The 2015 BET Honors


The 2015 BET Honors, hosted by Wayne Brady, recognized Kanye West, Usher Raymond, Phylicia Rashad, John W. Thompson, and Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole. For their outstanding work in the areas of entertainment, technology & business, and education, BET highlighted these men and women with special presentations and musical tributes.

BASSic Black Entertainment CEO, Adam Blackstone, was called to serve as musical director for the event. Performers included national recording artists Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, Trey Songz, Neyo, and K. Michelle. Which such an amazing list of artists lined up to perform, BASSic Black Entertainment needed a powerhouse band and background vocalists to bring their sound to life! Some of these musicians have toured with the likes of Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Justin Timberlake to name a few.

The 2015 BET Honors airs on BET Monday Feb. 23, 2015 9p/8c.
Tune in to check out these all-star performances!!

Nicki Minaj Performs at Bud Light Super Bowl Party



Nicki Minaj kicked off Super Bowl Weekend at The Bud Light “House of Whatever” Party in Phoeniz, AZ!

The “Super Bass” rapper performed a melody of her hits for crowd on-lookers, including her verses in such hits as “I Woke Up Like This” and “Bang Bang”. With BASSic Black Entertainment CEO, Adam Blackstone, as her Musical Director, she ensured that her performance would set the Super Bowl XLIX off right!!

Check out pics from her performance below!!



The #BBE Family sends its love, thoughts and prayers to the family of our friend De’Von Pickett. Words can not express the impact of this loss to us and the greater music community. We will miss you DayDay. #LIFE #GODISTHEGREATEST #NAMASTE #BEGREAT
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Jill Scott Honored at Essence’s 2015 Black Women in Music



For the past 5 years, Essence has honored Black Women who are making major waves in the music industry and also in their communities. This year’s honoree was none other than Ms. Jill Scott.

“Jill Scott is the quintessential ESSENCE woman,” says ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. DeLuca. “Like many of the female artists who inspired her – she has touched the collective soul of women across generations.”

This year’s celebration featured performances by Lianne La Havas, Brandy, MC Lyte, and the legendary Chaka Khan. BASSic Black Entertainment CEO, Adam Blackstone, served as Musical Director for all the performers for the evening. Full band and background vocalists provided by BASSic Black Entertainment.

Check out pics for the event below!!


Ed Sheeran’s All-Star Collaboration for The 57th Annual Grammy Awards


The 57th Annual Grammy Awards were filled with celebrities and performers, some of which are clients of BASSic Black Entertainment!!

CEO, Adam Blackstone, took to the Grammy stage as Musical Director for Ed Sheeran’s performance of “Thinking Out Loud” with the legendary Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, and ?uestlove of The Roots. Unofficially awarded the title of “Most Preposterously Talented Supergroup Backing Band” by, this collaboration was a pleasant surprise for Grammy viewers and music lovers alike.

With the help of Questlove on drums, John Mayer on lead guitar, Herbie Hancock on piano, and the legendary Adam Blackstone on bass, Sheeran tore through his heartache anthem “Thinking Out Loud” and made a few fans at the OKP office as a result.


Check out the video of this all-star performance below!!