The Songwriters Hall of Fame has added a new honor to it’s Annual Induction & Awards Gala. Beginning in 2016, the Curtis Mayfield Award will be included in the organization’s scholarship program. The first presentation will take place next June in New York City. Hall of Fame president/CEO Linda Moran announced that the Curtis Mayfield Award will  recognize a promising singer/songwriter whose work reflects the inspiration, spirit and soul of the late R&B/soul pioneer. Mayfield, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000, wrote more than 1,700 songs during the course of his career. The singer/songwriter/guitarist’s catalog includes such classics as “People Get Ready”, “Keep On Pushing” and “Superfly”. The late singer’s widow Altheida said in a statement, “It’s time to celebrate and re-evaluate Curtis’s legacy. He was a genius who always stood on his own”. The new SHOF scholarship award coincides with the 2016 celebration of Mayfield’s 60th anniversary in music. Plans for a multifaceted salute include a documentary, a repackaging of classic material and the release of a recently discovered cache of unreleased songs and memorabilia. Singer/songwriter RL, formerly of the R&B group Next, was accepting of Nicolas Fraser’s hilarious “Why You Always Lying” video. After the sudden rise in popularity of the song, RL made an equally hilarious response to it that was posted on DJ Vlad TV. But their recent encounter wasn’t as cordial as one would have hoped. Fraser will appear on an upcoming episode of MTVs “Uncommon Sense”, and that’s where the meeting took place.  In an Instagram video posted by Lil Duval, RL looks angry that Fraser stole his song and became famous for it. He echoed something similar during an interview with the #YouKnowYouGotSoul R&B podcast. Even if there is some bad blood, let’s hope it’s all a lighthearted joke.