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SONG OF THE DAY: Wake Up Everybody – Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Ashanti (Official Video)

The official music video of “Wake Up Everybody” by Brandy, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Musiq Soulchild, Ashanti, Babyface, Monica, Claudette Ortiz, Eve, Faith Evans, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jaheim, Floetry, Jon B, Keke Palmer, Marques Houston, Miri Ben-Ari, Nick Scotti, Omarion, Rev Run from the album ‘Wake Up Everybody’ (2004)

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

Essence Fest Marks 25 Years of Celebrating Black Culture

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for thought-proving conversation and performances from top musical acts. Launched to mark the 25th anniversary of black-owned Essence magazine, the festival has become a yearly celebration to highlight excellence in business, fashion, entertainment, and, of course, music. It is a destination vacation for African American women, which was showcased in the 2017 hit movie “Girls Trip.” The movie —which starred Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and

Black Girls Rock 2018 to Honor Janet Jackson, Mary J Blige and More Phenomenal Women

Janet Jackson will receive the rock star award at the 2018 Black Girls Rock awards. The Grammy winner will be honored as a “phenomenal woman in music,” organizers said Thursday. Jackson recently released “Made For Now,” her single with Daddy Yankee. Queen Latifah will host the show, which will be taped Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. BET Networks will air the special celebrating the accomplishments of black women on Sept. 9.   Other award recipients include Mary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell and Judith Jamison. Blige will receive the star power award. Campbell will be presented