AHH Stray News: JMJ, Neptunes, Luke, 36 Mafia

In recognition of

slain Run DMC DJ Jam Master Jay, New York City is honoring the Jam Master Jay

Foundation for Youth during a special ceremony at City Hall Wednesday (March 23).

The ceremony will pay homage to Jam Master Jay, born Jason Mizell, as it honors

the formation of the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Youth and the "J-Whip"

project. After an 11 a.m. press conference, a private reception with Speaker Gifford

Miller will be held, followed by an official declaration ceremony in the City

Council Chambers at 1:00 p.m.

The Neptunes front man Pharrell Williams recently revealed that

their group N*E*R*D has been dismantled. According to Williams, the group had

irreconcilable differences with their label, Virgin Records. Williams explained

that he wasn’t happy with the relationship with Virgin for almost two

years. Virgin recently underwent a regime change, with Jermaine Dupri taking

over as head of Urban music.

Luther “Luke”

Campbell is tying the knot and to celebrate, the former 2 Live Crew front man

will hosted a bachelor party last night in Los Angeles. The event featured performances

by Luke and appearances from various celebrities including Trick Daddy, Jacki-O

and Petey Pablo. The evening was taped for a future DVD release that will feature

commentaries on the erotic activities taking place at Luke’s bachelor


Three 6 Mafia have announced an April release date for their movie “Choices

II: The Setup.” The movie is the sequel to their best-selling 2001 straight

to DVD release “Choices,” which moved over 100,000 copies to day.

The movie will be released as a combination DVD/CD package that will include

the soundtrack to the flick. The first single from the album is called “Who

I Is” featuring Trillville and Lil Wyte. Other artists on the soundtrack

include various artists on the group’s Hypnotize Minds imprint. The combo

package is slated to hit stores on April 19.