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Chris Brown, Tyrese, August Alsina & More Attend 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards

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The stars came out at the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Friday night. The annual industry event celebrates the songwriters, producers and publishers of the most-performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs of the previous year. This year’s show honored rapper/mogul Ludacris for his achievements in songwriting and his global influence on culture and entertainment with the prestigious BMI President’s Award.

Following video tributes from Usher, Lil Jon, and Tom Cruise, Luda hit the stage for a medley of his greatest hits including “What’s Your Fantasy,” “Yeah,” “How Low,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Area Codes,” and “Move Bitch” with special guest Mystikal.

The star-studded event also featured performances from TeeFlii (“24 Hours”), Tamar Braxton (“Love and War”) and YG (“My Hitta” and “Who Do You Love”).

Chris Brown was in the house and received a Special Citation of Achievement recognizing over 1 million broadcast performances of his hit “Forever.”

“I just appreciate all the singers and the songwriters who helped me get to this point making all this great music,” said Breezy. “I didn’t do it by myself. The fans really jump started it.”

Future accepted multiple awards including one for his ex Ciara’s “Body Party,” which he co-wrote and produced. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis earned Song of the Year for “Can’t Hold Us” and Lil Wayne was crowned Songwriter of the Year. Zendaya won the BMI Social Star Award and Detail, J-Roc, and DJ Mustard were honored as Producers of the Year.

Check out all the photos below:

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Throwback Thursday: Tyrese – Lately

Tyrese is a Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter, actor, author, television producer, and former fashion model. He is also a member or R&B super group TGT. “Lately” was the third single released from his 1998 eponymous debut album Tyrese.

The single reached No. 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 12 on the R&B chart. The song stayed on the Hot 100 chart for a total of thirteen weeks. Anita Baker released a cover version of “Lately” to much acclaim on August 7, 2012, as the lead single from her album, Only Forever. The video features actress Maia Campbell and Tyrese in a luxury pad daydreaming about one another and writing love letters until they are finally reunited at the end.

Enjoy the video above.


Premiere: A Grammy Conversation: The State of R&B (Part 2)

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Earlier this month, The Recording Academy held “A Grammy Conversation” on the current state of R&B music at the West Hollywood Soho House.

The evening was hosted by Quddus and included five panelists: Music Journalist Gail Mitchell, singer-songwriter/producer Liv Warfield, Grammy-winning producer LaShawn Daniels, eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi and four-time Grammy nominee Tyrese Gibson. According to HitsDailyDouble they each attributed their inspiration to classic R&B and soul artists, including James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Donny Hathaway, Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, Jodeci and Earth Wind & Fire.

Many issues and topics were brought up for discussion including: Will new R&B artists be heard? Will people take a chance on them? Will urban alternative artists find a way to bridge the gap between what was and what is? Is the playing field uneven between black and white artists? Is there a place for R&B in a singles-driven music industry and a society that has been hypnotized by EDM music?

In the second clip from the lengthy discussion LaShawn Daniels kept it real as he talked about the issues within certain record labels and the disconnect between what’s good for creative and what’s good for marketing. He used John Legend’s “All of Me” as an example of how labels are now often chasing records instead of putting real belief behind them. He spoke about the successful planning Motown did with their big artists and their up and comers, saying Jimmy Iovine at Interscope was also successful in doing that. But, his main point was that the song comes first and that he can not alienate what kids are doing today, or using to make their music, if that is what is getting a response from their peers.

Liv Warfield shared her story as an independent artist trying to break into the industry and the flip-flopping responses she was hearing from labels. She posed the question: Why is Sirius radio breaking so much more music than terrestrial radio and continuing to play records that FM won’t even try? Ledisi and Tyrese chimed in with their views on being independent artists and how at the end of the day they need to stay driven at their goals and not let certain aspects of the industry derail them.

Check out the interview clip below:

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Premiere: A Grammy Conversation: The State of R&B (Part 1)

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Earlier this month, The Recording Academy held “A Grammy Conversation” on the current state of R&B music at the West Hollywood Soho House.

The evening was hosted by Quddus and included five panelists: Music Journalist Gail Mitchell, singer-songwriter/producer Liv Warfield, Grammy-winning producer LaShawn Daniels, eight-time Grammy nominee Ledisi and four-time Grammy nominee Tyrese Gibson. According to HitsDailyDouble they each attributed their inspiration to classic R&B and soul artists, including James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Donny Hathaway, Tina Turner, Sam Cooke, Jodeci and Earth Wind & Fire.

Many issues and topics were brought up for discussion including: Will new R&B artists be heard? Will people take a chance on them? Will urban alternative artists find a way to bridge the gap between what was and what is? Is the playing field uneven between black and white artists? Is there a place for R&B in a singles-driven music industry and a society that has been hypnotized by EDM music?

We are proud to premiere the first video clip from the intimate conversation, which finds Gail Mitchell addressing the return of black artists to the top of the Billboard charts this year, Tyrese explaining why he thinks the industry is too caught up with who produced a song or who is featured on a song, while Ledisi explained her desire for today’s R&B to be more balanced between the origins and today’s new styles.

Check out the video below, and stay tuned for part 2!

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Tyrese Hosts Benefit Concert For Our Girls Of Nigeria

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On Friday night Tyrese Gibson partnered with the non profit group “Afrika Fifty6″ to present a benefit concert For Our Girls of Nigeria, to help raise awareness and aid for the victims and families whose lives have been affected by the recent kidnappings.

HipHollywood was on the red carpet to cover the event and spoke with Tyrese.

“When someone sees how much traction and attention something gets like this when you make a statement, naturally other folks are going to have the idea pop up on them,” Tyrese said. “Lets go beyond holding up a sign from the convenience of your house. Lets gets our knees dirty, orchestrate, use your influence that God has given you to try to change the world and make a difference.”

Watch the clip below:

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Tyrese Opens Mayweather Fight With ‘National Anthem’

Singer/Actor and self-proclaimed “vision implementer,” Tyrese, took to the ring on Saturday night to help kick-off the well-anticipated Floyd Mayweather “Fight Night”.

Get the details after the jump!

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New Music: R. Kelly – Angel (Tyrese Demo) (Full, No Tags)

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Oh yea? Kellz demos … we are always here for that! Tyrese made an incredible comeback with his Grammy-nominated album Open Invitation in 2011, and one of the featured tracks entitled “Angel” was penned by his friend and one of his musical mentors R. Kelly.

The version that ended up on Ty’s album was a duet with a female singer Candace, but as you can hear here, Kellz writes and sings both parts, along with both male and female voices on the bridge.  Another example of the genius that is R. Kelly, and a great additional to any fans collection.

Take a listen below!

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TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) Take Over ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’

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After an epic takeover by Prince, Arsenio Hall made up with his friends Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank for having to cancel their last scheduled visit, and decided to make an event out of their return.

Well, it all went down Monday night when the gentlemen known as TGT returned to the show for a full-fledged takeover of their own! In a playful moment prior to hitting the stage, Arsenio made sure there would be no last minute changes this time by placing ankle monitors on the guys so they couldn’t leave without alerting security!

The R&B super trio kicked off the show performing a medley of “Take It Wrong” and “Weekend Love.” As the ladies in the audience were going crazy, they took a break from the stage to catch Arsenio up on what’s been going on since their last visit, upcoming tour plans, and speak about the breakup rumor. But it got real kinky when Arsenio opened up the Q&A to the female audience, who asked questions like, what music do they play when they’re ready to make a lady feel special? Who’s single and looking? and more.

To close out the show, Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank shut it down with an extra wild performance of “Next Time Around” and “Sex Never Felt Better.” As a special treat to the audience for an online exclusive, Ginuwine took everyone back performing his classic hit “Pony.”

This visit was not to miss, but if you did check out all the clips below!

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