Monthly Archives: October 2016

Jason Halpern Announces the Topping Off of Aloft South Beach Hotel

JMH Development is one of the leading real estate development firms in the United States. The company owns most of the commercial and residential properties across the US. JMH Development uses an innovative approach when creating its properties in the luxury category, and this is one of the reasons why the company has done so well. At the moment, JMH Development is recognized as a pioneer in the development of unique and perfectly positioned properties in some of the burgeoning markets such as Brooklyn and Williamsburg. The real estate firm is led by its principal, Jason Halpern.

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Just recently, the company announced the topping off of Aloft South Beach, a two hundred and thirty-five room hotel that opened early last year. The new luxury hotel is located in the center of Miami Beach, and it is also one of the most luxurious locations for guests in the region.

The Aloft South Beach hotel project was developed by the Madden Real Estate Ventures and JMH Development. According to Jason Halpern, the project was an adaptive reuse of Motel Ankara, a historic hotel that includes an eight-story building. The construction of the building was handled by the Plaza Construction and the architect managing the project was ADD. The Aloft South Beach is the first hotel project to be completed in the South Beach since the year 2009, and it offers its clients larger rooms compared to most of its competitors in the region.

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Jason Halpern says that he is very excited about the Aloft South Beach topping off. As the principal of JMH Development, this is a great achievement for him. Jason has a lot of experience and a track record of restoring historic structures, and this is a dream come true for him. According to him, topping off of the hotel project building marks a great milestone in the construction process. Jason also says that this milestone signals the start of a higher phase for the real estate company as it progresses to the completion and also the opening of the luxurious hotel.

Today, the Aloft South Beach offers its clients a prime, and waterfront locations that have access to the Collins Canal and Lake Pancoast which wrap around the building. The luxury hotel is located just one block from the beautiful shores of Miami Beach. The hotel is also located at the center of the South Beach, several minutes’ walk from the Miami Beach Convention Center.

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Guests visiting the hotel have an opportunity to enjoy roof deck lounge, outdoor pool, a 2348 flexible meeting area that is perfect for both social gatherings and business meetings. The visitors in the hotel enjoy a twenty-four fitness center too. The hotel also provides free live access to the local emerging artists and hot brands in the region.

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Prince’s Unreleased Material Worth $35 Million

Prince changed the face of music in the 80’s with hits like Purple Rain and Kiss. There have been many unreleased Prince’s songs that have been circulated on bootlegs. However, it is believed that Prince’s famous “vault” has unreleased material with a price tag of $35 million. Some of his bootlegged songs are Electric Intercourse, Rebirth of the Flesh, and Extraloveable. The vault also contains many concert footage and hundreds of hours of live recordings. Three major labels are in negotiations of buying the valuable material that was left by the famous pop superstar.

 

Purple Rain that was announced in 2014 is likely to be released in 2017. Moreover, a compilation of his greatest hits is scheduled to be released later in the year. The vault is located at Prince’s Paisley Park house in Minneapolis. The room is accessible by lift, climate-controlled, hidden behind a steel door, and has a complete lock system with a large spinning handle. Prince was the only person who knew the code to unlock the safe. After his death, the company responsible for managing his estate drilled it open.

 

Prince’s former Recording Engineer said that the vault was almost full when she left in 1987. Susan Rodgers stated that the vault had songs that pre-date his legendary Purple Rain album. She added that the vault had late-night jams and personal songs that the artist did not feel comfortable releasing at that time. Rodgers said the Prince had an instrument in his hands when he had some spare time. Brent Fischer stated that more than 70 percent of Prince’s work was yet to be released. Fischer and Prince’s father composed string attachments for the talented artist. Prince experimented on comical songs with his horn players.

 

It is unclear who owns Prince unreleased material. When he released them, he was under contract to Warner Bros. Prince also had one-off deals with other recording labels, Tidal streaming service, and independent companies. A tribute concert featuring Stevie Wonder, Tori Kelly, and Mayte Garcia will take place on Thursday in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Release Chilling “Drug Dealer”

Rap pop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis recently released a new song titled “Drug Dealer” that addresses a serious issue affecting Americans today. Along with singer Ariana DeBoo, they sing about the dangers and trials of opioid addiction and call out pharmaceutical companies for the part they play in Americans’ abuse of prescription drugs. The song names a number of famous musicians who were lost too soon due to accidental overdoses, including Prince, Amy Winehouse, and Michael Jackson. The poignant chorus warns “My drug dealer was a doctor, doctor / Had the plug from big pharma, pharma / I think he trying to kill me, kill me / He tried to kill me for a dollar, dollar.”

 

The song was released just ahead of the rapper’s MTV special titled Prescription for Change: Ending America’s Opioid Crisis. The special aired on October 11 at 9 pm on MTV and is available to watch in full on the channel’s website. In the show, Macklemore makes a visit to the Interagency Recovery School, a school for teens who are in recovery but want to finish their education. It also explains the rise and fall of drug addiction in America, when prescription pill abuse really rose, and the especially bad effects of opioid abuse on the body. The rapper even makes a visit to the White House to discuss America’s opioid addiction epidemic with President Obama.

 

This is not the first time Macklemore has addressed this issue. Last year’s “Kevin” recounts the life of a friend who struggled with prescription drug abuse and died of an overdose. Both songs also come from the rapper’s own addiction to and recovery from opioid addiction.

Depression, Magic Jungles, and the Reality of Therapy for Kid Cudi

When artists are quiet for a while, it usually means that they are working tirelessly to release something that is absolutely wild. Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi took a break from the scene for what seemed like forever, but he released a song earlier this year entitled “Frequency.” People were quick to love the tune, but the video was stellar in the sense that it really seemed out of this world.

 

In a jungle full of blacklights and questionable mushrooms, Kid Cudi spit his outrageous rhymes that have made him famous time and time again. Off of his new album, Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin’, the words are so much more than the trippy videos they are highlighted in.

 

Since he was a child, Mescudi has struggled with anxiety and depression, which is a reality that the majority of the population faces yet refuses to discuss out of fear of being judged or ridiculed. The Kid is unafraid to discuss these topics, though, especially since he recently checked himself into therapy for his conditions and the thought of suicide. While this may have shocked his fans, not a single one was able to disprove the message conveyed by this artist and how he prompts listeners to talk about their problems, that there are other ways to cope, and that there is no shame in suffering–everybody does to some degree.

 

Surely this allowed concern to grow in fans for more reasons than one, specifically since they are unsure if Cudi will release this album. With a promise that the album is still in the works and will be released, the star urges people to just listen to the message and to enjoy the videos until then.

George Soros Goes all In

One of the things that is extremely interesting about American politics is the fact that there are so many donors, who can invest a massive amount of money in the political parties that they would like to see get into office on nytimes.com. The basis of investing in either the Democratic or Republican party typically comes down to putting money into increasing voting for a particular party, while trying to stop the other party from getting votes in. This can be done in a variety of ways and there are few people that understand the ins and outs more than George Soros. If you don’t know who George Soros is, he is a Hungarian-American business man that has made well over twenty billion dollars over the course of his long career.

Much of his fortune has been derived by taking a close look at the political and economic landscape on Twitter of various countries in Europe and making bets against the current status of their monetary systems and currency. He is well known for banking a billion dollars in a day, simply by understanding what was going to happen to the currency in the United Kingdom, opting to bet against the failing pound. Soros closely monitors the political landscape in the United States and has made massive monetary contributions in the past. These contributions have made a big impact on various elections in the past and this election is no different, as he is a devout Democrat and is making large contributions to the Clinton campaign. It has been noted that he has invested twenty five million dollars to the current Clinton campaign, although there have been quite a few investments in the past few years, made by Soros, which have also gone a long way to affecting this election.

George Soros’ funding of black lives matter has directly provided the group with the funds to protest in various cities across the country, which has truly made a massive impact on the current election. Out of the twenty five million that is directly going to the Hillary Clinton campaign, a great deal of the money is being used to get as many votes as possible. This has primarily come from trying to get votes from illegal immigrants, who would most likely be voting for Hillary Clinton if they were able to vote. This is a major focus for George Soros and the Democratic party, although there is also a ton of money, in the millions, that is being used to prevent conservative voters from casting their votes. There is a ton of politics that is involved in these types of races, but there is no question that in order to really swing things, large monetary contributions are necessary.

The World Record for What? Ask Murs the Rapper

The Guinness Book of World Records educates people on things that they never thought they needed to know. Some world records are fairly interesting while some are disgusting, like the record for the world’s longest fingernails. Alas, these records exist and somebody has to break them, right? Well, not every great accomplishment exists, but that is when otherworldly beings make those records happen.

 

Murs is a rapper from Los Angeles that does not enjoy the fact that the Guinness Book of World Records does not include one for the world’s longest rap sessions. Intent on making this great feat happen, Murs found out the necessary information for how long he would need to spit some serious rhymes. With twenty-four consecutive hours being the answer, Murs headed to the studio at nine in the morning on October 12, 2016 to begin his record-breaking lyrics.

 

Due to end on October 13 at eleven in the morning, the rapper ensured that his entire session would be recorded, so those who are curious can watch history being made. How is it possible for him to make it through such a taxing session, though? Thankfully, the judges are not entirely cruel and they have allowed the rapper to take a break every hour for no more than five minutes. The rapper has since beat the record, but the lingering question of “How?” keeps being pressed upon him.

 

“Combining my own compositions with songs I love by other artists should keep me amped up enough. If not, there’s coffee and coffee,” stated Murs before beginning his task. Without a doubt, love and fervor will take you anywhere in this world, including through twenty-six hours of non-stop musical genius.

Lil Wayne Considered Performing Christian Rap After Prison

Lil Wayne has recently launched his book, ‘Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island’. to the world, and in it he discussed how he had once considered performing Christian Hip Hop instead of the gangster-themed rap lyrics he spits now.

 

While serving his eight month prison sentence for weapons charges, the rapper said he was able to face many of the demons that were plaguing his mind. He used this time spent behind bars to help others and discover exactly where his creativity and music came from. In the end, it was not drugs or women that caused the young rapper to be so creative and have the ability to flow. Instead, it was all inside him, according to his book.

 

At first, during his stay at Rikers Island, Wayne was responsible for letting the local Correctional Officers know if anyone could be considered a danger to themselves or to others or were trying to commit suicide.

 

While battling with his own demons and focusing on improving his mental health, Wayne turned to faith behind the prison bars. In his new book, he writes about having received a letter from the church that urged him to use his music and art to preach the Holy Spirit.

 

“I would truly have the power of having pop culture turn to God,” Wayne said. “I would have straight killers in church every Sunday.”

 

Although Wayne did seriously consider this -transition into a role of faith and Christian rap lyrics- he felt that, in the end, where he was at his current time was all a part of the overall journey he was committed to taking through life.

What It Takes To Be Successful In Most Industries

Chris Burch is very successful for a lot of reasons. When people look at the success of an individual, they attribute it to a lot of things. Among the factors that people name are luck, intelligence, and skill. While these do play a role in the success of an individual, there is something that is overlooked in the success of an individual. This is intuition. This is one of the reasons that Chris Burch is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors. He looks intuitively at the consumer activities. He is able to tell what the consumer is going to go for.

Chris Burch also has experience with direct sourcing. However, there are a lot of factors that make him a unique individual when it comes to his career. Among the unique traits of his are creativity, imagination, scale, and a few other traits. This is one of the reasons that he has not only been successful in his career as an investor, but has also helped others achieve their goals with their businesses. Another thing that adds to Chris’s success is that he is a really good writer. He takes the time to write his insights about the world.

One thing Chris sees is the direction the world is going in when it comes to the sales of materials. He has looked at the past when it came to inventions and has noticed something very amazing that has helped him figure out where the world is going. He also knows what company is going to be the major star of the future. This is one of the reasons that he has turned out to be successful as an investor. Being responsible for more than 50 successful businesses is enough to give anyone credibility among his peers. Chris Burch (fashionista.com) is someone that could definitely be trusted when it comes to business.

More information for Chris Burch here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2013-02-15/chris-burch-becomes-a-billionaire-as-fashion-stock-surge

Advertising Agencies In Brazil Are Up Against Fierce Competition According Mullen Lowe CEO José Borghi

The advertising industry in Brazil is changing rapidly. Ad agency competition has always been fierce in Brazil, and now that the Internet is playing such a huge role in advertising, agencies are changing their strategies on us.mullenlowe.com. The old standard radio, TV and newspaper ad campaigns are losing some of their charm and effectiveness thanks to new Internet ad promotions and their ability to woo people away from their stale buying habits in Brazil.

The growth of Internet video consumption and the increased investment in video ads, in Brazil is steadily eating into the print ad dollars. Consumers relate to video ads, so the rejection rate is extremely low, according to José Borghi, the CEO of the Mullen Lowe Group. José Borghi is a seasoned veteran in the advertising industry. Borghi has been in the ad agency business for 18 years. He became the vice-president of the Leo Burnett Agency in the 1990s. José left the agency in 2002 when he was the president of that agency. In 2006, Borghi formed a partnership with Erh Ray and the BorghiErh Creative Intelligence Agency was born. Jose Borghi excelled at developing ad campaigns for clients like Fiat, Honda, Mitsubishi, Globo, Electrolux, and American Express.

Borghi was approached by the Lowe Network, and a new ad agency was formed and named Borghi/Lowe. The Lowe Network became Mullen Lowe Brasil and José Borghi was appointed co-CEO along with André Gomes. Gomes was the Vice President of the Rio de Janeiro Lowe Network office. Rio de Janeiro and the São Paulo offices are the flagship offices for Mullen Lowe Brasil. The Mullen Lowe Group of Jose Borghi handles advertising for Google, Western Union, Hyatt, JetBlue, Harley Davidson, Royal Caribbean, Mattel, Ikea, General Motors and Johnson and Johnson. The ad campaigns that Mullen Lowe Brasil develops for those clients, as well as other high-profile clients, have made a huge difference in sales, according to representatives from those companies. Mullen Lowe’s aim is to increase market share, and penetration as well as to exceed budget expectations.

Brazilian advertising has always been considered the pinnacle in creative sales endeavors. Mullen Lowe has offices in the UK and the United States and those offices follow the lead of José Borghi’s executive team when it comes to putting ad campaigns together for their perspective markets. Most of Mullen Lowe’s clients have a presence in many countries around the world, and with a little tweaking, the Brazilian ads work in those markets as well.

Tinashe Plays Detective in a Meaningful New Video

Music is not easy to make and even if it is, it is not guaranteed that an artist will make it in the industry. Too often, an artist produces an absolute fire album, but those who are unsure about the artist will not buy it. Additionally, the work that goes into producing an album is astronomical and is subject to following a fairly bumpy road. As a result, the artists who patiently wait for their albums to drop and be purchased are hard on themselves, a reality that prompts them to interrogate themselves.

 

Tinashe has quickly been named the new Princess of r&b. Her sexy song, “Company,” quickly made waves within the industry and is still incredibly popular today. However, she is working on a new album, Joyride, and this work has yet to drop or gain any serious recognition. Because of this, the twenty-three-year-old used her new video as an opportunity to have three versions of herself interrogate her on her career so far.

 

“Why hasn’t Joyride dropped yet?” This was one of the questions that the artist asked herself followed by an abrupt mention of her own flaws. Humorous answers such as “Politics” were offered by the line of questioning, too. Further discussing the creative process necessary to produce an album, the multiple Tinashes really touched upon how the majority of the world’s artists feel each time they work on something new. Though meant to be fairly funny, this was the opportunity the Princess had been waiting for to explain herself, her art, the industry, and to further connect with current and prospective fans.