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Represent Partners with Ice Cube to Raise Awareness and Funding for Autism Speaks

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Limited edition apparel campaign aims to make it a ‘good day’ for families affected by autism

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Represent, a social merchandising and marketing platform that enables influencers to create and sell custom apparel, today announced the launch of limited edition apparel campaign with Ice Cube to benefit Autism Speaks. The legendary rapper and actor, whose family has a loved one with autism personally selected the organization and worked with Represent on an exclusive t-shirt design inspired by his 1993 “It Was a Good Day” music video.

“I’m proud to support the great work that Autism Speaks does, a cause that is so important to me,” said Ice Cube. “My goal through this campaign is to not only help raise awareness but to also support this great organization’s efforts in promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.”

Ice Cube’s design is available on a variety of products for men and women, starting at $24.99, available at Represent.com/IceCube.

The campaign will be open until Tuesday, March 7, with proceeds from the campaign supporting Autism Speaks. This year, the ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day will take place on April 2, during which supporters and organizations around the world will come together to raise awareness and show support for those affected by this disorder.

About Represent

Founded in 2014, Represent connects celebrity influencers directly with their fans and communities through unique limited edition apparel campaigns that raise funding for select causes and charities. Past Represent campaigns have included athletes, musicians, and entertainment influencers such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kobe Bryant, Will Ferrell, Ronda Rousey, Jennifer Lopez and many more. Keep Reading

Be Lit Brand Announces Partnership with The Game

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Be Lit Brand has officially joined forces with rapper and celebrity The Game and company Trees by Game

SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Be Lit Brand today announced an official partnership with rapper and celebrity, The Game (Jayceon Taylor) and his cannabis specific company Trees By Game, after being discovered at the BIG Industry Show and High Times Business Expo in Los Angeles in January.

Be Lit Brand will join a hand-selected network of cannabis-related companies working with The Game, including The Reserve dispensary, Shine Papers and GFarma Brands.  When asked about the new partnership, Jayceon replied, “It’s a matter of working with the absolute best in every product category, and setting new limits for where we as a community can take this industry… I’m honored at the opportunity to work with Be-Lit and the wonderful people on their team.” The designs and styles are fresh, plus they promote positivity, cannabis and that Zen vibe throughout the brand. I’m excited for us to be working on expanding the product line together.”

A gathering at The Game’s home in Los Angeles officially commenced the partnership, and was attended by founder of Be Lit Brand, Brandine Strand, Joshua Shelton of Green Street Agency and of course, The Game himself.  Green Street Agency later hosted a one-of-a-kind Grammy Gifting Suite at their Miracle Mile Penthouse offices, where all of Game’s brands gathered for the day to introduce their products to his closest industry friends and associates. Dozens of celebrities, musicians, actors, and professionals received carefully curated gift packages highlighting several of the Games “best in class” products. Keep Reading

Announcing 10th Annual Roots Picnic

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SATURDAY, JUNE 3 | Festival Pier | Philadelphia

Featuring an All-Star Lineup Over 3 Stages Including a Headlining set by Pharrell and The Roots, as well as Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra and more!

“This was really just one day of good f****** music, front to back, from beginning to end. Festivals probably still suck. Roots Picnic did not.” -NOISEY

“Seeing [The Roots} take the stage at their annual festival is to watch the Philly legends in their truest element.” -Billboard.com

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Today, the legendary Roots crew announce that their annual ROOTS PICNIC is returning to Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017. The acclaimed festival, now celebrating its tenth year, will feature an eclectic lineup with performances by: Pharrell & The Roots (joint headline set), Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Gilles Peterson and more (full line up below).

“Ten years ago this started as a concept, an idea, a conversation between me, Tarik (Black Thought), Ahmir (Questlove) and Rich (Nichols),” says Shawn Gee, Roots longtime manager and partner in Maverick Management.”It’s amazing that it has grown into such a valued piece of the cultural landscape of our hometown of Philadelphia. We were blessed to expand the Picnic to NYC last year, and the brand will continue to grow and evolve, but Philly will ALWAYS be the home, the birthplace of the Roots Picnic. We are super excited to bring a packed lineup to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and as always there will be plenty of surprises and special guests.”

The Roots Picnic annually includes some of music’s biggest and hottest names that kicks off the summer festival season. Last year’s bill featured the likes of Usher, Future and Leon Bridges with a surprise performance by hometown hero Will Smith (with his daughter Willow).  Over the last decade, the celebrated festival institution has featured artists such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Migos, The Black Keys, John Legend, Janelle Monae, TV on the Radio, Nas, Vampire Weekend, Kid Cudi, Public Enemy, Gnarls Barkley, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Gary Clark Jr., Rakim and many more.

FULL LINE-UP IS AS FOLLOWS:
Pharrell & The Roots
Lil Wayne
Solange
21 Savage
Kimbra
Black Thought & J Period Live Mixtape Featuring Fat Joe Mobb Deep Scott Storch
Thundercat
Virgil Abloh
Pete Rock
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
James Vincent McMorrow
NoName
Gilles Peterson Featuring Mc Earl Zinger
Khalid
Michael Kiwanuka
DJ Spinna
PNB Rock
Tunji Ige
Anthony Somebody
DJ N.O.C.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Outlets, Live Nation Box Office or by-phone at 800-745-3000. Keep Reading

Inside the Studio with Chance the Rapper | GQ

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Published on Jan 11, 2017
The 23-year-old gave us a rare glimpse into his inspirations, his influences, and the important lessons he learned from Kanye.

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Studio Session “A Letter From Your Brother” MC HAMMER ft “ACE KAYO & Gentry KOZIA

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“A Letter From Your Brother” MCHammer

ft “ACE KAYO & Gentry KOZIA February 2017

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