2019 BET “SOCIAL AWARDS” was the biggest live celebration of the most viral influencers on the internet mostly via youtube, instagram. Anticipations were high for the energy hosts DC Young Fly and Jess Hilarious would bring to the table. They are two of the hottest social media superstars. The night opened with a medley of the most memorable dances of 2018, starring social media sensations Shiggy, Dan Rue and Kid the Wiz. Hosts DC Young Fly and Jess Hilarious took to the stage opening the show by guiding viewers in a humorous tutorial of the latest social lingo in “The Rules of Black Twitter.” Continue reading DC Young Fly & Jess Hilarious as Hosts of BET Social Awards 2019
The You Got Served Writer/Director Chris Stokes has done it again! This time his BET production ” Running Out of Time” starring RonReaco Lee and Tasha Smith which airred Saturday December 1st was directed by Stokes and co-written by Marques Houston. Continue reading Director Chris Stokes presents Running Out of Time – BET
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
BET CEO Debra Lee, famed musician Wyclef Jean and more reflect on the evening’s festivities and headlining ‘UN Messenger of Peace,’ Stevie Wonder. Sunseeker Media CEO Bart Phillips, his Production Editing Chief Justin Budd & the production crew were very proud to be a part of this event. UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder enlisted the help of his famous friends for a three-hour long birthday bash and concert held at the Great Assembly Hall in New York City.
What kind of projects are you working on right now? Is there an album in the works?
I’m working on another mixtape and my album. I’m writing and working for a lot of people like Ryan Leslie, Sean Kingston, 9th Wonder, Busta Rhymes, and Rick Ross.
From here, where are you looking to go in terms of your music?
My thing is to do the unthinkable. I want to bring Staten Island back on the map. It’s not all about Wu-Tang, though Wu-Tang definitely put us on the map. There’s a lot of talent coming from New York but really no singers out here. It’s time for us to start rubbing our elbows again. I love rap and hip hop—I mean, I’m signed to a hip hop label—but as a singer, I’m looking for that good music with substance, that good talent. And what I want to do is represent my town really well. Like Staten Island, we’re in here too. ‘Cause when you think of Staten Island, you think of Shaolin, and we respect that—we gotta respect Wu, the pioneers—but Staten Island has a future too, and that’s my push.
When news broke that rap pioneer and Wu-tang member Raekwon signed R&B act Kofi Black to his label, the music blogosphere was spiked with curiosity on this young talent. Well, VIBE.com recently sat down the with Staten Island native to disseminate his musical style, relationship with Raekwon, and his ambitious, hustle-driven goals for the future. –Tanya Chen