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The New Edition Cast Interview + Freestyle Battle

The R&B game was changed by the undeniable New Edition — and now BET is bringing their story to their network with The New Edition movie, airing January 24th, 25th and 26th.

Today, we were joined by the actors behind each legend; Luke James – as Johnny Gill, Woody McClain – as Bobby Brown, Elijah Kelley – as Ricky Bell, Bryshere Y. Gray – as Michael Bivins, Algee Smith – as Ralph Tresvant and Keith Powers – as Ronnie Devoe. Each rising star opened up about their role, rehearsals with the original members of N.E.

And as you know – we couldn’t let these cats leave with out spitting/singing off the top. Watch below for what turned quickly into a fire in-studio cypher!

Catch The New Edition movie on BET this January 24th, 25th and 26th.


Icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the mid-’90s to providing television viewers with their first good look at some of today’s hottest celebrities in music, film, fashion and sports. Sway has been there for some of music and the world’s biggest moments.

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