All posts by Lamont Johnson

FUTURE, SAWEETIE AND MORE LIGHT UP 15TH ANNUAL IRIE WEEKEND

Last week, FSHN Magazine was invited to DJ IRIE 15th Annual Irie Weekend. As a staple in Miami, and across the world through his party starting tunes, infectious personality, and powerhouse connections, IRIE Weekend is hugely anticipated by movers, shakers, influencers, industry power players, and philanthropists alike.

Irie’s IRIE Foundation created Irie Weekend to bring awareness to their initiatives to empower South Florida’s at-risk youth and lead them to productive lives through mentorship programs, cultural experiences, and scholarship opportunities.

Selflie Time: DJ Irie and Actor/Comedian/Singer Jamie Foxx

The action-packed four-day charity weekend ran from Oct. 10-13 raised more than $300,000  for DJ IRIE’s IRIE Foundation charity, which works to support and empower South Florida’s youth.

The 2019 IRIE Weekend kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 10th, with the Give from the Heart #InspIRIE Gala. More than 250 movers and shakers of the greater Miami area came out to support Irie Foundation and enjoy Tito’s Handmade Vodka and a four-course meal. The night hit a fever pitch when T-Pain and Wyclef Jean jumped on stage for surprise performances.


Pictured: Recording Artist, Wyclef Jean and DR Irie
Pictured: DJ Irie with Singer, T-Pain

Friday’s activities (October 11) started in the morning with the marquee event, IWXV Celebrity Golf Tournament, presented by Adidas. Stars including Alonso Mourning, Omar Miller, Jevon Kearse, Shane Battier and more took to the links for a shotgun tournament in good fun to benefit Irie Foundation. Players sipped Jim Beam whiskey and tasted local cuisine, as each hole had its own experience with food, DJs, games and more.

Pictured: DJ Irie with Miami Staple, Alonzo Mourning
Pictured: DJ Irie Joining in on the Fun

Following the event, guests headed to LIV Nightclub to see Jaden Smith run through a melody of his hits in front of the thousands in attendance.

Pictured: Rapper, Jaden Smith with DJ Irie

The main event that I had to be at was on Saturday afternoon (Oct. 12) when E11EVEN and Pepsi Zero Sugar presented the IRIE Weekend Beach Bash. At this event, Future and Saweetie performed their catalog of hits that had everyone singing, rapping and dancing until sunset. Attendees ended the night at E11EVEN nightclub for an IWXV mega-bash where Future performed a barrage of his greatest hits for the partygoers.

Pictured: Rapper, Saweetie
Pictured: DJ Irie and rapper, Future
Pictured: Host, DJ Irie and rapper Saweetie

Finally, on Sunday, Oct. 13th, IWXV wrapped up with a kid’s golf clinic at Top Golf Miami Gardens. Dozens of South Florida’s at-risk youth received an afternoon of golf lessons, keynote speakers, and community that culminated with a surprise appearance by Jamie Foxx, who spent the morning with the kids of Irie Foundation taking selfies, cracking jokes and offering words of inspiration.

Pictured: Jamie Foxx with kids

Of course, the event wouldn’t have been what it was without the tons of sponsors including Pepsi Zero Sugar, Adidas, E11EVEN Miami,Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Jim Beam, Corona, Morgan Stanley, Crook & Marker, Bacardi, Triller, Wynn Nightlife, Macy’s, Ally, Prive Revaux Eyewear, Kobi Karp, Mohegan Sun, Tidal New York, Unity Jets, 8×8, Warren Henry Auto Group, Sea Best, STK, Naiyara, Live It, Pucci’s Pizza, S.K.A.M. Artist, STR-Miami, Topgolf Miami Gardens, 3-Fold, Mobil Bodysculpting, DeepSleep Studio, iHeart Radio, amd Y100 Miami.

Voting Has Opened for E! People’s Choice Awards

Ariana Grande, ABC News

Voting has opened today for E! People’s Choice Awards covering a WHOPPING 43 categories across film, television, music and pop culture.

With music, Lil Nas X, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Lizzo, and the Jonas Brothers have multiple nominations.

Contenders for Album of the Year: include Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next,” Khalid’s “Free Spirit,” Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You,” Jonas Brothers’ “Happiness Begins,” Ed Sheeran’s “No. 6 Collaborations Project,” Juice Wrld’s “Death Race for Love,” and Taylor Swift’s “Lover.”

2019 E! People’s Choice Awards airs Monday 11th November at 1pm with E! Live from the Red Carpet kicking off at 11am.

Voting can be done here, with the #PCAs hashtag on Twitter, or using Xfinity X1, and each person can vote up to 25 times per method.

REBAG CELEBRATES MIAMI STORE OPENING HOSTED BY LARSA PIPPEN

Larsa Pippen

Last night, Rebag, the ultimate destination for buying and selling luxury handbags, celebrated the opening of one of its first-ever Miami location in the Miami Design District, drawing a packed house for a celebration hosted by Larsa Pippen.

Notable attendees included Rebag CEO and Founder Charles Gorra, Larsa Pippen, Isabela Grutman, Michelle Pooch, Alexia Echevarria and more. Sounds were provided by DJ Michelle Leshem.

This is the seventh brick and mortar location for Rebag, the ultimate destination for re-selling and buying authenticated luxury handbags. Best known for its sleek modern architecture, upscale stores and art galleries, Rebag will now contribute to the Design District’s unique shopping experience.

The Miami location serves as Rebag’s first flagship location in the Southern US, with more to come in the near future.

Charles Gorra, CEO of Rebag
REBAG’s Birkin Wall
REBAG

Rebag Miami is located at 140 NE 40th Street, Miami, Florida open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 8PM and Sunday from 10AM to 7PM.

DJ Khaled and Wife Celebrate Birthday with Star-Studded Art Basel Bash

Nicole Tuck & DJ Khaled

 

On the final night of Art Basel, DJ Khaled and Nicole Tuck threw the ultimate birthday bash with an celeb-filled soiree at the Perez Art Museum Miami. A-listers including Meek Mill, Cuba Gooding Jr., Larsa Pippen, Swizz Beatz, Patricia Field and 21 Savage gathered for a night under the stars at a private seated dinner, party and fashion show. The event was curated and executed by Kathy Romero Weddings and Events, a premiere planning/design company that serves worldwide destinations

 

Swizz Beatz arrived earlier in the night for a special DJ set wishing his close friends Khaled and Nicole a happy birthday as he curated the vibes for the evening. A few minutes later, Fabolous casually strolled in and was all smiles as he joined the scene with Young Jeezy, Wale and host of the night, Roc Nation executive, Lenny S. The party was the place to be as everyone danced in front of the stage including Nicole who took front-and-center in a body hugging, sequin black jumpsuit showing off her figure. Throughout the evening guests sipped on ultra-premium, limited edition CÎROC Black Raspberry cocktails. 

 

A bevy of artists, actors and industry professionals streamed in to the post-dinner fete where Jonathan Mannion, Lance Gross, Yes Julz, Jadakiss, Jason Lee, Starino, Trina, Mack Wilds, Terrance J., and Busta Rhymes celebrated with CÎROC Black Raspberry and passed bites. Later in the evening fashion legend and Emmy-award winning costume designer, Patricia Fields displayed a number of fashion-forward looks that captured the Miami’s energy and vibe. 

 

Following the fashion show, DJ Khaled’s artist, Flipp Dinero took the stage for a performance of his new smash single, Leave Me Alone while the crowd erupted and insisted on an encore. Other notable guests included Sarunas Jackson, Marlo Hampton and Theodore Bradley.  

Photocredit: Jennifer Johnson

 

Wale & DJ Khaled

 

Patricia Field & DJ Khaled

 

Fabolous, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beats

 

DJ Khaled, Cuba Gooding Jr.

EVENT RECAP: Patricia Field Runway Show

EVENT RECAP: Patricia Field Runway Show During Art Basel

 

Patricia Fields and Real Housewife of New York, Ramona Singer

 

Patricia Field, the Emmy Award-winning costume designer behind “Sex and the City,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and the upcoming JLO film “Second Act,” took over Wynwood for her third consecutive ARTFASHION runway show during Art Basel Miami Beach and featuring independent artists that included ThesePinkLipsMadly MadeScooter LaForgeStudmuffin NYCJody MorlockLara PadillaKevin McHughSteven WineSSIK Designs, Steven CogleBen CopperwheatDavid DalrympleSuzan PittDafneResinWolfeyes and Dope Tavio.

Hundreds of fashion enthusiasts and admirers of the style icon attended, including Frances Bean Cobain and Ramona Singer. They enjoyed “The Patricia Field” cocktail (Ron Barcelo rum infused with Raw Juce), as well as light bites and live music by DJ William Francis.

See the gallery below: (photography by Felipe Borras)

 

REVOLTHOUSE EVENT SIZZLES DURING ART BASEL 2018

 

Artist, Lavan Wright

On Friday of Art Basel Weekend, REVOLT (American music-oriented digital cable television network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs”) was the place to be!

REVOLT, in conjunction with sponsors LIFEWTR, SIMPLE Mobile and CÎROC Ultra Premium Vodka delivered the highly anticipated REVOLTHouse series to Wynwood, Miami with an exclusive, upscale gallery experience, featuring live art, food, music and bespoke cocktails.

With a packed crowd at the legendary, 10,500 square foot Maps Backlot, legendary rapper Trina performed live and the experience culminated with a live performance by singer, actress, dancer, and model Teyana Taylor.

The evening also featured DJs, live art, stunts and artisanal cocktails by Blue the Great, LaVan Wright and more.

Thanks to Chloe at REVOLT for taking care of us!

See video recap here:

Recap Video

See photos below (photo credit: Teekay/REVOLT)

 

Artist, Trina

Artist, Trina

 

Artist, Teyana Taylor

 

Artist, Teyana Taylor

 

Artist, Lavan Wright

 

Artist, Blue the Great

 

Artist, Blue the Great

 

Holiday Gift Guide for Men for the Last Minute Shoppers

Christmas is around the corner. Literally, two weeks away.

Getting a cheap tie or office mug for the man in your life (boyfriend, son, nephew, uncle, etc.) is a thing of the past, so — I bring to you the:

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide for Men!

Men’s Showbelt by NOKONA

ShowBelt by Nokona

Tagged “showbelts” by pro players in reference to being ready for “the show,” Nokona has made personalized game belts for big-league players, including Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Jose Altuve. ShowBelts are not just for athletes; they are high-end belts offered in a wide range of colors, from classic black and brown to bright colors that add a pop to your wardrobe , all made with Nokona’s legendary ballglove leathers.

Available at Showbelts.com 

Price Starts at $100

PASSPORT WALLET BY EZRA ARTHUR

Passport Wallet By Ezra Arthur

The Ezra Arthur Passport Wallet keeps your travel essentials organized and within reach when you’re on the move. This portfolio-style wallet features two credit/business card pockets that hold three to four cards each plus two larger pockets to hold your passport, cash, tickets or other documents. Their premium leather wallet uses no linings, rubber or glue to ensure maximum product life. Specially treated stitching resists fading and wear. Like all Ezra Arthur leather products, your Passport Wallet will look better with age and use. In no time, it will become a working memento of miles traveled, people met and stories lived.

Available at EzraArthur.com

Price $125

SANDLOT HAT BY BRIMS

Sandlot Hat by BRIM

The line, started by two gentlemen based in Atlanta, has been worn by the likes to Keri Hilson and Lance Gross. This hat is 100% Premium Wool Felt with a luxury multi-color band that brings a special style right to your head.

Available at wearbrims.com

Price $136

PANDA STYLE SNEAKER BY FINI SHOES

FINI SHOES

Launched this year, Fini Show is the creative design of Dami Adepoju, a Nigerian born American designer who is setting out to change the industry landscape with unprecedented customization that allows the wearer to completely change the look of the shoe though a seamless and minimal zipper system. Offering maximum versatility without foregoing luxury aesthetic and quality, Fini is primed to disrupt the industry.

Available at finishoes.com

Price $149

TENGA 3D SPIRAL

TENGA 3D SPIRAL

The perfect gift for the single man or the man that is always on the go.The reusable TENGA 3D Series of male pleasure items look almost like sculptures, but are inverted upon use so the external designs become the internal details! Utilizing a stretchable material, the TENGA 3D Series can suit most sizes!

Available at tenga-global.com.

Price $39

FOX HEAD PULLOVER BY MAISON KITSUNE

COLOR-BLOCK FOX HEAD PULLOVER BY Maison Kitsuné

This basic MAISON KITSUNE mixed wool sweater is made with long sleeves and a round neckline. Crafted with a delicate striped knit, this sweater boasts an XXL fox head on its front. Loose fit and ribbed finishes. Slide it over some matching chinos, then throw in a baseball cap and some printed sneakers!

Available at maisonkitsune.com

Price €380.00

CABANA BIFOCAL SUNGLASSES BY PEEPERS

Cabana Bifocal Sunglasses by Peepers

Sleek retro frames available in golden tortoise and tortoise, and thick temples that offer support and security when wearing them. Understated two-dot décor on either side of the frames give you a fancier look than what you’re used to, but we are sure you can don these with grace and class!

Available at www.peepers.com

Price $19.99

 

INTENSE RECOVERY OIL BY REPLETE SKINCARE

 

Intense Recovery formula is specifically designed to relieve sunburn and rapidly rebuild new skin with even tone and soothe irritation after undergoing modern enhancement procedures, treatments, and stress from travel to different time zones.

It helps restore skin to a smoother, suppler, more youthful appearance and quickly reduces puffiness and inflammation

Available on Replete’s website

Price $630

 

 

FLAWLESS SKIN MAX CAPSULES BY FLAWLESS ICON SPA

Flawless Skin MAX Capsules

Flawless Skin MAX is a new age nutritional supplement giving assistance to skin brightening. 100% All Natural. Flawless Skin MAX is the newest breakthrough for visual skin lightening using “Master Antioxidant” Glutathione – promotes detoxification, fortifies the immune system & regulates / reduces pigment. With 750MG of Glutathione per capsule, Flawless Skin MAX is the most potent formula with vitamin C on the market.

Available at FlawlessIcon.com 

Price $55

BUSHMILLS 16-YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT IRISH WHISKEY

Bushmills 16-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Made from 100% malted barley and aged for a minimum of 16 years in a combination of Oloroso Sherry and Bourbon-seasoned casks. It has a unique maturation process gives this single malt its distinct notes of juicy fruits, nuts and spice, as well as hint of ruby redness.

Available where at most wine & spirits stores

Price $99.99

CONSCIOUSCASE BY CANNACONCIOUS INC.

ConsciousCase

For the man who likes to indulge, the ConsciousCase, is humidor unit (with a rolling tray and strain jars) for cannabis and its accessories.

Available at: cannaconscious.org

Price $140

KAYDEN SWIM TRUNKS BY ONIA

Kayden trunk by Onia

The new Kayden trunk is a throwback to vintage-inspired gym shorts, made modern with premium construction and crisp finishes. The style is crafted in satin-finish fabric with a lace-up front for an adjustable fit and has contrast binding to define the sporty lines.

Available at ONIA.com

Price $150

BLACK CROCODILE BOW TIE BY FINN CARTER

Black Crocodile Bow Tie by FINN CARTER

S. Carter Designs is the creative brainchild of mother/daughter design duo Sally Carter Evans Hovis and Sarah Carter Hovis Olsen.  Their work is inspired by a shared aesthetic informed by the wild and exotic.

Available at SCarterDesigns.com

Price $270

POCKET SQUARES BY MISTER BURLAP

Pocket Squares by Mister Burlap

THIS IS AN EASY WAY TRANSFORM YOUR STYLE, REVIVE YOUR WARDROBE, AND DARE TO BE DIFFERENT. ALL WITH THIS SIMPLE CUSTOM FIX.

AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

PRICE $14.95

NOMADER COLLAPSIBLE WATER BOTTLE

NOMADER COLLAPSIBLE WATER BOTTLE

Luxury travelers love quality made items that are durable, functional, and space-saving. The Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle checks all these boxes and more. From its extreme portability to its leak-proof cap, the Nomader bottle makes the perfect luxury gift item for travel lovers and active lifestyle enthusiasts. As an added bonus, this unique reusable water bottle comes with a lifetime warranty and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Available at nomader.com

Price $24.95

COBY RUGGED WATER RESISTANT BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

COBY Rugged Water-resistant Bluetooth speaker

COBY Rugged Water-Resistant IPX5 Bluetooth Portable Speaker HIGH QUALITY CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND Bluetooth Compatible Hi-Fi Stereo WATER RESISTANT IPX5 splash proof, rainproof, dustproof, sand proof; outdoor shower speaker, perfect for the beach, poolside, car, and Boat — IPX5 rating speaker can resist gentle water spray & splash but cannot be partially or fully submerged

Available at AMAZON

Price $17.99

DÎNER EN BLANC SOIREE ELECTRIFIES MIAMI

On Friday (Nov 9), I had the pleasure of attending Dîner en Blanc, here in Miami, Florida. Dîner en Blanc, which is French for “dinner in white,” is regarded as the most coveted, secret dinner on Earth. This worldwide event happens in over 6 continents and 80 cities. Guests gather in a public place and set up an elegant dinner filled with fashion, class, and sophistication. The location of the event is a complete secret, as guests show up to a specific point and are taken to the destination via bus.

Photo Credit: FORBES

The Dîner en Blanc concept originated in Paris in 1998, when François Pasquier organized a group of friends to an elegant outdoor dinner – and had them wear all white. His son took the tradition to Montreal – and the event made its first U.S. debut in New York City in 2011. To date, around 15,000 people attend this event around the world.

The event is invite-only – and traditionally come from friends and family of people who have already participated in the past. I’m now a member, but it took over two years and waiting list of tens of thousands of people for me to finally get a chance to attend and become a member of the high-elite society of diners. There are a few rules that you must abide by when attending the event, such as you have to wear ALL white, no exceptions. No cream, no off white, no light beige – strictly WHITE. You and your guests must bring tables, chairs, table cloths, napkin cloths, centerpieces, and your dinner (you do have the option of ordering wine and packaged dinners from caterers beforehand).

PHOTO CREDIT: Charles Zuckermann

Here’s how the process works:

1.       Guests arrive at a location by charter bus. Your table leader then guides you to your specific location and gives you seating arrangements.

2.       Once you get to your designated area, you begin setting up your table and chairs – and take a seat once set up.

3.       Once everyone is set up, everyone lifts and waves a white cloth to mark the start of the dinner. This is done in unison with the entire dinner party, which can be hundreds or thousands.

4.       Guests begin eating, socializing and enjoying the ambiance, which is breathtaking.

5.       The highlight of the night is when everyone lights sparklers as the end of the dinner and the beginning of the celebration. Seeing everyone with sparklers while wearing all-white is a beautiful site.

6.       Dance the night away!

7.       When you leave, everyone needs to make that they clean up – so we can make sure that city’s public space looks the same way it did when you arrived.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES

Le Dîner en Blanc is a rain or shine event. Each guests’ presence is necessary and mandatory, regardless of the weather. For more information, please visit: dinerenblanc.com

 

ART HEARTS FASHION STUNS MIAMI SWIM WEEK

ART HEARTS FASHION STUNS MIAMI SWIM WEEK WITH 33 TOP TIER INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS

 

ALL PHOTOS: Courtesy of Arun Nevader of Getty Images

From July 12th-16th 2018, FSHN Magazine had the pleasure of attending the Art Hearts Fashion-powered Miami Swim Week (which is a forward-thinking and innovative fashion platform that is breaking new ground with cutting-edge runway presentations in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Asia) as they transformed South Beach into a swimwear wonderland. Designers, buyers, and industry professionals from around the world flocked to this Miami Swim Week’s annual swim and resort wear event. With over 33 top tier international designers, Art Hearts Fashion celebrated the sexiness and excitement that is Swim Week at the world class Faena Forum.

“This was by far the biggest production this season for Swim Week in Miami in terms of size and scale”, said Erik Rosete, Founder and President of Art Hearts Fashion International. “We had a record number of designers presenting along with the most leading brands including Hale Bob, Carmen Steffens, and Saks Fifth Avenue”.

The vast event drew an eclectic group of celebrities including, but not limited to, Ryan Phillippe, NFL Super Bowl Winner Devin Thomas, Male Super Models Tyson Beckford and Garrett Neff, “Prince” of Love and Hip Hop Miami, Metisha Schaefer of WAGS Miami, and Carmen Carrera, the first transgender model to ever walk the runway for Swim Week.

Designers included: HALE BOB, JUST BONES BOARDWEAR, CANDICE CUOCO, MAGALII ARAVENA COLLECTION, VICHI SWIM, LYBETHRAS, TRIVERA BY TAMMY RIVERA, GYV ME BODY, LUXE ISLE, SURF GYPSY, SAUVAGE SWIMWEAR, HONEY BEE SWIM, OMG MIAMI SWIMWEAR, ARGYLE GRANT, STELLO, GOTTEX, ROSE PAULINO, K8 SWIM, FERNANDOALBERTOATELIER, CAROLINE CONSTAS, ORLEBAR BROWN, VILEBREQUIN, MARYSIA, ONIA, MR. TURK, TRINA TURK, ALAIA EVE, PIKAI SWIMWEAR, LILA NIKOLE, WILLFREDO GERARDO, CIRONE SWIM, CARMEN STEFFENS, BLACK TAPE PROJECT, CZARINA, and MISTER TRIPLE X.

 

Here are a few designers that showcased their collections:

 

T. RIVERA BY TAMMY RIVERA

 

OMG MIAMI SWIMWEAR

 

LUXE ISLE

LILA NIKOLE

 

 

 

The Star-Studded DJ IRIE WEEKEND 2018 in Miami, Florida

DJ IRIE’s STAR STUDDED WEEKEND 2018 in Miami, Florida

 

Irie and Food God, Jonathan Cheban, at Turn Down for Brunch

Last weekend, we had the honor of attending/covering Miami’s own DJ IRIE ‘s-star-studded Monster Electronics 14th Annual Irie Weekend presented by South Florida Ford. (Super thanks to Brandon Cox and Felicia Quaning).

The action packed four-day charity weekend ran from June 28th – July 1 with all proceeds going to the IRIE Foundation, which works year round to improve and create a positive impact on the lives of South Florida’s at-risk youth.

Miami’s own DJ IRIE just wrapped up his star-studded Monster Electronics 14th Annual Irie Weekend presented by South Florida Ford. The action packed four-day charity weekend ran from June 28th – July 1 with all proceeds going to the IRIE Foundation, which works year round to improve and create a positive impact on the lives of South Florida’s at-risk youth.

This year’s event kicked off Thursday, June 28th with the Give From The Heart #InspIRIE Dinner & Gala presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Taking place at the weekend’s host hotel, The Fontainebleau Miami Beach and hosted by FOX Sports’ Charissa Thompson, guest were treated to a cocktail hour, multi course meal, silent and live auctions and special performances throughout out the evening with dancehall legend Sean Paul closing out the night.

All proceeds and donations from the evening event, silent, and live auction will go towards the completion of the Irie Rhythms Academy, a state of the art music and technology center that will provide lessons to students in our community at no cost.

Friday, June 29th brought day two of activities kicking off with the IRIE Foundation #InspIRIE kids golf clinic at Topgolf. The event provided a morning of golf lessons and keynote speakers providing words of inspirations and encouragement to the #InspIRIE kids golf clinic participants. Following the clinic was the Triller 14th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament. As guests tee’d off from their bays – South Florida Ford kept non-golfing party goers cool in their Blue Lounge with featured food, music and games. Celebrity golfers including NSYNC alumni Joey FatoneChris Kirkpatrick, NFLers Lawrence Taylor (retired) Jonathan Vilma (retried), Dancing with the Stars finalist Sharna Burgess and Josh Norman and others came out to support the event. Following the tournament, E11EVEN Music rolled out an incredible stage ON the green for an evening concert featuring Ludacris. Midway through his set, Ludacris welcomed actor, singer and entertainer extraordinaire Jamie Foxx on stage with DJ Irie to assist him in performing a barrage of hits! To cap the eventing, guests headed over to LIV Nightclub to see the wildly popular rapper, Gucci Mane run through a melody of his songs while DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal) manned the turntables. 

Saturday afternoon (June 30th) Samsung presented the Sprint RIE Weekend BBQ Beach Bash featuring a hi-energy performances by Justine Skye and Jason Derulo and a custom bbq menu by Chef Guy Fieri. Attendees ended the night at E11EVEN where they saw a live performance from 2Chainz and a late night DJ set by Diplo. 

This year’s IRIE Weekend closed out with Turn Down For Brunch with @FoodGod Jonathan Cheban who curated the brunch at Stripsteak. Guests including  Anthony Mackie enjoyed fun takes on chicken and waffles, nachos, donuts and other traditional brunch menu items. 

A multitude of sponsors including A multitude of sponsors including Title Sponsor Monster Electronics, Presenting Sponsor South Florida Ford, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Coca-Cola, Greenspoon Marder LLP, Triller, E11EVEN Music, E11EVEN, Sprint, Samsung, Checkers-Rallys, jetBlue, Mohegan Sun, Dr. Dabber, New Era, Five Four, Sea Best, iHeart Media, Macallan, Brugal Rum, 1800 Tequila, Champagne Taittinger, Way of Wade, The Edition Boutique, Bank United, Haute Living, Red Bull, Maker’s Mark, Wynn Nightlife, Brightline, Jungle Island, FIJI, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Landmark Vineyards and Wizard Creations are onboard in support of the weekend and of Irie Foundation.