After All The Hype, Hilarious Memes, Babyface And Teddy Riley Press ‘Reset’ On Beat Battle That Broke IG

After a weekend of hype and hilarious memes that nearly broke IG -- #babyfacevsteddyriley if you’ve been on another planet – the legendary Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Teddy Riley are set for a rematch of their Instagram Live faceoff.

After All The Hype, Hilarious Memes, Babyface And Teddy Riley Press ‘Reset’ On Beat Battle That Broke IG

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/AP) – After a weekend of hype and hilarious memes that nearly broke IG — hashtag babyfacevsteddyriley if you’ve been on another planet – the legendary Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Teddy Riley did a major reset Monday, a much-anticipated rematch of their Instagram Live faceoff.

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H E R E W E G O – @babyface vs @teddyriley1 #verzuz

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After a few minutes of digital housekeeping, the battle began, reconfirming for half a million fans and followers that these two are the original ‘R & B, New Jack City, whip-appeal, done produced everybody and some you never knew’ masters.

And everybody showed up — from Hallie Berry, to Issa Rae and Toni Braxton, as they played their hits and classics from the 1980s and ’90s – hearts were just overflowing.

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Babyface delivered a live rendition of “When Can I See You.”

The set was peppered with mutual praise.

“You brought New Jack Swing to us all … I’m honored to be in here with you man,” Babyface said referring to the style of music Riley popularized in the 80s and 90s.

“You inspired me,” Riley told Babyface.

Last weekend, more than 400,000 followers tuned in on to hear the pair duke it out in another of a series of Instagram Live beat battles, after contests with greats Timbaland vs. Swizz Beatz, and T-Pain vs. Lil Jon.

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Saturday night, Babyface’s setup was simple, lockdown style, but Riley was set up for a concert, a recipe for disaster, especially during a COVID-19 quarantine that demands that ‘less is better.’

On a more serious note, the battle had already been postponed from its April 12 date, after Babyface was diagnosed with COVID-19. The Grammy-winning singer-producer, 61, last week said he and his family — who also tested positive –were recovering.

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The Rematch: Monday 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST

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CBSSF.com writer, producer Jan Mabry is also executive producer Bay Sunday, Black Renaissance and host of Black Renaissance. She lives in Northern California. Follow her on Twitter @janmabr.

 

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Small Businesses Need Feds To Pass New $310 Billion COVID-19 Relief Deal To Stay Afloat

Congress is trying to pass a $310 billion deal to help small businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Small Businesses Need Feds To Pass New $310 Billion COVID-19 Relief Deal To Stay Afloat

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – Congress is trying to reach a deal to help small businesses stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. If approved, the new package would provide $310 billion to fund small business loans.

The Paycheck Protection Program through the Small Business Administration was introduced at the end of March to provided needed funds to businesses to keep paying their employees and prevent layoffs. More than 4 million small businesses applied for the loans at the beginning of the month, but last week, the program ran out of money. Now many small businesses don’t know what to do except wait and hope the program is funded once again.

“Hey there! How are you?” Terry Fredricks calls out as she’s greeting one of her regular customers. She owns one of the largest Togo’s Sandwich stores in the state. She says her sales are down more than 80% due to the current shelter in place order. She says the take out orders are basically a break even.

“All it is is enough to pay my three people that are working and the food that I’m buying to sell to my customers,” says Fredricks.

That’s why she applied for a Paycheck Protection Program loan the first day it opened, but her loan was never approved. In just in two weeks, all $350 billion was gone. All of the money was allocated to other businesses.

“I was only looking for $63,000. That’s peanuts compared to what some of these bigger companies are getting,” she says.

According to SEC filings, the Ruth’s Chris steakhouse chain got $20 million, Potbelly Sandwich Shop received $10 million, and Shake Shack was originally granted $10 million, but decided to give it back after backlash from small business advocates. At least 70 publicly traded companies received money as part of the small business loan program.

“It’s super frustrating that they’re helping out the big companies who make more money daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, than a small guy like me,” says Fredricks.

That’s why she says if the program does get funded again, there needs to be a different process for deciding who gets the loan.

“I would like to see them first offer it to the smaller companies that absolutely can’t survive,” say says. “There’s no money. I’m not having a paycheck. I didn’t pay my rent this month. I didn’t pay my PG&E.”

The Senate Could vote on another aid package as soon as Tuesday, which means the bill would be into the House by Wednesday. There is bipartisan support in Congress to ask the Treasury to change the rules around the PPP loans to ensure smaller businesses get first access.

Watchdog groups are also questioning where the money is going. California has received the fewest PPP loans per-capita of any state.

Terry Fredricks says of the 150 Togo’s franchise owners who applied for loans, not a single one was funded.

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