SohoMuse Presents: Black Lives Matter - Artists Speak

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Black Lives Matter - Artists Speak

A Four Day Virtual Experience

SohoMuse, the leading platform for creative professionals, announced its first virtual entertainment event series in celebration of the Black Lives Matter movement. The event will be held from August 10th to August 13th and will be co-hosted by renowned music producer Zeke Thomas and The Bachelor's Natasha Parker. The virtual series will bring together artists, leaders and academics to hold powerful conversations and performances around the history and path moving forward following the Black Lives Matter movement within the entertainment industry. 

August 11th, 7 pm EST:



Ja Rule

Jeffrey Bruce Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, and actor.

Vin Rock (Naughty By Nature)

Vincent Brown Grammy Award Winning Artist, Activist, Host, and MC Biography Vinnie Brown helped change Hip Hop history. Hip-hop is notorious for short-lived careers, big singles, and one-hit wonders. Naughty by Nature, however, is the exception.

Jimmy Dennis

In 1992, R&B singer Jimmy Dennis was wrongfully convicted of murder. He spent 25 years in prison, but he never gave up on music or justice. Jimmy will be playing his new single "Skin I'm In" at the event.

Zeke Thomas

Zeke Thomas is a world-renowned Open Format DJ and Music Producer, Sexual Assault Awareness Advocate, and TV Host most recently seen co-hosting MTV's hit show CATFISH. 

Fred Benjamin

Fred Benjamin was the Athletic Director for St. Thomas Choir School in New York City, Academic Dean of the Vision Quest program (now closed) for adjudicated youth, an advisor, diversity representative, instructor and basketball coach at the Hotchkiss School and the Director of Academics for Student-Athletes at the University of San Francisco.

Willie Mack

Co-Founder and CEO of Think BIG, Willie leads the company's executive management, creative and strategic vision. With his extensive background in social entrepreneurship, executive leadership, global brand marketing, and storytelling, Willie is endlessly inspired by the collaborative process and understands firsthand the power of art, technology, and cannabis to stimulate both creativity and community on a global scale.

Mason the Healer

Mason first earned his notoriety on the UK tv show The XFactor as ‘Mason Noise’.  As well as a singer/songwriter, he is now a Reiki Master teaching alternative holistic healing techniques and meditation.

Josh Stone

Josh Stone is more than just a Rapper, he’s also a Producer, Artists, and CEO of his own label Real Vibez Only Inc.  

Tarralyn Ramsey

Tarralyn Ramsey is an American gospel musician and artist. She began her music career in 2000, with the release of the religious Tarralyn Ramsey album by Verity Records. This would be her Billboard magazine breakthrough release on the Gospel Albums chart.


Armed with a bold hybrid of metal, rock, and hip-hop, AJ’s band, Fire From The Gods punches through genre and cultural barriers and make a provocative and powerful statement with each subsequent album.

Performances By:

Mason the Healer

Josh Stone

Tarralyn Ramsey


August 12th, 7 pm EST:



Natasha Parker

Natasha has worked in entertainment on and off-screen. On-screen, Natasha is a reality television personality. Behind the scenes, she is an established TV Producer and Marketing Director.

Ms. Opal Lee

The 93-year-old activist and lifelong Texan has campaigned for years to make Juneteenth a national holiday.

Charise Frazier

Charise Frazier is a multi-media journalist and a pop-culture news junkie who is passionate about making social change through writing. Charise is currently a news writer at iOne Digital, covering social justice and politics at MadameNoire, HelloBeautiful, and NewsOne.

Stephanie Humphrey

Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer who became the technology contributor to nationally-syndicated talk show The Harry Show, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. and is currently a contributor to Strahan & Sara.

Cole Brown

Cole Brown is the author of Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World. 

Niko Brim

Niko Brim is a Rapper and producer who became known for hits such as "Man on the Moon - The Pre Show" and "The CoMission - 1st Quarter."

Kondwani Fidel

Kondwani Fidel is the author of Hummingbirds in the Trenches and Raw Wounds.

Celia Rose Gooding

Celia Rose Gooding is Broadway's newest star, leading Jagged Little Pill as Frankie Healy, the rebellious teen in Diablo Cody and Alanis Morissette's jukebox musical.

D. Smith

D. Smith is a Grammy Award-winning record producer, recording artist, and fashion model. 

Performance By:

D. Smith

August 13th, 7 pm EST:



Doug E. Fresh

Barbadian-American rapper Doug E. Fresh, born Douglas Davis, got his initial notoriety for being the original human beat-box, inventing a method to imitate a drum machine using breath control through the teeth, lips, and gums. He remains an active force in hip-hop music, appearing as a guest artist on many records, to the present day.

Jimmy Maynes

Jimmy Maynes offers an exceptional record of achievement directing high-level entertainment operations, with a strong background in the music industry, directing talent management, A&R, and event management, and multiple gold and platinum albums to his credit.

Shino Prater

Shino is a former NFL, CFL and Arena football player turned Pastor.

Dr. Olajide Williams

Dr. Olajide Williams is the Founder and Board Chair of Hip Hop Public Health. He is a Professor of Neurology (with tenure) at Columbia University and Chief of Staff of the Department of Neurology.

Downtown Julie Brown

Julie Dorne Brown, better known as Downtown Julie Brown, is a Welsh-born actress, television personality, SiriusXM DJ, and former MTV VJ. Brown is best known as the host of the television music show Club MTV which ran from 1987 until 1992. 

Lori Rose Benson

With over twenty-five years’ experience in public health and education, Lori Rose Benson joined Hip Hop Public Health in 2017 as the organization’s inaugural Executive Director and CEO. 

Jojo Brim

Jojo Brim is the CEO at VME Records. He is also Manager & Consultant to Platinum Recording artist, CEO's and Entrepreneurs worldwide.

Kevin Smith Kirkwood

Kevin Smith Kirkwood is a NYC based Broadway Actor/Singer/Dancer. He performed in the entire six year Broadway run of the hit musical 'Kinky Boots' and most recently guest starred on 'Katy Keene' on the CW' Network!

Jessica Disu

Jessica Disu aka FM Supreme has performed and taught spoken word and peace education workshops across the United States, Amsterdam, the United Kingdom (London & Leeds, England), and Southeast Asia in Thailand, Myanmar and Singapore.

Nate James

Nathaniel James Speas, known as Nate James, is a British R&B singer-songwriter. 

Mali Music

Kortney Jamaal Pollard, who performs under the stage name Mali Music, is an Grammy nominated American recording artist, singer-songwriter and producer.

Performances By:

Kevin Smith Kirkwood

Jessica Disu

Nate James

Mali Music

Music Video Preview by:

Andrew Roachford

Andrew Roachford MBE is a British singer-songwriter and the main force behind the band Roachford, who scored their first success in 1989 with the hits "Cuddly Toy" and "Family Man".


While the event is free, we recommend that attendees support charities that will be promoted during the event.

August 10th:

Mary's Court Foundation

August 11th:

Freedom March NYC

August 12:

Hip Hop Public Health Fund

Opal's Walk

August 13:

National Queer Theater

Clay Academy

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Date and Time

August 11, 2020 8:00pm (EDT) -
August 13, 2020 10:00pm (EDT)

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