The BET Hip-Hop Awards wil take place this coming weekend at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlantaand will air Tuesday, October 9.
50 Cent and Fat Joe are rumored to put their long standing feud aside this weekend in the name of their late manager, Chris Lighty. Complex is reporting that former acts from Violator management including 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and more will perform a medley of hits in a tribute to the Hip-Hop super-manager. BET’s Vice President of Communications Tracy McGraw refused to confirm the details of Complex’s report. When asked if BET could deny the same thing, McGraw explained: “That’s a good question. I think we’ll just go with ‘Could not confirm.'”
Russell Simmons And Community Activist Erica Ford To Host NY Peace Week Conference…
Leading anti-violence activist Erica Ford, Founder and CEO of LIFE Camp, has announced that January 15 – 22, 2012 marks the 3rd annual New York Peace Week, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s efforts of non-violence.
Erica Ford and the NY Peace Week committee will hold its annual press conference at City Hall this Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:00 noon.
It’s no secret that Russell Simmons and Bill Cosby have been feuding publicly regarding Cosby’s State Of Emergency campaign regarding the state of hip-hop and its cultural messages. Simmons took to his blog where he says he tried to end the feud when he ran into Cosby at the Jackie Robinson Annual Awards dinner last week – and lets just say it didn’t go too well.
Anyhow, I love Bill. His next move was straight up old school pre b-boy hood shit. He walked by me and bumped me with his shoulder as I walked off stage after presenting my award to Sean, just like the cool ass character in “Let’s Do It Again.” I then loved him even more. He’s from the same hood I’m from, just got a lucky break like me, cause I am those suffering men. And after that elbow I knew he was too.
Let’s all discuss the real causes of the suffering and not point our finger at a few poets who are mere reflections of a reality that needs all of our attention.