|Thurs, February 17, 2011 at 7:31 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Sean "Diddy" Combs is backing up claims to support young entrepreneurs with a $100,000 donation to help fund startup businesses for urban youth across the country, reports Allhiphop.com.
The rap mogul was honored on Feb. 13 during the 2011 Annual Bryan-Michael Cox Pre-Grammy Brunch at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The annual event was organized by Cox, SESAC and 100 Urban Entrepreneurs, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving urban youth and developing future business leaders.
Diddy was so moved by the stories of the budding moguls in the 100 Urban Entrepreneurs program that he has personally committed $100,000 to the non-profit organization.
""Puff challenged me early on by asking, Son, do you know how hot you really are? I walked away wanting to make even greater music," Cox said. "Minorities are fundamentally at a disadvantage because many lack the access to financial resources and mentoring opportunities to start sustainable businesses.
|Sun, February 13, 2011 at 8:31 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The business legacy and impact of Sean "Diddy" Combs will be celebrated during the Grammy Awards this weekend, when producer/songwriter Bryan-Michael Cox, SESAC and 100 Urban Entrepreneurs host a private gala for the mogul.
Hundreds of aspiring musicians, executives and entrepreneurs will join Cox in celebrating Combs on February 13th at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles.
The event is special for Cox, who has worked intimately with Diddy throughout his career, writing and/or producing hit songs for Cassie, Day 26, Mary J. Blige and Diddy himself.
"I see Diddy's work as an artist being celebrated all the time," Bryan-Michael Cox said in a statement. "It was important to me to celebrate his work and honor him as a businessman who's marketing genius changed the face of the music industry. Having worked closely with him throughout the years, I've been a direct beneficiary of his counsel and its been life changing."
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|Thurs, December 17, 2009 at 8:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade list names "We Belong Together" number 1, "Be Without You" the top R&B song of the decade and Usher Raymond the number one Hot 100 Artist of the Decade.
Jermaine Dupri, Bryan-Michael Cox, and Johntá Austin, Multiple Grammy Award winning Producers and Artist, make Billboard's "Hot 100 Songs of the Decade List", "Top 200 Artist of the Decade List", "Hot R&B Song of the Decade List" and "Top 200 Albums of the Decade List", through their work with Mariah Carey, Usher and Mary J. Blige.
"We Belong Together", "U Got It Bad", "Burn", and "My Boo" are number 1, 15, 26 and 36 respectively on Billboards Hot 100 Songs of the Decade and Usher Raymond was also awarded the top spot on the Hot 100 Artist of the Decade as well as ranking #2 for the Artist of the Decade. Raymonds album "Confessions" was awarded the #2 Album of the Decade.
The #1 song, "We Belong Together", produced and written by Jermaine Dupri, Johntá Austin, Mariah Carey and Manuel Seal, was a crossover success receiving two Grammy's at the 2006 Grammy Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, two Radio Music Awards, and over two million in sales. The top R&B song of the decade, "Be Without You" written and produced by Bryan-Michael Cox along with Mary J. Blige received a Grammy and posted #1 on the R&B Charts for a record 13 weeks.
Usher Raymond was also mentioned on Billboard's "Hot 100 songs of Decade" with "U Got it Bad", produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, "Burn", written and produced by Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox, and "My Boo", produced by Jermaine Dupri with writing credits from both Usher and Dupri.
"We are pleased with the continued recognition for our hard work and dedication to music," said Bryan-Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri, and Johntá Austin. "We would like to thank Billboard for acknowledging our work throughout the years."