Play the Part 2015 Auditions

Play te Part Auditions Flyer

Have you ever wanted to imitate one of your favorite musical artists such as Michael Jackson or Beyoncé? Do you love to perform and entertain audiences? Well, “Play the Part” is for you! During Black Culture Awareness Week, the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center’s “Play the Part” showcase gives Mizzou students the opportunity to perform as iconic entertainers and musicians of the past and present in an effort to integrate music history into Black culture.

This year’s “Play the Part” theme is “Soul Train: Rolling Through the Times.” The purpose of this year’s show is to highlight prominent African-American record labels of the past and present such as Motown and Def Jam. Below, you’ll find a list of suggested artists that were a part of these major record labels, as well as the link to sign up for an audition. This list is not exhaustive of EVERY individual a part of these record labels, but instead serves as a guide. We strongly encourage potential participants to audition as an artist who was a part of a prominent African-American record label:

If you’re interested in being a part of this amazing experience, please sign up for an audition time here.

Motown
1) Jackson 5
2) Micheal Jackson
3) Boyz II Men
4) Diana Ross & Supreme
5) Marvin Gaye
6) The Temptations
7) Stevie Wonder
8) Rick James
9) The Isley Brothers
10) Ne-Yo
11) Erykah Badu

Def Jam
1) Run DMC
2) LL Cool J
3) Rihanna
4) Jay Z
5) Jhene Aiko
6) Kanye West
7) Big Sean
8) August Alsina
9) Montell Jordan
10) 2 Chainz
11) Dru Hill
12) Chingy
13) Teyana Taylor
14) YG
15) Young Jeezy
16) Ludacris
17) Nas
18) Jhene Aiko
19) Frank Ocean
20) Run D.M.C
21) Wale
22) Foxy Brown

LaFace
1) TLC
2) Usher
3) Outkast
4) Ciara
5) Babyface
6) Alicia Keys

Bad Boy
1) Notorious BIG
2) Faith Evans
3) Lil Kim
4) 112
5) Yung Joc
6) Danity Kane
7) Janelle Monae
8) Fabolous
9) Day26

Murder Inc
1) Ashanti
2) Ja Rule
3) Lloyd

Death Row
1) Tupac
2) Dr. Dre
3) Snoop Dogg
4) MC Hammer
5) Dr. Dre
6) Nate Dogg
7) MC Hammer
8) Bow Wow

Cash Money
1) LIl Wayne
2) Nicki Minaj
3) Bow Wow
4) Soulja Boy
5) Tyga
6) Drake
7) Cash Money Millionaires
8) Jacquees

Uptown
1) Mary J Blidge
2) Guy
3) Heavy D & The Boyz
4) Soul for Real

So So Def
1) Jagged Edge
2) Xscape
3) Da Brat
4) Lil Bow Wow
5) Dem Franchize Boyz

Epic
1) Andree 3000/ Big Boi (OutKast)
2) Eazy E
3) Future
4) Ginuwine
5) Jodeci
6) The S.O.S Band
7) Luther Vandross

Empire Entertainment (Fictional Black Record Label)

The Cast of FOX’s Empire