AHH Stray News: Jay-Z’s Birthday, Pharrell’s $16 Million Condo, Russell Simmons Honored


(AllHipHop News) A number of celebrities took to Twitter to celebrate the birthday of Sean “Jay-Z” Carter. The Roc Nation mogul is celebrating his 43rd birthday today (December 4). Hip-Hop star Snoop Dogg tweeted Jay-Z and wished his fellow rapper a happy birthday. “Happy c day to the big homie sean carter aka jay z jigga my ni**a. We the last 2 soldiers still standing from our era!” Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons labeled Jay-Z an “inspiration.” “Love the poets (rappers) from ‘jesus walks’ to ‘f the police’ the rappers make me smile. Happy bday to jay z my favorite rapper today.”

Producer Pharrell Williams is selling his Miami penthouse in the swanky Bristol Towers. Pharrell is asking $16.8 million for the oceanfront condominium, which was purchased in 2007 for $12.5 million. The residence, which occupies three levels, has five bedrooms, 6 1/2 baths, a home theater and views of Miami Beach, and downtown Miami.

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons will be honored by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) with the Producers Guild’s 2013 Visionary Award. Simmons is being recognized for his philanthropy and charitable work and as a film and television producer, who provides opportunities to new talent. Simmons’ television show “Def Comedy Jam” as well as his role as a UN Goodwill Ambassador helped him earn the 2013 Visionary Award. “I’m sincerely humbled that the PGA chose me to receive a Visionary Award,” Russell Simmons told AllHipHop.com. “Just to be in the room with all those in the industry is a blessing.” The Producers Guild represents over 5000 members who work in the film, music and television industry. The award ceremony will take place Saturday January 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.