Daily Archives: June 27, 2016

The New Edition Story Trailer

BET has a new mini-series about New Edition and this is the first trailer. The cast members playing the group introduced themselves last night at the BET Awards with an onstage introduction from Bobby Brown. Wood Harris, Bryshere Y. Gray, Duane Martin, Tank, Michael Rapaport, Bre-Z, Monica Calhoun and Lisa Nicole Carson have roles in the series which will air over three consecutive nights. All of the members of New Edition are consultants on the series which is scheduled to air in 2017.
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Jidenna-Chief Don’t Run

Jidenna is getting ready to release his debut album Long Live The Chief before the year’s end and “Chief Don’t Run” is his newest single. Janelle Monae’s Wondaland artist last appeared in January with his Cotton Club-influenced video for “Knickers.”

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Anderson.Paak-Come Down At The BET Awards 2016

Anderson.Paak had a chance to perform his single “Come Down” at the BET Awards last night and the crowd loved it.
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Jesse Wiliams BET Award Acceptance Speech

Jesse Williams accepts the BET Humanitarian Award and gives an inspiring speech about Black inequalities, police brutality, Black women, the spiritual vortex of excessive capitalist desire and the need to dismantle white supremacy.
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BET Awards 2016 Prince Tributes

The 2016 BET Awards gave Prince a lot of love last night with tributes throughout the show. Stevie Wonder sang “Take Me With U” with Tori Kelly before Jennifer Hudson’s church performance of “Purple Reign” had many people in tears. Maxwell shared his new single “Lake By The Ocean” before performing Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Erykah Badu, The Roots and Bilal gave life to “The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker” and “The Beautiful Ones.” Janelle Monae had  fun performing  “Delirious,” “Kiss,” “Pop Life” and “I Would Die 4 U.” Sheila E’s tribute ended the night with a medley of Prince songs including “Housequake,” “Erotic City,” “Let’s Work,” “U Got U The Look,” “A Love Bizarre,” “The Glamourous Life,” “America” and “Baby I’m A Star.” Prince’s first wife Mayte danced during the Sheila E’s tribute. Oddly enough D’Angelo and Chaka Khan were not present but were definitely missed. BET did a great job honoring Prince’s legacy.
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