Last night (July 21), the Apollo Theatre paid tribute to one of its staple performers with the premiere of the James Brown biopic, Get On Up. Starring Chadwick Boseman as the Godfather of Soul, the film delves into how Brown became a music legend and entrepreneur. The film also features performances from Viola Davis, Nelsan Ellis, Octavia Spencer and Jill Scott.
VIBE was on-hand at the red carpet in Harlem to chat with stars about Brown’s influence and the importance of the film. We also got to talk with Brown’s family about their fondest memories of the legendary musical pioneer.
Check out our recap of the Get On Up premiere in the video above.