone, Carvin & Ivan, Mike McArthur, Jerome Hipps, John Barber III and opening acts Luke James and Bridget Kelly were all in the house.

Estelle took some time out for students from GRAMMY U, the DASH program and Philly 360° during her soundcheck at World Cafe Live.

Watch her talk about her connections to Philly and more.

Philly 360° Shout Out to Mike McArthur and Jerome Hipps of Mama's Boys Music for making the interview happen!


Philly 360° Rewind: Philly Takes Over SXSW

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • April 2, 2012
    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador Black Thought of The Roots at SXSW
      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador Black Thought of The Roots at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R. Zakat for GPTMC
    • Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassadors The Roots at SXSW
      • Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassadors The Roots at SXSW
    • Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassador Black Thought of The Roots at SXSW
      • Philly 360˚ Creative Ambassador Black Thought of The Roots at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R. Zakat for GPTMC
    • Captain Kirk of The Roots at SXSW
      • Captain Kirk of The Roots at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R. Zakat for GPTMC
    • Lil Wayne show at SXSW
      • Lil Wayne show at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R. Zakat for GPTMC
    • Lil Wayne show at SXSW
      • Lil Wayne show at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R. Zakat for GPTMC
    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador Ivan Barias at SXSW
      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador Ivan Barias at SXSW
    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador James Poyser of The Roots at SXSW
      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador James Poyser of The Roots at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R. Zakat for GPTMC
    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador Aisha Winfield at SXSW
      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassador Aisha Winfield at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R.. Zakat for GPTMC
    • Philly's next gen of hitmakers Khemist and Dilemma at SXSW
      • Philly's next gen of hitmakers Khemist and Dilemma at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R .Zakat for GPTMC
    • MC Khemist and producer Dilemma at SXSW
      • MC Khemist and producer Dilemma at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R. Zakat for GPTMC
    • Questlove doll at SXSW
      • Questlove doll at SXSW
      • Photo Credit: R. Zakat for GPTMC
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In case you haven’t already heard, Philly 360° went on the road again and this time we were representing Philly in Austin, TX at the SXSW Festival. One of the largest festivals of its kind, SXSW is an experience that thousands of aspiring filmmakers, artists and creative minds of all sorts travel to every year to take in all the vibrant creativity in the atmosphere.


While we kept our presence pretty low key, we were busy capturing all the Philly love taking over the festival. And, our Creative Ambassadors were everywhere! Creative Ambassadors DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Roots were there in full effect and tore up the stage. Creative Ambassador Aisha Winfield was there representing hip-hop artist Khemist and rising Sigma Sound producer Dilemma for their performance on the Dynamic Producer stage. Creative Ambassador Ivan Barias of production duo Carvin & Ivan spoke about the importance of a hit single on the Single and Ready to Mingle panel. Creative Ambassador Brandon Pankey was grindin’ behind the scenes of the highly anticipated Lil Wayne concert. We felt the love like we were right back home!


But, we’re done talking about it. Take a look at our recap video for yourself. We promise it’ll make you feel like you were there. 


On The Reel: Video - Meet Producer Ivan Barias

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • October 3, 2011
    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors:  Ivan Barias
      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors: Ivan Barias
      • Photo Credit: L. Whitaker for GPTMC

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, our video pick is from our friends at Philly Te Ama who caught up with Grammy nominated producer and our Creative Ambassador Ivan Barias (of Carvin & Ivan).

Barias' roots come from the Dominican Republic. Philly Te Ama sat down with him to talk about Philly's music scene.

Watch the video with Ivan below.


Philly Powerhouses Win At ASCAP Awards

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • June 30, 2011
    • Curt Chambers, Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barias at ASCAP Awards
      • Curt Chambers, Carvin Haggins and Ivan Barias at ASCAP Awards
      • Photo Credit: Vince Bucci/PictureGroup

Philly Powerhouses Win At ASCAP Awards

Philly was well represented at the 24th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ASCAP Awards honor songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP song on the 2010 R&B/Hip-Hop, Rap and Gospel charts. 

Philly's own Carvin Haggins, Ivan Barias and Curt Chambers took home awards for writing credits on Jaheim's "Finding My Way Back."

Insider fact: The three powerhouses were also nominated for multiple Grammys this year for "Finding My Way Back."


GRAMMY Week: Behind the Scenes of Music's Biggest Event

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 15, 2011

GRAMMY Week:

Behind the Scenes of Music's Biggest Event

 

The tagline for the GRAMMYs was "Life is Music is Life." But from what we experienced in LA for GRAMMY Week, it was really more "Philly is Music is Philly."

With so many nominations and big wins for Philly, it was clear that Philly’s music scene is just adding to our legacy and influence in the culture. It seemed like everywhere you might go in LA during GRAMMY Week, there was always some type of Philly connection.

Watch the video below to see everything that happened during GRAMMY Week!

Carvin & Ivan’s Pre-GRAMMY Event

We started out with GRAMMY nominees and Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors, Carvin & Ivan, who were celebrating their nominations and anniversary year. Go here for our full wrap up of their event.

    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY event
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
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Some Philly Run Ins

The following day, we ran into Chuck Gamble, executive vice president of Philadelphia International Records, and Carvin Haggins, of Forever Music Inc., who spoke to us about Philly’s influence in music. Watch our impromptu interview on a FlipCam with them below. Thanks to Laiya St. Clair for jumping in to do the interview.

    • Chuck Gamble and Carvin Haggins
      • Chuck Gamble and Carvin Haggins
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • Chuck Gamble, Carvin Haggins and Laiya St. Clair
      • Chuck Gamble, Carvin Haggins and Laiya St. Clair
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • Chuck Gamble and Carvin Haggins
      • Chuck Gamble and Carvin Haggins
    • Behind the scenes with Chuck Gamble, Carvin Haggins and Laiya St. Clair
      • Behind the scenes with Chuck Gamble, Carvin Haggins and Laiya St. Clair
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • Carvin Haggins and Chuck Gamble
      • Carvin Haggins and Chuck Gamble
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • Carvin Haggins and Chuck Gamble
      • Carvin Haggins and Chuck Gamble
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
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More Philly Run Ins

We also had the chance to talk to up and comer Cody Wise, who is from Philadelphia and a Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School alum. He recently signed to Interscope Records and is recording his first album with Will.I.Am as executive producer. Cody carries Philly with him everywhere he goes. He’s recorded with Philadelphia International Records and has performed all over Philly. 

    • Interscope recording artist Cody Wise
      • Interscope recording artist Cody Wise
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • Interscope recording artist Cody Wise
      • Interscope recording artist Cody Wise
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • Interscope recording artist Cody Wise
      • Interscope recording artist Cody Wise
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
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Vikter Duplaix’s Pre-GRAMMY Party with DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz

Philly had another party happening at The Vanguard in Hollywood hosted by Philly’s own Vikter Duplaix and Philly 360° Creative Ambassador DJ Jazzy Jeff on the ones and twos who had the party going into the morning. Rapper Skillz rocked the mic and kept the crowd going until the lights came on. (Thanks for the Philly 360° shout out on stage!) Check out the wrap up here.

    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Kiss N Grind Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Kiss N Grind Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Kiss N Grind Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Kiss N Grind Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Kiss-N-Grind Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Kiss-N-Grind Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • DJ Jazzy Jeff
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
    • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Pre-GRAMMY Party hosted by Vikter Duplaix, featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skillz
      • Photo Credit: C. Rozier for GPTMC
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The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session

Saturday night, The Roots had their annual Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session. Black Thought prepped the crowd to expect the unexpected, and they definitely delivered with collaborations happening all night with some of music’s biggest names—including Chaka Khan, Will.I.Am, Ne-Yo, Marsha Ambrosius, Melanie Fiona, Raheem Devaughn and others who all hit the stage for some incredible performances. Check out our wrap up here.

    • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session
      • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Jimmy Fallon
      • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Jimmy Fallon
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Chaka Khan
      • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Chaka Khan
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots Pre-Grammy Jam Session with Will.I.Am and Doug E. Fresh
      • The Roots Pre-Grammy Jam Session with Will.I.Am and Doug E. Fresh
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Ne-Yo
      • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Ne-Yo
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Melanie Fiona
      • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Melanie Fiona
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Marsha Ambrosius
      • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Marsha Ambrosius
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Young Chris
      • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Young Chris
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Raheem Devaughn
      • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Raheem Devaughn
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Craig Robinson from The Office
      • The Roots Pre-GRAMMY Jam Session with Craig Robinson from The Office
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
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GRAMMY Day

And the GRAMMYs were invaded by…Philly.  

The Roots and John Legend took home three gramophone statues for their joint album Wake Up!, which actually was a cover of Philly legends, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ (with Teddy Pendergrass singing lead) “Wake Up Everybody.” The GRAMMY wins were for: ‘Best Traditional R&B Performance’ (“Hang On In There”), ‘Best R&B Song’ (“Shine”), and ‘Best R&B Album’ (Wake Up!).

Did you know that Philly was also well represented on stage at the 53rd GRAMMY AwardsLady Gaga’s drummer and Philly 360 Creative Ambassador Spanky McCurdy and her back up singer Jasmine Morrow are both from Philly. And, Lady Gaga gave a shout out during her GRAMMY acceptance speech to her manager Troy Carter, who is a Philly native too.

It doesn’t stop there, the guitar player for Eminem is Philly’s own Curt Chambers. Plus, Philly hometown singer/songwriter P!nk won a GRAMMY for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for “Imagine” with Herbie Hancock, India Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare.

And with Usher winning a GRAMMY, a couple of guys at Ardmore’s MilkBoy Coffee have something to celebrate.  Two of the songs from Usher’s Raymond V. Raymond were mixed at MilkBoy Recording Studio by producer Ian Cross and MilkBoy’s own Tim Sonnefeld.

Also, Philly designer Carmelita Couture dressed Selena Jones for the GRAMMY Awards. See the images from the red carpet in the slide show.

    • The Roots accepting their GRAMMY
      • The Roots accepting their GRAMMY
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Carvin Haggins
    • Ivan Barias and Selena Jones at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards
      • Ivan Barias and Selena Jones at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ivan Barias
    • Selena Jones wearing Carmelita Couture at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards
      • Selena Jones wearing Carmelita Couture at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ivan Barias
    • The 53rd GRAMMY Awards
      • The 53rd GRAMMY Awards
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The 53rd GRAMMY Awards
      • The 53rd GRAMMY Awards
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
    • The Roots playing at the official GRAMMY after party
      • The Roots playing at the official GRAMMY after party
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sarah Janiszewski
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GRAMMY After Party

Philly was definitely in the building. As soon as we walked in to the after party, we saw Vikter Duplaix spinning and The Roots taking over the stage. We als o ran into producers, songwriters and GRAMMY nominated artist Helen Bruner and Terry Jones, who sits on the Board of Trustees for The Recording Academy. And, we saw Carvin Haggins and Chuck Gamble again while we were there. When we said that Philly was taking the GRAMMYs by storm, we weren’t kidding.

Congratulations to everyone from Philly who had some nods and some wins from The Recording Academyfor the 53rd GRAMMY Awards. There’s a reason why Philly is the home of soul and R&B—and you all keep our legacy going. 


GRAMMY Week: Two Generations of Philly Soul Music Meet On The Red Carpet

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 12, 2011

GRAMMY Week: Two Generations of Philly Soul Music Meet On The Red Carpet

We happened to run into Chuck Gamble, Executive Vice President of the legendary Philadelphia International Records, and Philly 360° Creative Ambassador Carvin Haggins picking up their GRAMMY tickets.

Watch the video with both of them talking up Philly, the GRAMMYs, and why Philly breeds amazing talent.

    • Chuck Gamble and Carvin Haggins meet up at the GRAMMYS
      • Chuck Gamble and Carvin Haggins meet up at the GRAMMYS
    • Chuck Gamble and Carvin Haggins
      • Chuck Gamble and Carvin Haggins
    • Chuck Gamble, Carvin Haggins and Laiya St. Clair
      • Chuck Gamble, Carvin Haggins and Laiya St. Clair
    • Chuck Gamble, Carvin Haggins and Laiya St. Clair
      • Chuck Gamble, Carvin Haggins and Laiya St. Clair
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GRAMMY Week: Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY Party

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 11, 2011
    • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors Carvin & Ivan pose for a photo with Ted Reid.
      • Philly 360° Creative Ambassadors Carvin & Ivan pose for a photo with Ted Reid.
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Christian Rozier for GPTMC
    • Rapper Skillz and guests enjoying Carvin & Ivan's pre-GRAMMY party
      • Rapper Skillz and guests enjoying Carvin & Ivan's pre-GRAMMY party
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Christian Rozier for GPTMC
    • Sakina Ibrahim enjoying the party
      • Sakina Ibrahim enjoying the party
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Christian Rozier for GPTMC
    • Laiya St. Clair, Rachel Ferguson, Selena Jones, Ivan Barias, Patricia Washington and Sarah Janiszewski
      • Laiya St. Clair, Rachel Ferguson, Selena Jones, Ivan Barias, Patricia Washington and Sarah Janiszewski
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Christian Rozier for GPTMC
    • Creative Ambassador Ivan Barias hanging out with Music Choice's Damon Williams.
      • Creative Ambassador Ivan Barias hanging out with Music Choice's Damon Williams.
      • Photo Credit: Photo by Christian Rozier for GPTMC
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GRAMMY Week: Carvin & Ivan's Pre-GRAMMY Party

Some major names in the entertainment industry came out last night for GRAMMY nominated songwriting and producing powerhouse and Philly 360° Lead Creative Ambassadors Carvin & Ivan. The duo hosted a party celebrating their five GRAMMY nominations and also their anniversary of having Top Ten hits every year for the past 10 years.

The soiree took place at the Falcon in Hollywood, and LA spent the night celebrating Philly music and Carvin & Ivan's legacy. And, world renowned DJ and Philly native, DJ Aktive was spinning all night long, helping keep it as a Philly affair. DeSean Jackson, Kenny Latimore, Qdeezy (radio personality), Curt Chambers (Eminem's guitar player) and more were all there talking up Philly and the talented masters of melody.

Stay tuned. We're giving you an all access pass over the next few days of GRAMMY week! Philly is all over in LA this week, and we're making sure you see everything your favorite Philly artists and producers are doing--like The Roots, Spanky McCurdy (Lady Gaga's drummer), Marsha Ambrosius, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more!

Keep checking philly360.com for insider info about GRAMMY Week. And, follow us on Twitter @Philly360 and on Facebook for up to the minute updates on what Philly is doing in LA this week.

To see which Philly artists and songwiters/producers are nominated, click here.

Video coming after the GRAMMYs.


Philly 360° is Headed to the Grammys!

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 9, 2011
    • The Roots & John Legend at the 2010 Roots Picnic
      • The Roots & John Legend at the 2010 Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

Philly 360⁰ is Headed to the GRAMMY® Awards!

 

Philly 360° is taking a road trip. We are headed west to Los Angeles for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards to support all of the Philadelphia nominees and to showcase Philly's vibrant music scene. All weekend-long, we'll be giving you an exclusive peek inside the GRAMMY® Awards as we catch up with some of today’s hottest artists and local GRAMMY® nominees such as The Roots, multi-platinum songwriters/producers Carvin & Ivan and Lady Gaga's drummer Spanky McCurdy.

So, follow Philly 360 on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates as we celebrate Philly’s presence at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards!

Take a look at Philly’s major GRAMMY® nominations:

 

“Love” by Jill Scott, Chuck Brown and Marcus Miller

Category: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

 

“Gone Already” by Faith Evans

Producers: Carvin & Ivan

Category: Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

 

“Finding My Way Back” by Jaheim

Producers: Carvin & Ivan

Category: Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song

 

“Another Round” by Jaheim

Producers: Carvin & Ivan

Category: Best R&B Album

 

“The Love & War Masterpeace” by Raheem DeVaughn

Producers: Carvin & Ivan

Category: Best R&B Album

 

“Wake Up!” by The Roots and John Legend

Category: Best R&B Album

 

“Hang On In There” by The Roots and John Legend

Category: Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

 

“Wake Up! Everybody” by The Roots, John Legend, Melanie Fiona and Common

Category: Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

 

“Shine” by The Roots and John Legend

Category: Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

 

“How I Got Over” by The Roots

Category: Best Rap Album

 

“Holding You Down (Going in Circles)” by Jazmine Sullivan

Category: Best Female R&B Performance

 

“We’re Still Friends” by Musiq Soulchild and Kirk Whalum

Category: Best Male R&B Performance

 

“Never Can Say Goodbye” by Joey DeFrancesco

Category: Best Contemporary Jazz Album


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