Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Curren$y-Jets Go

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Curren$y’s Weekend At Burnie’s will come out June 28th.

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SESAC Music Awards Gala w/ Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Sylvia Rhone, Swizz Beatz, Rico Love, Chrisette Michele, Bryan-Michael Cox, Angela Hunte & More

President of Universal Motown Sylvia Rhone with Songwriter of the Year Award Winner Rico Love

Last night SESAC, the performing arts organization that is getting bigger, had their 15th Annual Music Awards Gala in New York City last night. Rico Love, who hit the top of the charts in 2010 with “There Goes My Baby” and “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)” by Usher (featuring Plies) as well as “Just A Dream” by Nelly and “Hello Good Morning” (co-written with fellow SESAC hit-maker Nate “Danja” Hills) and recorded by Diddy-Dirty Money (featuring T.I. and Rick Ross) and “Sweet Dreams” by Beyonce, was given top honors with Songwriter of the Year. There was also a celebration for the 100th birthday of late Delta Blues legend Robert Johnson. The complete list of winners is below.

Songwriter of the Year:
Rico Love

Song of the Year:
“Need You Now”
Written by Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott

President COO of SESAC Pat Collins, Award Winners Bryan-Michael Cox, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Rico Love and Swizz Beatz at 2011 SESAC Awards

Publisher of the Year:
EMI Foray Music

“Just A Dream”
Recorded by: Nelly
Songwriter: Rico Love
Publisher(s): EMI Foray Music, Rico Love Is Still A Rapper

“There Goes My Baby”
Recorded by: Usher
Songwriter: Rico Love
Publisher(s): EMI Foray Music, Rico Love Is Still A Rapper

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Jill Scott Reads Poetry At The White House

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Common wasn’t the only artist to read poetry at The White House last night. Jill Scott shared her words too for the event.

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Game-Red Nation Feat. Lil Wayne

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“Red Nation” is the first single from Game’s R.E.D. Album due in late August. Parris directed this anarchic clip that has similar imagery to one version of the “California Love” video.

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Kanye West-Runaway Live At MOMA

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Kanye West performed at the Museum of Modern Art’s Annual Garden Party in NYC Tuesday night. He did a Stevie Wonder song and a medley of his hits.

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