The Pulse of Entertainment: After 7 is Back with
a Chart Topping Album 'Timeless'; EURweb's Publisher Lee Bailey Honored by Black Business Association
hard to know God's mind, but we give him the glory," said Kevon Edmonds about the newest album "Timeless" (eOne
Music) of his group After 7. Kevon is one of four members of the R&B group that consist
of Kevon's brother Melvin, Melvin's son Jason and childhood friend Keith Mitchell. "We
stay faithful and do the work, what happens in the end - happens"
What happened was the Edmond brothers founded a group, After 7, in 1987 years after
their brother Kenneth "BabyFace" Edmonds' career was blossoming as a musician (guitar, keyboards), songwriter
(with LA Reid) and vocalist in the late 70s - early 80s. The After 7 group reached platinum
status carving their own niche in the music industry. The new project is the first since
1995. The latest single of the album, "Runnin' Out" peaked at #3 on Billboard's
Adult R&B Songs Chart - next to Bruno Mars who was #2. Kevon launched a solo career in 1999 with an
album "24/7" that reached #10 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. His second album "Who Knew"
was released in 2009.
started with a song and ended with an album," Keith laughed. "We just wanted
to put our toe in the water to see where we were...today we have am album."
"We didn't try to find new producers," Kevon added to stress that they wanted
to keep their signature sound.
The platinum selling group
After 7 is currently on a promotional tour performing their hits and songs from the new
project. They recently performed in Los Angeles July 16, 2017. The Indianapolis natives
are now working their way across the country.
"We are extremely proud of that achievement," Keith said about completing the "Timeless"
album when they were just going to record a single. "Both songs (first two singles) paved
the way for ‘Runnin' Out.' It has the signature sound for After 7."
Radio pioneer and publisher of www.EURweb.com Lee Bailey was recently honored for his achievements, along with the Godfather of Black Music Clarence Avant, by the Black
Business Association (BBA) at their annual "Salute to Black Music Awards Gala."
BBA was founded in 1970 by Earl "Skip" Cooper, a 501 (c) 3 organization head
quartered in Los Angeles which champions for over 100,000 African-American, women and minority
owned businesses with strategic alliances with W/MBE Trade Associations nationwide.
"I was talking to Skip about something," Lee Bailey said about the honor bestowed
on him by BBA. "I've known Skip for 30-40 years. I was talking to him about doing the narrative for Clarence
Avant's video and out of no where he said I need to give you an award."
I agree, he so deserves to be honored. I admired
Lee Bailey from afar for over 20 years just from the professionalism and popularity of
his website www.EURweb.com, which it seemed everyone in the entertainment industry knew about and made it a point to visit at lease once a day. But
that is not the beginning of Lee's career in the entertainment business. The Air Force
Veteran started out as a radio personality while serving in the military and in civilian
life. Back then they were called radio Jocks. He went on through his company RadioScope
to be the first Black radio personality to go syndicated. The news content on his shows was picked up by so many
mediums and businesses, such as the Motor Vehicle Administration where he had a segment on the vehicles
equipped with television monitors, cell phone apps and so many more places. Every high
profile person I have interviewed for this column when they learned it was also published
on his website became so excited when I mentioned his name. They all had stories to tell me
of how his radio show or website gave them exposure which contributed to their success. I can claim the same when it
comes to the success of my column, which now has an estimated syndicated readership of
¼ million per week.
"Big ups to my boss of 30 years Lee
Bailey," said LaRita Shelby, a high level executive in his company. "I was honored
to follow him from RadioScope to EURweb.com and many, many ventures. So God bless you."
"It took me a while to appreciate (the popularity),"
Bailey admitted. "I am not comfortable with people making a big deal. I am low key. I do the work and keep
it moving. I think it's my calling."
As someone who was also employed by Lee as his Gospel Content Editor I know that
his nick name is "The Voice" because of his unique baritone accent. His company
Rabercom was a client of my Public Relations Consulting Company Freelance Associates, which produced for him an
award show. The red carpeted "EURweb Awards" Show honored outstanding media companies and
personalities and was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Tons of celebrities came
out to support him with performances by Shanice and many more who credited Lee for helping
to launch their careers. So I know first hand that he is right. Lee is a very humble and
low key man who has high standards, which has made him a media living legend.
Eunice Moseley, has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The
Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management
Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore
Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENT: 18th annual "Uplifting Minds II" Free Entertainment Conference (Baltimore and Los Angeles
in October, 2017). Entertainment Business panel and national talent showcase competition
(vocal, songwriting and dance) with over $13,000 in prizes. www.UpliftingMinds2.com.