AHH Stray News: Master P, dead prez, Hampton U, World Hip-Hop Championships

Hip-Hop entrepreneur

Percy "Master P" Miller will produce the soundtrack to the new movie

Killer Pad, a horror-comedy from Robert Englund. Best known as "Freddie

Krueger" from A Nightmare On Elm Street, Englund will direct the

flick, which will be produced by Wayne Rice and Avi Chesed. The story focuses

on three friends who use money from an insurance claim and end up moving into

a haunted house. The movie is slated to start filming next month in Los Angeles

and will star Shane McRae, Eric Jungman and Daniel Franzese.

Rap duo dead prez

was recently added to the list of performers for the 2006 REVOLUTION! Awards.

The benefit concert and awards ceremony is hosted by Essence magazine’s Michaela

Angela Davis and M-1 of dead prez. The awards ceremony honors artists and industry

leaders of color who use art to help inspire social change. Previous REVOLUTION!

Award winners include Chuck D, Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli and others. Filmmaker

Thomas Allen Harris will also be honored and his award-winning film The Twelve

Disciples of Nelson Mandela will be screened. The REVOLUTION! Awards takes

place at the Apollo Theater June 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Hampton University

and WHOV 88.1FM will host the first annual Essence of Hip-Hop Concert on April

8. The inaugural concert will feature North Carolina Hip-Hop group Little Brother.

Half of the proceeds will go toward Justo’s Mixtape Awards in New York, which

honors the life and legacy of the award’s founder Justo Faison. WHOV 88.1FM

is ranked no.12 among college radio stations in the United States.

Hundreds of street

and studio dancers from around the world will come together in Los Angeles this

July for the 2006 USA and World Hip-Hop Championships. Qualifying rounds begin

July 27. Dance crews from 25 nations will dance for two minutes, hoping to take

home the world title. The four day event will also include panel discussions

with well known Hip-Hop artists, as well as workshops with various dancers and

choreographers. For more information visit Hip-Hop International’s website www.hiphopinternational.com.

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