Soul Train Awards 2013 hosted by comedian Anthony Anderson was amazing. Some of our favorite stars walked away big winners this year. We got a chance to see Atlanta represent to the fullest. From TI to Keith Sweat Atlanta was definitely in the house for this year’s award show.
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Today’s Artist Spotlight takes you to ATL by way of DC. Popp Culture has been slaying the competition for years. He’s definitely an artist to look out for! He just dropped the single “Hold Me Down” with Mishon and it’s a banger. Check it out!
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Today for our Artist Spotlight, I chose someone that I am feeling personally. This new artist is grinding his way to the top and his new song featuring Wale is burning up the tracks. I’m not sure if the sample from Al B Sure drew me in, or if it was Wale, or maybe just Sebastian’s charm was the culprit.
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Sebastian is TRULY talented! The 24-year-old classically trained singer-songwriter-musician; Sebastian Mikael is already starting his career where others can only hope to finish. Born in Sweden to a Swedish father and Ethiopian mother, Sebastian Mikael is sharing his passion with fans and listeners.
“I became interested in knowing exactly what the musicians were doing and how they got their sounds,” says Sebastian Mikael, who started off playing his favorite songs by Marvin Gaye, Guns N’ Roses, Wyclef Jean, Akon and Usher.
“I feel like my music truly has something to say,” he says. “When people hear my music, I want them to relate. The way my music makes me feel inside is usually the same way people feel when they hear it.”
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Benny Boom doesn’t stop WORKING! Benny has directed videos for Nicki Minaj “High School”, Juicy J feat. Wale and Trey Songz “Bounce It”, Kat Graham “Wanna Say”, TGT “I Need”, Wale feat. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J “Clappers”, and that was just a few from this year.
“I’ve been in the game for so long and I’m truly honored to have won both of these awards this year.”
Benny Boom has been in the industry since 2000 and is known for heavily influencing the visual landscape of popular music, crafting memorable clips for platinum artists such as, Diddy, Keyshia Cole, Akon, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, Monica, Ciara, Trey Songz, and many more.
Benny Boom is not only known for directing music videos, he has also directed commercials for Jeep, Honda, Gatorade, and Sears as well as two feature films. Most recently, Benny Boom has directed the hit TV series 90210 on the CW.
He’s definitely grinding and we ain’t mad. Check out some of our favorite Benny Boom videos:
Wale was kicked off a New York bound plane because he failed to turn off his cell phone!
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Jay Z, Kanye West, Usher and Rihanna may be following Stevie Wonder in boycotting Florida following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case. Wonder recently announced his intention to protest Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law by avoiding performances in the Sunshine State. Read More »
People question celebrities all the time about their commiment to the community. Earlier this week we watched Tom Joyner grant Rachel Jeantel with resources to help her obtain a GED, SAT prep, and a full academic scholarship to the HBCU of her choice. Earlier today we listened to Rickey Smiley tell Rachel Jeantel that they would help her with clothes, school supplies, and text books when she’s ready to head off to college. Now we have learned that Wale is doing his part to help a student of Hampton University stay in school by awarding a very special scholarship. Read More »
Rapper Jay-Z has reached platinum status with his latest project, “Magna Carta Holy Grail”. Instead of going out to celebrate, he performed his single, “Picasso Baby”, over and over again for 6 straight hours.
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Remember when J. Cole moved up his album date to compete with Kanye West? Well, that turned out to be a very smart move on Cole’s part as his “Born Sinner” album has now surpassed both Kanye West and Wale to take the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
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