It was party central last night (Aug. 28) in Beverly Hills when prolific music legend and Chic innovator Nile Rodgers was feted as BMI’s Icon Award honoree. The occasion was the organization’s 2015 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
Black Thought, Questlove and the rest of The Roots were joined by Erykah Badu and a grab bag of other artists to pay homage to their fallen friend, producer J Dilla, on day three of the 2015 BET Experience in L.A.
While Nicki Minaj was rapping her hits to a packed Staples Center in Los Angeles, Miguel was across the way at the much more intimate Club Nokia serving up psychedelic sounds from his upcoming third album, "Wildheart."
Speaking to THR, the gospel singer reveals details of "Journey to Freedom," her "urban inspiration record" due out in September, and addresses the cancellation of the "Jesus Christ Superstar" arena tour.
The touring radio festival, which hit Staples Center on Dec. 6, featured mini-sets by such stars as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande and its share of technical problems.