Bow Wow is coming
to the WB Network, as the rapper’s half-hour pilot titled “Bow”
has been green lighted. The comedy features Bow Wow playing himself as a rapper
coming of age, attempting to gain control of his business. The show is executive
produced by Teresa Caldwell and Michael Mauldin, father of Virgin Urban Music
President, Jermaine Dupri.
Dame Dash appeared on Funkmaster Flex’s show on Hot 97
yesterday (March 7) to promote Beanie Sigel’s new album, The B-Coming.
Sigel has been in jail in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since November 8 for gun
possession. Sigel shot several videos for the album before he was incarcerated.
During Dash’s appearance on Flex’s show, the mogul clarified that Sigel
is an artist on his Dame Dash Music Group. The label will celebrate the release
of The B-Coming tonight (March 8) in New York.
Coolio recently spoke about his role in the upcoming comedy,
“Retirement.” The movie centers on four old men who take a road
trip to Las Vegas and make a pit stop in New Orleans. Bill Cobbs has been recast
in Ossie Davis’ role, after the veteran actor passed away February 4,
at the age of 87. "My one regret is that I did not get a chance to work
with Ossie Davis,” Coolio said. “I was really looking forward to
that. My time has been real cool, everyone has shared a lot with me, and I feel
I grow on every picture…and who knows, maybe I taught someone a thing or two."
Coolio will release a new album in 2005.
The producers of
the critically acclaimed turntable film “Scratch-The Movie,” are
preparing to release “Scratch: All The Way Live,” a DVD that highlights
the last night of 2002’s national Scratch Tour that finished in Los Angeles.
Filmed at the House of Blues, the DVD features the X-ecutioners, Mix Master
Mike, the Original Jazzy Jay, Z-Trip and others. The film will premiere at this
year’s South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, which takes place March 11th-20th
in Austin, Texas. The film will also be screened at the Winter Music Conference
in Miami, Florida on March 23. A new North American Scratch Tour is being planned
for spring 2005. “Scratch: All The Way Live,” hits stores April