August Music Matters Showcase

Check out the recap of these rising stars on stage.

Austin Brown Is Ready to Shine - The headlining crooner arrives for his performance at BET's Music Matters Showcase at Santos Party House.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Austin Brown Is Ready to Shine - The headlining crooner arrives for his performance at BET's Music Matters Showcase at Santos Party House.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Spinning Lyrics on the Mic - Rapper 360 flexes his skills on stage.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Spinning Lyrics on the Mic - Rapper 360 flexes his skills on stage.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Master of Ceremony - Showcase co-host Buttahman gets the audience excited for a night of stellar performances. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Master of Ceremony - Showcase co-host Buttahman gets the audience excited for a night of stellar performances. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

New Age Retro - Jessica Betts brings her unique style and musical talents to the show.  (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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New Age Retro - Jessica Betts brings her unique style and musical talents to the show.  (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Far and Wide - Betts spreads her earthy vocals across the room. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Far and Wide - Betts spreads her earthy vocals across the room. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Behind These Shades - The rising star croons her heartfelt lyrics into the mic. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Behind These Shades - The rising star croons her heartfelt lyrics into the mic. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Sweet Soul - Chris Turner entices the crowd with his smooth voice. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Sweet Soul - Chris Turner entices the crowd with his smooth voice. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Connecting With Fans - The Oakland native shares a moment with a member of the audience. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Connecting With Fans - The Oakland native shares a moment with a member of the audience. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

From the Heart - Often called the new "Marvin Gaye," Turner keeps romance at the center of his music.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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From the Heart - Often called the new "Marvin Gaye," Turner keeps romance at the center of his music.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Bringing You the Hottest Rising Talent - BET hosts a Music Matters Showcase every month at Santos Party House. Dates and details are always posted on BET.com.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Bringing You the Hottest Rising Talent - BET hosts a Music Matters Showcase every month at Santos Party House. Dates and details are always posted on BET.com.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Keeping It Lyve - DJ Lyve entertains the crowd between performances.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Keeping It Lyve - DJ Lyve entertains the crowd between performances.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Swag Rap - 360 stops to pose with some of the party gifts.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Swag Rap - 360 stops to pose with some of the party gifts.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Sing It Loud and Proud - Lolah Brown uses her powerful vocals as she performs to the NYC crowd.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Sing It Loud and Proud - Lolah Brown uses her powerful vocals as she performs to the NYC crowd.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Whatever Lolah Wants, Lolah Gets... - The R&B star gets some love from her fans during her performance. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Whatever Lolah Wants, Lolah Gets... - The R&B star gets some love from her fans during her performance. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

A Packed House - Fans fill the party spot to get down with the Music Matters artists. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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A Packed House - Fans fill the party spot to get down with the Music Matters artists. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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In the Flow - 360 goes in with his latest tracks on stage. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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In the Flow - 360 goes in with his latest tracks on stage. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Backup Groove - A few backup singers help maintain the excitement of the performance. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Backup Groove - A few backup singers help maintain the excitement of the performance. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Up Close and Personal - 360 gets face to face with fans.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Up Close and Personal - 360 gets face to face with fans.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

BET Presents the Music Matters Showcase - BET Presents the Music Matters Showcase at Santos Party House, August 14, 2012. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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BET Presents the Music Matters Showcase - BET Presents the Music Matters Showcase at Santos Party House, August 14, 2012. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Bringing the Funk - Austin Brown ushers in a bit of funk and soul at the start of his headlining performance.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Bringing the Funk - Austin Brown ushers in a bit of funk and soul at the start of his headlining performance.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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One Hand in the Air - The retro soul vocalist gets into the groove while singing.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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One Hand in the Air - The retro soul vocalist gets into the groove while singing.(Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Anti-Bully Advocate - In addition to giving his fans a name, Austin Brown also advocates for something that many of his supporters face: bullying. Revealing that he was bullied between the ages of seven and 13, Brown has decided to participate in the Friend Movement's "The New F Word" anti-bullying campaign. (Photo: Kolin Mendez/BET)

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Flying Talent - The most recent act to emerge from the legendary Jackson family is soaring in popularity. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Giving His All - The young crooner puts everything forward whenever he hits the stage. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Giving His All - The young crooner puts everything forward whenever he hits the stage. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

Celebrity Support - Angela Simmons stops by to show some love to the Music Matters performers. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)

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Celebrity Support - Angela Simmons stops by to show some love to the Music Matters performers. (Photo: K. Mendez / BET)