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Executive Producer Shanté Paige Hosts UMC ‘Beyond the Pole’ screening

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Stormy Wellington (Coach), Executive Producer Shanté Paige, Lyfe Jennings with (Dancers) Lea Lea, Ling Ling, Ms. Dime, La’ Bri, Angel Kake

“Beyond the Pole” showcases some of Atlanta’s most famous strippers. Although the 6 episode docuseries is about strippers exotic dancers and their lifestyle (Beyond the Pole); the underlying message of why these girls choose to dance to make their living is far more important. What’s your life “Beyond the Pole”? Continue reading Executive Producer Shanté Paige Hosts UMC ‘Beyond the Pole’ screening

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Mali Hunter’s collab with Toyota Green Initiative during Afropunk weekend

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Chef Mali Hunter – Photo Courtesy of Burrell

Afropunk weekend in Atlanta was totally amazing! All the different venues and the celebrations. However the one event that stood out in my mind was hosted by Toyota Green Initiative in conjunction with Chef Malissa ‘Mali’ Hunter who is also Partner of Tree Sound Studios, located outside of Atlanta, GA. As a three-year veteran of the TGI coalition; Mali travels with the initiative making the ‘green’ message relatable, through her yoga sessions, organic recipes and unique perspective as an eco-entrepreneur. Continue reading Mali Hunter’s collab with Toyota Green Initiative during Afropunk weekend

Comedian and TV Host Loni Love to Host Second Annual “BET HER FIGHTS BREAST CANCER” Special Premiering Sunday, October 7th on BET HER

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Today September 27, BET Networks announces its national, multi-platform call-to-action campaign, ‘BET GOES PINK,’ dedicated to raising awareness, encouraging early detection and initiating dialogue about the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the black community. The Network’s integrated approach includes BET Her’s first original film “HER ONLY CHOICE”, the second annual “BET HER FIGHTS BREAST CANCER” hosted by comedian and talk show host Loni Love, original PSAs and more. Continue reading Comedian and TV Host Loni Love to Host Second Annual “BET HER FIGHTS BREAST CANCER” Special Premiering Sunday, October 7th on BET HER

ROLLING OUT R.I.D.E. Conference in Atlanta Sept 28th & 29th

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Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee offer inspiration for blacks in film at 4th Annual Influencers Brunch

Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee offer inspiration for blacks in film at 4th annual Influencers Brunch

will packer malcolm leeAccording to the Newsletter of Enchanted PR

(Washington, DC) — The 4th annual Influencers Brunch was an undeniable highlight of the Congressional Black Caucus weekend in Washington, DC. Curated by Terk Entertainment Group partners Tarek “Terk” Stevens and Ronald “Tricky” Montgomery, the program opened with breakout Pop/R&B artist Eli serenading the crowd, then transitioned to an intimate conversation with Hollywood heavyweights Will Packer and Malcolm D. Lee, moderated by Heart & Soul Channel’s personality Cayman Kelly on Sirrius XM radio.

Packer and Lee were raw and candid, sharing insider knowledge about the movie industry while promoting their new film Night School. “We appreciate your support, because every ticket counts when you are up against others,” Packer explained. Lee echoed Packers sentiment and encouraged others to follow their passion especially if it led them to pursue the film industry. Lee suggested hopefuls be prepared to start at the bottom and do the work. “I started at the bottom. I got coffee, bagels, etc. I even messed up sometimes and got yelled at, but it’s ok,” he said. “Sometimes we want the success but aren’t willing to start at the bottom, but in many cases that’s the only way in.”

What began as a casual breakfast meeting between Anthony Anderson, Tarek “Terk” Stevens and Chris Spencer during The BET Honors has now become an exclusive gathering where Capitol Hill, Hollywood and Wall Street converge to celebrate igniters of the cultural power shift, recognize the impact of dynamic partnerships and empower the next generation of social change agents. “It’s always a beautiful room,” says Ronald “Tricky” Montgomery, “you look around and see so many different examples of black excellence from entertainment, to politicians to corporate brand managers, it’s black people supporting, collaborating and celebrating each other.”

Tarek “Terk” Stevens believes the brunch symbolizes the importance of building and sustaining relationships. “Your influence extends beyond your own platform and includes your relationships. The Influencers Brunch represents fertile ground for collaborative innovation that inspires global action,” he says. The relationships in this room go back for decades and others are just beginning, but this event represents how invaluable those connections are even beyond business.”

In addition to hearing insightful commentary from Packer and Lee, guests dined on a gourmet style brunch, enjoyed the beautiful rooftop view overlooking the Capitol and Union Station and received exclusive gift bags filled with Shea Moisture products.

Celebrity and notable guests included; author/speaker Michael Eric Dyson, former Essence editor-in-chief Susan L. Taylor, actor Lamman Rucker, comedian/radio morning show host Joe Clair, pop culture expert Jawn Murray, model/actress/morning radio host Claudia Jordan, ‘Love In The City’ star and International Motivational speaker Bershan Shaw, Josh J1 Raiford Program Director of 93.9 WKYS Radio One, Maryland Delegate Jay Walker and Angie M. Gates who serves as the Director of the DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.

The 4th annual Influencers Brunch was sponsored by Shea Moisture, Barclays, Night School (Universal Pictures), CVS Health, Howard Stirk Holdings, Blackmaled Productions, Will Packer Media, Sunshine Matter, LLC, Tito’s Vodka, Jack Daniel’s and 202Creates as part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s month long initiatirve and the Office of Cable, Television, Film, Music and Entertainment.

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BBK Phat Drops “Here We Go” Remix f’ the Baddest Chick TRINA

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The city you grew up in, race, and life’s experiences can all shape a person’s talent. This is especially true of Rap Artist/Actor BBK Phat. Born and Raised on the Westbank of New Orleans, BBK Phat made a conscious decision to relocate his family to the city of Houston. With the desire to be a rap artist since the age of 13 his ambition, talent and resources have allowed BBK Phat the opportunity to open for “Lil Wayne,Future, Sean Kingston, Erika Badu, Mack Maine, Mysitkal, Tyga, Bun B, Yo gotti, lil Boosie, Juvenile, Young Jeezy, 2 chain, Rkelly, Money Bag Yo. Finally he got a chance to scratch  Miami’s baddest chick rap artist TRINA off his bucket list of artist to perform with as they recently completed the ‘Slow Grind and Wind’ Remix of “Here We Go”.

The Produer’s Channel caught up with the Slow Wine & Grind artist to inquire how his drive and determination has kept his fans motivated to see and hear more from him. The better question was what did it take to snag Miami Love & Hip Hop cast member & rapper TRINAfor his latest remix?  Check out the interview:

Who wrote and produced your Remix “Here We Go” and what was the concept behind it?

I wrote it myself and Kirk Thuglas was the producer. I was going through a lot in my life at the time. The popular music producer Kirk said he had a song for me to write to to give me a different flavor and when I first heard the song I loved it. It took me a few days to write something to get it right but when I finally heard it played back to me I literally fell to my knees. It sounded better than I imagined it would.

What made you want to put Trina on the remix?

It actually was a collaborative effort between myself and my label AMS Music Entertainment. We wanted the song to be able to be placed in the hip hop category and we felt that TRINA would be the best artist to give it that hip hop appeal.

You mentioned shooting the video took 6 days; did you and Trina shoot together or separately? 

Awwww man, we actually shot one full day together. It was an Epic experience. Trina is a very real individual, humble and a true professional. We got a chance to discuss a lot of different things & she absolutely loved the song. From the moment she pulled up to the house with the pool where we shot the video it was just all love. First words out of her mouth were “about time.” Her vibes were genuine. Everything was organic and we just had  a good time.

What advise would you give other artist trying to establish their brand? 

Get your paperwork in order.

What makes your lable AMS South Music Entertainment different that others?

AMS is different from other labels because they are not looking for anything from the artist. They are in a financial situation where their business is already moving forward. Their business is in order, everything is in line; they are organized and trustworthy. I don’t feel like either party is using each other for self gain. They have the connections and the resources to help their artist achieve their goals. It’s more than business because the level of respect we have for each other is actual genuine. On both ends we want to see each other grow bigger. It’s a mutual respect. I’ve been dealing with the CEOAlvin Maysfor about two years and I know he is genuinely concerned about my career reaching the highest level and I wish the same for the label as well.

When did you change your stage name from Annunaki Phat (and what does that name mean)?

My best friend got killed and that just blew my world. When I got over it the best I could it’s when I changed my name to BBK Phat. It’s not really a meaning. They were basically angels God sent down to teach.

Wow, thanks for sharing all this information so that we can know you just a little bit better than we did before. We know there will be much more to share going forward. BBK Phat’s “Slow Grind & WInd” Remix of “Here We Go” is available for download on itunes and all music platforms. An announcement will be made within the next two weeks for the video release. Please follow @BBKPHAT on all social media and @amsmusicsouth. Check out some behind the scene photos from the video shoot after the break. Check out the behind the scenes photo gallery from the video shoot in Miami.

 

Bobby Brown hosts viewing party “The Bobby Brown Story” in Atlanta

DJ D-Nice and Kenny Burns -Photo Credit Jonell Media PR

Bobby Brown & BET threw the most amazing backyard Bobby-Q party to celebrate the private screening of the first episode for BET’s 2 part series of the Bobby Brown Story. Brown felt it was important for the world to know his truth the life story of an R & B musician. Kenny Burns “the lifestyle specialist” was the choice as MC of the Bobby-Q party. The infamous DJ D-Nice was right beside him on the turntables and the celebrities poured inside the venue all night long. Bobby Brown held nothing back in his new TV movie based off his autobiography released in 2016 titled “Every Little Step: My Story.

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Actor Woody McClain did an excellent job filling the shoes playing the role as “Bobby Brown” for the second time as he also played Bobby Brown in the New Edition Story 3 part series which also airred on BET. The biggest shock factor during the first episode was a specific scene with Janet Jackson, played by Cree Davis. Bobby’s memoir book was his first mention of his heartbreak when he ended his relationship with Janet Jackson.  Tyler Williams also resumed his role as young Bobby Brown in the opening act of the series. Bobby’s parents were played by Sandi McCree (Carole Brown) and comedian/actor T.K. Carter played the role as Bobby’s dad Herbert Brown.

Actor Michael Rainey Jr. & Damion Hall – Photo Credit Jonell Media PR

The Bobby-Q theme promoted Bobby Brown’s famous Bobby B Brown Foods Bar-b-que Sauce. The entire food spread was amazing. Collard greens & cornbread, mac and cheese, and baked beans were the tasty side choice of the pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket all marinated in the Bobby B Brown foods Bar-b-que sauce or the shrimp po-boy. The venue was the perfect set-up for a back-yard party. It just wouldn’t have been a real back yard party without the group ‘Final Draft’ kicking off the electric slide or actor Mike Terrell getting the party started by hyping the guests to join him in some drinking and shaking a tail feather on the dancefloor.

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Tristen Mack Wilds – Photo Credit Jonell Media PR

Big Gipp from the Goodie Mobb took over the mic to provide the crowd with some live entertainment until actor Tristen Mack Wilds hopped on the mic with DJ Dnice to remind everyone he’s not only a talented actor but a singer and song writer as well. Wilds blew everyone away singing a few lines from some of his upcoming music. Guests enjoyed back yard games, the Bobby Brown themed photo booth and the open bar with a featured drink  (Whiskey & Lemonade) “The Perogative.”

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 01: Bobby Brown and Kenny Burns onstage during The “Bobby-Q” Atlanta Premiere Of “The Bobby Brown Story” at Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center on September 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

After the sunset it was finally time for Bobby Brown to settle the crowd down and introduce his family and the film. Brown felt it was important to warn his children ‘when you see your Daddy in this film you are actually going to see your real Daddy and learn some things that you may not know already.” Bobby thanked everyone for coming out and supporting him for the past 35 years. “Don’t Be Cruel” was an album I released 30 years ago; I did another album before that but the Don’t Be Cruel one still remains hot and well known today. I thank you all for supporting me and my music career for the past thirty-five years and please stay tuned for more coming to you from Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike.” exclaimed Brown.

BET Presents The "Bobby-Q" Atlanta Premiere Of "The Bobby Brown Story"
Alicia Etheridge Brown, Bobby Brown and the family – Photo Credit Paras Griffin

Check out the photo gallery and tune into to BET Sept 4th for part I of the Bobby Brown Story. Check your tv guide for local listing times.