2020 Soul Train Award Winners & Highlights

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 29: LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 29: In this image released on November 29th, Monica performs during the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. (Photo by Leon Bennett/STA 2020/Getty Images for BET)

The 2020 Soul Train Awards had a lot of excitement varying from winners, performances, red carpet moments and more. The award show aired on BET, BET Her, VH1 and MTV2.

Chris Brown won the most awards, winning an award for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and shared honors of Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance, and Best Collaboration with Young Thug for their hit “Go Crazy.”

H.E.R. won two awards in the categories of Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award for “I Can’t Breathe.”

There were several performances but the Lady of Soul Award Winner, Monica really made an impact. Babyface, Brandy, Charlie Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Ella Mai, Lucky Daye, Snoh Aalegra are just a few of the talented artists to touch the stage tonight.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 29: LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 29: In this image released on November 29th, Smokey Robinson and Charlie Wilson perform during the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. (Photo by Leon Bennett/STA 2020/Getty Images for BET)

The soul cypher was a real treat featuring R&B stars PJ Morton, Chanté Moore, Shanice, and Stokely.

Below are a full list of the winners, select red carpet images, performances and more.

2020 “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” WINNERS
Best New Artist – Snoh Aalegra

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 29: LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 29: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. In this screengrab released on November 29th, Snoh Aalegra performs during the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. (Photo by 2020 Soul Train Awards/via Getty Images)


Soul Train Certified Award –Brandy

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 29: LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 29: In this image released on November 29th, Brandy attends the 2020 Soul Train Awards presented by BET. (Photo by Leon Bennett/STA 2020/Getty Images for BET)


Best R&B/Soul Male Artist – Chris Brown

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist – H.E.R.

Video of the Year – Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Saint Jhn & Wizkid “Brown Skin Girl”
Best Gospel/Inspirational Award – Kirk Franklin

Album of the Year – Summer Walker “Over It”

Rhythm & Bars Award – Megan thee Stallion “Savage”
Song of the Year – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award – “I Can’t Breathe,” Written by H.E.R.
Best Dance Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”
Best Collaboration Performance – Chris Brown & Young Thug “Go Crazy”

Here are some of the performances from the 2020 Soul Train Award show, enjoy!

Azia Official Press Release

Brooklyn, NY, –  August 18, 2020 –

B.E.T.  Credited socialite,  Azia, is an Electric multifaceted recording artist that is ready to showcase her sound and versatility with new project ” A Whole Mood” and eye popping visual release of new single “Eat it Up”. This Brooklyn girl has been featured on BET reality series Hustle in Brooklyn, owns her own cosmetic line Brownie Couture and is ready to show the world her musical development with influences from Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Drake, Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj. Azia blends an attractive mixture of RnB and sexy pop that will leave listeners hooked. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York she has been molded to have a dominant exterior with a wholesome deposition but isn’t afraid to show her wild side. The “A Whole Mood” project and lead single “Eat it Up” is the embodiment of her multiple alter egos that set her apart from the rest.

Azia Toussaint is proudly of Haitian/ Trinidadian descent and has developed her musical roots by honing her skills working with iconic talents such as Multi credited producer Faroh Black who is also her father, Multi-Billboard charting artist Tory Lanez and other intricate counterparts that has solidified her for the next phase of her musical journey. This creative Caribbean maven is an outgoing songwriter and visionary that will undoubtedly forge her own position in today’s industry at large.

“Eat it up” is an highly addictive summer sound that hits listeners immediately as Azia shows her confidence as she spits sultry lyrics with visuals reminiscent of Wu-Tangs cream, only showing she and her girls are the snack. “Eat It Up” gives us a glimpse into Azias world as she spits ” 31 flavors, how you want it, u can get it” she delivers an addictive, alluring persona that will captivate listeners and keep viewers wanting more. “Eat it Up” is a self written anthem that gives female listeners enticing confidence to embody how exotic they are while keeping a fun balance.

Azia is an artist, model, actress, reality star, philanthropist and serial entrepreneur that is poised to become a mogul that will impact this industry by empowering young girls to obtain their dreams in spite of any obstacles. Her video credits include “Panda” from Desiigner, “Change Your Mind” from Trey Songz and “Pick it Up” from Famous Dex to name a few. She has modeled for Cupcake Mafia, Terry Mac and Rock Smith and was also featured in Kanye West’s “Yeezy Season” and Nike’s Caribbean Pack.

She is set to release her much anticipated EP, “A Whole Mood” and visuals for her Reinterpretation of “Black is King” through the eyes of a Brooklyn girl. It’s safe to say that Azia will be entering Fall of 2020 with momentum that will demand attention. Azia is set to show the world why her skill set is necessary in today’s entertainment Industry.

For everything, Azia  contact info, show, and music click the links below:

Instagram:@azia.iam

www.IAmAzia.com

Eat It Up Music Video: https://youtu.be/GhsAiVh0bc4

 

Mr. Swipey – “Enough”

Mr. Swipey releases a new music video titled, “Enough.” In this music video Mr. Swipey raps about coming into money and living the good life. 

It’s always great to see an artist reach their dreams and continue to climb the ladder of success.

Mr. Swipey is known for his creative dancing style and energy creating a viral movement that involves spinning and dropping low. 

Although, Mr. Swipey is accomplishing all of his goals he doesn’t forget where he came from shooting majority of the music video at a local gas station.

Follow Mr. Swipey “The Spin” Originator on instagram to stay tuned with his moves @mrswipey.

What are 3 lessons you can learn from listening to Jadakiss’s Ignatius album?

Hey did you ever wonder what makes Jadakiss so legendary? Let’s go on this journey of lessons with me into the Ignatius album.

  1. Always Pay tribute to those who mean the most to you.

In life everyone has someone to look up to and guide them when they need it most. This album is a result of words and ideas given to Jadakiss from Ignatius Maurice Jackson who was not only Jadakiss’s manager but best friend as well. Jadakiss figured the best way to get his feelings out and in the open was to create music applying all pieces of advices handed to him from Ignatius. In the breakfast club interview you can hear more about the importance behind this album to Jadakiss.

“Before you pick up speed, you gotta get traction
To see yourself bleed is a different reaction
What you want and what you need is a different attraction
End of the day, long as you gettin’ your backend
Before we split the profit, we puttin’ it back in
In the name of Ignatius Maurice Jackson.”

2. Keep It 100

Sometimes people will lie to keep from disappointing or hurting who they love but Jadakiss dedicated track 3 to keeping it real. He breaks down scenarios in this song just to give an example of what happens when people around you don’t keep it 100. On the flipside he raps about the bond that’s created when you have loyalty with a person.

“Friends turn into brothers when they been with you the longest.”

3. When you put out an album, collaborate with other artists who possess legendary lyric ability and provide quality.

Jadakiss is a legendary artist out of Yonkers, NY who released his fifth studio album, Ignatius this March but has been in the game since the 1990’s. He can literally work with any music artist he chooses therefore his music features say a lot. On Ignatius you will find features from Pusha T, John Legend, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Ty Dolla $ign, Dej Loaf and more.

Conclusion

This is the Jadakiss all his fans were waiting for. This album is a classic and this music is going to last. Two of my favorite records are “Angels Getting Pedicured” and “Gov’t Cheese.”

Thank Me Later.

Below is the music video to “Kisses To The Sky.”

Lady Radikal Exclusive Fashion Interview

 

I had the chance to interview the owner of Clothing Brand, Lady Radikal. The owner, Yur Majesty and I discussed the origin of his designs and upcoming goals.

Yur majesty started his clothing brand to create clothes for all individuals including tall individuals that had difficulty finding clothes that fit them properly.

His designs are original and creative and most importantly custom made. Some of his hoodies have circle cuts in the chest area to allow hoodies to be worn for not only comfort but sexiness as well.

He also has a veil design that allows women to wear a hoody and put their veil down if they would like some form of privacy. It provides a mysterious look for the person wearing the hoody.

If you see someone with a Lady Radikal piece of clothing don’t expect the same shirt or hoody to be sold to you because he makes one of everything making everyone’s clothes unique.

To keep up with new designs and purchase the right custom order follow the brand on instagram @radikalyfe_clothing_! 

 

KidRock Dollaz Exclusive Interview

KidRock Dollaz is a music artist hailing from Queens, New York. He is destined for fame with his hard hitting lyricism and soulful flow.

During the above interview, we talked about various styles of Hip Hop and influences that impact his soulful melodies.

KidRock Dollaz is an artist hat has always stayed true to himself and continues to make music that the real can resonate with.

To stay tuned with his moves, you can follow him on instagram @thekidrockdollaz.

Border Buck “What Ya Life Like” Interview & Listening Party

Border Buck held his listening party for his latest project “What Ya Life Like” in Harlem, New York. During the listening party, Border Buck conducted interviews with a few journalists. I was able to learn about the artists he listens too and his inspiration for some of the songs on “What Ya Life Like.”  I had a chance to find out more about his music goals and supporters.

Kiing Shooter is featured on Border Buck’s new project, “What Ya Life Like.” He is also supported by Harlem’s own, Dave East.

Press play above to learn more about Border Buck and to follow him on Instagram @borderbuck_.

 

Benny Da Jeweler Exclusive Interview

I had the opportunity to interview Benny Da Jeweler. In the interview we discussed his designs for music artist Casanova, his start in the jewelry industry, 2020 goals and more!

Casanova is the first person in the music industry Benny Da Jeweler started working with.  He talked about creating both the 2X and ape piece for Casanova.

As a child he was raised in the Jewelry business. During the interview, he gives advice to those aspiring to create unforgettable jewelry pieces.

His dream client is Jay-Z.

Benny Da Jeweler is located on 55 W 47th Street in New York City. To see some of his incredible pieces of jewelry visit his instagram  @bennydajeweler.

To learn more press play above!

 

The Rel Carter Culture Tour Exclusive Interview

This past week I had the opportunity to interview Rel Carter and Devin White from the Rel Carter Culture tour. The Rel Carter Culture tour began in 2017 and the tour gives talent the opportunity to perform on a creative platform. 15 artists from the Rel Carter Culture Tour were chosen to create music on the No Handouts album created from the tour.

Rel Carter is the Director of A&R at Roc Nation and nephew of Rap Mogul Jay-Z. Although, related to Jay-Z,  Rel Carter worked hard for his position at the company. During the interview, I learned what Rel Carter and Devin White look for in an artist when they are selecting talent for the tour.

There was a lot of laughter and good energy in the room as we talked about the experiences and benefits of being a part of the Rel Carter Culture Tour. We also dived into the D’USSE Friday Podcast.

The interview above was shot by Korey, follow him on instagram @kpren1.

Visit www.relcarterculturetour.com for more information.