Heading across the bridge to the borough of Brooklyn, Faith Evans takes a trip back down memory in the new visual for “Legacy” that also features classic bars from The Notorious B.I.G.
The video was directed by Rock Davis and Jay Rodriguez, which lands Evans over on St. James Place and Fulton St. right at the steps of the building where Biggie grew up. You can also catch appearances by Lil Cease along with a few old friends of Faith and Biggie Smalls paired with some vintage footage.
The song was birthed from the upcoming King & I album that is due out on May 19.
TV One’s stars of television and film shined brightly at the 48TH NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, which aired on the network. Among this year’s award honorees, TV One’s morning news host, Roland Martin, received an Award for Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program.
An encore presentation of the show will air on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. EST and 12 a.m. EST. The show will air in syndication February 19 – March 5. Check your local listings for show times.
The evening began with the live pre-show from the red carpet, hosted by Nischelle Turner and Terrence Jenkins with special correspondents Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer. The casts of TV One’s upcoming original films, “MEDIA” (Brian White, Penny Johnson Jerald, Pooch Hall, Chrystee Pharris, Blue Kimble, Denise Boutte, Stelio Savante, Finesse Mitchelland Jillian Reeves) and “Hit A Lick” (Tasha Smith, Lil Mama and Lance Gross) were in attendance. Additionally, Justice By Any Means host Malik Yoba made an appearance, and David and Tamela Mann walked the carpet to announce their new TV One show, The Manns.
The two-hour live special did not disappoint as the best of Black Hollywood turned out to celebrate. Immediately following, guests joined TV One, in partnership with Ford Motor Company and Creative Artists Agency (CAA), at an exclusive after party held at the W Hotel in Hollywood. Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes welcomed the crowd, followed by a special performance by R&B vocalist Faith Evans.
The channel’s upcoming original film, MEDIA (full cast above) premieres on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. ET. The much-anticipated series is directed by Craig Ross, Jr. and executive produced by Cathy Hughes, Susan Banks, Kevin Arkadie, and Sheila Ducksworth.
Below are all of the winners for the 48TH Annual NAACP Image Awards:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross – “`black-ish” (ABC)
Outstanding Drama Series
“Queen Sugar” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)
Motion Picture Categories
Outstanding Motion Picture
“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Denzel Washington – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Taraji P. Henson – “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Entertainer of the Year
Check out photos below from the red carpet, awards ceremony, backstage, after party and more below:
Receiving rave reviews at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, KICKS will now be hitting theaters on September 9. The movie written by Justin Tipping and Joshua Beirne-Golden stars Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans‘ son, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Jahking Guillory, Christopher Meyer, Kofi Siriboe, and Mahershala Ali. The feature film was also the winner of the Film Festival for “Best Cinematography.”
David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter says:
“Rooted in an authentic sense of place….its silky blend of lyricism with urban grit marks it as a promising debut.”
About the film:
In Justin Tipping’s feature debut Kicks, nothing is as simple as it seems. Fifteen-year-old Brandon longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy; assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone — even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by local hood, Flaco. Seemingly the embodiment of menace, Flaco harbors complexities of his own that will be revealed when Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers with his two best friends in tow.
Boasting a strong ensemble cast and featuring a memorable lead performance by newcomer Jahking Guillory, the film transcends a deceptively traditional hero’s journey to deliver an entertaining and sobering look at the realities of inner-city life, the concept of manhood and the fetishization of sneaker culture. Visually and thematically rich, with an amazing soundtrack of both hip-hop classics and Bay Area favorites, Kicks creates an authentic and original portrait of a young man drowning in the expectations of machismo.
As we literally countdown the hours of 2015, check out our Top 20 recap of the Best and Hilarious Moments of the year. Trust us, this is our best line-up yet as the past 12 months was filled with some of the most news and happenings probably more than any year that we could remember.
Last Night In NYC…Fabolous celebrated his birthday on this past Tuesday, November 18th in NYC with a star studded 90’s Platinum Party produced by The Vanity Group and sponsored by Royal Elite Vodka, DUSSE & Moet Chandon Nectar Rose.
The event featured music by DJ DNice, DJ SNS & DJ Boof as well as performances by Diddy, Swizz Beatz, Faith Evans, 112, Case, R.L., Horace Brown, Lil’ Mo, Ty Dolla $ign and The Dream.
Other attendees included Angela Simmons, Vashtie, Joe, DJ Clue, Misa Hylton, Justine Skye, Mack Wilds, A$AP Ferg, Emily B. and more!
Photo Credit: J Martin Visuals & Jerrit Clark/Getty Images
Philadelphia’s own Devon musical influences ranges from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Prince, Earth Wind & Fire, and Whitney Houston and more. Just recently, he also had the opportunity to open up for R&B songstress, Faith Evans in New York City.
Today, the talented artist drops off his new visual for The Weeknd’s hit single “Earned It,” which serves as a teaser to his visual EP Off The Ground, set to drop October 2015 with the first single coming in September.
Directed by Derek Blanks, inspiration from the hit television series: Scandal, definitely comes into play in Faith Evans newest visual entitled “Fragile.” In the video, Faith plays “First Lady” to actor Pooch Hall, who holds down the fork as President of the United States. With Infidelity in tow, Faith pulls out her inner Mellie Grant character, and smiles like everything is ok, when truthfully, the President is having quite the affair with a female staff member. Peep the drama below…
Climbing up the Urban AC charts, J. Moss unleashes a new ‘Grown Folks Gospel’ tune entitled “You Make Me Feel” featuring Faith Evans. The new track comes just in time for the upcoming Christmas holiday.