His name is synonymous with the likes of Mary J. Blige and Sean â€śDiddyâ€ť Combs but Andre Harrell is always on the lookout for musicâ€™s next big thing. This weekend on an all-new Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill [@marclamonthill] sits down with the legendary music mogul and marketing mastermind to discuss his journey from Uptown through Motown to president.
Harrell, widely credited with creating the â€śNew Jack Swingâ€ť sound that ruled radio throughout the 1990s, now finds himself seeking out the next big superstar as head of Harrell Records. â€śItâ€™s not just about business, itâ€™s about giving people opportunity,â€ť says Harrell. Look for Hamilton Park, the first group signed to his label, to release their full length debut this fall.
A cake, a ring and a fly dress is not a marriage: In light of the explosive statistic that Black women are half as likely to marry than their White counterparts, our On The Record roundtable tackles the explosive topic, â€śIs Marriage Dead in the African American Community?â€ť
Plus, meet professional sailor Donald Lawson, who first went to sea when he was just six-years-old. Today his goal is to become the first African American to race around the world and win!
Check your local listings and visit www.blackenterprise.com/ourworld for additional time and station information.