Crowd Shot - 2Monday night, over 300 VIPs in business, philanthropy and entertainment gathered at the Corner Social for the fifth installment of REVOLT TV’s community initiative, “HELLO Harlem” – a summer series to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH).

VIPs included Keith Clinkscales  (CEO, REVOLT TV), Ericka Pittman (VP, Business Development, The Blue Flame Agency), Len Burnett (CEO, Uptown Media Ventures),Kevin Thompson (BET’s “Claim to Fame”), Walt “Wiz” Miller (VH-1’s “Black Ink Crew”), Russell “Rahzel” Beltran (legendary beat box artist), Carmel Renee Macklin (Actor & Stunt Woman/The Eagle Academy for Young Men), Shirley Lewis (BGCH Chair of the Board of Directors), Edith Massiah (Director of Programs, BGCH), Rooney Nelson (Founder, The Nelson Group), Orly Duran (CEO, The Nelson Group) and more.


Esnavi & Rahzel performSponsored by AQUAhydrate, Sean John and Ciroc, and supported by Harlem Park to Park, The Nelson Group and Uptown Magazine, the evening was hosted byMike Houston, VP, Account Management of The Nelson Group and featured a special interview with kid ambassadors from the BGCH who shared the joys of being a part of the BGCH including making new friends and the opportunity to start a great future.

Rahzel & Kevin ThompsonKai Wright, REVOLT TV VP of Communications welcomed the audience, acknowledged special guests and encouraged donation support. After that, came the entertainment!

Throughout the evening, DJ Sunkiss kept the crowd moving while spinning on the 1s & 2s, but it was the soulful performance by singer/songwriter Esnavi that wowed the crowd! She sang hits from her album Exit E including “Morning Dew,” “Unexpected Love” and “What You Need,” and she even took the audience by surprise when joined on stage by legendary beat box artist Rahzel who gave cadence to Esnavi’s freestyle of Beyonce’s “Partition.” It was an amazing performance!


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