Forget the awards and everybody who won them because Charile Wilson killed it at the BET Award 2013 show. The 60-year-old soul singer received the Lifetime Achievement Award, while other artists performed a tribute for him. Charlie showed that he still had it while dancing to tributes by Indie.Arie, Stevie Wonder and Jamie Foxx. Justin Timberlake then persuaded the soul legend to perform a couple of his hits with assistance from Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg and Timberlake.
Here are some of the SoundTracking post shared showing the winners of the 2013 BET Awards.
Kendrick Lamar is having a super star year by winning three awards, including Best Male Hip-Hop Artists, Best New Artist, and Best Collaboration for the song, “F**kin’ Problems” by A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz and Drake.
Drake led the show with 12 nominations but only came away with three awards. His biggest honor of the night was winning Video of the Year for “Started from the Bottom”. The Toronto hip-hop artist also won Viewer’s Choice Awards for “Started from the Bottom” and also won Best Collaboration for the song, “F**kin’ Problems” by A$AP Rocky featuring 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar.
Other winners on Sunday include; Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Nicki Minaj, FANdemonium Award, Chris Brown, Best Group, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Best Female R&B Pop Artist, Rihanna, and Video Director of the Year, Benny Boom.
Having spun onto the scene in 2000, Cali native DJ sourMILK has already performed alongside some of the music industry’s heaviest hitters including Ozzy Osbourne, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. His Discography boasts mixtapes hosted by hip hop legend Nas, and most recently, Chicago’s smooth rhyming rapper/actor, Common, who just celebrated the successful release of his ninth album. In his early days, the young sourMILK started making “mixtapes” by recording from tape deck- to tape deck. “Literally… I would hit record, record a snippet of something, pause it, then record something else,” laughs sourMILK. “My brother and parents got tired of seeing me do that and bought me a pair of turntables for my 15th bday.” From then on, sourMILK kept his fingertips to the vinyl, putting in the hard work that would quickly elevate him to where he stands today. Appreciated for his diverse taste in music, DJ sourMILK has been know to cleverly blend beats from across the musical spectrum. He treats no genre taboo when it comes to orchestrating his mix-music masterpieces. When he’s not spinning at Hollywood hotspots like Apple, Kiss Lounge, and Green Door, he’s often blessing the airways for L.A.’s mega station, Power 106 FM, “Where Hop Hop Lives,” or nationwide Saturday nights on XM and Sirius Satellite radio. His works-in-progress include his very own new mixtape series called “someofmyfavoritethings”. DJ sourMILK is one artist who is most definitely past due.
We’ve decided to switch it up and share our top 10 favorite songs of the week! Specially picked by the SoundTracking team, these ten are what we’re loving (and what we think you should be listening to, too). In no particular order, here are our faves. Do you like what you hear? Make sure to share your weekly favorites with us!
If you’re digging our picks, enjoy our playlist on Spotify.
Artist - Bat for Lashes
Album - The Haunted Man
Artist - Kendrick Lamar
Album - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Artist - The Weeknd
Album - Trilogy
Artist - Blackbird Blackbird
Album - Boracay Planet
Artist - Nero
Album - Welcome Reality +
Artist - 50 Cent
Album - First Date (feat. Too $hort) - Single
Artist - Of Montreal
Album - Daughter of Cloud
Artist - Monsta
Album - Monsta - EP
Artist - The Sword
Album - Apocryphon
Artist - Major Lazer
Album - Jah No Partial - Single