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N.Y. female lyricist Akilah Brock pays tribute to her late mother and Soul Train founder Don Cornelius who passed yesterday from an apparent suicide.

“Soul Train host gave our artist a platform to showcase amazing talent on television when the opportunity for a Negro was limited. BET, MTV & TopMics all came after him and will respectfully continue on his legacy to provide a platform for aspiring artist. Rest In Power Don & Mom.”

Akilah’s Mom died 10/10/04 and she wrote these lyrics as a poem to help heal.

With the passing of Don Cornelius, the message is still conveyed.

Akilah will also be performing at the CTE Music showcase this month in Atlanta.