Russell Simmons Launches Def Jam Mobile

Def Jam Enterprises and AG Interactive have launched Def Jam Mobile, a provider of wireless services for the Hip-Hop consumer.The new channel is available through ten US wireless carriers and includes daily news, Reverend Run’s Daily Affirmations, Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Laws of Success and Simmons/Lathan’s History Makers. Def Jam Enterprises is a subsidiary… Read more »



Jermaine Dupri’s ‘Cafe Dupri Opening In Atlanta, Dupri Planning New Hotel

Jermaine Dupri’s dream of bringing healthy food to Atlanta’s population will be realized tomorrow (June 6) when the mogul’s Cafe Dupri officially opens for business. The 22 hour-a-day cafe is based in Atlanta and the menu features healthy cuisine and desserts. "It’s not your typical southern food," Dupri told "I opened [Cafe Dupri], because… Read more »



Comedian Dave Chappelle Back In Hollywood For Performances

Comedian Dave Chappelle unexpectedly surfaced in Hollywood, appearing at two comedy theaters performing unrehearsed. According to industry trade magazine Variety, Chappelle appeared at the Hollywood Improv and the Comedy Store on Wednesday night, performing for small crowds. The comedian had just arrived from Los Angeles International Airport and told the crowds he was in the… Read more »



Blackalicious Preps New Album

Subject: Re: Fw: Blackalicious Set to Release New Album on 9/27 Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 13:41:46 -0400 Clover Hope Hip-Hop duo Blackalicious are gearing up to release their 5th full-length studio album The Craft on September 27 later this year, the duo’s first compilation of new material since 2002. The 15-track album is Chief… Read more »



Atlantic Rappers Land Specialty Comic With Marvel

Atlantic Recording artists Trick Daddy, Twista, T.I., Fat Joe, Fabolous and Lil’ Kim have teamed up with Marvel to present The Joint Chiefs comic book entitled “The Heist”.   “The Heist” features the chart-topping rappers as they go on a mission to steal back the Check Writer’s precious diamond.  Armed with their own special skill, each rapper partakes… Read more »



Ecko Holding Concert To Benefit Endangered Rhinos

Marc Ecko, founder of clothing company Ecko Unltd, has announced he will be presenting a benefit concert to help save the endangered Rhinoceros species.  The concert will include performances from The Roots, De La Soul, MF Doom and special guests. Recently, Ecko has made a financial commitment and overall effort to double the populations of… Read more »