DJ Cassidy and BET are lining up a roster of legendary soul singers for a Mother’s Day edition of “Pass the Mic.”
The popular DJ confirmed he’ll pass the mic to “Godmother of Soul” Patti LaBelle and R&B icon Johnny Gill. Over a dozen other surprise artists will join the powerhouse singers for the May 9 special celebrating moms around the world.
“This special was designed to make you feel good. It was crafted to send chills down your spine, put goosebumps on your arms, and fill your heart with warmth,” DJ Cassidy said in a statement. “The artists and songs I’ve assembled for this show exude love, light, and inspiration, and together, we will uplift all those who take part in the celebration. This edition of ‘Pass Of Mic’ is dedicated to all the mothers and women around the world who make our world go round.”
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From the turntables in his living room, Cassidy connects virtually with R&B and hip-hop performers, as they sing along to their hit songs, with each “passing the mic” to the next artist. Previous editions of “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic” have featured more than one hundred superstars, including Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers, Sister Sledge, Kool & The Gang, George Clinton, New Edition, Boyz II Men, Teddy Riley, En Vogue, TLC, SWV, LL Cool, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Missy Elliot, Wyclef Jean, and many others.
The Mother’s Day edition comes on the heels of BET and DJ Cassidy’s partnership to produce six “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic” specials this year. The first installment, “DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: The BET After Party,” followed the 52nd NAACP Image Awards on March 27.
The concert series is produced by Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET; Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment (JCE); JCE’s Dionne Harmon; and music industry mogul Steve Rifkind. DJ Cassidy serves as executive producer.
“DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic: BET Mother’s Day Edition” premieres Sunday, May 9 at 9 pm ET/PT.
Watch a previous edition of “Pass the Mic” featuring Jody Watley, Deniece Williams, Chaka Khan, and El DeBarge below.