On Sunday May 17th at 7pm (est) and 4 pm (pst), Join @TeddyRiley1 and @Jamiefoxx will be on IG live with @TheRealBreyonPrescott and @DjEddieF to celebrate the records and the people that made UpTown Records a part of iconic music history.
As we celebrate the music of Andre Harrell, Baller Alert got a chance to speak with a few people that were close to Harrell.
Jimmy “Luv” Jenkins (Best Friend to Andre Harrell) – “Andre was the visionary of every record label that came behind us. The blueprint was Uptown. Without him, the spirit of the party ain’t go be the same because through any tragedy or anything we always party. That’s how we grieve, that’s how we celebrated, and that’s how we love.”
Teddy Riley- “The importance of celebrating Uptown Music and Andre Harrell is at the top of my list, which is why everything that I’m posting now… it just shows how Andre has been to us. We were planning on giving him his flowers by opening back up Uptown and doing MCA. Andre is our new millennium. He’s like our today Jheryl Busby meets Berry Gordy. He was a coach, a mentor, and a big brother figure throughout my career. I have to say we are going to get “Ghetto Fabulous” for this celebration, which was his favorite word.”
DJ Eddie F- “He was the connoisseur of the culture. He basically gave birth to a whole generation of hip-hop professionals with a cutting edge sense of music, fashion, business, and the Uptown Harlem fly lifestyle.”
Jamie Foxx- “You were more than just an incredible music producer and executive… You were an architect of artistry… I thank you for the times you spoke to me and made a country boy feel like I could survive in the big city.”
Baller Alert also had the opportunity to speak with Breyon Prescott, who is also hosting the Celebration of Uptown Records alongside Teddy Riley, Jamie Foxx, and DJ Eddie F. He talked to us on why the culture needed this celebration of music.
Breyon Prescott- “I just wanted to pay tribute to the Uptown sound and the great Andre Harrell for showing us the way…Black Excellence and how to be fly. It’s a celebration of music that was created by the iconic Andre Harrell.”