By David Jordan Jr
Greatness is defined as “the quality of being great, distinguished, or eminent.” Legend is defined as “a person or thing that inspires.” These two terms are words that are used in describing people of incredible talent and abilities but rarely are these two words used at the same time to describe a person. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards provided the opportunity for the world of music to be celebrated in all capacities. Grammy award-winning producer and philanthropist Bryan Michael Cox hosted the 16th Annual The Breakfast Club’ pre-Grammy Brunch January 26th 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. A celebration of music as well as a platform to benefit the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, this brunch was a place of inspiration for all of those in attendance. Honored at this year’s event was Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and author Faith Evans. A musical legend whose greatness has been shared with the world for over two decades, Faith was honored for her illustrious musical career. August 29th of this year will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the debut of her first album “Faith” which was released by Bad Boy Records in 1995. As an artist Faith has defined her sound over the years with elements that have always been a reflection of the person she is and has become. Authentic, loving and true is not only how the music of Faith resonates with its listeners but it is the same way she resonates with those she encounters in the world. Legendary musical artists such as Joe, Kenny Lattimore and Paul Wall were also in attendance at the annual brunch along with former 106 & Park host Rocsi Diaz and actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph and Malinda Williams. The brunch benefited Music & Memory, a nonprofit committed to helping people overcome cognitive and physical challenges through music. During her acceptance speech, Faith spoke about how this organization is doing a great thing in helping people through music and how her personal experience with her son Ryder whose on the autism spectrum has inspired her forthcoming foundation “Ryder’s Room.” Check out the gallery from the event and a portion of Faith’s acceptance speech below.