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ISSA RAE × DELTA × LAFW

Delta Air Lines is hitting Los Angeles Fashion Week with its first-ever fashion collection. In collaboration with multi-hyphenate artist Issa Rae, Delta is combatting the common discomforts of flying by equipping travelers with a line made for style and comfort created by small business designers across the country.

The Delta Runway Runway Collection was created by travelers for travelers, including designs from Ember Niche EyewearPonto FootwearAna Mero SwimCadence Toiletry Kits and Classic Six capsule wardrobes.

The full collection will debut at an LA Fashion Week event this Friday hosted by Issa. Your readers can tune in on Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. PT from the Delta Instagram or at DeltaRunwayRunwayCollection.com. Additionally, an exclusive and limited-edition drop of the items will be available for consumers to purchase on Friday, Oct. 7 when the livestream event wraps.

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HARLEM’S FASHION ROW

Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) announced today that the highly anticipated 15th Anniversary Fashion Show & Style Awards will open New York Fashion Week on September 6 in partnership with LVMH in North America.

With this year’s theme “Future’s Past,” the event will showcase fashion’s future fueled by the untold history of countless contributions, sacrifices, and innovations in fashion that inspire HFR to explore groundbreaking collaborations and to elevate black-owned brands. This special anniversary event will support further progress for diversity, equality and inclusion in the fashion world.

Additionally, HFR will introduce a newly created award in honor of the late Virgil Abloh, which will be given by his wife, Shannon Abloh. Honoring Virgil’s memory and lasting impact, the award celebrates like-minded individuals who embody Virgil’s spirit, brilliance, and vision, through invaluable contributions to culture, community, and innovation. This year’s award categories and recipients include: 

  • The Virgil Abloh Award presented by LVMH: Issa Rae – Actress, Writer and Producer
  • Designer of the Year: Sergio Hudson – Luxury Women’s Wear Designer
  • Editor of the Year: Robin Givhan – Fashion Editor and Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer
  • Stylist of the Year: Ade Samuel – Celebrity Stylist
  • ICON of the Year Award: Janet Jackson – Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Author, Businesswoman and Philanthropist

Brandice Daniel, CEO & Founder of Harlem’s Fashion Row, states: “African Americans have a rich history in fashion, although much of their contributions have been buried or unrecognized in history. However, HFR would not exist without the work of Black designers like Lois Alexander Lane, who created the Harlem Institute of Fashion and the Black Fashion Museum. We also would not exist without the work of other sartorial pioneers like Ann Lowe, Elizabeth Keckley, and Eunice Johnson. We are moving into the future by reaching back to understand, honor, and pull strength from our past.”

Through an ongoing partnership with HFR, LVMH continues its commitment to work toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive fashion industry. Several brands from the LVMH portfolio will join in celebrating the next generation of diverse fashion talent by supporting various aspects of the Fashion Show & Style Awards throughout the evening:

  • Sephora will provide runway hair products from black-owned brands that are also part of the 15% Pledge program created by Aurora James.
  • Dior Beauty will support with sponsorship of all skincare, makeup and artistry teams.
  • Tiffany & Co. will present gifts to Style Award Honorees and designers during the event.
  • Moët Hennessy USA will provide the perfect drink of choice for cocktail hour, Chandon Garden Spritz, — providing a delicious balance between sweetness and bitterness with exceptional sparkling wine and bitter-orange liqueur, handcrafted with handpicked and ripe Valencia oranges, herbs and spices.

“As LVMH looks to the future of our Group and Maisons through the lens of diversity, equity and inclusion, we are thrilled to partner with Harlem’s Fashion Row on their 15th anniversary celebration, and to cast a spotlight on the cultural richness and creativity of the Harlem community”, said Anish Melwani, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Inc. “The success of LVMH’s Maisons stems from their ability to reveal creative talents from across the world and we are excited to support the New York Fashion Week debut of three talented BIPOC designers from our neighboring community of Harlem.”

Three BIPOC designers will showcase their latest collections in the show:

  • Clarence Ruth (Menswear): Cotte D’Armes is a high-end men’s and women’s ready-to-wear denim brand in New York City. Ruth was the winner of the Tommy Hilfiger X Harlem’s Fashion Row Design Competition.
  • Johnathon Hayden (Sustainable Women’s Wear): Showcasing his brand Deus Ex Machina, Hayden creates ready-to-wear separates that bridge the gap between luxury and longevity.
  • Nicole Benefield (Women’s Wear): Self-titled responsible brand Nicole Benefield fathoms form over fast fashion trends, casual wearability over exclusivity, and eco-friendly fabrics above the latter.
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BIG BOSS VETTE × FLO MILLI × SAUCY SANTANA

After breaking the internet with the original, one of hip-hop’s hottest new voices Big Boss Vette reveals a powerhouse official Remix of her breakthrough banger “Snatched” now featuring none other than Flo Milli and Saucy Santana via Beatstaz/Amigo Records/Republic Records.

Listen to “Snatched”HERE

Big Boss Vette reups and recharges this anthem with a whole lot of lyrical firepower. Flo Milli and Saucy Santana show out with a series of head-turning rhymes punctuated by fierce and seductive wordplay. The hook hits even harder in between this elite verbal volley.

The original “Snatched” affirmed Big Boss Vette as a star-on-the-rise. It gathered nearly 2 Billion views on TikTok across over 460K creates by some of the biggest names in the world, including Kylie JennerKhloe KardashianHalle BaileyJT of City Girls, Mikayla Nogueira, and more. Thus far, it has amassed 23.3 million cumulative streams and counting. It emerged as “the most added song” at Hip Hop radio last week, while the video impacted rotation on BET, Yo! MTV, and REVOLT. She also sat down with Republic Records TV for “Get To Know” and “Behind The Scenes” of her Instagram.

It’s just the beginning though…

Big Boss Vette continues to make waves across the culture. Most recently, Pitchfork touted her latest single “HEAVY” among The Ones” as the “must-hear rap song of the day” before going on to note, “On ‘Heavy,’ she declares that even a bullet couldn’t make her quit. By the time the song is over, you can’t help but believe her. DJ Booth championed her among “10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now on Audiomack, and Audiomack showcased “Eater” on the GOOD GOOD” playlist as part of the platforms Women’s History Month celebration. The music video for “Eater” continues to light up regular rotation on BET Jams and BET Hip Hop. She has also appeared on What’s New in Da Lou?

Meanwhile, “Make Em Mad” soundtracked an episode of HBO’s EMMY® Award-nominated Insecure from creator Issa Rae. It played during a key scene of episode 2 from the farewell season 5. Big Boss Vette excitedly broke the news on social media.

Now, she’s got even more heat on deck. You’ve been warned. There’s a new boss in town.

Follow Big Boss Vette on InstagramTikTokTwitterYouTube, and Spotify.

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Big Boss Vette Releases Single

Rising St. Louis Rapper Drops New Single “Heavy”

On the heels of critical acclaim and an onslaught of anthems, one of hip-hop’s hottest new voices Big Boss Vette gets real on a new single and video entitled “Heavy”.

It’s available via Beatstaz/Amigo Records/Republic Records.

Ominous piano sets the tone as she bodies stacked 808s with one caustic confession after another. She admits, “I was at my lowest, and they counted me out, and “I lost everything. I ain’t have it easy believe me. However, her fierce flow accelerates towards a bold declaration, “I’m the hottest in the game, yeah I said it.It illuminates another side of the rising rapper.

It also serves as the perfect counterpoint to her recently released self-titled single “Big Boss Vette. Right out of the gate, HotNewHipHop described it as “filled with upbeat bass as Vette’s personality and charisma take the lead, before adding, “it will keep her name stuck in your head.

Stay tuned for more music soon!

Popping up everywhere, she also revealed the cinematic visual for “Eater,” inciting a flurry of activity online. It earned plugs from 4 Sho Magazine and Consequence of Sound hailing the single as a “lively take on New Orleans bounce music,” calling Big Boss Vette “one to watch”.

Meanwhile, “Make Em Mad” soundtracked an episode of HBO’s EMMY® Award-nominated Insecure from creator Issa Rae. It played during a key scene of episode 2 from the farewell season 5. Big Boss Vette excitedly broke the news on social media.

No stranger to making bangers, Vette put numbers on the boards with independent tracks such as “Bad Bitch,” “Outside,” “No Fakin,” “Make Em Mad,” and more. This year, she caught the attention of Republic Records and signed to the label.

Now, she’s got even more heat on deck. You’ve been warned. There’s a new boss in town.

About Big Boss Vette
Big Boss Vette asserts herself as a bright, blunt, and bold force for hip-hop with unapologetic bars, undeniable style, and a fiery flow of her own. The St. Louis rapper and singer lights up any room and instantly commands attention. As a kid, Big Boss Vette told everyone, “I want to be a rapper,” and she made good on her promise. Taking to social media, she posted freestyles on Facebook during high school, remixing the likes of Dej Loaf’s “Try Me” and making a viral impact with millions of views. She regularly uploaded remixes to YouTube and attracted an audience. However, trouble followed her everywhere—until she got shot. Changing the course of her life, she served up “Bad Bitch” in 2019 and racked up 1.7 million YouTube views. A year later, “Outside” exploded. Following a much-liked teaser video, her TikTok followers demanded the full version, and she delivered. It lit up TikTok with countless anime creates and support from Chlöe Bailey. At the same time, it generated 8 million Spotify streams and 2 million YouTube views. During 2021, she picked up the pace with “No Fakin,” “Dog Ass *****,” and more. Along the way, she attracted the attention of Republic Records and landed a deal with the label. After raking in over 30 million total streams independently, she bosses up on a series of singles led by “Eater.”

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Storm Ford Signs with LVRN and Warner Chappel

Artist, singer, and songwriter, Storm Ford has signed a publishing deal with Atlanta-based label Love Renaissance (LVRN) and Warner Chappel. 

On the special signing, Ford shares “LVRN just makes sense. It feels right. In some ways I feel like they’ve courted me as a writer; they pushed me creatively & taught me important lessons about this industry whether they intended to or not. And they’ve made me feel welcomed into the family they’ve created. Justice (Baiden) is ‘goated’ for doing those IG Live talent shows. That really changed my life.” 

This announcement today stems directly from the connection Storm made with Founder/Head of A&R at LVRN, Justice Baiden, during his Instagram Live songwriter talent search where Storm blew him and the viewing audience away, performing her own acoustic songs in her Grandma’s kitchen. During the beginning of quarantine, as many turned to hosting open mics and competitions on Instagram Live, Storm seized her opportunity and claimed her moment. The rising star dominated Instagram, winning a competition curated by media personality Scottie Beam and performing on the United Masters’ Instagram Live, where she then received an invite to sing on the NBA’s weekly artist competition via the NBA Instagram account. Music mavens T-Pain and Anthony Hamilton, who were selected as judges, praised Ford for her distinct sound and budding success. 

In October 2020, after further developing a relationship with the label, Storm was invited to participate in LVRN’s month-long songwriting camp in Atlanta. She knew it was the opportunity she dreamed of to take the next step in her career. With her guitar and two suitcases full of her most important belongings, Storm made the permanent move to Atlanta. Since making the move she has already left her mark on the city, amassing co-signs from the likes of Diddy, London on da Track, MikeWill Made-It, and more.

Home to an array of breakout artists from the likes of Summer Walker and 6lack to Shelly (fka DRAM) and Westside Boogie, Ford makes history as the first and only songwriter signed to the trailblazing label under LVRN’s new publishing partnership with Warner Chappel. No stranger to making waves in the industry for some time now, Ford is most known as an artist, having released two independent projects and is currently recording for her third. Highest Mountain was unveiled in 2018 as a deeply personal project, detailing the peaks and valleys of various loves. Her most recent body of work In the Moment: A Process, was released in 2019 as a unique, soulful collection of voice notes and demos reflecting on growth and the internal Process. 

More recently, Storm was invited to the HBO’s hit series’ Insecure season five writing camp under Issa Rae’s music conglomerate Readio.  

About Storm Ford

Storm Ford is a 21-year-old R&B/Soul singer-songwriter from Providence, Rhode Island. Her honest and poetic lyricism invites listeners to heal and grow from past relationships, old wounds or just the challenges of life. Her two projects, Highest Mountain, released on Valentine’s day of 2018, and In the Moment: A Process, released in November of 2019, are full of ideas, representing Ford’s journey towards self-love and acceptance of the things we can’t change. Family, love, lust, hurt, and healing are themes that weave their ways through Storm’s music and what has inspired her audience to connect so deeply, not just with her gift, but with Storm as an artist. Storm’s music has saved lives and she hopes to continue that healing work with her next project which she is currently recording for.

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ESSENCE × Jazmine Sullivan

ESSENCE’s July/August 2021 issue features GRAMMY nominated singer Jazmine Sullivan and EMMY award-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II on its two covers dedicated to the “ESSENCE Festival of Culture” and “Summer Screen Kings” respectively.

In the piece, Jazmine’s Tale, the singer and ESSENCE Festival of Culture Presented by Coca-Cola headliner (which will stream across two weekends June 25-27 and July 2-4 on ESSENCE’s website and on ESSENCE Studios) slays in bold colors and white-hot looks from Stella McCartney, Fendi, Cong Tri, Aliette, Alix NYC and more. She opens up to Insecure co-creator/writer/producer Issa Rae about the importance of holding space for Black women, therapy and the freedom of sharing her own journey. She talks to Rae about:

  • ON HAVING A MASTER PLAN…OR NOT: “I wish I could say I had a master plan, but I really didn’t. I was just doing what felt natural, and luckily I had gotten with a record company and with people who allowed me to do that. But for me, I just wanted to express myself in the most natural way, and that means me writing my stories. So many of the songs at that time came from a lot of the childish stuff I was going through. For example, busting windows out of an ex’s car and literally going straight from doing it to not being able to sleep. I was restless, because I was still in the moment. And so I just started writing about it. I let my girlfriends hear it, and they were like, ‘Girl, do your thing—whatever this leads to.’ And it led to my world opening up in such a different way…”
  • ON TELLING BLACK WOMEN’S STORIES: “Before now, I had really just been concerned about expressing myself and getting my story out there—and people have connected to that. But for this project, it was important for me to share the stories of the women I love and hold dear to my heart. I feel like they are just as banging and dynamic as me. And I want to give space and opportunity to women, period…”
  • ON MAKING SPACE FOR OTHER BLACK WOMEN: “I feel like we get caught up in thinking there’s ‘only one’ of us. There can only be one R&B superstar; there can only be one rap girl at a time. That’s not true. God was not stingy when He was giving out gifts. And you’re not the only person. There are many other women, especially Black women, who can do what you do. And let’s all create spaces for each other to get out there and do that…”
  • ON FINDING THE RIGHT THERAPIST: “The first five minutes I was holding back tears, because I was like, ‘Wow, this is the first time I’m actually speaking about my feelings. And it’s not in a song. It doesn’t require notes. I don’t need to impress anybody with what it is that I’m actually doing. This is the first time.’ So I was holding back tears even doing that. But after that first five minutes, I was surprised by how much I was enjoying speaking to somebody, and somebody listening to me, and I didn’t have to perform to do it. But finding the right therapist is a process—because I went to therapy one time, years ago, and I hated the experience, and I feel like it stopped me from going for a long time. And then I found this new lady, and it’s a totally different experience. So you have to find the right person for you, that you actually want to open up to. But once you do that, a weight lifts off of you—just from speaking, just from telling your story. And that’s what Heaux Tales was. It’s like, ‘Tell it, girl. Tell it. Set yourself free.’”

In the piece, Summer Screen Kings, it’s obvious that leading man Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is here to stay. Given the space he has carved out for himself in Hollywood, the meaning of his name (which, roughly translated from Arabic, means “Graced by God”) seems particularly prescient. At 35 and a towering 6 feet 3 inches tall, Yahya’s imprint in Hollywood continues expanding. Weeks away from the release of his first leading role in Candyman (in theaters August 27), Yahya will also star in The Matrix 4, the newest installment in the Matrix franchise, as well as his third action flick, Ambulance, next year. As he heats up the issue in designers including Fendi, Hermes, Gucci and more, he talks to ESSENCE Senior Entertainment Editor Brande Victorian about what really drew him to acting, his definition of sexy and whether a rom-com is next on his list of achievements:

  • ON WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO BE SEXY: “I don’t think sexy tries. Ease is sexy. It’s nice to have a little bit of mystery, and if I’m being perfectly honest, it’s not for me to say whether I’m attractive or not. It’s for me to have self-confidence. Confidence is sexy…”
  • ON HOW HIS CURIOSITY DREW HIM TO ACTING: “I wasn’t itching to be a star or anything like that. I wasn’t thinking about movies or television. I just started following my curiosity…I got here by staying curious, by staying humble, and also knowing that there’s so much more that I want to do…I think I’ve done a lot on other people’s terms. I’ve been able to step into projects that were already written before my name was attached, and I’m so thankful that I was able to step in and support those projects. But now I’m at a place where I’m looking to come into rooms with my own ideas, and develop those ideas and tell my own stories. I think that’s the next chapter…”
  • ON WHETHER A ROM-COM IS IN HIS FUTURE: “We need more romance…We have adventure. We have action. We’ve got a lot of stories about trauma, because trauma is very present in our world right now. But we also need love. We need more straight-up, old-school romance. I don’t mind putting my hand up and stepping into that place to say, ‘I’ll be your man, girl.’ I don’t mind that at all…”
  • ACTRESS/DIRECTOR REGINA KING ON YAHYA’S DEDICATION TO THE WOMEN IN HIS LIFE: “That man talks about his sisters and his mother with so much love and so much appreciation…I think that was one of the reasons why we connected so well. It doesn’t always work that way with actors, that you feel safe enough to be so forthcoming with your personal life, but we did that literally day one. His love for the women in his life, he leads with that…”

ESSENCE’s “Summer Screen Kings” package also features hot actors Don Cheadle (Space Jam: A New Legacy), Omar Sy (Lupin), Aaron Pierre (OLD) and Mekai Curtis (Raising Kanan). For more on this issue, which hits newsstands on June 29, visit ESSENCE For more information on the virtual ESSENCE Festival of Culture Presented by Coca-Cola, visit ESSENCE’s Festival website

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TT The Artist illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

TT the Artist × Netflix

TT THE ARTIST’S GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY

“DARK CITY BENEATH THE BEAT “

LANDS AT NETFLIX

Tedra Wilson A.K.A. TT The Artist Directorial Debut Produced by ColorCreative

Netflix has licensed multi-hyphenate director, Tedra Wilson a.k.a. TT The Artist’s, critically acclaimed debut documentary musical, DARK CITY BENEATH THE BEAT.  Winner of the Bushwick Film Festival for Best Feature Documentary 2020, the doc takes you on a journey about the rising Baltimore club music and dance culture.

The film is an audiovisual experience that defines the soundscape of Baltimore city. Inspired by an all-original Baltimore club music soundtrack, the film spotlights local club artists, DJs, dancers, producers, and Baltimore’s budding creative community as they are realizing their life dreams. Rhythmic and raw, these stories illustrate the unique characteristics of the city’s landscape and social climate to its creative LGBTQ community and showcases Baltimore club music as a positive subculture in a city overshadowed by trauma, drugs, and violence. 

The film is a noted love letter to Baltimore that uplifts the narrative of the city and is produced by Issa Rae and Deniese Davis through their management production company ColorCreative. In addition to the Netflix premiere, TT will also be dropping its soundtrack through Issa Rae’s Raedio

The soundtrack, titled, Dark City Beneath The Beat Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a fusion of Baltimore club music intermixed with poetry, hip hop, house, and soul. Executive produced by TT The Artist and Baltimore club music hero Mighty Mark, the eighteen track project features local artists on the rise from the “Charm City.”  The soundtrack is available on all digital streaming music platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal among others. The documentary feature will premiere on Netflix April 15, 2021.  

About TT The Artist:

TT The Artist is a multi-hyphenate filmmaker whose work is an intersection of music, art, fashion, and film. Her bold and colorful visual storytelling is influenced by her love for black cinema and narratives that expand the representation of women of color and LGBTQ stories on screen. TT The Artist has worked with influential DJs and producers in the music industry such as Grammy award winning producer Diplo. TT The Artist’s musical success in the television and the film sync world has secured her placements on The Chi, Twenties, Netflix’s Nappily Ever After, HBO’s hit series Insecure, and more. Stepping out of the recording studio and into the director’s chair, TT The Artist was selected as a shadow director for Insecure’ s highly anticipated season 4. TT has directed many of her own videos such as CENTER OF ATTENTIONPAYROLLBLACK HERSTORY, and WOAH. TT The Artist is also a participant in Powderkeg’s 2020 FUSE Program, founded by Paul Feig. Most recently, TT shot WHEW CHILE for Dai Burger, which debuted on Paper Magazine.

TT The Artist is represented by ColorCreative management and the law firm of Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano.

Tedra Wilson a.k.a. TT The Artist
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BUDWEISER – WHASSUP

Budweiser unveiled a contemporary and timely version of its iconic “whassup” commercial as a reminder for America to prioritize check-ins with loved ones as the country endures unprecedented social isolation to combat COVID-19. The new spot is part of a broader PSA that features weekday programming across Budweiser’s digital platforms to encourage check-ins with family and friends.

The original “whassup” ad rose to pop culture prominence in 1999, creating a widely-used catchphrase that manifested itself in different corners of culture and achieved industry-wide acclaim. Now, Budweiser was compelled to bring back the commercial for today’s times as the country comes to grips with uncertain periods of isolation. Bud has collaborated with Dwyane Wade and a collection of athletes, musicians and celebrities from his close network to bring back the commercial as a PSA for connecting with each other in order to stave off isolation and loneliness.

“Thanks to modern technology, we’re able to remain virtually connected in ways that otherwise we would not have been able to within the current distance-mandated climate,” said Monica Rustgi, Vice President of Marketing for Budweiser. “In times like these, something as simple as a hello, or in this case ‘whassup,’ means a lot. Following the unbelievable success of the original ad campaign, we found this to be a meaningful opportunity to revisit the original spot’s simplicity and focus on human connection in a time when people may be feeling hopeless, uncertain, and alone. Our hope is that by getting people to check in, we can play a small part in bringing the world closer together during these trying times.”

The campaign’s second episode features Gabrielle Union, joined by Wade, and fellow actors Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Broadway star Daveed Diggs. Watch the new spot here.

The campaign’s first episode launched last week, featuring Wade and Union checking in with Chris Bosh, Candace Parker, and DJ D-Nice.

“My wife and I wanted to partner with Budweiser because we believe the message is crucial,” said Wade. “We both remembered the original ‘whassup’ ads and love the idea of bringing them back as a genuine PSA to connect with each other. We encourage everyone to take a moment out from their day to check-in with their friends and loved ones during this difficult time.”

Budweiser has partnered with The Salvation Army as part of the PSA campaign. In response to rising levels of anxiety, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the pandemic, The Salvation Army launched a nationwide hotline in April.

“During times of crisis, feelings of isolation and fear can be overwhelming, and we want people to know there’s someone here to listen,” said David Hudson, National Commander of The Salvation Army. “The unknown is the hardest part, but thanks to Budweiser, more people will know that they’re not alone. We’re going to get through this—together.”

As part of the campaign, Budweiser will make a donation to The Salvation Army for essential support of those in need due to COVID-19.

Everyday at 6:00 PM EST, Budweiser will be offering its community the chance to say “whassup” through a host of interactive activations on its social platforms. This is headlined by “whassup” live chats every Thursday via Instagram Live on @BudweiserUSA where different celebrities will check in while having a Bud and answering questions submitted by fans. The program will kick off with Dwyane Wade tomorrow, April 30, at 6:00 PM EST. A full list of activities can be found in the notes section.

The Salvation Army has trained staff available for English and Spanish speakers every day from 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM EST at 1-844-458-HOPE (4673). Callers are encouraged to leave a message if they call after hours.

For more information, visit Budweiser on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

JD McCrary Stuns at LA Premiere

‘The Lion King star JD McCrary Stuns at LA Premiere in Custom Balmain Suit’

The Lion King star JD McCrary (Young Simba) stuns audiences on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere in a custom Balmain suit created by Olivier Rousteing and styled by Ugo Mozie.

The 11-year-old triple threat wears the suit beautifully, with gold and silver handcrafted embroidery made in Paris, fit for a young king. McCrary plays ‘Young Simba’ singing 2 of the movie’s most iconic songs. He also has made history by being the youngest male solo artist to ever be signed. His first EP released April 19th, 2019, and one of the hit songs “Stole My Heart” is produced by music legend Jermaine Dupri. He also starred in the movie Little alongside Marsai Martin, Issa Rae and Regina Hall in theaters now. With more music on the way, it’s safe to say this will be the summer of JD.

In 2018, he made his primetime debut at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards where he wowed audiences around the world performing the hit song “Terrified” with Childish Gambino. He also performed a duet with legendary music icon Cyndi Lauper for WE DAY Live at the Forum.

Together, they sang a special rendition of “Ooh Child,” that was televised live on ABC. JD has also been invited to sing The National Anthem for the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and the 2019 Pro Bowl which was live televised on ESPN as well as ELLEN. He was also named on Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood List.