Published on February 20th, 2022 | by MuzikScribe0
BET Premeires “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET After Party 2022” on Saturday, February 26th at 10 PM ET/PT
“DJ CASSIDY’S PASS THE MIC: BET AFTER PARTY 2022” PREMIERES SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH AT 10 PM ET/PT ON BET DIRECTLY FOLLOWING THE “53RD NAACP IMAGE AWARDS”
FEATURING ICONIC GLOBAL SUPERSTARS SHAGGY, SUPER CAT, MAXI PRIEST, BARRINGTON LEVY, INI KAMOZE, JUNIOR REID, SISTER NANCY, PATRA, AND MORE SURPRISE LEGENDARY ARTISTS
BET announces the return of DJ Cassidy’s critically acclaimed, groundbreaking series with the premiere of “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET After Party 2022” on Saturday, February 26th at 10 PM ET/PT, immediately following the “53rd NAACP Image Awards” on BET.
In this ninth edition of his globally heralded series, DJ Cassidy will celebrate the most prolific and influential Reggae artists and records of the past four decades. The special will feature twenty-one legendary guests, all of whom have shaped Reggae music and transformed its global influence from the charts to the dance floors. Cassidy confirms that his surprise guests will include Shaggy, Super Cat, Maxi Priest, Barrington Levy, Ini Kamoze, Junior Reid, Sister Nancy, and Patra, all who have transformed Reggae culture on a global scale.
“I have always sought to “Pass The Mic” around the world, and in this edition, I literally do,” says DJ Cassidy. “From Jamaica to England to Canada to the United States, I will “Pass The Mic” to those artists that have defined Reggae culture over the past forty years, transforming not only Reggae, but Hip Hop, R&B, and Pop music.”
DJ Cassidy and BET have transformed how we experience music with “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic.” By intimately uniting his musical heroes from the turntables in his living room, DJ Cassidy passes the mic from one legendary artist to another, as they sing along to their iconic songs. The result is an emotionally uplifting, inspiring, and innovative musical event. “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic” has now featured two hundred twenty-one legendary superstars, including Earth, Wind & Fire, Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, Patty LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Stephanie Mills, Nile Rodgers, Kool & The Gang, George Clinton, El DeBarge, New Edition, Boyz II Men, Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat, En Vogue, TLC, SWV, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Doug E. Fresh, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, Ja Rule, Ashanti, and many others.
Connie Orlando, EVP, Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET, Angela Aguilera, SVP, Music Programming & Development, along with Jesse Collins Entertainment’s Jesse Collins and Dionne Harmon, music industry mogul Steve Rifkind, and DJ Cassidy executive produce “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic.”
For more information on “DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic: BET After Party 2022,” visit BET.com and follow the conversation across social platforms using #PassTheMicOnBET.
BET, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African American audience. The primary BET channel is in 125 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET+, the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience; BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT
Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE) is a full-service television and film production company that has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. The Emmy® nominated company has a multi-year overall agreement with ViacomCBS Cable Networks. On the theatrical film side, the company also has a first look on JCE’s film development projects which could include Viacom’s film entities such as Paramount Players. The award-winning and critically acclaimed television that JCE has produced includes miniseries—The New Edition Story and The Bobby Brown Story; scripted series—American Soul and Real Husbands of Hollywood; unscripted series – Cardi Tries; talk show – Face to Face with Becky G; Emmy Award winning children’s series—Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices; award shows—BET Awards, Black Girls Rock!, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars, BET Hip Hop Awards, ABFF Honors and Soul Train Awards; specials—John Lewis: Celebrating A Hero, Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration, Change Together: From The March On Washington To Today, Stand Up for Heroes, Dear Mama, Amanda Seales: I Be Knowin’, Def Comedy Jam 25 and Leslie Jones: Time Machine; as well as competition/game shows—Sunday Best, Hip Hop Squares, Nashville Squares and Rhythm + Flow. Jesse Collins, founder and CEO of the company, is the executive producer of all programming. He is also an executive producer for the iconic Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards and The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show and also produced The 2021 Academy Awards. Go to jessecollinsent.com for more information on the company.