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Bob Marley Documentary – Episode 2

BOB MARLEY: LEGACY DOCUMENTARY SERIES CONTINUES WITH EPISODE TWO – WOMEN RISING

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In honor of Women’s History Month, the Bob Marley: Legacy mini-documentary series continues with episode two: ‘Women Rising’ The moving and empowering short premiered today on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel and features interviews with Rita Marley, also known as Bob Marley’s wife and the matriarch of the Marley Family, whose strength and character is an inspiration for people around the world. Rita was an integral part of the Wailers musical development, as well as a constant presence and influence in Bob Marley’s life, guardian of his legacy, and a member of the Iconic Reggae Group I-Threes.  Mrs. Marley is also the founder of the Rita Marley Foundation, which works to eradicate poverty and hunger while empowering communities in Ghana and Jamaica. Her life’s work epitomizes integrity and grace.

Bob Marley: Legacy Episode 2 – ‘Women Rising’ also features Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes, Mystic Marley, Donisha Prendergast,  academic and writer Isis Semaj-Hall, former activist, campaigner and former councilor Seyi Akiwowo and Stella Dadzie writer & historian, Kim Walker, photographer, and more championing women and the messages in Bob Marley’s music. Watch ‘Women Rising’ HERE.

Last month’s episode, Bob Marley: Legacy Episode 1 ‘75 Years A Legend,’ is a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy, and relevance that Bob Marley still holds in this present day and is also available now on Bob Marley’s official YouTube channel.

The documentary follows the EP release of Keep On Moving, which features an extended and radio mix and an exclusive mix from Sly & Robbie. Listen to Keep On Moving EP HERE.

In other news, due to recent CDC restrictions and guidelines, The BeachLife Festival has been postponed until further notice. Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley will be performing together at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA on August 19 (Tickets here) and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY on August 20 (Tickets here).

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice, and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel here for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

Additional information on MARLEY75 events will be revealed soon.

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ABOUT BOB MARLEY
Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information visit: bobmarley.com or facebook.com/bobmarley

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Angel – Blessings

London sensation Angel joins forces with French Montana and Davido to blend their signature sounds on the remix for “Blessings” which is out today via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records. Listen HERE.

Angel says, “I feel like French and Davido bring the track to a even wider audience. We all come from different cultures, me from London, French from NY and Davido from Nigeria with the Afro beat movement. It was just so organic to blend all of these sounds together. You see the track In a new light, and now the whole world hears the track With a new perspective. The original was about appreciating the blessings and now it’s about celebrating our blessings.”

Last summer, Angel announced his signing to Mark Pitts’ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records and released the original “Blessings” track and video which was Angel’s first U.S. based release. The video premiered exclusively on Complex and has garnered over 8M video views and streams combined.

Listen/Buy/Watch “Blessings (Remix)” feat. French Montana & Davido:

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Bob Marley: Legacy

The legendary Bob Marley’s 75th birthday celebrations continue with the announcement of Bob Marley: Legacy; a 12-part mini-documentary series, featuring a collection of intimate conversations and interviews with his family, friends and fans, woven together with his original music, remixes and covers. This unique YouTube series provides fans a refreshing and cinematic journey through the life, legacy and relevance Bob Marley still holds in this present day. The first episode, 75 Years A Legend’ debuts today, on Bob Marley’s official YouTube page.

The Iron Lion Zion EP was also revealed today. Featuring a 7” and 12” version of the timeless classic and fan favorite, alongside two special dub mixes, a remix and ‘Smile Jamaica’ (From Songs Of Freedom). Iron Lion Zion EP is available worldwide from today. Listen HERE.

Last month, the Marley family, UMe and Island Records begun to roll out their yearlong MARLEY75 commemorative plans in celebration of the legendary cultural icon, with a stunning animated visual for the 40th anniversary of the timeless classic “Redemption Song.” Created by French artists Octave Marsal & Theo De Gueltzl, the breathtaking animation, features 2,747 original drawings, using powerful symbols to amplify the magnitude of the song’s timeless lyrics and importance in today’s world. Watch the powerful visual for ‘Redemption Song’ HERE

Continuing the celebrations into the spring, the inaugural MARLEY75 music festivities kick off in May with the first of many celebrations to come. Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley’s Bob Marley Celebration will headline The BeachLife   Festival. This special, collaborative appearance will feature Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley performing an extensive catalog of Bob Marley tunes in celebration of their father’s 75th birthday at the three-day immersive music, art, and culinary ocean-side event.

Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley have also announced they will be performing at the Red Rocks Amphitheater on May 31. Doors for the all-ages show open at 5 p.m., with music starting at about 5:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. and are available HERE. Shows for Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA on August 19 and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY on August 20 have also been announced.  Tickets are available now. 

In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

Tune in and subscribe to the Official Bob Marley YouTube channel HERE for more upcoming content celebrating Bob’s legacy and contribution to the world.

Additional information on MARLEY75 events will be revealed soon.

 #BobMarley75

ABOUT BOB MARLEY

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information visit: bobmarley.com and facebook.com/bobmarley.

Photo: Dennis Morris © Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd.

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RVSSIAN – IDKW

Platinum selling Jamaican artist and producer Rvssian has released a new song & visual “IDKW” featuring an all-star cast of Thug, Swae Lee and Shenseea. “IDKW” is released on Rvssian’s joint venture with Interscope, Rich Immigrants. Rvssian has been at the helm of crossing over dancehall and reggae genres into the mainstream music space. Current collaborations include Rihanna, Cardi B, French Montana, Swae Lee, Juice WRLD and more. 

Speaking on working the collaboration, Rvssian has this to say: 

“It wasn’t an easy task getting all three artists together because of their busy schedules. But in the end it was worth it… I wanted to bring Swae in to give it that fun vibe and Shenseea for the organic Jamaican feel, and of course Thug who’s unpredictable. It all worked together beautifully. “ — Rvssian 

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Album Review: Reggae Ambassadors Third World ‘More Work To Be Done’ Produced by Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley


From the first to last track the body of work is perfection and deserving of any accolades and most definitely a GRAMMY nod!

Within seconds of the first song, the musical layout hooks you and sets your ears and mind for a well deserved Grammy for best reggae album of 2019. YimMasGan by all accounts is a cover of the legendary Abyssinians, but THIRD WORLD has not only done justice to the song, but they somewhat managed to keep the essence and purity of the reggae track yet made it fit their distinctive style, there is no denying that it’s a THIRD WORLD track. Added bonus for music heads, although Cat Coore has many memorable solo’s in his arsenal, these two will forever remain engraved in my music memory.

The various collaborations and features were cleverly chosen as they each bridge various generations while catering to Dancehall, Pop and Reggae aficionado. Added to the top of my personal playlist is “Island Dreams” featuring Third World, Tessanne Chin & Tarrus Riley. The smoothness of the song makes it the perfect track. The music and lyrics melt your soul, the rugged gritty tone of Taurrus perfectly blend with the intoxicatingly smooth vocals of Tessane Chin. “Na Na Na” feat. Chronixx is yet another single that will stand up against the best, Chronixx new reggae resurgence strength and THIRD WORLD’s enduring traditional sound resonates powerfully.  “Feel Good” feat. Busy Signal does exactly what the title boasts, “You’re Not the Only One” feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley), one word CLASSIC, and “People of a Different Color with Pressure Busspipe offers a universal appeal through the lyrics and rhythm. Not only are the lyrics deeply honest, but the delivery evokes such powerful imagery and feeling that it could strictly be poetry.

Varying between driving roots reggae riffs, mellow rhythms and riding constant, captivating bass lines,  “MORE WORK TO COME” well rounded body of work is an important part in music history by continuing to spread what is considered the most revolutionary, yet peaceful and ground-breaking music.

Produced by Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, the maestro managed to keep the essence of THIRD WORLD distinctive “Bunny Rugs” era, while balancing the honorable legacy of AJ Brown, this “MORE WORK TO BE DONE” album does something very few can, it bridges tradition and millennial in harmony, indeed THIRD WORLD Keeps Turning!

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RELEASE EYE-POPPING VIDEO FOR “FUEGO” FT. TAINY

Today marks the release of the fire-filled video for “Fuego” by DJ SnakeSean Paul Anitta ft. Tainy — a track from multi-platinum producer DJ Snake’s dynamic new album Carte Blanche. Directed by Colin Tilley (an award-winning filmmaker known for his work with Kendrick LamarRihannaNicki Minaj, and Justin Timberlake), the video stars DJ Snake alongside legendary Jamaican artist Sean Paul and Brazilian singer/songwriter/actress Anitta.

Check out “Fuego” by DJ Snake, Sean Paul & Anitta ft. Tainy HERE.

The video for “Fuego” finds all three artists entering a dark and fiery underworld resembling an old circus, complete with mirror mazes, fire tunnels, and shadowy forests. It follows DJ Snake’s bright and colorful visual for “Loco Contigo” (with J. Balvin & Tyga), a bilingual summer anthem also featured on Carte Blanche. Since premiering in June, “Loco Contigo” has amassed over 153 million streams on YouTube and emerged as one of Spotify’s most streamed songs of the summer. Watch the video HERE.

A leading artist in the new generation of Latin American music, Anitta is the biggest-ever global female pop star to come from Brazil. To date, she’s amassed over 40 million Instagram followers and 12-plus million YouTube subscribers, garnering more than 3.8 billion views. Named among the world’s 15th most influential musicians on social media by Billboard, she released her latest album (the trilingual KISSES) in April 2019 and is now at work on her first completely English solo album.

Hailing from St. Andrew, Jamaica, dancehall superstar Sean Paul broke into the pop mainstream with his double-platinum, Grammy Award-winning 2002 album Dutty Rock. With nearly all of his albums so far nominated in the Best Reggae Album category at the Grammy Awards, his past releases also include Full Frequency — a chart-topping 2014 album featuring guest spots from such artists as Nicki Minaj and 2 Chainz. Earlier this year, he earned a nomination in the Favorite Crossover Artist category at the Latin American Music Awards.

Along with “Fuego” and “Loco Contigo,” Carte Blanche includes the triple-platinum single “Taki Taki” ft. Selena GomezOzuna & Cardi B (DJ Snake’s second global #1 record), “Enzo” (a collaboration with Sheck Wes, featuring Offset21 Savage & Gucci Mane), and the India-inspired club smash “Magenta Riddim. Released in July, the album is the second full-length from DJ Snake.

About DJ Snake:
DJ Snake made his full-length debut with the 2016 album Encore, which hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and debuted in the top 10 around the world. Since scoring his first #1 with the four-times-platinum “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber, DJ Snake has achieved massive success with hits like “Get Low,” “You Know You Like It,” “Lean On,” and “Middle.” With its title translating to “the freedom to do whatever one chooses,” his sophomore album Carte Blanche arrived in July 2019 and shot to #1 on Billboard’s US Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart, in addition to reaching the top 50 on the Billboard 200.

About Anitta:
Since breaking through in Brazil six years ago, Anitta has become the leading artist of a new generation of Latin American music. As the biggest ever global female popstar to come from Brazil, she has amassed over 40 million Instagram followers and 12+ million YouTube subscribers garnering more than 3.8 billion views. Anitta has been named among the world’s 15thmost influential musicians on social media by Billboard. In July 2013, she released her self-titled first album, ANITTA, which consisted of 14 new tracks most of which were written by her. Anitta’s second album, RITMO PERFEITO, was released in July 2014, followed by her third album, BANG, in 2016. The album contained 15 original tracks and the music video for the album’s title song, “Bang,” has garnered over 377 million views since its release. Her latest album, KISSES, was released in April 2019 and marks Anitta’s first trilingual album with song in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Since 2014, Anitta has been named “Best Brazilian Act” at the MTV Europe Music Awards for five consecutive years. She was a highlight of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony, where she performed alongside Brazilian singer/songwriters Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. Anitta has graced the covers of countless magazines including Vogue Brazil, Marie Claire Brazil, GQ Mexico, and GQ Brazil. Anitta has worked with the likes of MadonnaMajor LazerJ BalvinDiplo, Ozuna, and Maluma among others. Most recently she released “Fuego” with DJ Snake and Sean Paul featuring Puerto Rican Producer, Tainy. Anitta is currently in the studio recording her first completely English solo album. 

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ANANYA JOINS FORCES WITH SEAN KINGSTON FOR ‘DAY GOES BY’

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Rising pop sensation Ananya Birla and multi-platinum Jamaican/American hitmaker Sean Kingston and have released their highly anticipated single “Day Goes By”, out now via Universal Music/Island Records.

The infectious anthem, which premiered on Billboard earlier this week, arrives with a magnetic video directed by Mike Ho (Chris Brown, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj) which sees Kingston’s trademark reggae-R’n’B fusion blend perfectly with Ananya’s unmistakeable pop vocals as the duo trade verses on seduction and infatuation.

Kingston first took the world by storm with his debut single “Beautiful Girls” back in 2009. He linked up with Ananya, the only homegrown artist to go platinum singing in English in India, when they shared the stage for his 2018 worldwide tour. Their mutual artistic admiration led them to the studio in LA for their first creative collaboration.

Co-written by Sean and Ananya and self-produced, “Day Goes By” marks one of the first major pop collaborations between a US and Indian artist.

Kingston, whose forthcoming album, “Made In Jamaica, is set to feature Chris Brown, Tinashe and Justin Bieber, said: “It was so beautiful and easy to work with Ananya. We linked up in India and she played me a few of her records and Immediately I knew our sound together would be dope!!”

Speaking about how the single came about, Ananya added “Day Goes By is for anyone who’s lost their mind in love… It’s been brewing for a little while now: Sean and I knew we wanted to make something that captures that intoxicating feeling, and also make it super fun – something that people could dance to. When we got into the studio it all came together so quickly and organically. Sean’s an amazing collaborator and there was always such a positive vibe. I’m so excited to share it with the world!”

It has been a big year for both artists. Kingston just finished a sell-out 17 show world tour and released his latest track “Peace of Mind” in April. Ananya, who has racked up nearly 200 million streams since signing with Universal in 2016 and was recently named as one of GQ’s most influential Young Indians, dropped her debut EP “Fingerprint”in May which included the hit single “Blackout” feat Vector and WurlD. This month, she opened for Wiz Khalifa on his India tour.  

 

SHAGGY – Wah Gwaan?!

GRAMMY-winning, certified diamond-selling music icon Shaggy kicks into high gear in anticipation of his new studio album Wah Gwaan?! – out next Friday, May 10 via The Cherrytree Music Company, Brooklyn Knights Entertainment and 300 Entertainment. Pre-order is available this Friday, May 3.

Today (May 2), Shaggy will debut the album’s latest single “You” featuring the 19-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter Alexander Stewart with a performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. Next week, the duo will grace the stage of ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, May 8 followed by performances on Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday, May 14 and Strahan & Sara on Friday, May 17. Tune in to hear the song that Billboard calls an “irresistibly upbeat EDM/dancehall fusion.”

Wah Gwaan?! is Shaggy’s most personal album to date and an emblematic display of his rich sound influenced by all styles of music. He embodies his Jamaican roots on dancehall tracks like “Caribbean Way,” “Frenemy,” “Ketch Mi Up” and “Money Up” ft. Noah Powa. Shaggy balances the seductive energy of rising dancehall superstar Shenseea and GRAMMY-nominated R&B powerhouse vocalist Stacy Barthe on “Super Natural.” His musical worlds collide on “Body Good” ft. Nicky Jam, one of the biggest acts out of the urban Latino scene. Shaggy continues to spread his contagious joy on “Use Me” and “Makeup Sex” ft. Nyanda and reveals his introspective side on “Wrong Room,” an ode about his mother. The artist expands his global reach with the irresistible smash “You” ft. Alexander Stewart and “When She Loves Me” ft. Rayvon. Shaggy and Rayvon have a long hit-making history, spawning ‘90s & ‘00s mega anthems “In The Summertime,” “Angel” and “Big Up.” Shaggy also taps a diverse range of producers including the legendary dancehall brothers Tony CD Kelly and Dave Kelly, Martin Kierszenbaum (Sting, Lady Gaga), iLLWayno (Nicki Minaj, Nas, 2 Chainz), Kizzo and Costi Official. Wah Gwaan?! represents a robust musical journey by a musician/songwriter/entertainer/armed forces veteran that invites the listener in with vibrancy, urgency and hope. Most of all, it captures the Caribbean-forged, energy-infused, adventure-informed musical impulses of a one-of-kind original: Shaggy.

Shaggy will tour throughout the spring and summer. He will also join Sting for a series of shows spanning across the UK in late May performing songs off their recent GRAMMY winner for Best Reggae Album, entitled 44/876, as well as their own respective greatest hits, together. See full list of Shaggy’s tour dates.

OZUNA MAKES HISTORY WITH 23 NOMINATIONS

The OZUNA music phenomenon stands with the astonishing 23 nominations at the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards ceremony in 2019. In this way, the Puerto Rican singer breaks records, becoming the most nominated artist during a single gala in all history of this prestigious award.

After taking the prized award as “Artist of the Year” at the 2018 awards gala, Ozuna returns to the same stage, with an extremely solid artistic career, which has led him to become an icon of urban music of this new generation. Notably, the artist recently surpassed the record of Justin Bieber as an artist with more videos that exceed one billion views on YouTube, with a total of 7 videos, in addition to being crowned as the most viewed artist globally in 2018.

On this occasion, the “bold-eyed black man” of Reggaetón takes over the most important categories of the twenty-ninth installment of these awards, thanks to the resounding success of the songs that come from his albums “ODISEA” and “AURA”, both productions released to the market under the independent label DIMELO VI and distributed by Sony Music Latin. Also, with his collaboration in the anthem “Te Boté”, and of course, the single that revolutionized Spotify, all digital platforms and brought together three different cultures in the same melody: “Taki Taki”, a song that knew how to show the world the level and artistic quality of this young Dominican-Puerto Rican root interpreter.

Ozuna will say “present” in the following categories of the night, in which he appears as a singer and composer:

Artist “Latin Rhythm” of the Year, Soloist / Latin Rhythm Artist of the Year, Solo

The Billboard Latin Music Awards gala will be televised from Las Vegas, Nevada on Telemundo, on Thursday, April 25.

 

Kareem Bunton’s Creating a Scene in Brooklyn 

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Kareem Bunton is a veteran of the NYC nightlife having romped around at revered spots such as Mr. Fongs, VON, Union Pool and even Max Fish. He’s also got musical collaborations with Run the Jewels, Prefuse 73, and TV on the Radio under his belt. Now he’s loading up all of his experience in the limelight and taking it to a refreshing venue in Bushwick.

New York nightlife has found a new breeding place in Brooklyn, so it’s no surprise Bunton’s World Famous is taking root there. BWF is embracing an unexpected vibe of a Tangier hotel bar – obviously one enticing to the young urban “cool kids” ready to relive their ‘90s dreams.

“What I like best about the’90s scene,” he says, “was that it didn’t really matter what you had in your pocket or what you did in the daytime. Looking good, being a great dancer, or just having a lovely personality were often enough to get you through the door. Building a space is easy, creating a scene is not. To do this we are attempting to build a sense of community by hiring old school DJ’s and youngsters.”

The cozy 1400 square foot space will be importing the Tangier’s tropical vibes with drinks that’ll make you mistake Brooklyn for a sultry tiki bar on the beach, high in contrast to the mainstream cocktail lounge. Lucas Moran of Mr. Fongs will be constructing the menu, “Think flavored daiquiris, hurricanes, rum runners,” says Bunton. “It’s usually my preference to keep cocktails simple and quick to make. Waiting 10 minutes for a drink while listening to an unsolicited speech about botanicals is not my idea of a good time.”

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In a time where emphasizing unity and equality is pertinent, Bunton’s mission is to bring together the diverse community of artists and fashionistas into a memorable night of dancing reality away to old-school hip-hop.

Remaining unconventional and consistent with his exotic theme, Bunton says, “We are going to structure the schedule by genre rather than promoters or weekly residents. Different DJs will be able to share their interpretations of reggae, afrobeat, nuyorican soul.”

In addition to creating a unique and sexy scene, Buton’s World Famous also has a captivating retail element made up of t-shirts and snapback hats flush with the classic Bunton’s logo for the stylish enthusiasts of the scene to rock.

Debuting during New York Fashion Week on Friday, February 15th at 1005 Broadway, Bunton’s World Famous is a venue to explore for those ready to delve into a sultry salvation.

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