BET ANNOUNCES "DJ CASSIDY'S PASS THE MIC: BET SOUL TRAIN EDITION" PREMIERING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, AT 10:30PM ET/PT DIRECTLY FOLLOWING THE 2021 "SOUL TRAIN AWARDS"
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES BY
CHARLIE WILSON, STEPHANIE MILLS,
KURTIS BLOW, MELLE MEL,
JEFFREY OSBORNE, GLORIA GAYNOR
AND MANY MORE SURPRISE LEGENDARY ARTISTS
THIS MARKS THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF
"DJ CASSIDY'S PASS THE MIC" SPECIALS ON BET
NEW YORK, NY, November 15, 2021 - In celebration of Soul Train's 50th anniversary, "DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic: BET Soul Train Edition" will premiere on Sunday, November 28th at 10:30pm ET/PT, immediately following the 2021 "Soul Train Awards." This edition will mark the first anniversary of DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic on BET and will welcome the appearance of the 190th iconic artist on the groundbreaking series.
DJ Cassidy will honor fifty years of Soul Train by passing the mic to nearly twenty legendary R&B and Hip Hop icons, eleven of whom appeared on Soul Train during the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond, including superstars Charlie Wilson, Stephanie Mills, Kurtis Blow, Melle Mel, Jeffrey Osborne, and Gloria Gaynor. In spirit of the 2021 "Soul Train Awards" taking place at theWorld Famous Apollo, this edition of DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic will spotlight several legendary New York natives, including Mills, Blow, Melle Mel.
"One year after partnering with BET to Pass The Mic in celebration of Soul, I remain more honored than ever to join forces with this iconic network to celebrate my musical heroes in honor of fifty years of Soul Train," says DJ Cassidy. "This installment of DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic spotlights artists who shifted the culture and their prolific records that defined generations."
DJ Cassidy and BET have transformed how we experience music through DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic. By connecting his musical heroes intimately from his turntables in his living room, Cassidy passes the mic from one icon to another, as they sing along seamlessly to their game changing records. The result is an emotionally uplifting, technologically innovative musical event. DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic has now featured more than one hundred ninety legendary superstars, including Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Patty LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nile Rodgers, Kool & The Gang, George Clinton, El Debarge, New Edition, Boyz II Men, Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat, En Vogue, TLC, SWV, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Salt N' Pepa, Missy Elliot, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, Ja Rule, Ashanti, and so many others.
Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, Angela Aguilera, VP, Unscripted Series, along with Jesse Collins Entertainment's Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon, music industry mogul Steve Rifkind, and DJ Cassidy executive produce DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic.
For more information on "DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic: BET Soul Train Edition," visit BET.com and follow the conversation across social platforms using #PassTheMicOnBET and #BETAwards.
BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET's growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT
Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television's most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy(R) nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE's film development projects which could include Viacom's film entities such as Paramount Players. The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes miniseries - The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story; scripted series - American Soul and Real Husbands of Hollywood; unscripted series - Cardi Tries; talk show - Face to Face with Becky G; Emmy Award winning children's series - Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices; award shows - BET Awards, Black Girls Rock!, BET Honors, UNCF's An Evening of Stars, BET Hip Hop Awards, ABFF Honors and Soul Train Awards; specials - John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin', Def Comedy Jam 25 and Leslie Jones: Time Machine; as well as competition/game shows - Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares, Nashville Squares and Rhythm & Flow. Jesse Collins, founder and CEO of the company, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the iconic Grammy Awards and The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and also produced The 2021 Academy Awards. He will next executive produce the 2021 American Music Awards. Go to jessecollinsent.com for more information on the company.