Famed Luxury Avianne & Co. known for their creation of bespoke jewelry for some of today’s best of the best in pop culture including Pete Davidson, Coi Leray, Future, 21 Savage, Migos, T-Pain, the Kardashian Family, Von Miller (MVP of Super Bowl 50), Bobby Shmurda, Kevin Durant, Jalen Green, Carlos Arroyo, Jada Pinkett Smith and many others have taken their message of hope to the inner city. Avianne Fit was born to inspire kids in the inner city to give them hope, inspiration and give them a steady mentorship program.
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New York Rising R&B singer Catori Ferrari is ready to show the world how musically gifted she is. Coming fresh off the release of her new single titled “Wait 4 You” this songbird is serving up a side of sexy along with her melodic flows. With a forthcoming EP in the works, this single is setting the stage as for what is yet to come for New York’s next R&B star. She is definitely headed in the right direction when it comes to her career.
It’s rare that songstress’s vocal capacity matches with their dashing looks on and off the camera. For her “Wait 4 You” single, she created a unique single that familiarizes fans with her budding talent, persona and superstar qualities. You will hear the New York native singing in a sultry, seductive tone of voice showing off a sexier side to her creativity. Her serene vocals mixed with the calming melody makes this song easy going and enjoyable to listen to.
“Wait 4 U” is a song you play as you are preparing to serenade a love interest that had your undivided attention. The New York native does an excellent job of creating a record that shows off her superstar qualities and desire to make it big as a mainstream artist.
Checkout the musical styles of Catori Ferrari by streaming her latest single “Wait 4 U” below.
HOT 97 (WQHT-FM), Hip Hop’s biggest concert, HOT 97 (WQHT-FM) Summer Jam took place Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Known for producing legendary performances and history-defining moments, this year’s concert over-delivered and exceeded fan expectations.
The evening opened up with an explosive choreography filled performance by Saweetie, followed by Megan Ryte & Friends, a special curated set that featured solo performances from Kranium, Capella Grey and Movado followed by ASAP Ferg surprising the crowd with his hit single “Plain Jain.” As the night continued, Polo G, Dream Doll, Moneybagg Yo, 42 Dugg & more rocked the mic in addition to Latin superstars El Alfa and Farruko.
One of the biggest moments of the evening came from multi-platinum selling rapper Da Baby, who appeared for the first time on stage since his controversial Rolling Loud performance. Before performing his hit single “Rockstar,” Da Baby played a heartfelt pre-recorded message addressing his return to the stage. “[HOT 97] allowed me to share my gift, share my blessing with y’all out here live on this stage amongst all the chaos and all the backlash,”Da Baby said. “They accepted my sincerity and all my apologies.” As the crowd cheered, Da Baby continued “HOT 97 was also willing to stick they neck out on the line, willing to go against all odds with everything going on out here in the world, and still allowed me to come out here on this stage and utilize they platform to help the world move forward.” The Grammy nominated rapper later took to Instagram to personally thank HOT 97’s newly promoted VP of Artist & Label Relations, T.T. Torrez who he deemed “one of the realest women in radio.”
Introduced by Ebro, Laura Stylez & Rosenberg of “Ebro In The Morning,” Swizz Beatz stunned fans with a surprise all-star line up to pay tribute to his friend, the late rapper DMX. Joined on stage by DMX’s children, Swizz Beatzcandidly shared stories of DMX while introducing various artists who performed and paid their respects to the Hip Hop icon. Performers included MOP, The Lox, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Lil Kim and the legendary group, The Isley Brothers.
The tributes continued when A Boogie wit da Hoodie was joined on stage alongside Audrey Jackson, the mother of late rapper Pop Smoke. While paying her respects to the fallen rapper, Audrey hyped up the crowd showing extreme bravery as the audience filled with emotion. “This is my first Summer Jam” Audrey said. “It’s bittersweet but I’m grateful to you all for still loving Pop’s music, thank you to HOT 97 and thank you all for loving and protecting my family.” As the audience cheered, A Boogie & Audrey embraced and he thanked her for sharing her son with the world. Boogie rounded out his performance with surprise guest Capella Grey and the two performed their remix to Capella’s hit single “Gyalis.” HOT 97’s Ebro Darden and T.T. Torrez joined A Boogie on stage toward the end of his set to present him with five platinum and gold plaques for various records he’s released.
Stand-out performances included Bobby Shmurda, Meek Mill, French Montana, Fivio Foreign, PNB Rock & Mooski, who performed his platinum hit single “Track Star.” As expected, it was the ladies who owned the night as the audience erupted during Migos set when a noticeably pregnant Cardi B surprised fans to perform alongside the guys followed by multi-platinum Grammy award winning singer H.E.R closing out the show with a sultry rendition of her hit single “Damage.”
HOT 97 Summer Jam was sponsored in part by Hulu, Legacy, Four Loko, Mamitas & Black Girl Sunscreen.
Official streaming partner Tidal live streamed the star-studded line-up and the return of HOT 97 Summer Jam 2021 granting subscribers access to the historic event. Additional sponsorship support included WOODstack, Viwone Headphones, Tidal, Boost Mobile, Metro Plus, Keurig, Dr Pepper/Sunkist and Squirt. A portion of the HOT 97 Summer Jam ticket proceeds went to benefit the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation, in addition to a $50,000 donation from Legacy to assist with New York Tri-State area community programs.
Keeping safety in mind, HOT 97 partnered with Jersey City Economic Development Corporation and New York City Economic Development Corporation for a special “Get Vx’ed for Summer Jam Tickets” initiative leading up to the concert and proudly provided vaccination inccentives for over 2,000 concert goers. HOT 97 also established covid protocols for all working staff with The New York City Department of Health and Hygiene, Scan Harbor and Koacore, for Covid-19 negative results access verification to enter stadium grounds, creating a safe environment.
HOT 97’s Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation partnered with Northwell to sponsor 1,000 of Northwell Health Care Heroes and their families to attend Summer Jam! With more than 77,000 employees, Northwell Health is New York State’s largest healthcare provider and largest employer. It’s 23 hospitals were at the epicenter of the pandemic last Spring and they treated more than 200,000 COVID-19 patients while saving countless lives. This year Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation will also be donating to the Haiti Earthquake recovery efforts.
With a knack for infectious melodies, NY rapper Curly J continues to drop heat one song at a time. Today he shares his scorching new song “Never Stop” with the announcement of his debut EP Kingdom set to drop February 12th on Warner Records. Listen HERE. The flute driven production on “Never Stop” provides a dramatic backdrop as Curly J slides on the beat proclaiming his determination to succeed. The song comes on the heels of his previously released “Bag Different 3.0” and “Big Dawgs.”
Bronx raised lyricist Champ Da General released the visuals to his single Zoo York Giants from his upcoming EP Trap Ghost Vol. 1. Teaming up with Hip Hop Legend Jim Jones, Zoo York Giants has the makings of an NYC anthem that combines strong raw lyrics with a catchy hook to create a memorable track.
Champ Da General’s upcoming EP Trap Ghost Vol. 1, invites listeners to participate in his journey through each dream and nightmare fueled with diverse and energetic beats that couples nostalgia with contemporary melodies.
Although her Jamaican roots overshadows her New York upbringings, the Drip Queen is making her way through the industry. Gabriella Kochella is ready to live through her alter ego.
After graduating, she worked in retail and eventually became a Medical Assistant. Unsatisfied with her career, she began writing songs again. Her friend turned manager, Breeze, encouraged Kochella to fulfill her dreams as a singer.
Last year, Kochella released a visual to ‘Friend Dem’, which she describes the song and video to be “for those who struggled with meeting new people because their introverts and wanting this song and video to help those who feel alone.”
Kochella recently released her new single ‘Fussin + Fighting’, a catchy-sultry with an underlying elegant production to go along with her work.
Watch the full Gabriella Kochella interview below.
A rising 22 year old emcee from Brooklyn, New York. Today, he delivers his much-anticipated debut album titled, “Wooo Ghanistan.” The ‘Woo talk’ rapper has been gaining much buzz in his City of New York, especially in the current, popular, scene of ‘drill music.’ Buna has released a handful of big videos on YouTube over the past few months leading up to his album release, and has no plans of slowing down with a slew of content ready to drop in 2021!
East Coast bred, Atlanta representer, Some Guy Named Lee sits with #BeforeTheFame host Portia Terrae to discuss the importance of hard work and dedication, why he made the move from New York to ATL, his latest project, and more.