( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) On Sunday, TV One’s UNSUNG Aired The Decades: The 2000s and Trina On The Season Finale of UNCENSORED
ENSPIRE Contributor: Megan Grosfeld
All-new episodes of TV One’s original docu-series, UNSUNG Presents: The Decades and UNCENSORED, were back this Sunday, April 24. UNSUNG: The Decades leads with the influential music from the early 2000s at 9 p.m. ET/8C, followed by the season finale of UNCENSORED, which features female rap music pioneer, Trina at 10 p.m. ET/9C.
If you missed it last Sunday, each episode is also be published on TVOne.tv and TV One’s social media platforms.
UNSUNG Presents: The Decades – The 2000s
UNSUNG Presents: The Decades is a four-part special that tells the full story of the evolution of music, showcasing music and artists that provided the soundtrack of Black America from Motown and disco in the 70s to the revolutionary sound and style of hip hop throughout the 2000s. The special also provides social commentary on cultural events such as the Vietnam War, the crack cocaine and AIDS epidemic, police brutality in American society, and the role music played.
The 2000s era of music ushered in not just a decade, but a millennium. The excitement and sense of opportunity that greeted its arrival were reflected in the music, and a historic election, in the years which followed. This episode featured the heavy hitters of the 2000s, including R&B songstress Tweet, Oakland rapper Keak Da Sneak, and more.
UNSUNG, one of the network’s longest-running series, highlights the careers and explores the personal lives of some of the most talented, versatile, and influential Black vocal artists. The seven-time NAACP Image Award-winning series continues the season to highlight some of the biggest stars of the 90s and 2000s.
UNSUNG is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is executive produced by Frank Sinton and Arthur Smith of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland, Kysha Mounia, and Jamecia Blount also serve as Executive Producers. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive Producer in Charge of Production, and Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting.
Watch UNSUNG clip Keak Da Sneak Takes Over The Charts
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The hit autobiographical series, UNCENSORED, explores the lives of your favorite personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. This season’s finale highlights the baddest chick, Trina. The Miami-Dade County native never planned to be a rapper, but she has 20 years’ worth of hits that prove it was meant to be. Trina gets uncensored about life after losing her biggest supporter and playing the game by her own rules.
UNCENSORED is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, James Seppelfrick, Jay Allen, and Nikki Byles (Executive Producers) of Swirl Films. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Executive in Charge of Production, and Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting.
For more information on UNCENSORED and UNSUNG, visit TV One’s YouTube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (@tvonetv) Be sure to follow UNCENSORED & UNSUNG on Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne) using the hashtag #UncensoredTVOne and #UNSUNG.
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About TV ONE Networks
TV One Networks is the hub of black culture and entertainment with a broad offering of original programming and classic series, serving both diverse audiences for TV One and CLEO TV. Launched in January 2004, TV One currently serves 43 million households, and CLEO TV, launched in January 2019, is the sister network with a 34.9 million household reach. Each network has a unique audience that serves viewers with fan favorites from TV One such as Unsung, Uncensored, Fatal Attraction, ATL Homicide, Life therapy, Don’t Waste Your Pretty, and Urban One Honors.
While CLEO TV, a lifestyle and entertainment network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color, delivers content that uplifts and inspires today’s, modern-day women. Viewers of CLEO TV can expect award-winning content in both original and acquired series including Culture Kitchen, Living by Design, New Soul Kitchen, Just Eats with Chef JJ, Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix, and All Things Adrienne House to Home. Both networks are solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American-owned and operated multi-media company.
About A. Smith & Co. Productions
A. Smith & Co. Productions create some of the most innovative, highly-rated, and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. Founded by Chairman Arthur Smith, an unscripted TV pioneer who was inducted into the Realscreen Awards Hall of Fame and named Broadcasting & Cable’s “Producer of the Year,” the company has produced over 5,000 hours of award-winning programming, more than 200 shows, for more than 50 networks and platforms, with formats sold to well over 120 territories.
For two decades, A. Smith & Co. has been a global leader in non-fiction television productions, including “Hell’s Kitchen” (FOX), “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC), “Profiled: The Black Man” (discovery+/OWN), “Unsung” (TV One), “Welcome to Plathville” (TLC), “American Ninja Warrior Junior” (Peacock), the NFL’s “Pro Bowl Skills Showdown” (ESPN), “The Titan Games” (NBC), “Mental Samurai” (FOX), “Ellen’s Next Great Designer” (HBO Max), “Voices of Fire” (Netflix), “American Gangster: Trap Queens” (BET+), Season two of “Floor is Lava” (Netflix) and more.
For more information, please visit https://www.asmithco.com/.
About Swirl Films
Swirl Films is America’s “number one urban film production company,” a full-service film & television production company with over 60 original productions in the past six years, focusing on urban content and programming, independent features, and multi-camera productions. Swirl Films is a major content provider for TV One including the original production: Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story (2016), which was TV One’s first-ever biopic, starring LisaRaye McCoy, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Darius McCrary, Indira Khan, and Teyonah Parris as Howard. According to the network, the film broke record ratings, undeniably becoming the top original film in the network’s history drawing in 2 million views, resulting in the network’s highest rating week ever.
Quickly surpassing those numbers is TV One’s #1 original premiere of all time, When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story (2017), starring Lance Gross, Niatia Kirkland, and Tami Roman, directed by actress Tasha Smith. Swirl Films’ previous production credits for TV One include Born Again Virgin, starring Danielle Nicolet, Meagan Holder, and Eva Marcille; Here We Go Again, starring LeToya Luckett, Wendy Raquel Robinson, and Kyndall Ferguson; Russ Parr’s award-winning film, The Undershepherd, Hear No Evil and 35 & Ticking (Kevin Hart).