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ASCAP held their 29th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards last night at the Beverly Hills Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles. The dope event is a wonderful way to kick off the 2016 BET Experience weekend. I had the opportunity to see some and catch up with some of the hottest stars in Hip Hop from Remy Ma to Wale to Tribe Called Quest to Atlanta’s very own Andre 3000.

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Keeyen Martin is undoubtedly the fresh breath of soul singing that we all have been waiting for. Keeyen Martin is by no means a new comer when it comes to singing and songwriting. Keeyen started at the young tender age of 5 yrs.old in North Carolina singing in church.

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Chance The Rapper might be changing the music industry single-handedly, as the Chicago do-gooder continues to cross uncharted territory as an independent artist. Notoriously known for giving his music away for free, Chance is definitely in a category of his own in comparison to most mainstream rappers. His third long awaited mixtape “Coloring Book” is the first streaming-only album to reach the Billboard 200 albums chart. This year brings about many firsts for the Chicago rapper, back in December he was also the first unsigned artist to perform on SNL.

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Among his many accomplishments this year, he is solely credited for delaying Kanye’sThe Life of Pablo” back in February because of his passion for his music. The final album track list left off “Waves”, a song Chance is credited for writing ft, Chris Brown & Kid Cudi. Chance fought for the song to be put on the album and in the last hours before the release, he and Kanye put the finishing touches on the song and included it on Ye’s highly anticipated album.

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On April 22, 2016 4x Grammy Award Winning Producer Hitman Stevie J and the mother of his first son Pastor Rhonda Henderson had her booking signing, “The Private Life of A Public Woman” at Perimeter Mall inside of the Paparazzi store. Yes you see it!  You think you know  someone by looking at them from the outside or by just watching them from the outside from a public view but you have no idea. READ MORE

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What do you think about Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? Well let’s explore this ideal together. In one way It makes me say, yea! But in a another way, it makes me think why now. Where is it coming from? What is the purpose for it! What are they saying this is supposed to mean. Is it going to bring recognition to Harriet Tubman in all that she did? Or is it suppose to bring attention to slavery? Let us work through this.

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Remember when girl groups were just as popular as the boy groups if not even more popular. Well these fine young girls from this all girl group called “MakoGirls” are sure to bring you back to experiencing a pure, genuine, fun girl group that will remind you of the girl groups we grew up listening to and loved, such as SWV, 702 and TLC. They all changed the music in a whole with their good energy and empowering lyrics becoming world classic acts hit after hit. The “MakoGirls” are ready to bring back that music and share their party, dance moving songs to all of the world reminding us to have fun again.

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#PRESSPLAY: Arsenio Hall hosts The #BETHonors!

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Arsenio Hall hosted The BET Honors and it was truly star-studded!

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imageThe stars were out in celebration of black excellence at the 2016 BET Honors. The show took place in Washington D.C. at the beautiful Warner Theatre and it was definitely a night full of entertainment. READ MORE