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Mary J. Blige brings hip-hop soul to the Statue of Liberty


On Sunday June 21 2015,  Budweiser took over the New York City harbor in triumphant style to kick off its first ever Monument Series. Budweiser brought fans free epic music experiences with burgers and beers on Liberty Island and Governor’s Island.

Mary JOn Liberty Island, R&B Queen Mary J. Blige broke it down and treated a hyped crowd to a career-spanning set with killer dance moves, powerhouse vocals, and had the concertgoers enthusiastically singing along to her “No More Drama” performance.

Reported by: Ken Simmons

Nine-time Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige delighted an invitation-only audience with a free concert on June 21, 2015 at the Statue of Liberty. The performance kicked off the Budweiser Monument Series and served as a prelude to Jay-Z‘s “Made In America” concerts on September 5 and September 6, 2015 in Philadelphia.

Governors Island“The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” rocked Liberty Island with a one hour, sixteen song set spanning her 23 year career. Wearing a blue felt fedora with a black dress and black thigh high boots. Mary J. commanded the stage in royal fashion. Her many hits included “You Bring Me Joy,” “Love Is All We Need,” “Real Love,” “Be Happy, “Love No Limit,” and “My Life.” The Queen made the show a personal statement of how she’s learned to love herself without regard for her critics, exemplified by “Take Me As I Am” from her 2005, triple platinum CD, The Breakthrough.

Moving to the present and her latest CD, The London Sessions, Blige stated, “This is where I am now,” as she introduced the song “Doubt. “I’ve overcome everything,” she said proudly. “Push me down, I keep fighting. I keep getting up. I am courageous.”

Blige ended the night urging fans to make the show a joyous party, and she provided the music as the crowd boogied to “No More Drama” and “Family Affair.”

MadeinAmerica_Sherridon-Poyer-2402-540x359Just prior to Blige’s show at 9 p.m. on Liberty Island near the southern tip of Manhattan, T-Pain headlined the beginning of the two-part concert featuring Misterwives and Big Gigantic just a short boat ride away across the Hudson River at Governor’s Island.

Statue of LibertyAs guests boarded ferries following the end of Blige’s concert, a fireworks show lit up the sky above the Statue of Liberty.

Harlem R&B Playlist – September 2014

Harlem R&B Playlist – September 2014


1 It’s You – Kem

2 Make The World Go Round – R. Kelly

3 If You Lose Her – Joe

4 X – Chris Brown

5 Right Now – Mary J. Blige

6 Believe Me – Usher

7 You’re My Star – Tank

8 You Don’t Know What To Do – Mariah Carey

9 What’s Best For You – Trey Songz

10 The Pressure – Jhene Aiko

DJ June New York Club Chart – February 11, 2014 Знаменитый японский женщина DJ в нью-Йорке



1             Happy – Pharrell

最近大活躍のPharrell, Daft Punk やRobin Thickeらとのコラボでグラミーやらを取りましたね。彼の最新曲は、オールディーズぽいチャーミングな曲、なんだかファレルさん、前より歌が上手になったような気が…….。ネプチューンズ時代、いろいろな曲にコーラスで参加(eg. Jay Zの “I Just Wanna Love You”) していた頃に比べてめっきり上達したような!この曲はラジオでもよくかかってます。

Pharrell having a big presence at last month’s Grammy Awards, taking home four trophies including record of the year for “Get Lucky,” his summer hit with Daft Punk dropped a new song, “Happy.” Am I the only one noticed he became a better singer……..?

2.         F For You –Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige


British brothers Disclosure (Guy and Howard Lawrence) released their debut album “Settle” in 2013. Now they teamed up with R&B great Mary J. Blige for a new version of their song “F For You.” Their joint effort is surprising and great! I personally love this song!

3.         Show Me – Kid Inc feat. Chris Brown

Robin Sの大ヒット曲 Show Me Loveをそのまま使いでスローにのっけたヒップホップ/R&B。コーラスはChris Brown、絶対ヒットしないわけないです。クラブでも大人気です。前にも書いたように“Show Me Love”はいまでもパーティーで大盛り上がりです。なぜだか不思議な現象です。

DJ Mustard produced “Show Me” featured a hook and bridge by Chris Brown. As the title suggested it contains a sample of Robin S.’s 1993 big hit “Show Me Love” which still dominates the dance floor after so many years.

DJ June

DJ June

DJ June This Week’s Events
Tue Feb. 11 – Toca Tuesday @ Sutra Tony Touch w/ Guest DJ Moma

Thurs Feb. 13 – 10pm @ bOb (235 Eldridge street b/w Houston & Stanton)

Fri Feb. 14 – 11pm @ Providence AC in Tropicana Hotel Atlantic City
Sat Feb. 15 – 10pm @ Providence AC

Super Bowl Parties in New York



The big game is almost here, and that means big parties with big celebs — and best of all, you don’t need a Super Bowl ticket to get in. 

You just need plenty of cash.

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

How much? Well, if you want to listen to rapper Kendrick Lamar and hang out with models at the Maxim party on Saturday, a ticket will cost about $1,500.

Jay Z

Jay Z

Want to hobnob with Jay-Z on Saturday night? Tickets to the DirecTV party at New York City’s Pier 40 will cost you about $1,300 on Stubhub.com.

Or you can listen to John Legend, Marc Anthony and Mary J. Blige at the Shape Magazine and Men’s Fitness party. But you’ll need $1,500 for a single ticket, or $25,000 for a 10-person table, to get in.

Super Bowl Boulvard in New York

Super Bowl Boulvard in New York

List of Parties

Monday, Jan. 27

VH1 Super Bowl Blitz  @ Queens College, Flushing, Queens / Performance by J. Cole

Tuesday, Jan. 28

VH1 Super Bowl Blitz @ Lehman College, The Bronx / Performance by Janelle Monae

Wednesday, Jan. 29

VH1 Super Bowl Blitz @ Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn / Performance by Fall Out Boy

Citi Evenings With Legends @ McKittrick Hotel, New York City / Performance by John Legend

Thursday, Jan. 30

VH1 Super Bowl Blitz @ Beacon Theatre, New York City / Performance by TLC

Citi Evenings With Legends @ McKittrick Hotel, New York City / Performance by Band of Horses

Bud Light Hotel @ Pier 88, 48th St. and 12th Ave. New York City. Invite only. Performances by The Roots, Run-DMC and Busta Rhymes.

Fox Sports 1’s Thursday Night Super Bash @ Time Warner Cable Studios (Manhattan’s Meatpacking District) / Performance by Kings of Leon

Friday, Jan. 31

VH1 Super Bowl Blitz – @ St. George Theatre, Staten Island / performances by Goo Goo Dolls

Shape and Men’s Fitness – 7:00pm @ Cipriani 110 East 42nd Street, New York City $1,500 per person /performances by John Legend, Mary J. Blige and Marc Anthony.

ESPN 10th Annual Super Bowl Party – 9:00pm @ Pier 36, 299 South Street, New York City $400 – $3,190 / performances by Kendrick Lamar and Robin Thicke. DJ by Jermaine Dupri.

Howard Stern 60th Birthday Bash @ Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City

JBL Party @ Beacon Theater, New York City / Performance by Maroon 5

Citi and Live Nation’s Evenings With Legends @ Roseland Ballroom, New York City / Performance by The Black Keys

Bud Light Hotel @ Pier 88, 48th St. and 12th Ave. New York City / Performances by Imagine Dragons

ASPIRE’s Ultimate 70s Soul Party @ Time Warner Cable Studios (Manhattan’s Meatpacking District) / Performance by The O’Jays

The 15th Annual NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration 7:30pm @ Madison Square Garden, New York City / Performances by Patti Labelle, Mary Mary, Natalie Grant, Tamela Mann and Donnie McClurkin

The Legendary Tunnel Party 11:30pm @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, New York City – DJs Funkmaster Flex, Cipha Sounds, Riz and Big Kap

Saturday, Feb. 1

 VH1 Super Bowl Blitz / Gavin DeGraw,@ The Wellmont Theatre,  Montclair, NJ / Performance by Gavin DeGraw

Super Bowl Boulevard Concert Stage at Broadway & 40th St. – New York City / Performance by Blondie

Eighth Annual DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl (daytime event) @ Hudson River Park at Pier 40, New York City / Performance by Paramore

Bud Light Main Event Concert @ Pier 88, 48th St. and 12th Ave. New York City / Performances by  Foo Fighters and Zac Brown Band

REVOLT Concert @Time Warner Cable Studios (Manhattan’s Meatpacking District) / Performance by Drake featuring special guest Diddy (private party)

WFAN’s Big Hello To Brooklyn 7:00pm @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn / Performances by Red Hot Chilli Peppers feat. New Politics, MS MR, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Basic Vacation

Hot 97’s Light It Up Concert @ Hammerstein Ballroom 311 W. 34th Street, New York City / Performances by Janelle Monae, SchoolBoy Q, Sevyn Streeter, Mack Wilds, DJ Cassidy, Just Blaze and Been Trill

Maxim Party @ Espace, 635 W 42nd St, Manhattan / Performance by Kendrick Lamar

DirecTV Super Saturday Night 10pm @ Hudson River Park Pier 40, 353 West St., New York City / Performance by Jay Z

 Sunday, Feb. 2

Pepsi Halftime Show @ MetLife Stadium, New Jersey / Performance by Bruno Mars

Bud Light Hotel /Pepsi Tailgate Party @ Pier 88, 48th St. and 12th Ave. New York City / Performances by Fall Out Boy and Jake Owen