Snoop Dogg and Michael Harris honored at Black Business Association Virtual Salute to Black Music


Snoop Dogg – Michael Harris

* Los Angeles, CA – Rap / Hi-Hop music icon and philanthropist, Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus and businessman / philanthropist Michael harris are this year’s laureates for the Black Business Association (BAA),“Virtual hi to the Black Music Awards” on Thursday June 24, 2020 from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.. The BBA is the oldest ethnic business organization in the state of California and will host its annual event held in recognition of Black Music Appreciation Month.

The BBA is delighted to announce that it will honor Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus, with the “Lifetime Legacy Award”, and Michael Harris, with the “Business Pioneer Legends Award”. We will also honor Nipsey hussle posthumously

The “Distinguished Business Advocate Award”.

In keeping with the theme of the event, “The company behind the music”, the (BBA) recognizes the Fellows for their contributions from these esteemed Fellows to the advancement of African Americans in the music industry. Now, more than ever, the (BBA) recognizes it in light of the current Black Lives Matter movement; there is an even greater imperative to recognize those who help propel Black Lives to success. Past recipients include Clarence Avant, Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Siedah Garrett, Janet Jackson, Valerie Ervin and Jheryl Busby to name a few.

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About Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur and actor. His musical career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre’s first solo, “Deep coverage” then on Dre’s first solo album, The Chronicle. He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.

Snoop’s debut album, “Doggy style”, produced by Dr. Dre, was released in 1993 on Death Row Records. Reinforced by the excitement of starring Snoop on The Chronicle, the album debuted at # 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Top R & B / Hip-Hop Albums charts. Doggy style became Quadruple Platinum Certified in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including ” What is my name ? ” and “Gin & Juice”. Snoop has 17 Grammy nominations and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Snoop Dogg has starred in motion pictures and hosted several television shows. He also coaches a youth football league and a high school football team, and always gives back to his community.

About Michael Harris
Born in California and raised in Louisiana, Mr. Harris has always been known for his entrepreneurial spirit. He created Godfather Entertainment, the parent company of Death Row Records and Keeping the Dream Alive Productions which produced the award-winning documentary Welcome to death row while being incarcerated. Also during this period, Mr. Harris created or resuscitated several organizations to help fellow inmates, including [MOMAS], members of a modern American society, a group that helps incarcerated men gain financial literacy, and The last mile, which offers technology education in prison and post-incarceration mentoring. Partnership with Emmy Award winner, author, lawyer and CNN spokesperson Van JonesMr. Harris created the Green Life Program, a course that teaches green sustainability economics and career opportunities in this field. This program, along with several other courses developed by Mr. Harris, still exist today. In the entertainment industry, he founded Y-Pas Productions, producer of the piece chess and mats, featuring Denzel Washington who continued to perform on Broadway and Enter tomorrow, who paired Martin Luther King’s daughter, Jr. Yolanda King and the daughter of Malcom X Attallah Shabazz. In 2021, President Donald Trump chose Mr. Harris as one of his official pardons. Since his celebrated release, Mr. Harris has not missed a beat in continuing to work with his fellow citizens through the creation of various businesses and philanthropic organizations. More recently, Mr. Harris created One World Community, a non-profit organization that supports community organizations that focus on social justice and prison reform. Mr. Harris also established Philanthropy TV Media (PTV), it is the premier entertainment and media company that attracts, directs and connects philanthropic dollars to causes, both nationally and around the world. In addition, Mr. Harris has a partner with black., a pH 8.0+ alkaline water drink, which pledges to donate to community groups nationwide.

About Nipsey Hussle
Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Davidson Asghedom was an Eritrean-American rapper and businessman from Los Angeles, California. He released several mixtapes, including three his own Bullets have no name series, The marathon, the marathon goes on and Crenshaw, the latter including rapper Jay-Z, bought 100 copies for $ 100 each. Although some music websites categorize Nipsey’s music as gangsta rap, his music spans several hip-hop genres, including g-funk, or gangsta funk, the sound of Dr. Dre’s fame that was ubiquitous in popular music. streets of the Crenshaw district where Nipsey grew up in the 1990s. His businesses range from his music label and The Marathon clothing storee, to his Marathon Agency, a talented and marketing company, and its Proud 2 Pay Campaign, a pioneering way to distribute music. Harnessing the anticipation surrounding “Victory Lap” last year, Nipsey opened a workspace and a science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, or STEM center, which he described as a bridge between Silicon Valley and the downtown. He told the Los Angeles Times that he hopes the center, named Vector 90, will provide young people with more options and opportunities than he had when he was a child. When he died, Hussle loved his favorite ground in word and deed; buy shoes for students, repair and upgrade playgrounds and basketball courts, help renovate an old ice rink, provide jobs and shelter for homeless residents, pay for funerals for those who do not have one the means and invest in Destination Crenshaw, an art and culture project that celebrates black history in Los Angeles. His clothing store was part of a shopping mall renovation that would include apartments for low-income families. Nipsey was more of a movement than music, as evidenced by the tributes that poured in from fans, hundreds of whom flocked to the Marathon clothing store after being shot, and celebrities who noted that his legacy would be superimposed. They encouraged his fans to keep this legacy alive. His first studio album “Victory Tower” was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 61st Grammy Awards in 2019.

About the Black Business Association Los Angeles (BBA)
Celebrating 50 years of service, the Black Business Association (BBA) was founded in 1970. Based in Los Angeles, the oldest active ethnic business organization in the state of California, is committed to ensuring that Afro -Americans and other diverse business owners benefit from advocacy (BBA), efforts to influence, improve, and implement policies that improve access to contracting and procurement opportunities with the public sectors and private, in addition to providing access to financial resources. The (BBA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
source: Edna Sims, ESP Public Relations


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