Video premieres were the trend during BET Awards weekend. Surprising fans during the awards after show was the premiere of the visual “Pie”, a collaboration between singer Chris Brown and rapper Future and taken from the album “HNDRXX.” The Nick Walker directed clip begins with a party filled with side pieces. Hendrix promises that it should be a good night while inviting Brown to join him at his home. True to his word, several women show up at the house. One woman delivers food. Another arrives a short time later and heads to the bathtub. A short time later, several more beautiful ladies arrive while Brown and Pluto sing about how caring is sharing. During their appearance on the after show, Future explained that the video was awaiting its release. No release date for the video has been announced at this time. Singer/television personality Tamar Braxton took the “2017 BET Awards” stage to perform her single “My Man.” Following her performance, she released the visual for the ballad. Shot in black and white, the tale of infidelity inspired by her parents is brought to life by the songstress. After discovering that her man is having an affair with a friend, Tamar finds the hotel where they’re staying and burst through the door. Slamming the girl into the bathroom sink, she later tells off her husband, leaving him in a state of shock. Braxton is currently preparing her forthcoming album, which she’ll release through her own independent label Tamartian Land Records and Entertainment One later this year. In other “BET Awards” news, the cable network continued honoring legendary R&B group New Edition on Sunday’s award show. Going well over the scheduled end time of 11:30 pm ET to do so, the iconic group received an amazing tribute by the stars of the biopic “The New Edition Story”, and were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Following a performance of covers of their hits, New Edition took the stage to accept the honor. After their speeches, the group changed before returning to the stage to perform a medley of hits including “Mr. Telephone Man” and “Can You Stand The Rain.” The award presentation to New Edition and their performance was without question one of the highlights of the evening. Congratulations to New Edition on a well deserved honor. Without a doubt, several West Coast artists have left an indelible mark on hip hop. Looking to add his name to that list is rapper Rodney “RJ” Brown Jr. RJ was signed to YG and DJ Mustard’s record label 400 Summers. RJ prepared his mixtape, which includes special appearances by Quavo, YG, Ty Dolla $ign and ScHoolboy Q. According to RJ, his candor and willingness to pen material about the harsh realities affecting his native Los Angeles are the ingredients to his success. Tracks like “Bracking” and “Thank God” show his ability to thrive over hard hitting beats courtesy of DJ Mustard and still remain true to his roots. No word on when a full length album will be released.