Virginia-born R&B artist Marco McKinnis revealed visuals for his new single “CPR” . Watch it HERE .
The music video premiered on Fader.com and showcases Marco’s creativity as he was very hands own in the making of the video. “CPR” sets the tone for Marco’s re-entry into the music space. It highlights his impressive vocal range and stark sense of soul and sets the mood for what he has in store for the future.
Marco has quietly risen to the forefront of R&B’s buzzing new vanguard. He stood out as the only feature on Rex Orange County’s universally lauded Apricot Princess, and he lent his powerhouse voice to two anthems from Big Wave More Fire by electronic duo DJDS—known for their production on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo. Those vocals come to life on stage as evidenced by recent touring alongside Luke James and Yeek.
Today, Virginia-born R&B artist Marco McKinnis reveals his new single “CPR”. Get it HERE via Republic Records.
The track sets the tone for Marco’s re-entry into the music space. It highlights his impressive vocal range and stark sense of soul and sets the mood for what he has in store for the future. The music video will make its debut very soon!
Marco has quietly risen to the forefront of R&B’s buzzing new vanguard. He stood out as the only feature on Rex Orange County’s universally lauded Apricot Princess, and he lent his powerhouse voice to two anthems from Big Wave More Fire by electronic duoDJDS—known for their production on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo. Those vocals come to life on stage as evidenced by recent touring alongside Luke James and Yeek.
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, NAV, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.
[Los Angeles, CA, June 23] Friday, June 24, Culture Creators gathered black culture’s most impactful and inspiring voices under one roof for the third annual Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch. This year, the event took over The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and received the support of sponsors such as Remy Martin, The Mane Choice, Morgan Stanley, and Beats by Dre.
300+ guests witnessed the honorees receive their respective awards and share stories, memories, and gratitude. Bringing the house to its feet in a roar of applause, Sylvia Rhone garnered the Culture Creators Icon Award.
Other recipients included Jemele Hill, who received the Defiance Award, Kenya Barris, Jana Fleishman, Tunji Balogun, Shawn Gee, and more. Celebrity guests included Will.i.am, DJ Khaled, Tank, Andre Harrell, Miles Brown, Essence Atkins, Luke James, Waka Flocka, and more. Once again, Culture Creators magnified the resonance of Black Culture’s Innovators & Leaders and kicked off BET weekend in uplifting fashion.
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LIST OF HONOREES
Honorees: Sylvia Rhone | President, Epic Records // Jemele Hill | Chief Correspondent & Sr. Columnist, The Undefeated ESPN // Lauren Wesley Wilson | President ColorComm, Inc. // Fatima Robinson | Choreographer & Director // Brea Stinson | Owner & Fashion Designer, STINSON HAUS // Jason Bolden | Co-Founder, JSN Studio/ / Charles D. King | Founder & CEO, MACRO // Kenya Barris | Writer & Producer, Creator of “Black-ish” // Rashaun Williams | General Partner, MVP All-Star Fund // Shawn Gee | President, Live Nation Urban // Tunji Balogun | Co-Founder, Keep Cool/EVP, A&R RCA Records // Jana Fleishman | EVP Media & Strategic Development, Roc Nation // Kristi Henderson | Co-Founder, WEEN // Carlos Fleming | Partner & Head of Sports Talent Marketing, WME // Rodney Williams | CEO & Co-Founder, LISNR
ABOUT CULTURE CREATORS
Culture Creators (CC) is an organization made up of the key figures from music, technology, film, television, fashion, and much more. Culture Creators always aims to celebrate the accomplishments of minorities in various industries and how African American culture continues to thrive and impact popular culture. As part of its programming for the 2016 GRAMMY weekend, Culture Creators hosted a soiree that attracted the likes of Diplo, Chris Rock, Skrillex, Lorde, Fatima Robinson, Cory Gamble, SZA, KeKe Palmer, and many more important Hollywood trendsetters and pioneers. Culture Creators also partnered with Howard University to provide executive leadership and recruitment to aid in the diversity and inclusion recruitment of students for mass merchant retailers, advertising agencies and athletic apparel companies.
JUNE 12TH, 2018- NEW YORK, NY– Last night , rapper, singer, model, and actor Diggy Simmons attended the“Life Coach”Launch in New York City. The multi-hyphened artist was spotted wearing the iconic illustrations of Keith Haring on a suede jacket from the Coach Spring 2018 Keith Haring collection.
To celebrate today’s opening, the brand hosted an exclusive event last evening. Guests were able to experience each of the interactive rooms, with music sets by DJsStretch Armstrong,Quest?onmarcandJubilee, live graffiti by artistWhIsBeand a performance by theBKSteppers. Notable guests in attendance included the brand’s Creative DirectorStuart Vevers, CEO & PresidentJoshua Schulman, Tapestry, Inc. CEOVictor Luis,Bria Vinaite,Joan Smalls,Ne-Yo,Sheila E,Jon Batiste,Luke James,Paloma Elsesser,Soo Joo Park,Londone Myers,Diggy Simmons,Cara Santana,Angel & Dren,Kodie ShaneandVanessa Hong.
Located at 107 Grand Street in SoHo, New York, Life Coach opens today through June 17. Admission is free, and guests are invited to book appointments in advance, with walk-ins welcome. Guest fortune-tellers and artists are scheduled to appear throughout the experience’s six-day run, and the brand has partnered withBalamii Radioto curate DJ talent throughout the week as well. Programming during the week will include appearances byOskar Mann,The Hoodwitch,Venus X,AstroTwins.Visitwww.startyourlife.coachfor more information, including booking and event schedules.
About Coach Coach, the original American house of leather, was founded in 1941 in the heart of Manhattan.Today, it is a leading design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, with a long-standing reputation built on quality craftsmanship. Defined by a free-spirited, all-American attitude, the brand approaches design with a modern vision, reimagining luxury for today with an authenticity and innovation that is uniquely Coach. All over the world, the Coach name is synonymous with effortless New York style.Coach products are available in approximately 55 countries through its network of directly operated stores, travel retail shops and sales to wholesale customers and independent third party distributors, as well as throughcoach.com. Coach is a Tapestry, Inc. brand. Tapestry is publicly listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker TPR.
Liv Streetwear [LS] is a 90s inspired clothing brand designed by Brooklyn based designer Olivia Anthony. Her clothing line takes in two identifiable factors – “Liv“ or “1990” is badged on all items. The collection for this season consists of vibrantly colored overalls, rugby shirts and amazing snap-away pants. LS is sure to be a bold fashion statement in the seasons to come. It’s already been worn by several notable artists such as SZA, Kehlani and Luke James. The line itself is pretty new on the block, but its rapidly gaining momentum. If you haven’t found your spring brand, look no farther.