AHH Stray News: Eve, Smoke aka Chevy P., N.E.R.D.

Grammy Award winning actress Eve has signed on to star in two episodes on Fox’s comedy series Glee. The rapper/actress will star as the coach of a rival glee club that threatens McKinley High School’s changes of winning “big.” Glee is a new comedy from Nip/Tuck creator Ryan Murphy. The premiere episode airs September 16 on Fox at 9:00 PM EST. In related news, Eve has a starring role in Whip It, Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut.

 

Smoke, AKA Chevy P of Field Mob, has announced the release of his first solo album. The rapper has parted ways with Ludacris’ Disturbin Tha Peace imprint and has inked a deal with Arizona record label Mpire Records in conjunction with New York based company Phase One Communications. Smoke, who was originally a native of Albany, Georgia, is also now a New York resident. Smoke is also scheduling an untitled mixtape, which is slated to debut in July. Field Mob originally signed with MCA in 1999. The group dropped three albums with the label, including 613: Ashy To Classy, From Tha Roota To Tha Toota and Light Poles and Pine Trees. Smoke’s debut solo album is slated for a 2010 release date.

 

Hip-Hop group N.E.R.D. have been confirmed as the special guests for this year’s Glastonbury Festival in the United Kingdom. According to reports, N.E.R.D. will perform on Friday (June 27) on the Pyramid stage. This year’s Glastonbury Festival is being headlined by rockers Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. The festival, which kicked off today (June 24), runs until June 28 and features hundreds of bands. Also performing during the four-day festival include Tom Jones, Spinal Tap, Dizze Rascal, Blur, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Prodigy, Lady Ga Ga and hundreds of others groups. Last year, rapper Jay-Z made history as the first rapper to headline the Glastonbury Festival.

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