Has Stevie J got his eye on some new talent? Last night the “Love & Hip-Hop” star and his artist/girlfriend Joseline Hernandez were in the building for BMI”s 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase.
BOSSIP was also in the building for the sold out event, which was headlined by Curren$y, but one of our favorite moments had to be when Stevie J was asked his opinion on Jade Novah’s performance and he responded “She can get on the bus!” which was only topped by Joseline snatching the mic and adding her two cents. Jade Novah’s performance was pretty dope though, even though she didn’t win the showcase.
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Atlanta’s music enthusiasts were treated to BMI’s 15th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase, held April 11 at Terminal West. The showcase, hosted by G.O.O.D. Music ingénue Teyana Taylor and BMI’s Byron Wright, was sponsored by on-demand driving service Uber and radio station V-103 and featured performances by a selection of promising unsigned talent and marquee recording artists.
With music provided by DJ Sense, the showcase kicked off with rousing vocal performances by Unsigned Urban Showcase competition finalists Jade Novah, Spree Wilson, Skipper Jones and Dezzy Yates the Phreshbot. Winning the top prize was Skipper Jones, who wowed the audience and judges with his stage presence and overall charisma. The panel of judges included songwriter/producer Stevie J; social media savant Karen Civil; Atlantic Records Senior Vice President, A&R Dallas Martin; Gordon & Rees LLP attorney & Partner Donald Woodard; DTP Records Senior A&R Paris Kirk; and Motown Records Vice President, A&R Ezekiel Lewis.
Along with the unsigned talent, the highly anticipated night of music featured a performance by Warner Bros. Records’ Curren$y and a surprise appearance by Cinematic/Def Jam Records’ recording artist Big K.R.I.T.
In addition, BMI’s Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton presented the Legends of ATL Award to DJ Greg Street. The prestigious honor recognizes a community leader for his or her contribution to the Atlanta music scene.
Teyana’s ab game is cray!
Photo Credit: Ben Rose Photography