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Nelly To Debut In New Movie

Nelly

will debut has acting skills in a new flick, titled Snipes. He

will play a Hip-Hop artist who is kidnapped on the eve of his

debut album release. The movie, which has a budget of less than

$10 Million is the first release from Ruffnation Films, which

is headed by former Co-CEO of Ruffhouse Records, Chris Schwartz.

Ruffhouse had such

powerhouse acts as Cypress Hill, Kris Kross, The Fugee’s and Nas

at one point. Schwartz left the company after a falling out with

the other head of the label, Joe Nicolo who has since formed the

RCA distributed Judgement Records. Video director Rich Murray

will make his feature directing debut on the movie. Schwartz is

also behind the Warner Bros. distributed Ruffnation, with former

Contract Records CEO and long time lawyer Kevon Glickman, and

the Rufflife label, which was distributed by the now defunct Atomicpop

label.

Snipes is scheduled

to begin shooting October 2nd, and will include cameo appearances

from Schooly D, the first artists Schwartz Managed under his Schoolhouse

Management company, as well as Fat Joe and Kool Moe Dee. Ruffnation

is gearing up for the much anticpated release of Muggs: Soul Assassins

Volume 2, which will be in stores October 3, 2000.

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