The BET Awards were held this past weekend and needless to say, the entire weekend was “lit.” There was a plethora of things to do that included non-stop concert performances, a celebrity basketball game and the fan favorite BET Experience.
There were also several live talk shows that were taped in front of live audiences, such as BET Genius Talks. Rolling out was on the scene at one of the most popular Genius Talks with Birdman, Snoop and Jermaine Dupri. The session was moderated by New York based radio personality Angie Martinez.
The standing room only audience was all ears and eager to hear expert advice from the music moguls. This session of Genius Talks served as a launching pad for the new BET TV series aptly named Music Moguls. The new series premieres on June 28 at 9 p.m. EST, and takes viewers through the success journey of four of the most notable music icons in the business: Birdman, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri and Damon Dash, who was not in attendance at the Genius Talks with the rest of the moguls.
Martinez did an excellent job as she seamlessly navigated the discussion with the moguls. They spoke about their rise to fame and success and how they broke into the business. Dupri said he made his first million at the age of 19, while on another end of the spectrum, Birdman said he was 18 when he signed his first $30M deal with Universal. Snoop talked about his proudest accomplishments, which included his football league, which has already promoted five kids to the NFL and one who played on a Super Bowl team this year. He also told us about those people in his life who taught him the most about business, and they included Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Master P and his grandfather, who owned a landscaping business in Mississippi.
BET Genius Talks dropped some sizeable jewels on their audience and left everyone anxiously awaiting the premiere of the show. The hour-long talk was real, raw and revealing and showed the audience another side of these geniuses. Be sure to tune into the show on BET, on Tuesday, June 28 to catch more.