Congratulations! The Root 100 List: @JayElectronica @JanelleMonae @JohnLegend @BeverlyBond @KasimReed @BCourtneyWilson and 94 Others!
Annually, The Root, selects 100 individuals that represent the ideals of the online publication. The list contains a varied collection of people from a cross-section of industries.
Jay Electronica is one of my favorite artists. His lyrical styling is effervescent, yeah, I said it, effervescent. I’m not surprised to see him on a list which also includes Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed. They are both using the realities of society to move the crowd, whether it be at a concert or to the voting polls.
Speaking of moves, Janelle Monae is the hautest woman in a tuxedo. There’s something about seeing her perform that makes ME feel good. Right, what is that?
Officially Crowned, Beverly Bond is a celebrity DJ, model and Founder of Black Girls Rock! Inc., you can read more about her and the organization here. John Legend is out here living up to his last name, ain’t he? In addition to being extremely talented vocally and on the piano, he gives time and money to worthwhile causes, introducing philanthropic compassion to a new generation of music lovers. Beverly and John are using their talent to help and better the lives of others.
Brian Courtney Wilson, recently re-launched “Just Love” with five new tracks and video footage. He’s currently on a multi-city tour as Ambassador for the American Heart Association’s “Power to End Strokes” tour. His singles have dominated gospel music charts for weeks at a time, he’s now taking his music ministry to churches in an effort to change lifestyles and save lives.
Learn more about the other 94, click the pic for The Root’s entire 2010 list!