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Chuck D, Kanye West Nominated for 2007 J.A.M. Award

Public Enemy leader Chuck D and rapper/producer Kanye West are among the nominees for the inaugural J.A.M. Awards.The event, which will take place Nov. 29 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, is the latest endeavor from the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music, an organization created in honor of the late Run DMC member by his wife Terri Corley-Mizell, DMC and close friends to support music and arts education in rural and urban schools.In addition to the awards ceremony, a concert will be held featuring Snoop Dogg, Marley Marl, Mobb Deep, De La Soul, Dead Prez, Papoose, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Everlast featuring DJ Muggs, DMC, Kid Capri, Mister Sinister, EPMD, Lord Finesse, Bumpy Knuckles, DJ Kay Slay and Jim Jones.Created by EPOP International Founder and CEO David Clark and New York graffiti legend/Lordz of Brooklyn front man “Kaves,” the J.A.M. awards and concert showcase the most positive aspects of rap as well as  celebrate the life and legacy of Jam Master Jay.The event is presented by the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music and EPOP International, withsupport from adidas, The Fader and New York radio station Hot 97.J.A.M. awards nominees were chosen by Foundation board members for their outstanding efforts in promoting social Justice, Arts & Music (“J.A.M.”).Tickets to the J.A.M. awards and concert are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets.The following is the list of J.A.M. awards nominees:Justice Award: Chuck D, Dr. Cornell West and Will SmithArts Award: Spike Lee, Robert L. Johnson and Lee QuinonesMusic Award: Nelly, Wyclef Jean and Kanye West

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