- Posted June 27, 2014 by
Beverly Hills, California
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THE 7TH ANNUAL TOAST TO URBAN MUSIC EXECUTIVES, Beverly Hills, CA
Urban Network Digital and Lynn Allen Jeter & Associates presented the 7th Annual Toast to Urban Music Executives on Wednesday, June 25th.
The 7th Annual Toast is a Pre-BET Award and Black Music Month Celebration, which was hosted by MC comedian Kennelia Stradwick (Comedy Store, Ice House Comedy).
The Toast took place from 7p.m. to 11p.m. at House of Music & Entertainment located at 430 N. Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA., with live performances by Kevin McCall-(CBE/RCA records Artist & Grammy nominated writer), Slim (lead singer from 112), Lil J (Recording Artist/actor), Antonique Smith (Recording Artist/Actress), Ashly Williams (X-Factor), Emma Rena (Recording Artist) Dee Dee Simon(R&B Singer), Vincent Berry (Recording Artist), and Mariea Antoinette (Harpist Recording Artist).
Alongside musical performances there was artwork displayed by Enkone who is one of Los Angeles most influential and legendary Graffiti Artist and was recently inducted into the Getty Museum in 2013. His artwork is currently on display at ESMoA Gallery in El Segundo, CA.ESMoA gallery- http://esmoa.org/, visit Enkone-http://www.enkone.com/
The 2014 Honorees included Taj Stansberry-Director and Photographer to some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry such as Rihanna, J-Lo and Ne-Yo; Michael “Blue” Williams- Music Manager and President of Primary Wave Management; Malik Yusef-5 Time Grammy Award Winner and 6 Time ASCAP Winner; Jeanine McClean- MBK Entertainment Vice President and Managing Partner, Eesean “E” Bolden- A&R Capitol Records; and Felicia “The Poetess” Morris- #1 in the Radio Facts Top 20 On-Air DJ Contest and owner of Radiofreqz.com.
Presenters Included: past honorees such as Max Gousse (Entertainment Executive &Former VP of Def Jam), Nautica De La Cruz (KJLH Radio), Manny Halley (CEO Imani Entertainment Group), Livio Harris (Executive V.P. Of Creative U.S. Notting Hill Music Group), Arnold Turner (Celebrity Photographer and Turner Archives), and Marilyn Batchelor (Executive Licensing for Film and Television at Killer Tracks).
Performers: Kevin McCall-(CBE/RCA records Artist & Grammy nominated writer), Slim (lead singer of 112), Antonique Smith(Recording Artist/Actress), Lil J (Recording Artist/actor), Ashly Williams (X-Factor), Emma Rena (Recording Artist) Dee Dee Simon(R&B Singer), Dee Dee Simon(R&B Singer)Emma Rena (Recording Artist), Vincent Berry (Recording Artist), and Mariea Antoinette (Harpist Recording).
Images by www.MrJonesDigital.us for Sir Jones Magazine, www.SirJonesMag.com
Pictured are: Kaya Jones (singer, former Pussycat Doll; Melvin Jackson Jr. (actor, The Shield & Everybody Hates Chris; Laci Kay, singer; Angelique Bates (actress/model from Nickelodeon's 'All That'); Steven Russell (from the music group, Troop; Tyrone DuBose (producer, Timeless Traxx); the iconic Ernest L. Thomas (from What's Happening, Malcolm X, Everybody Hates Chris and many more); Elke the Stallion (pin up model & actress); Najee DeTiege (actor/model from Nickelodeon's Power Ranger Samurai)