Andre Harrell

Remembering Andre Harrell: The Visioneering Pioneer of Black Culture Excellence

On May 9, 2020, Andre Harrell, the influential music mogul, passed away at the age of 59 due to heart failure. With a repertoire of curating Black excellence through ownership and creativity that spanned over three decades – of rap, soul, television, fashion, and film – the mourning hymn that echoes amongst the culture crescendos more each day.

Andre Harrell, Who Discovered P. Diddy and Founded Uptown Label, is Dead at 59

Andre Harrell, the longtime music executive who founded the hip-hop label Uptown Records and mentored Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, died Friday at age 59, DJ D-Nice announced on his Instagram Live. Uptown Records was the soundtrack of black culture in the late 80’s and the 90’s. Andre is credited to opening the the door for Mary J. Blige, Heavy D, Jodeci, Al B. Sure, Father MC, Al B. Sure, Teddy Riley and many others. Harrell was  also was apart of the Def Jam foundation as apart of Rush Productions with Russell Simmons. Harrell was currently working on a BET Original Series about