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  • It’s about time. Frankie Beverly is one of the hardest working men in show business and has been for the past four decades. His hard work and contributions to music will be honored next month at the 12th Annual BET Awards, where he will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. The Philadelphia native found some limited success in his native city, but didn’t quite fit the polished Philly soul sound of the 70’s. After moving to California, Beverly and his group, then called Raw Soul, caught the attention of Marvin Gaye, who put took them on tour and renamed them.

    Maze established its reputation over the years with their energetic state performances. Their 1980 hit “Before I Let Go” from their album “Live in New Orleans” has proven to be one of soul music’s most enduring records, allowing the group to continue to tour without radio support or new recordings. Up until this year, Maze was the annual closing act of the Essence Music Festival, which takes place every July 4th  weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2009, a group of contemporary artists including Musiq, Mary J. Blige, Mint Condition and Ledisi, performed Maze’s songs for the compilation CD “Silky Soul Music: An All Star Tribute to Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly.”

    BET has not announced just who will pay tribute to the iconic group. Performers already announced include G.O.O.D. Music, Chris Brown, Nikki Minaj, and D’Angelo, who is performing on TV for the first time in 12 years. The BET Awards are given out live from L.A. on July 1 at 8 p.m.
     

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    1. Hell yes it’s about time they did something for Maze & Frankie I will bw watching now that they will honor this group. Tje rest of that crap I will be flipping channels

    2. HELL YEEEZZZZ!!!

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      IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY – CALL THESE PEEPS AT 877-283-3784. THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME.

      MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!!

      Hit em up – THEY WILL HELP U!!

    3. Entered the club scene in Philly 1968. Remember FB&Mz when they were ORIGINALLY called the Butlers to Raw Soul (Wreck-a-Poom-Poom, 21st Lehigh, N.Philly around the corner from “Up Jump the Devil”‘s) to FB&Mz. THOSE were the days! Big ups to Mr. Frankey Beverly and Maze!

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