DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic Live! Tour will kick off on May 12 at the Prudential Center. In honour of this history-making event, here are some of the best moments from the evolution of 'Pass The Mic'.
After several passes and episodes, DJ Cassidy's microphone will be put aside, particularly the television programs. His renowned "Pass the Mic" series, began on the internet as a pandemic phenomenon. He combined classic R&B and rap stars on social media. Subsequently, he shifted to BET for a series of post-awards special broadcasts. Sadly, the grand finale of the hit music series aired on October 4th, 2023, after the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
DJ Cassidy's 'Pass The Mic: BET Mother's Day Edition
On this special day dedicated to mothers, DJ Cassidy will pass the mic to an iconic and irreplaceable line-up of acclaimed soul artists to perform their most encouraging, heartwarming, and memorable songs.
In this episode, DJ Cassidy passed the mic to "The Godmother of Soul," Patti LaBelle and R&B icon and New Edition member, Johnny Gill.
Labelle and Gill were joined with over a dozen other renowned artists who joined forces to honour mothers and women around the globe.
The '90s R&B Ladies Episode
Featuring En Vogue, SWV, and TLC. This episode brought together some of the biggest female R&B stars of the 1990s and created a nostalgic moment for fans of '90s R&B. Each artist performed a snippet of their songs.
In addition, the episode featured a special tribute to the late Aaliyah, with her hits "One in a Million" and "Are You That Someone" performed by the other artists.
The 90s R&B Ladies' Episode of "Pass The Mic" was praised for its celebration of female empowerment and for showcasing the incredible talent of these iconic singers.
most importantly, the 90s R&B Ladies' Episode of "Pass The Mic" was a standout moment in the series and a must-watch for fans of 90s R&B and soul music.
The Earth, Wind & Fire and The Isley Brothers Episode
The episode featured original members of both bands. This includes Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind, and Fire and Ronald Isley and Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers. DJ Cassidy served as the host and master mixer, guiding the performances and transitioning between the songs seamlessly.
Interestingly, the episode featured the two groups performing some of their most iconic hits acapella from their homes. The performance included Earth, Wind & Fire's "September," "Let's Groove," and "Boogie Wonderland," as well as The Isley Brothers' "Who's That Lady," "Shout," and "Between the Sheets."
The '80s Hip-Hop Episode
This episode featured some of the biggest names in '80s hip-hop, including Rakim, Kool Moe Dee, and Big Daddy Kane. The episode showcased the golden age of hip-hop and brought back memories of the era's iconic sounds and styles.
The '80s Hip-Hop Episode of "Pass The Mic" premiered on October 10, 2020, and featured some of the most iconic and influential hip-hop artists from the 1980s.
The episode united the likes of Kurtis Blow, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, Whodini, MC Lyte and other legendary hip-hop pioneers. Each artist performed a snippet of their most popular songs.
The episode featured many classic hip-hop hits from the 80s, including Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks," Doug E. Fresh's "The Show," Kool Moe Dee's "Wild Wild West," and Whodini's "Friends." Other highlights included MC Lyte's "Lyte As A Rock," Big Daddy Kane's "Ain't No Half Steppin'," and Run-DMC's "It's Tricky."
The '80s Hip-Hop Episode of "Pass The Mic" celebrated the early days of hip-hop and its legendary pioneers. As a result, it was a nostalgic trip down memory lane for fans of 80s hip-hop music.
The Funk Episode:
This episode of DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic- Best moments featured George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, and Morris Day. The Funk Episode celebrated the funk genre's iconic sounds and styles. The episode was a funky, groovy, and soulful journey through the history of funk music.
The Soul Train Episode
Featuring The O'Jays, The Temptations, and more, this episode paid tribute to the legendary television show "Soul Train" and its iconic soul performers. The episode was a celebration of the timeless music that defined the soul era.
DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic: The Reunion Episode
One of the most talked-about moments from "Pass The Mic" was the virtual reunion of the cast of the popular 1990s television show, "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." The episode featured Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, and DJ Jazzy Jeff. The group performed the show's iconic theme song and brought back memories of the beloved sitcom.