February 12, 2018 – BET Owned Social! “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” was the biggest celebration of the genre EVER! Music and television stars Erykah Badu, Tony Rock, Justin Combs, Amanda Seales, Reginae Carter, Symone Sanders joined social superstars Kash Doll, Blame it on Kway, La La Sizahands, Amara La Negra, Jess Hilarious and more to set the inaugural social kudofest on fire! The African king of comedy Michael Blackson hosted the show live from Tyler Perry Studios Ft McPherson in Atlanta.   Executive produced by Mike Epps, this first-of-its-kind awards show celebrated all things social media over the past year. Watch all the must see moments now at BET.com/Social and on social platforms by following the hashtag #BETSocialAwards. In case you missed the show LIVE, catch an encore airing of “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” Monday, February 12 at 10 PM ET/PT on BET.

 

The night opened with a high-energy medley of the top dances of 2017 starring social media sensations Blame it on Kway and Lala Sizahands followed by Michael Blackson who took the stage with an African-inspired dance number. From President Trump to Tyrese to Kevin Hart, nobody was off limits – including Blackson himself. He was joined by his “For the D and P Challenge” co-star Erykah Badu who roasted Blackson’s outfit, as she took the stage to present the ‘Issa Wave’ award.

The night honored the celebrated hashtag #BlackGirlMagic with a spoken word tribute by comedian and actress Amanda Seales and “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” honored the founders of the Women’s March, organizers Tamika D. Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour. Actor and comedian DC Young Fly was given the Social Verified Award by Executive Producer Mike Epps. 

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Walmart is offering FREE exclusive advanced screening tickets for the new film,Black Panther to screen Tuesday, February 13th at Atlanta’s Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85, 3265 Northeast Expressway Access Road, Chamblee, GA 30341. Joining in on the excitement is three time Grammy Award winning artist, producer, rapper and actor T.I. along with specially invited Atlanta based VIP. Doors open 5pm, and screening begins at 7:15pm but arrive early to avoid the long lines.
 
WHERE CAN YOU GET TICKETS? Free advance screening tickets will be distributed by Walmart Associates on Monday, February 12th at Walmart located at 1105 Research Center Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 (off Cascade Road). Walmart associates will be handing out tickets by “Black Panther” signage in the toy aisle at 5pm EST. Each customer can receive up to four tickets.
 
Critics are hailing “Black Panther” and praising it for its cultural significance being the first black superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

 

. Filmed in Atlanta, Black Panther generated more than $83.9 million to the local economy and contributed more than $26.5 million in wages to more than 3,100 workers across the state. Production not only filmed in downtown Atlanta, but also on location at Piedmont Park, Castleberry Hill, Mechanicsville, West End, Vine City, Decatur, Marietta, Cartersville, and other locations across north Georgia and metro Atlanta.

 
Directed by Ryan Coogler, “Black Panther” stars Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Andy Serkis, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuva, Letitia Wright and more. Opens in theaters nationwide on February 16th.
 
Walmart is the destination for all things “Black Panther.” Customers can enjoy shopping for exclusive “Black Panther” action figures, toys, merchandise, and apparel and take selfies with “Black Panther” signage using #BlackpantherATL. 

Check out the epic Aquarius Season Birthday Triple OG, Bigboi, Clay Evans and Crystal Betts, hosted by Lil Duval at O2 Lounge!

 

 

Notoriety ATL Hosted by J Prince Jr and Compton Menace

J Prince Jr. and Compton Menace hosted NOTORIETY powered by MBPEVENTS, MR. PLUSH, TJMAKINGMOVES AND FREDDYO at O2 Lounge Atl..

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Dutchmasters hosted their Coalition Dj party with Premadonna! 

Dutch Masters presented a special video presentation to Coalition DJ’s featuring the likes of Jeezy and Greg Street, and a bevy of hip hop heavyweights showed up to lend their support including lifestyle expert and host, Kenny Burns, producer Zaytoven, Goodie Mob OG Big Gipp, Tha Dogg Pound’s Daz, and Bone Crusher.

 

 

Coalition DJ’s Celebrated 10th Anniversary!

 
The Coalition DJs, supported by popular cigar brand Dutch Masters, celebrated 10 years as on the nation’s hottest DJ crews at Masquerade in Atlanta’s Underground. The Coalition DJ’s are credited with breaking a plethora of dope artists and records, including the likes Future, Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Migos, and newer artists like Moneybag Yo. 

The event saw a number of popular young talents take the stage like up and coming femcees, Johnnni Blaze, Premodanna, and Ya Ya Flawless, and established rap heavyweights T. I., Waka Flaka, Young Greatness, Trap Beckham, ScottyATL, and more. 

Dutch Masters presented a special video presentation to Coalition DJ’s featuring the likes of Jeezy and Greg Street, and a bevy of hip hop heavyweights showed up to lend their support including lifestyle expert and host, Kenny Burns, producer Zaytoven, Goodie Mob OG Big Gipp, Tha Dogg Pound’s Daz, and Bone Crusher.

 

Last night, Zaytoven, Cap 1, and Verse Simmons celebrated their birthdays! Amongst the crowd was none other than, TIP, YFN Lucci, Raheem Devaughn, and more just to name a few. The event was executed by Mr. Plush, Musicbusinesspolitics, and TJ Making Moves! See pics below!

 

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Last night, 1865 Management and Interscope Records invited the coalition Dj’s to breakfast with recording artist “5AM.” The artist celebrated last night with gourmet waffles, eggs, hash browns and Mimosas served throughout the night. Special guests included Young Thug, Future, Young Scooter, Lil Baby and more just to name a few! Lookout for new music on the way from 5AM! Watch full video to see what the hype was about!