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Philly 360° Playlist: The Fresh Princess BriaMarie Drops Her New Single "Tell The DJ"

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • March 2, 2015
    • BriaMarie
      • BriaMarie
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of BriaMarie.com

BriaMarie — a.k.a The Fresh Princess — is back on our radars with a brand new tune. From touring college campuses to recording new music, the recent Temple grad has been building a buzz and loyal following in the Philly, and beyond. Her brand new single “Tell the DJ” salutes DJ culture and is bringing the party straight to this week’s Philly 360° Playlist.

The latest track from the Ethical Music Entertainment signee, “Tell the DJ” boasts production creds by GRAMMY-nominated producers Carvin and Ivan, along with fellow Philadelphia producer Curt Chambers. With an undeniable vibe reminiscent of good house party, BriaMarie tells the DJ to turn the music up so they party all night long.

The perfect party track, "Tell the DJ" embodies a good time out and is a welcomed addition to the current music landscape. As an artist, BriaMarie infuses integrity in her music and is always stiving to help others and promote education with her platform.

A huge advocate for anti-bullying, BriaMarie works with campaigns like Ethical Music and  Making a Difference along with the Philadelphia Eagles’ LeSean McCoy.

Showing many young artists how it’s done her video, “Bye Boy” has been featured on MTV and her singles “IDK” and “Celebrate” have been featured on VH1’s popular “Love and Hip Hop” series. It’s only a matter of time before BriaMarie becomes a household name.

She has even released her own sneaker — which is pretty dope accomplishment for an indie artist. Yes, BriaMarie is one to watch.

Bria Marie will perform her first headlining show at Relish restaurant in the West Oak Lane on Wednesday, March 18. This is a part of Pier Entertainment’s Up Close Live series which has featured many of the most talented artists in the Philly region. There will be two live sets from BriaMarie, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. with a live interview with popular blogger and media personality Sincerely Syreeta.

Be sure to check out “Tell the DJ” below and let us know what you think about it in the comments! Support your local artists, this track is also available on iTunes.


REWIND: Philly Salutes NBA Icon Allen Iverson

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 27, 2015
    • Allen Iverson retirement event at Mitchell & Ness
      • Allen Iverson retirement event at Mitchell & Ness
      • Photo Credit: d. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly

Exactly, one year ago Philly 360° was front and center when a packed room of social and industry influencers gathered at sportswear hub Mitchell & Ness to celebrate NBA all-star Allen Iverson and the retirement of his iconic number 3 jersey.

Spotted at the celebration were songstress Marsha Ambrosius, turntablist to the stars DJ Aktive, Motown recording artists MPrynt, and Reebok brand ambassadors YS the DJ and Dilemma — to name a few.

The charismatic player, who so many have come to love, was presented with a proclamation from the City of Philadelphia officially declaring Saturday, March 1, 2014 as “Allen Iverson Day" in Philly. This Sunday marks the one year anniversary of AI Day. Watch our exclusive recap video for footage of the Mitchell & Ness event. Also, be sure to check out the photo slideshow, below. 


WATCH: Here's our exclusive recap and photo slideshow of Allen Iverson's Retirement Party at Mitchell & Ness.

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Photo by D. McDowell for Visit Philadelphia.

TOP PICKS: 6 Can't-Miss Events For The Weekend

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 27, 2015
    • The Winners Circle II
      • The Winners Circle II
      • Photo Credit: D. Alfaro for Philly 360°

Philly! The weekend is finally here and it's time to relax and shed the weekday stress —Philly style! To help you get your weekend party started, we've pulled together this list of six must-hit events that are going down in Philadelphia this weekend. 

From art exhibits at Art Sanctuary and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to concerts and parties with your Philly faves, including Rich Medina, DJ Jazzy Jeff, OCD: Moosh & Twist and more — this is your weekend intinerary courtesy of Philly 360°. 

So, grab your crew, hit the streets and have some fun. Let's go! 


6 Can't-Miss Events For The Weekend!

    • Art Sanctuary
      • Art Sanctuary
      • Photo Credit: Image by Nucultur

Ivben Taqiy Presents Green Winter

Through February 28 | Art Sanctuary, 628 S. 16th Street | Cost: Free | MORE INFO

This weekend, Art Sanctuary — one of Philly's premier black art creative hubs — closes an exciting new exhibit featuring the work of Ivben Taqiy. Dubbed "Green Winter," Taqiy's exhibit, which will be on display through the end of February, will include over a dozen of the popular painter's, pop culture-influenced works.

Green Winter includes portraits of notable artists including Floyd Mayweather, Lauryn Hill, Allen Iverson, Michael Jackson and more. 

    • OCD: Moosh & Twist
      • OCD: Moosh & Twist
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

OCD: Moosh & Twist 

Friday, February 27, 8 p.m. | The TLA, 334 South Street | $18 | MORE INFO

Since their first mixtape OCD has appeared continuously on syndicated industry media outlets such as FORBES, XXL, RESPECT MAG, ILLROOTS, HIPHOPDX, and many more. Today, Moosh & Twist can be seen touring the country and performing for their thousands of fans as headliners, performing at festivals, and opening for acts such as The White Panda, Hoodie Allen, Wale, and others. Catch the duo at South Street hotspot, The TLA, as they hold it down for their hometown fans.

    • Rich Medina
      • Rich Medina

Get Lifted with DJs Rich Medina, Mike Nyce & Cosmo Baker

Friday, February 27 [and every 4th Friday] | Trilogy, 601 Spring Garden Street | $10 | MORE INFO 

This weekend, Flygirrl and GL Productions return with another dope concept. On Friday, February 27, all roads leads to Trilogy Nightclub for the next edition of Get Lifted with DJs Rich Medina, Mike Nyce and Cosmo Baker. The trio of Philly turntable phenoms will spin everything from hip-hop and classics to funk, afrobeat, soul and more. Trust us — this is 100% a can’t-miss affair.

    • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Represent: 200 Years of African American Art
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of PMA

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art

January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015 | The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | $14-20 Admission | MORE INFO

This winter, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present an exhibition highlighting its exceptional holdings of work by African American artists. Reflecting a broad range of stories, subjects, styles, mediums, and traditions, Represent: 200 Years of African American Art will include works by Horace Pippin, Jacob Lawrence, Alma Thomas, Martin Puryear, and Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.

    • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan
      • Photo Credit: D. King for Visit Philadelphia

Philly Loves J Dilla 

Saturday, February 28, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. | Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Avenue | $15 | MORE INFO

Jay Dee, known to many as J Dilla, will be forever hailed as one of the finest producers to ever walk the earth. Gone but never gotten — Philly will celebrate the influential rapper's music and life legacy with the return of Philly Loves J Dilla to popular NoLibs bar/music venue, Johnny Brenda's.

On February 29, the dopest DJ's from Philly, and beyond, wil gather at JB's for all-star Dilla tribute, featuring the one-and-only DJ Jazzy Jeff, along with DJ Mike Nyce. Also, holding the event down as host will be Jeff's rap protégé Dayne Jordan.

    • BASSic Black Entertainment & Sigma Sound Present The Exclusive Philly After Party - Chill Moody & Beano
      • BASSic Black Entertainment & Sigma Sound Present The Exclusive Philly After Party - Chill Moody & Beano
      • Photo Credit: D. McDowell for GPTMC/Philly 360°

Tri State Indie Music Awards

Sunday, March 1 | 6 p.m. |World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street | $5 - 50 | MORE INFO 

The 4th Annual Tri State Indie Music Awards returns and once again this year — it is bigger and better than ever. On Sunday, March 1 at World Café Live, the red carpet will be rolled out for all of the artists that are making waves in their respective genres. The room will be filled with Philly influencers and everything will be waiting to see who will go home with the prize.

Tri State Indie celebrates the best of the best in music in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. The pool of nominees are from a diverse crowd in the area and include some familiar faces like turntablist extraordinaire Matthew Law, Philly's favorite hip-hop artist Chill Moody, the multifaceted singer/songwriter Jacqueline Constance, sultry jazz vocalist Laurin Talese, R&B throwback group Good Girl and many more. 

 

Philly Emcee Chill Moody Hits The TLA With #30IsTheNew30 - Saturday, March 7

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • February 25, 2015
    • Chill Moody at the Roots Picnic
      • Chill Moody at the Roots Picnic
      • Photo Credit: M. Edlow for GPTMC

West Philadelphia emcee Chill Moody is turning 30 and he's inviting the whole city to come and celebrate on March 7 at South Street hotspot, The TLA. Like every Chill Moody venture, this blowout bash will be a full on experience — complete with performances, food, and plenty of live Philly music, of course.

Chill's birthday concert is going to be full of can't-miss performances by rising stars including Beano, Ol’ Souls, Jacqueline Constance, DJ Ricochet, Kid Felix and more. Though every TLA concert is an unforgettable experience, guests can take their experience to the next level with a VIP pass. VIP ticket holders will be able to enjoy private balcony seating, catering by Drunken Sushi, a private bar, early entry meet-and-greet with Chill, and a gift bag!

The evening will of course be topped off with a headlining performance by the birthday boy — Mr. Chill Moody. If you've ever been to one of Chill's live shows, then you already know to expect a few surprises and a musically-charged, high-energy performance by Chill. The show has major partners including Philly’s one-stop-shop for authentic and fashionable sporting apparel, Mitchell & Nessand Wired 96.5 Philly.

One of the most influential artists in the city, Chill Moody has been making major waves as usual. From his Phirst Tuesdays open mic series to interviews with All Def Digital and performing, he is showing independent artists how to move like they have a major label deal.

It’s only appropriate that Moody would celebrate where he is most comfortable – the stage. So make sure to grab your tickets early as they are sure to go fast. For the release of his RFM LP, Chill sold out the 800 seat venue, quickly. So, don’t say we didn’t warn you.


Chill Moody’s 30th Birthday Bash" #30IsTheNew30
When: Saturday, March 7, 9 p.m.
Where: The TLA, 334 South Street
Cost: $25 GA, $40 VIP
More Info: Click here.


Watch our exlcusive recap of Chill Moody's Who Do You Love... More? release party, below.


Philly 360° Playlist: Ben O'Neill Shines On His Latest Project 'Ghosts And Green Shoots'

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • February 24, 2015
    • Ben O'Neill
      • Ben O'Neill
      • Photo Credit: Zamani Feelings / Courtesy of Ben O'Neill

Philly, if you haven't already, it's definitely time for you to get familiar with Ben O'Neill.

You might might recognize Ben “Bananas” O’Neill as a guitarist and band member for major acts in music like Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Tye Tribbett, but O’Neill has also been building serious buzz for his work as a solo artist. This week, Ben is bringing his heartfelt vocals and stunning instrumentation straight to the Philly 360° Playlist.

His latest effort Ghosts & Green Shots is a refreshing project with standout singles like the must-hear track “Remind Me to Forget." The background vocals set a beautiful landscape for O’Neill’s great falsetto tone, and of course, Ben's guitar shines bright, pulling the listener right into the rhythm and feel of the project.

Citing influences such as Bon Iver and The Dirty Projectors, O’Neill put together a unique project. You can hear some voice bending, lots of reverb, and great and intricate lyrics. He touches upon life, love, and all that comes along with it. Playing on the project are tons of other Philadelphia heavyweight musicians including Anthony DeCarlo, Tone Whitfield and Wayne Moore, to name a few.

    • Ben O'Neill
      • Ben O'Neill
      • Photo Credit: Zamani Feelings / courtesy of Ben O'Neil

In addition to promoting his creative new project, O’Neill has also been filming awesome a creative new series entitled Ben O’Neill Songwriter Sessions. In the new monthly series, O’Neill covers some classic, extremely well written songs that are important to music. His latest cover, Sturgill Simpson’s “Voices.” These dynamic and well shot videos give younger artists a glimpse into the world of great songwriters.  His other covers include Bob Dylan’s “Shelter from the Storm” and Jason Isbell’s “Relatively Easy,” which we've included below.

A GRAMMY-nominated artist, teacher, fantastic guitar player, producer — and now front man — O’Neill is the perfect example of the diversity of amazing music coming out of Philadelphia! This project allows you to get lost in the storytelling, nod you head to the intricate rhythms, and provides ear treats all throughout.

Take a listen to “Remind Me to Forget” below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!


Luke James & BJ The Chicago Kid Are Next Up At Underground Arts - Thursday, February 26

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • February 19, 2015
    • Luke James
      • Luke James
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Luke James

Following his deal with J Records and a 2006 single titled "My Turn," New Orleans native Luke James gained major attention as a songwriter and background vocalist. The soulful singer/songwriter lent his formidble writing skills to co-pen hits like Tank's "I Hate U," Charlie Wilson's "Love, Love, Love," Britney Spears' "Kill the Lights," Chris Brown's "Crawl," and Justin Bieber's "That Should Be Me," among others.

Eventually signing to Mercury, James released his his hit single, "I Want You," which earned the talented crooner major love from critics, fans and radio. James followed with three more singles in 2013, as well a handful in 2014 that preceded the release of his self-titled debut album.

On Thursday, February 26, Luke James performs at Underground Arts in Philadelphia alongside industry newcomer B.J. The Chicago Kid — who is being hailed as one of the most explosive, yet mature, soulful artists/writers of our young generation.

Together, these two wize-beyond-their-age vocalists will lay down a unforgettable night of entertainment in the name of feel-good music. Grab your tickets now.


Luke James & B.J. The Chicago Kid
When: Thursday, February 26, 8 p.m.
Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street
Cost:$25
More Info: Click here purchase tickets online. 


Check out our behind-the-scenes with Luke James.


Dice Raw Of The Roots Crew Headlines Hip-Hop Satire "The Last Jimmy" At The Prince Music Theater - March 18 - 21

  • Posted By: James Claiborne
  • February 18, 2015
    • Dice Raw
      • Dice Raw
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist

Next week, Dice Raw of The Roots is hitting the stage, headlining another run of his latest production, "The Last Jimmy." A hip-hop satire, "The Last Jimmy" tackles the emotionally-charged subject of mass incarceration of African-American males in the US. The hip-hop musical odyssey travels through the plight of the court experience of young African American males, and the American prison system expressed through song, music, and dance. 

The production was written by Phillip Brown, includes original music and lyrics by Dice Raw of the Roots Crew. Dice Raw’s highly-acclaimed concept album “Jimmy’s Back” is the centerpiece for this entertaining and thought-provoking production.  

A popular and present artist on the Philadelphia music scene, Dice Raw raw's signature style of rap was first heard alongside Philly's famous hip-hop band, The Roots. Dice made his industry debut on the hit track "The Lesson, Pt. 1." And soon after, he made a name for himself with his distinct cameos on "Adrenaline" and "Lockdown," where his hard-hitting style worked perfectly alongside the heady rhymes of Roots frontman Black Thought.

Along with Dice Raw, the production features a stellar lineup of Philadelphia talents, and after the Friday night performance audience members are invited to stick around for a post-show talkback discussion.

We last saw this show last fall, during it's near sold-out run at the New Freedom Theatre — a Philly institution which has a rich history training generations of black creatives and giving voice to the African-American experience through theater. 

For this run, "The Last Jimmy" will be steps from Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts, staging the production at the historic Prince Music Theater on Chestnut Street. Don't miss this groundbreaking work featuring many of Philly's best and brightest talents on one stage. 


The Last Jimmy featuring Dice Raw 
When: March 21 - 28
Where: Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost: $35- $60
More Info: Buy tickets here.


Philly 360° Playlist: Check Out Philly Emcee Dayne Jordan's Latest Single "Wash It Down'

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • February 18, 2015
    • Dayne Jordan
      • Dayne Jordan
      • Photo Credit: D. King for Visit Philadelphia

Philly emcee Dayne Jordan has been steadily releasing singles over the last six months, and now, with the release of his new EP, he’s raising the stakes. This week, Dayne is blazing the Philly 360° Playlist with his newest release “Wash it Down." You can listen to the track here.

The track was produced by Philly’s legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff and James Poyser of The Roots crew. The song is accompanied by an amazing visual piece shot over the black sand beaches of New Zealand and is featured on his recently-dropped EP, In Progress.

Last year, Philly 360° caught up with Jordan and DJ Jazzy Jeff for an exclusive in-studio interview — check out the video below.

Jordan, formerly known as Dosage, has been making major waves in the industry for some time now. Dayne first caught the attention of popular industry rapper Lupe Fiasco and is now working closely with Jeff to shape his sound and career trajectory. Last year Jordan performed alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff on two world tours and made multiple appearances across the country. Jordan was also recently featured on NBA Inside Stuff during this year’s All-Star Weekend.  

A natural storyteller, Jordan’s music tells the story of his life, lessons learned, and ultimately where he is heading. The EP is full of soulful production mostly produced by DJ Jazzy Jeff, but also features DJ Ferno, along with Poyser. Philly native and R&B songstress Ebony Joi is also featured on the hit track “Lost.” The energy of the project is refreshing and Jordan’s perspective and lyrical prowess helps him stand out from the rest.

Jordan has a strong sense of self and motivation. His brand 3D, has a positive motto stating “We believe that you can accomplish anything you set out to do through a Dream, Drive, and Determination.”

We are looking forward to hearing a lot more from Jordan. In the meantime, check out “Wash it Down” and let us know what you think in the comments. 


Cast Your Vote For The 4th Annual Tri State Indie Music Awards - Sunday, March 1

  • Posted By: Ashley Coleman
  • February 16, 2015
    • The Winners Circle 2 featuring MPrynt, Brianna Cash, Good Girl & Jeremy Isaac
      • The Winners Circle 2 featuring MPrynt, Brianna Cash, Good Girl & Jeremy Isaac
      • Photo Credit: D. Alfaro for Philly 360°

The 4th Annual Tri State Indie Music Awards returns and once again this year — it is bigger and better than ever.

On Sunday, March 1 at World Café Live, the red carpet will be rolled out for all of the artists that are making waves in their respective genres. The room will be filled with Philly influencers and everything will be waiting to see who will go home with the prize.

Tri State Indie celebrates the best of the best in music in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. The pool of nominees are from a diverse crowd in the area and include some familiar faces like turntablist extraordinaire Matthew Law, Philly's favorite hip-hop artist Chill Moody, the multifaceted singer/songwriter Jacqueline Constance, sultry jazz vocalist Laurin Talese, R&B throwback group Good Girl and many more. 

The voting process is still open! So be sure to take a look at the list of nominees and exercise your right to vote!

 

Tri State Indie Music Awards
When: Sunday, March 1 , Doors at 5 p.m. | Show at 6 p.m.
Where: World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost: $5 - 50
More Info: Buy tickets online here.


Meek Mill's The Welcome Home Concert Hits The Wells Fargo Center With Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss & More - Saturday, March 21

  • Posted By: Philly 360
  • February 13, 2015
    • Meek Mill
      • Meek Mill
      • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Live Nation / Meek Mill

One of Philly’s hottest emcees, Meek Mill is coming home — and doing so in a big way! On Saturday, March 21, Meek lands at The Wells Fargo Center for a homecoming concert that is not to be missed.

The Maybach Music Group (MMG) superstar will be laying it all out, hit after hit, for all of his hometown fans. It’s been a long road for Meek — chasing his dream, the rapper made his way from the streets of North Philadelphia to achieving international national stardom, performing around the globe.

Meek's rise to the top was fueled by the notoriety he acheived as a battle rapper, and through releasing multiple mixtapes. Teaming up with Roc National producer Jahlil Beats out of Chester, the duo created a sound like no other.

Now standing alongside MMG head Rick Rossand label mates like Wale and Stalley, Mill has transcended his humble beginnings. His mixtape Dreamchasers 3 set an unprecedented record for downloads on hip-hop site Dat Piff.The mixtape set up a great foundation for the release of his debut album Dreams & Nightmares which took the hip hop world by storm. His singles “Amen,” “Burn,” and “Young and Gettin’ It,” soared among fans.

Meek Mill shows are notorious for being raw and full of high-energy, from both Mill and his fans. You'll definitey want to check this one. Opening performances by Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Yo Gotti, Jadakiss and more.

 

Meek Mill The Welcome Back Concert
When: Saturday, March 21, 7 p.m.
Where: The Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street
Cost: $36-$95
More Info: Click here.


Represent: 200 Years Of African American Art - January 10 - April 5, 2015

Represent: 200 Years of African American Art When: January 10, 2015 - April 5, 2015 Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cost: Included with the cost of general museum admission. More Info: Click here for details. This winter, the…

As We See It: Selected Works from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art - Through March 21

As We See It: Selected Works from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art When: February 5 - March 21, 2015 Where: The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street Cost: Museum Admission, $10-14 | Free…

Phirst Tuesday - Tuesday, March 3

PHirst Tuesdays When: Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m. Where: Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd Street Cost: $5 More Info: Click here to RSVP. #NiceThings is back with the next edition of the PHirst Tuesday Jam Session at Northern…