‘American Soul’ Finds Its James Brown, Richard Pryor, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan & More

by Krystal Franklin

November 26, 2019

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A slew of Black talent will find their way on the set of American Soul‘s second season, portraying some of the most iconic characters, including, Darius McCrary, Tone Bell, Ledisi, Melanie Fiona and more. The series, which chronicles the real-life story of Soul Train, debuted on BET last year and starred Sinqua Walls as Don Cornelius.

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Season one showed us just how believable Kelly Rowland was as Gladys Knight and Bobby Brown as Rufus Thomas.  So who will play some of music’s biggest stars on the small screen? McCrary will take on the role of James Brown.

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Bell as Richard Pryor.

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Grammy award-winning singer Ledisi as Patti LaBelle.

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Melanie Fiona will star as Chaka Khan.

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Comedian D.C. Young Fly as Sly Stone.

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Demetria McKinney will star as June Pointer.

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Big Boi as George Clinton.

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London Brown as Bootsy Collins.

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