The Black Eyed
Peas will be featured in the CBS television special, "Home for the Holidays."
The show, which will be hosted by actor Jamie Foxx, also features Ashlee Simpson,
Rod Stewart, Kenny G., Chaka Khan and others. The special highlights true stories
about adoption and airs tomorrow (Dec. 22) at 8 p.m. ET.
Los Angeles Hip-Hop
group People Under The Stairs and North Carolina native Petey Pablo are featured
on the soundtrack to the video game, Playboy: The Mansion. Players purchase
stereos and select music from different areas of Huge Hefner’s legendary
Playboy Mansion and can customize the music for different rooms. Makers of the
game said they hope players will also turn the game into their personal jukebox.
Playboy: The Mansion is slated to launch in January 2005.
Styles P and Sheek
Louch of the Lox/D-Block collective have teamed with Dwango Wireless to release
exclusive voice ring tones. Through a deal with digital record label INgrooves,
the two rappers will be featured on carriers in the United States. "We
are thrilled to work with artists seeking distribution and promotion in the
mobile entertainment industry," said Alexander Conrad, President and COO
of Dwango Wireless. "It’s a great way to debut exclusive artist content
to audiences across North America.”
Police in South
Peoria, Illinois are investigating a shooting during an after party for The
Inc. rapper Ja Rule. The chart topping rapper performed Sunday (Dec 19) at Peoria’s
Civic Center Exhibit Hall. The after party was hosted at Club Ignition. Hundreds
of club goers scrambled for safety when gunshots ran out near in a stairwell
entrance. A 19-year-old man was shot in the hip. The shooting occurred after
an altercation on the dance floor of the club.
The Oxford English
Dictionary has added 2,000 new words to the online version of their dictionary.
New additions to the list include the terms “thugged out,” “crack
ho,” “po’ boy,” “beat down” and “hoochie.”
Editors stressed that they had a responsibility to put the words into the dictionary
because the terms are used in American vernacular so frequently.
Music Choice, the
cable music network, will kick off “Crunk Christmas,” an hour-long
show hosted by Disturbin Tha Peace’s I-20. The hour-long show will air
on Music Choice’s Rap channel and is commercial free. Lil’ Scrappy,
Ludacris, Trick Daddy, Lil Jon & Tha Eastside Boyz and others will be featured
during the show, which runs on December 24th, with repeat broadcasts throughout