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ASCAP Honors Cardi B With Songwriter Of The Year Award And T.I. As Voice Of The Culture

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“I have always said that our culture is our greatest asset…I am a proud product of it and a fearless protector of it.”

That quote, from Tip “T.I.” Harris’s acceptance speech for the inaugural ASCAP Voice of the Culture Award, eloquently captures the proud spirit of the urban music community. That spirit was on full display during the 2019 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards, our celebration of the biggest ASCAP hip-hop, R&B and gospel music of the past year.

T.I. was presented the award by political commentator and advocate Angela Rye, for the positive impact he has made through his music and philanthropy. And he was just one of the elite names on stage during the magical night. Reigning hip-hop queen Cardi B added an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophy to her long list of accolades – the first time the award has gone to a female rapper. Universal Music Publishing Group and Warner Chappell Music each received ASCAP Publisher of the Year Awards. Co-writers of Top Rap Song “Nice for What” and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song “Boo’d Up” were on hand to pick up their awards; the inspirational anthem “Won’t He Do It” was named Top Gospel Song.

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Mary J. Blige Takes the stage for AdWeek x Youtube Concert at The Apollo

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Mary took the stage at AdWeek x YouTube’s concert, and all that I can say is “I Can’t Wait“! I can’t wait to see Mary in concert, it’s been a while since I’ve taken in a good show!

Mary journeyed through her hits like Real Love, I Can Love You, Just Fine, Family Affair, and more! Check out the Queen of Hip Hop/Soul as she reminds everyone why she’s The One!

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Adele is coming…

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Adele took to her social media outlets earlier today to announce that her new single, “Easy On Me“, will be released next week.

As big as Adele is, it be foolish to say nobody cares, but one thing that always has baffled me is why do we get over hyped for blue eyed soul? Don’t get me wrong, Adele has made so much great music in the past. Her body of work is solid and stands alone. She has earned her spot. But as black people, why do we give blue eyed soul such a high praise, but in return have a hard time promoting and supporting our own people, the originators of this sound?

Please don’t get me wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying the music of the blue eyed soul singers like Adele, Sam Smith, and Justin Timberlake. I just hope that the original soul singers can get that kind of love and respect as well.

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Moe Isaac Premiere’s ‘ The Fader ‘ ( EP)

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Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Moe Isaac is finally ready to release his long awaited third project ‘The Fader‘ which has truly been a long time coming. The R&B crooner born and raised in NYC is clearly no stranger to doing this on his own terms so it only makes sense that he continues to push his eclectic blend of Hip Hip and R&B to the masses which ultimately sets him apart from the rest. The classically trained LaGuardia High School alumni definitely put in the work over the past two decades from winning amateur night at the Apollo three times while in a group and selling sold out shows as a solo act as he searched for the right place to land his debut project. He ultimately decided to release his 2009 project ‘This Ain’t R&B‘ independently to critical acclaim which solidified him as once to watch but then it would be awhile before his growing fanbase would hear another project from him. In 2017 he released his next EP ‘ Love on A Spaceship ‘ which showed major growth in his sound and production style as listeners gravitated toward the new Moe Isaac, but once again the entrepreneur took another hiatus from music as he proved to be a rockstar in the IT world as well. Now although he didn’t release any projects since then, his passion for his craft never left him as he continued to figure out who Moe Isaac truly was as a singer/performer and now he’s back to give the world just a preview of what can we expect from his highly anticipated album. For now get into his new 4 track EP ‘The Fader‘ as he gives us a glimpse into the world of Moe Isaac below.

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Keep up with Moe Isaac on Social Media at

Instagram @MoeIsaac.Prjctmm
Twitter @TheRealMoeIsaac

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