Russell Simmons Says: Mark Green, Minister Farrakhan May Host Summit


Simmons announced yesterday that he predicts Hip-Hop

will pick New York City's next Mayor and it will be Mark Green.

He stated to that the urban vote will be enough

to swing the vote in Green's favor. Russell is definitely

on to something, as Green currently enjoys a 2 to 1 lead over

the next nearest candidate.

If you are not

from New York City and don't know Mark Green's record, he

is a Democrat, New York City's first Public Advocate. He was

elected with 60% of the vote and was reelected with 73% in

1997, winning more votes than Mayor Giuliani and carrying

each of the five boroughs. Candidates Green is up against

are: The Reverend Al Sharpton (if he decides to run), Bronx

Borough President Fernando Ferrer, City Council Speaker Peter

Vallone, and Comptroller Alan Hevesi.

In other news,

Minister Louis Farrakhan is considering hosting another Hip-Hop

summit at his Chicago Palace in Mid-April. "The last

summit was helpful in killing the East-West war as you know.

The whole agenda is not set, but integrity in songs is one

of them."