AHH Stray News: Special Ed, RZA, Coo Coo Cal, Russell


RZA will be animated and placed in a cartoon as part of an upcoming promotion

for Wesley Snipes’ “Blade: Trinity,” The third installment

of the “Blade” series. RZA, who scored the movie, will fight gold-fanged

vampires in the three minute feature, which was conceptualized by ImajiMation

Studios, the same company behind the “Blokhedz” comic book series.

The animated cartoon will be released as a DVD in the accompanying soundtrack

to the movie. The soundtrack hits stores November 23rd, while the movie is in

theaters December 10th.

Special Ed is teaming

up with his original producer "Hitman" Howie Tee to release a new

album, Still Got It Made. The album features guest appearances from

Daz, Soopafly, Teddy Pendergrass, Snoop Dogg, Cash Money’s Gotti, Young

Rascoe and others. Still Got It Made is the debut album from Ed’s

new record label, Semi Records. Howie Tee produced Special Ed’s seminal 1989

debut Youngest In Charge,

Coo Coo Cal, who

at the moment is best remembered for his single “My Projects,” recently

launched a record label, In Da Trunk Records and inked a distribution deal with

Sony. On Friday, Cal started production on a video for his latest single “We

Got That” featuring Juvenile. The single is from Cal’s upcoming

release, What’s Your Hood Like. In addition to “We Got

That,” Cal shot two other videos for songs on his album including “Lapdance,”

which will be aired on BET’s late night video show, “UnCut.”

Russell Simmons’

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network joined New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey

and Trenton, New Jersey Mayor during the New Jersey Hip-Hop Summit last week.

More than 2,000 high school and college students attended the summit at the

War Memorial in Trenton. In addition to the students in attendance, the Hip-Hop

Summit was also web streamed to more than 800,000 young people across the state

of New Jersey, including many of New Jersey’s high schools, universities and

community colleges.

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