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Beyonce, Chance the Rapper and Fat Joe & Remy Ma Win Big at Soul Train Awards 2016

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SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 celebrated the best in Soul, R&B and Hip-Hop by highlighting both returning legends and breakout stars with unrivaled musical moments and titillating performances. The awards show, which aired tonight on CENTRIC and BET, was hosted once again by the funkadelic Godmother of neo-soul, Erykah Badu, who also served as Executive Producer.

Beyoncé led the night’s winners dominating in top categories including Video of the Year, Album/Mixtape of the Year, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and Song of the Year. Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana and Infared took home two awards of their own, Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year) and Best Collaboration, for their smash hit “All the Way Up.” Artists were honored across 12 different categories and additional winners included Kanye West featuring Teyana Taylor for Best Dance Performance for “Fade,” Chance the Rapper (Best New Artist), Anderson .Paak (Centric Certified Award), Andra Day “Rise Up” (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award), Maxwell (Best R&B/Soul Male Artist), and Kirk Franklin “123 Victory” (Best Gospel/Inspirational Song.)

The evening marked the inaugural Soul Train Awards since BET Networks officially acquired Soul Train earlier this year and it did not disappoint. The night featured crowd-loving classics and current favorites from the best Soul artists of yesterday and today.

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Dru Hill kicked off the Soul Train Awards 2016 with the ultimate throwback of their 90s R&B jams including “Tell Me,” “In My Bed,” and “Beauty.”

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Dru Hill lead singer Sisqó then took the stage solo to perform his late 90’s mega-hit “Thong Song.”

 

An endearing and  inspired Jill Scott presented Brandy with the second annual Lady of Soul Award, who went on to blow the crowd away with a full dance and stunning vocal performance of her most beloved hits including “Almost Doesn’t Count,” “What About Us,” “Full Moon,” “I Wanna Be Down,” “The Boy Is Mine,” “Talk About Our Love,” “Have You Ever,” and “Sitting On Top Of The World,” joined by MA$E.

 

Soulful newcomers Anderson .Paak and BJ the Chicago Kid performed “Waters” and “Cha Cha” singer D.R.A.M. joined Badu on stage for their recently released single, “WiFi.”

The awards ended on a high note with Teddy Riley pulling out all the stops for an unforgettable showcase following his receiving of the night’s highest honor, the Legend Award. Riley brought out retro hitmakers and past collaborators including Doug E. Fresh, Bobby Brown, Tito Jackson, Wreckx-N-Effect and Guy for a medley of classics including “My Prerogative,” “Remember the Time,” “Rump Shaker,” and more.

Alongside the amazing performances, the second annual Soul Cypher, featuring Erykah Badu, Tyrese, Ne-Yo, Angie Stone and the incomparable Gladys Knight was another musical moment not to be forgotten.

SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 WINNERS

Best New Artist – Chance the Rapper

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Maxwell

Centric Certified Award – Anderson .Paak

Video of the Year – Beyoncé – “Formation”

Best Gospel/Inspirational Song – Kirk Franklin – “123 Victory”

Album/Mixtape of the Year – Beyoncé – “Lemonade”

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year) – Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – Beyoncé

Song of the Year – Beyoncé

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “Rise Up” – Written by Andra Day and Jennifer Decilveo (Andra Day)

Best Dance Performance – Kanye West (Dance Performance featuring Teyana Taylor) – “Fade”

Best Collaboration – Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared – “All the Way Up”

The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2016 are produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment. Executive Producers of the network telecast are as follows: Debra Lee, Stephen G. Hill and Connie Orlando from BET; and Jesse Collins for Jesse Collins Entertainment.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET

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Happy New Year: Top 20 Moments of 2015

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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.

Check it out after the jump!

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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Rapper Luck Gets Personal In His New Visual “Suicide”

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Bronx native, Rapper/Model/Boxer Luck is a product of some of the most acclaimed personas in music history, but this young artist is out to prove that he doesn’t need to rely on luck to become the next big sensation in music!

Son of Joy Winans, who in the late 1990’s worked as the Assistant Vice President of powerhouse label Bad Boy Records, Luck got his introduction to the music business at the age of six, spending time in the presence of label superstars such as Notorious BIG, Mase, The Lox, Black Rob and company CEO, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. These early childhood associations had a great impact on him and sparked a desire to follow in the footsteps of these hip-hop greats.

With an innate desire to perform, the talented artist seeks excellence in all his endeavors, whether rapping modeling or athletics. Luck is currently featured as one of the faces in an ad campaign for Invisible Bully, a hip-hop inspired street-wear clothing brand and fights in local tournaments at Bronx’s Morris Park Boxing Gym.

Through the discipline of rigorous training, Luck has honed his focus, timing and rhythm and packs a punch inside and outside of the ring. Seeking his first musical KO, Luck is prepping the release of his untitled mixtape slated for November 2015.

With a flurry of powerful tracks, like the introspective “Suicide” and remix to Common’s Grammy award-nominated 2000 hit “The Light,” Luck wants people take notice of his ability to create content, which moves people physically and emotionally.  A true reflection of the urban music royalty he grew up with and wants to now carry that torch.

Check out the official video for “Suicide” below:

Also, take a look at “The Light”:

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2015 #BETAwards Performances [Videos]

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Catch this year’s BET Awards 2015 performances right here at SFPL!

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SFPL’s Artist Spotlight: Jo’zzy feat. Timbaland & Mase – ‘Tryna Wife’

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BMG/Chrysalis presents the brand new single “Tryna Wife” from singer/songwriter Jo’zzy feat. super producer Timbaland and hip hop legend Mase. Produced by Wizz Dumb, Jo’zzy laces this laid back track with her soft alto as she formally introduces her 90’s edge and sound with a 2014 flare. 

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[New Music] Mase – ‘Adorn’ (Remix)

Mase adds his talents to singer Miguel‘s hit single “Adorn”, and puts his own classic twist on the track. Looks like the past Bad Boy rapper hasn’t lost a step. Check it out below to see if Mase did it any justice…

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[New Music] Wale – ‘Slight Work’ (Remix) ft. French Montana, Diddy & Mase

Wale pulls out all the stops with this dope ‘Slight Work (Remix)’ featuring French Montana, Diddy & Mase! Peep the new track below…

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Huddy Combs Dedication by rapper Dutch

Huddy Combs (aka Huddy 6) was one of the founding members, along with Mase, of Harlem World. Harlem rapper Dutch dedicated a song called “Angel Wings” in light of the tragedies. Check it out!

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Entitled “Angel Wings” This song is a reminder that no matter what
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-Stay Fly!

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SFPL’S NEW MUSIC!

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We got that new heat!!!

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SFPL’S NEW MUSIC: MASE, RICHGIRL, SEAN PAUL, BEENIE MAN & FABOLOUS

*blank stare*…please tell me this is old. If not, Mase really needs to make up his mind. Seriously.

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