AHH Stray News: Andre 3000, Mariah, 50, Plies

AllHipHop Staff

Andre 3000 will be honored during a one-day Power Generation Conference 2009 presented by the Woodruff Arts Center and the Andrew Young Foundation. Andre 3000, born Andre Benjamin, will be honored for his artistic innovation during the event’s Power Forum Awards Ceremony. Ambassador Andrew Young will also be honored during the event for his civic service. Ludacris is also confirmed to make a surprise appearance during the conference, which features a number of prominent community leaders, celebrities and politicians speaking on their cause of choice. The Power Generation Conference 2009 takes place September 5th and is free and open to the public.

Mariah Carey has signed a deal with Chris Lighty’s Violator Management. Violator will now oversee Carey’s career in music, advertising and brand extensions Lighty said. Violator is responsible for handling the careers of superstar artists like Sean “Diddy” Combs, LL Cool J, Soulja Boy, Swizz Beatz and 50 Cent. 50 Cent is signed Shady Records, an imprint owned by Carey’s archrival, Eminem. Carey is already hitting the road, with a series of limited dates at The Palms Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. Carey will whit the stage September 11th and 12th and October 9th and 10th. According to reports, Violator is helping Carey put the finishing touches on her new album Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel.

50 Cent will do voiceover work in the upcoming war simulation game titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. 50 Cent gives dialogue for a squad member in the game when playing in multi-player/special ops mod. Infinity Games studio executive Robert Bowling confirmed 50 Cent’s involement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which is the sixth installment of the series. Gamers will hear 50 Cent saying a variety of quotes, including “reloaded” “watch your fire” and “I’m down, get me up!” “He is one of quite a few casual cameos in the game, none of which I can name at this point,” Bowling said. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is due in stores in November for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

Fort Meyes, Florida, rapper Plies has announced the release date of his upcoming fourth album titled Goon Affiliated. Today (August 10), the rapper revealed to AllHipHop.com that Goon Affilated would hit stores on October 6, 2009. The album is the fourth full-length release from Plies in the past two years and departs from his tradition of including the word "Real" in the album title. The first single from the album is titled "Becky" and was released in June. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsfree video player