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The Jacksons to be honoured as BMI Icons

the_jacksons_5_edit.jpgThe members of the Jackson 5, Jackie, Toto, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael including younger brother Randy, who joined the group in 1976, will receive the BMI Icon award at the 8th Annual Urban Music Awards at the Wilshire Theatre, Beverley Hills, Los Angeles on September 4.

The BMI Icon is awarded to artistes who have had "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers." Past awardees have been artistes such as James Brown, Little Richard, The Bee Gees, to name a few.

Other top R&B and hip-hop songwriters, producers and publishers will also be recognized for their contribution through out the year.


Rocsi cosy with friends husband

rocsi.jpgAfter accusing Turks and Caicos Premier Michael Misick of rape in March of this year, it was reported that BET's Rocsi of '106 & Park' (Raquel Roxanne Diaz), was seen 'canoodling' with her accused rapist and husband of 'friend', actress LisaRaye, while LisaRaye was in New York.

It was also reported that Rocsi played hostess in the Misick's home during LisaRaye's absence.