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RADIOSCOPE RAW Podcast: Our 1989 Interview with After 7

*Episode 10 of the Radioscope Raw podcast features our 1989 interview with the R&B group After 7. Brothers Kevon and Melvin Edmonds formed the group with Keith Mitchell in 1988 at Indiana University. A year later, they were releasing their self-titled debut album on Virgin Records, produced by the Edmonds’ younger brother Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and […]

Babyface Remembers Natural Evolution of ‘Boomerang’ Soundtrack (EUR Exclusive!)

[videowaywire video_id=”722RCT2NQY8TXXLH”]   *As one of the funniest romantic comedies to grace the silver screen, “Boomerang” is a certified classic. And as the saying kind of goes, behind every great movie is a great soundtrack. Particularly when that soundtrack boasts triple platinum status with an all-star roster  and legendary music duo Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and […]

Jay Z, Berry Gordy, Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Make Songwriters Hall of Fame

*History was made this morning with the announcement of Jay Z as a 2017 inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The rap mogul becomes the first rapper to be chosen for the prestigious honor, leading a class that includes Max Martin, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and three members of […]

Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Babyface Join BET’s ‘New Edition Story’

*Producers Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds have been added to BET’s forthcoming “New Edition Story” as executive producers, joining Jesse Collins and director Chris Robinson, reports Billboard.com. As previously reported, the biopic on the R&B group — comprised of Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Ronnie Devoe, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill […]

Jay Z Becomes First Rapper Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

*Jay Z made history on Thursday as the first rapper to be nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds are also among the 24 nominees for the 2017 cycle. Madonna, Bryan Adams, George Michael, Gloria Estefan, Cat Stevens and Max Martin have also been nominated. PF Sloan, […]

Clive Davis to Honor Pharrell With his Annual Legend in Songwriting Award

*Pharrell Williams is about to add another trophy to his massive collection. Veteran music exec Clive Davis is honoring the “Happy” singer-songwriter with his Legend in Songwriting Award, according to the AP. The artist will receive the honor at the 12th annual Songs of Hope event on Sept. 15. The annual affair benefits the City of […]

Star-Studded Lineup Set For 11th Annual Jazz in the Gardens

*The 11th Annual Jazz in the Gardens (JITG) music festival at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida is set to bring out an international grown and sexy crowd, as well as, lovers of old  jazz, gospel, R&B, and soul. The City’s 11th year will boast a stellar lineup as per usual. This year’s roster […]

L. A. Reid’s New Book Recounts Michael Jackson Hating on Prince

*Thinking of Michael Jackson, the words “mean” or “vindictive” don’t immediately come to mind. But that may change after reading L.A. Reid’s new memoir “Sing to Me.” According to the New York Post, Reid opened up in the book about the King of Pop having a somewhat of a mean streak toward one of the […]

First Look: Lex Scott Davis as Toni Braxton in Lifetime’s ‘Unbreak My Heart’

*Lifetime has unveiled the first official photo of Lex Scott Davis in character as Toni Braxton for the upcoming Lifetime biopic “Unbreak My Heart.” The movie, which has Braxton’s blessing (she serves as executive producer and also appears in the film) is scheduled to premiere on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m., followed by an […]

Babyface To Receive NCNW’s Common Heights Award, Washington, DC- Friday

*Singer/Songwriter/Producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds to receive The National Council of Negro Women’s (NCNW) “Uncommon Heights Award” Friday, November 13, 2015 The 14th Annual NCNW Uncommon Heights Gala Is the launch of the organization’s 80th Anniversary. Babyface is being honored for his philanthropic and professional achievements Also on Friday, November 13, 2015, at 2:00 PM, in the Jay Room of the Washington Hilton Hotel Former Secretary […]

Fox 2000 Working to Bring ‘Soul Food’ Sequel to Theaters

*Anyone who’s been hungry for more “Soul Food” will finally get the a second serving, now that a sequel to the 1997 classic is in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox 2000 is putting the wheels in motion for the film, with original “Soul Food” writer and director George Tillman Jr. on board […]