So I'm going to sneak another KOSIGN post in here today, just because of how inspired I was after watching the Soul Train Awards.
For the past couple of years the Soul Train Awards has delivered. From the hostess with the mostest.. Badoula ..Badu.. Erykah.. Motha.. whatever you want to refer to her as.. she's a darn good host. She brings love, peace, soul, and comedy every time. Amidst the many great performances and appearances this year were three moments that made my heart smile big.
The first of the three was an opening by Dru Hill, and yall KNOW how I was the biggest fan of theirs growing up.. like. The. Biggest. I had everything Sisqo and Dru Hill. From every magazine they were in, every album, video, I had jewelry shirts.. I mean everything. So to see them opening the awards and ripping the stage was euphoric for me. I was just too happy. I have been lucky enough to catch them on tour, and after all these years these fellas still sing down and put on an excellent show!
The other moment that pulled on my heart strings was the honoring of my favorite artist Brandy. In my opinion this honoring was long overdue, and I truly appreciated the Soul Train and Centric team for doing it. Jazmine Sullivan, Jhene Aiko, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, and the Queen Jill Scott sang her praises during the tribute. Jill passing the torch of Lady of Soul on to Bran. **Sidebar I loved Jilly from Philly's ode to Minnie Riperton via her hair and wardrobe styling.. LOVED. Bran hit the stage and ran down some of her hit records getting the crowd, and those of us at home super pumped. It was a beautiful thing.
The last moment that had me cheesing from ear to ear sorta happened throughout the show. I got to the end of the night and realized just how incredible the selection of artists were this year. As you all know Im always looking to put you on to the dopest new artists out there. These are the artist you wont see being praised or even performing at major awards shows, and man did Soul Train bring them out.
This year what had me the most excited is the fact that three of my favorite male artists were all recognized in some way. The homie BJ the Chicago Kid, Luke James, and Ro James pushed through in Black boy magic. Even though they didn't let Luke sing us to glory, I was still super happy to see him. I love these guys.. Find their mixtapes/eps/albums.. you will not be disappointed!
Shout out to the Soul Train Awards for just being so dope. Get this KOSIGN <3
Head over to BET.com to get full access to the other amazing moments from the show!