Reports recently surfaced that Terrance J and Rocsi, hosts of BET’s flagship music countdown show, 106 And Park will be leaving their posts as its hosts Both VJs joined the show in 2005 as part of BET’s “New Faces” talent search. Prior to being discovered by BET, Rocsi contributed to the entertainment world by being part of Chicago radio station, WPWXFM. Terrance J’s path to BET stardom was slightly different. Terrence graduated with a communications degree from North Carolina A&T State University, but fell on hard times when work was initially slow to come. He recently discussed his pre BET struggles with GlobalGrind.com.
“At the time I was pretty much homeless, I was sleeping over peoples’ houses, I stayed with my brother’s friend on a cot in his basement for around two months. I didn’t really have a place of my own for awhile….”
At least for now, days of struggle appear to be behind the both of them. Although they are leaving 106 And Park , Rocsi will continue her nationally syndicated radio show Rocsi On The Radio while moving to California to peruse acting projects already in development. Terrence will also continue in his already growing acting career. He has already had successful roles in, Burlesque, Think Like A Man’, BET’s ‘The Game and Stomp The Yard 2.
It is likely that their departure will leave a void in the entertainment experience of Hip Hop fans across the country. Terrence also revealed in his talk with Global Grind that the show is doing the best that it’s ever done since it was created in September of 2000. It’s pretty clear that the duo will be missed.