Donnie Simpson brings ‘Video Soul’ to BET+

BET video soul hosted by Donnie Simpson was the go-to destination for black music in the 1980s and 1990s.

Now over 25 years after its cancellation, the music series returns to the BET family with a reboot on BET+.

The six-episode series titled Donnie Simpson video soul features the legendary VJ interviewing today’s hottest stars, the streamer announced Thursday.

video soul aired on BET from 1981 to 1996, when it was difficult for black artists to get airplay on MTV.

The BET series included music videos and interviews with rising stars and top artists in hip hop, R&B and gospel.

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There were other hosts, but longtime Washington, D.C. radio personality Donnie Simpson turned the show into a hit.

After a recent race on Tubi, video soul goes to BET+.

In a promo, Simpson is shown sitting with musical artists including Syleena Johnson, Yung Joc, Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe, Keith Sweat, CeCe Winans, Michelle Williams, K-Ci from Jodeci, Boyz II Men, and more.

“Without Mr. Simpson, Boyz II Men wouldn’t be,” says band member Shawn Stockman.

Donnie Simpson video soul begins streaming June 1 on BET+.

Watch the trailer above.

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