Donnie Simpson Bringing ‘Video Soul’ to BET+

Donnie Simpson's Video Soul (Credit: BET+)

BET’s Video Soul hosted by Donnie Simpson was the go-to destination for Black music in the 1980s and ’90s.

Now more than 25 years after its cancellation, the music series is returning to the BET family with a reboot on BET+.

The six-episode series titled Donnie Simpson’s Video Soul features the legendary VJ interviewing today’s hottest stars, the streamer announced Thursday.

Video Soul aired on BET from 1981 to 1996, when it was difficult for Black artists to get airplay on MTV.

The BET series featured music videos and interviews with rising stars and chart-topping artists in hip hop, R&B, and gospel.

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There were other hosts, but longtime Washington, D.C. radio personality Donnie Simpson turned the show into a hit.

After a recent run on Tubi, Video Soul is making the switch to BET+.

In a promo, Simpson is shown sitting down with music artists including Syleena Johnson, Yung Joc, Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe, Keith Sweat, CeCe Winans, Michelle Williams, K-Ci of Jodeci, Boyz II Men, and more.

“If not for Mr. Simpson, Boyz II Men would not be,” says group member Shawn Stockman.

Donnie Simpson’s Video Soul begins streaming June 1 on BET+.

Watch the trailer above.