will host one last major party before entering prison on September 19. Kim,
who was sentenced to 366 days in prison for lying about her knowledge of a 2001
broad daylight shootout in New York City, will host an official VMA after party
on August 28 at Cro-Bar in Miami, Florida along with rapper Jadakiss. The event
is being produced by Wide World Entertainment. For more information click
here. Lil’ Kim is preparing an album, Naked Truth which hits
stores on September 13.
will host an exclusive in-store autograph signing at Tower Records’ New
York City Lincoln Center on Tuesday, August 30th, the same day his sophomore
CD Late Registration hits stores. The autograph signing starts at 9
a.m. and fans must show proof of purchase in order to qualify. In related news,
West will be featured in a Spike Lee produced commercial for Pepsi titled “Timeline.”
The commercial features “Heard ‘Em Say” featuring Adam Levine
of Maroon 5. The commercial is set to debut during MTV’s Video Music Awards
on Sunday, August 28.
Warren G., MC Lyte,
and Chaka Khan have teamed with radio station KDAY 93.5 to present the First
Annual Celebrity Softball game. The game takes place August 27th, 2005 at the
University of Southern California. The softball game is scheduled to take place
from 1p.m. to 4 p.m. at USC’s Dedeaux Field, located at 1021 Childs Way,
Los Angeles, California. CYFC operates nine Centers for Academic Achievement
and Enrichment, located across Los Angeles.
Dogg was nominated for two awards for this year’s UK Music of Black Origin
(MOBO) awards. English soul singer Lemar led all artists with 5 nominations
for his album Time To Grow. John Legend landed three nominations and rappers
Roll Deep, Lethal B. and Sway are all competing for Best UK Newcomers. This
year’s awards show will be the 10th anniversary of the awards show, which
will introduce a new category this year, Best African Act. This year’s
show will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 22.
The Fugees will
release their first single in nine years in the next three weeks, according
to group member Wyclef. The group is planning the single “Take It Easy.”
Wyclef is working on the follow up to his album The Carnival as well as The
Fugee’s new album. The Fugees will also tour to support their new album.