Rap pioneers Kid-N-Play will celebrate 20 years this weekend in Atlanta during the 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards on October 10. Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin will be featured presenters during the awards show, which takes place at The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. In addition to releasing a number of popular Hip-Hop dance records, the duo helped take rap music mainstream via their House Party series of hit movies, in addition to the comedy flick Class Act. Representatives for the rappers said Kid-N-Play may demonstrate their signature dance movies, The Funky Charleston and the Kid-N-Play Kickstep.
Masta Ace and Ed O.G. have been forced to delay their Arts & Entertainment project, after receiving a cease and desist letter from the A&E television network. The pair released a spoof of “The First 48 Hours” but plans to drop a follow-up video were halted, when the network’s legal eagles claimed the duo was infringing on A&E’s registered trademark for the series. The entire album has been pushed back until November 3, due to issues with the cover artwork. “It’s unfortunate that we got pushed back, but sometimes unexpected things happen,” Masta Ace reasoned. “We both love the A&E Network and watch a lot of the programming. This is only a small setback, we want the Network to be okay with everything before we blast off with this great music.”
Cash Money Records’ hot streak continues with their latest signing, UK based artist Jay Sean. Jay Sean’s latest single “Down” featuring Lil Wayne recently hit #1 on the Top 40 Radio Charts, according to airplay tracking companies MediaBase and BDS. The track marks Cash Money’s first #1 record on Top 40 Radio. “Down” has also sold over 1 million copies since its release two months ago. “Jay Sean’s tremendous success proves the Cash Money creed that great music and great artists know no boundaries,” said Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Cash Money Records. “We congratulate Jay and thank the Universal Republic staff for their hard work in locking down the #1 slot in so many platforms. We’ve only just begun.”