Lil’ Wayne Lends Support to Strapped Condoms Program

New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne has teamed up with Rap-A-Lot Records CEO James Prince to educate youth on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).The alliance is part of a newly launched program from Prince’s Houston-based company Strapped Condoms.The program’s first stage will consist of various ads and public service announcement featuring Lil Wayne.The message of… Read more »


Nas’ Father Honored At Gala In New York

Nas’ father Olu Dara will give an exclusive performance during an invitation-only gala inaugurating a new exhibition titled the “Harlem is Music” series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.   Dara, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and lyricist, is being honored along with the late Max Roach, a master jazz percussionist.   In addition… Read more »


Common Preps 2 Albums, New Ad Campaign

Grammy Award winning rapper Common is preparing for a busy 2008, as he readies two albums and a new global advertising campaign.   Common, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, will be featured in Converse’s new advertising campaign celebrating the company’s 100th year in business.   The “Connectivity” advertising campaign, which rolls out around the world starting… Read more »