The 2019 BET Awards will air next Sunday (June 23rd) and it has been announced that Tyler Perry will receive the Ultimate Icon Award. According to Baller Alert via a press release, Perry’s brand is said to have “authentically spoken to and impacted black culture and helped shape the future of black entertainment.”


Janet Jackson is adding to her trophy collection with yet another prestigious honor: the BMI Icon Award, handed out annually by the performing rights organization BMI. According to the PR Newswire, She will receive the award August 30th at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. BMI Vice President Catherine Brewton said, “As one of the most influential entertainers of […]

Will Smith pulled a dad move and parodied his son Jaden Smith’s hit music video “Icon.” Like his son’s video, Will wears gold chains and takes himself very seriously, but his shoes and clothes were…well, you’ll see. Too funny! Here’s Jaden’s original video. Congratulations to Jaden Smith!  Will, you silly AF!    


This past week we lost a modern musical legend who helped bridge the gap between Hip Hop and Jazz. Click here to READ MORE on DONALD BYRD.

Steve Jobs is gone, leaving behind a void at the company he founded similar to the gaps left by other American visionaries like Walt Disney, Sam Walton, Henry Ford and Ray Kroc upon their passings. That kind of genius is never replaced — but companies that lost an iconic leader must decide how to move […]

(CNN) — Nelson Mandela is many things to many people — a former president, an anti-apartheid icon, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate — but according to his daughter, he would like to be remembered first as a family man. “My father, I think, would love to be remembered as a family man, as a person […]