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Jay Z Becomes First Rapper Inducted Into Songwriters Hall of Fame

It’s been a historical day for Hov.

On Wednesday (Feb. 22), Jay Z was named as one of 2017’s Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s honorees also include Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Robert Lamm, Max Martin, James Pankow, and Peter Cetera.

The Brooklyn rapper’s induction marks the first time a rapper has received this prestigious honor.

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Watch: The Cast of ‘The New Edition Story’ Performing New Edition’s Classic Hit “You’re Not my Kind of Girl”

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If you didn’t tune into the Soul Train Music Awards on Sunday night, you definitely missed the premiere of the cast of the new BET original TV event The New Edition Story performing “You’re Not My Kind of Girl”. The Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced song was originally featured on their Double Platinum-selling album ‘Heartbreak’ which is the groups highest selling album to date.

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In the clip the cast performs the song and nails the choreography step by step, also including in the video are clips from the highly anticipated TV event. The star-studded cast for the The New Edition Story includes:

Bryshere Y. Gray (Empire) plays Michael Bivins as an adult and Dante Hoagland (Emelie) plays Michael as a child.

Elijah Kelley (The Wiz Live!) plays Ricky Bell as an adult and Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) plays Ricky as a child.

SFPL‘s Digital Blog Cover Guy & Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Luke James plays Johnny Gill.

Algee Smith (Let It Shine) plays Ralph Tresvant as an adult and Jahi Winston (Feed The Beast) plays Ralph as a child.

Keith Powers (Straight Outta Compton) plays Ronnie Devoe as an adult and Myles Truitt plays Ronnie as a child.

Woody McClain (Autographs) plays Bobby Brown as an adult and Tyler Williams plays Bobby as a child.

The New Edition Story is 6 hours total and will air over 3 nights on January 24th, 25th, and 26th. All six members of New Edition serve as co-producers on the biopic alongside longtime manager and original choreographer Brooke Payne. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis alongside Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds serve as music producers on the biopic.

We cannot wait to sit down and watch this cause it looks extremely good.

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Watch: Brandy Confirms That Ray J Is Engaged, Talks About Her New Show ‘Zoe Ever After’ On Wendy Williams [Video]

Just wrapping up her New York broadway slot in Chicago as “Roxy” and the performance tribute to Babyface on the 2015 Soul Train Awards, Brandy Norwood heads back to the Big Apple, and stops by The Wendy Williams Show.

During her visit, the singer/actress talked about her new BET sitcom Zoe Ever After, starring herself alongside actor Dorian Missick who plays her ex-husband, “Gemini Moon”. The show makes it’s debut on January 5th at 10 pm.

Wendy then switch over to the juicy question of: “Is Ray J really engaged to Princess?”. Brandy, being just as clueless as Wendy, answered the question as she had to call Ray the day before the show just to confirm, because she knew Wendy would ask her. In other words, she and the family didn’t about it at all.

Brandy says:

They are really engaged and I told him that I was coming here, and I didn’t know…like i’m really mad about that — how do you not tell your sister that you’re engaged?

Check out the full interview below:

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NEW MUSIC: BABYFACE – “WE’VE GOT LOVE”

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Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is back and blessing our speakers once again with his classic, timeless lyrics that reaches every continent.

Today, right on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, the music vet drops a new heartfelt tune entitled “We’ve Got Love” — birthed from his upcoming 10th album Return of the Tender Lover. The song could not have come at a better time with all of the travesty going on in the world today. You can just kick back, relax, dance and just enjoy life with family, a loved one or friends.

Babyface says:

“I have been blessed to experience a lot of love in my life,” said Babyface in a recent press release. It is the greatest gift in life, and I feel blessed to share that universal message through my music.”

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