About Video Soul #Reboot

Donnie Simpson's Video Soul

It's BACK!
Donnie Simpson's Video Soul

Two decades after the last airing of Video Soul on BET, Donnie is ready to reprise the role for which he is so well known and loved. An entire generation of young artists have risen and come into the music business since Donnie ended his run on Video Soul. Despite their successes, many of them still feel unfulfilled, because they never got to sit down with "The Man." Several have reached out to him saying “All I wanted to do was sit on your couch.” They’ll get that chance now.
Donnie Simpson’s Video Soul streaming June 1, 2023 on BET+ logo

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Donnie Simpson and Teddy Riley take selfie after DSVS taping.

In The Spotlight

Teddy Riley

Singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist credited with the creation of the "New Jack Swing" genre. Teddy fused hip hop and R&B in his production work with artists including Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Keith Sweat, Samantha Mumba, Doug E. Fresh, Today, Heavy D & the Boyz, Hi-Five, Men of Vizion and Profyle, as well as his spearheaded groups Guy and Blackstreet.

"Thank you for the support...You taught me how to stay looking young. You taught me a lot. I mean, I just used to watch your show. I used to think you were a robot because you just always looked perfect everytime...Love you, man!"

Guest Who?

DSVS Celebs Chat With Donnie

Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe

Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition and BBD fame, and wife Shamari, lead singer from the multi-platinum R&B group Blaque. She currently stars on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Michelle Williams

Recording artist and actress, Williams rose to fame in the 2000s as a member of R&B girl group Destiny's Child. She is a successful television, Broadway and West End theatre actress.

CeCe Winans

Grammy award winning gospel singer, who has sold over 12 million records worldwide and won 12 Grammy Awards. She is the best-selling female gospel artist of all time.

Mike Epps

Comedian, actor, film producer, writer, and rapper. He is best known for playing Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and its sequel, Friday After Next.

Keith Sweat

Singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, radio personality, and an early figure in the new jack swing musical movement. He is known for his collection of hits including "I Want Her" and "Make It Last Forever".

Angie Stone

Stone has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, with most success on the R&B charts, including four top 10 albums, a number one, and 10 top 10 singles.

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Cool Facts

About Donnie and Video Soul


Premiered on BET as a half-hour show


Expanded Show Aired from 9PM - 11PM EST


Years Donnie Hosted Video Soul


Acting credits

Guest List



Interview Highlights

Neelam Hakeem

What significance has social media played in your journey, both on a personal level and for your rap career?

Hijabi rap queen Neelam Hakeem is taking hip hop, modesty and imagery to a new level. She says social media is honestly what influenced her to wear modest fashion. "I wrote my first spoken word which later turned into a rap. I was shocked by the feedback. It was reposted by tons of people including the Shade Room and Diddy and my audience grew tremendously. I wrote another one and the Shade Room and Diddy posted it again causing the same results. I was inspired to continue to speak on the issues and make music and I feel so fulfilled when I do so.""

Tweet and daughter She'nice

The music industry has changed so much. Is Tweet able to give her daughter advice or is it a totally different landscape now?

R&B singer, Tweet and her daughter, She'nice sat down with Donnie to discuss the music industry's changing landscape and her daughter's entrance into the music world. Tweet tells Donnie, "It's totally different, but the rules still apply as far as the talent. But, she listens sometimes (laughter)." She'nice says, “Growing up around the industry has inspired me to perfect my craft. My mother is helping me get my foot in the door to share my gift of music to the world.”


Sammie debuted at age 13 with his hit "I Like It". Where has he been and why did he take time off?

After touring the world from ages 12 to 14, Sammie took some time off to finish his education. He never wanted to lose his childhood and find a significance of self outside of the music industry. My Mom and father told me that "No matter how much money and fame you obtain, you can't get time back. I wanted to have a balance and never lose myself and enjoy high school...I wanted to enjoy my childhood. I got to experience the best of both worlds."

DSVS Promo

Streaming on BET+ on June 1st!

Donnie Simpson's Video Soul Season One streaming June 1st on BET+ logo
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