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Onyx Star Producing Movie On Jam Master Jay

ONYX rapper FREDRO STARR is set to produce a movie based on the life story of his mentor and late RUN-DMC DJ JAM MASTER JAY. The script is being written with a cousin of...

Simmons Cancels Anti-republican Protest

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has cancelled his anti-US President GEORGE W BUSH protest in New York next week (30AUG04) after the costs of the march spiraled out of control. The DEF JAM RECORDS founder,...

Simmons Hails Jordan

RUN DMC founder JOSEPH SIMMONS is singing the praises of self-proclaimed "prophet to the stars" E BERNARD JORDAN after the religious man gave him the confidence to become an entrepreneur. The rapper credits Jordan...

Nelly Attends Hometown Hip-hop Summit

Rap superstar NELLY has urged youngsters in his home town of St. Louis, Missouri to vote in the November (04) presidential elections at a HIP-HOP SUMMIT on Friday (20AUG04). The DILEMMA hitmaker joined fellow...

Simmons' To Battle Designer In Court

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS and his model wife KIMORA LEE are in more legal hot water after a New York designer claimed the couple stole his ideas and created the BABY PHAT PINK clothing line...

Lil' Kim Hails 'Role Model' The Notorious B.i.g

Rap beauty LIL' KIM credits late lover the NOTORIOUS B.I.G. as being her central "role model" who taught her "a lot of things". The 29-year-old singer - who is currently facing a trial on...

Simmons Happy At Judge Ruling Over Rally

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is delighted with a Judge's verdict that New York's lobbying act violates protestor rights. The hip-hop mogul was arguing against a case by the New York Temporary State Commission...

Simons' Wife's Arrest To Make His Tv Show

The recent arrest of hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' wife KIMORA LEE is providing ideal material for the rapper's new COURT TV series. The American show HIP-HOP JUSTICE investigates whether law enforcement unjustly targets...

Outkast Star Urges Fans To Vote

OUTKAST's ANDRE 3000 and WYCLEF JEAN have become the latest hip-hop stars to urge fans to vote in the forthcoming US presidential election. The pair were joined by RUSSELL SIMMONS, REVEREND RUN and rapper...

Stars Team Up For Politically-charged Single

MARY J BLIGE, JC CHASEZ, the BACKSTREET BOYS and CHINGY are among a host of stars who are teaming up to appear on a politically-charged new version of '60s R+B classic WAKE UP EVERYBODY....

Rappers Take On Democrat Candidate

Rappers SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS and RUSSELL SIMMONS are taking on political big wigs including DEMOCRAT hopeful Senator JOHN KERRY - in a protest against New York's strict drug laws. The hip-hop moguls...

Simmons Keeps It In The Family

Music mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS's elder brother DANNY is launching his own record label - with a focus on black rock music. According to PAGE SIX.com, UNDERGROUND BLACK ROCK will unleash a host of talented...

Arthur Accused Of Terrorism

The GOLDEN GIRLS star BEA ARTHUR has been branded a "terrorist" for aggressively leading a PEOPLE FOR ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) campaign against fast-food chain KFC. Senior KFC executive JONATHAN BLUM attacked...

Simmons Tells Hip-hop Fans To Vote

Hip-hop honcho RUSSELL SIMMONS has told American rap fans to vote at this year's (04) Presidential elections, to show the world they are the "most powerful generation" ever. The DEF JAM boss urged the...

Eminem To Attend Hip-hop Summit

Hip-hop superstar EMINEM will play a key part in Michigan's DETROIT HIP-HOP SUMMIT for the second year in a row on Saturday (22MAY04). This year (04), the LOSE YOURSELF rapper is hosting the event...

Run Loses Poet Laureate Bid

LATEST: RUN DMC star REVEREND RUN is devastated after learning he's been denied the status of poet laureate in Queens, New York. The winner is noted Korean-American poet ISHLE YI PARK who appears on...

Shyne Signs With Def Jam

SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS' former protege JAMAL 'SHYNE' BARROWS has signed a record deal with veteran rap label DEF JAM - despite being in prison. Shyne, who was sentenced to 10 years behind bars...

Vintage Supermodels' Subtle War Of Words

Supermodels JANICE DICKINSON and KIMORA LEE SIMMONS are in the middle of a subtle war of words after falling out over claims in Dickinson's new book. The former lover of SYLVESTER STALLONE has reportedly...

Simmons Launched Radio Rap Success Show

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is launching a new radio show about how to succeed in the tough world of the hip-hop business. Each daily episode of HIP-HOP LAWS OF SUCCESS will feature...

Kimora Lee Simmons Launches Jewellery Company

RUSSELL SIMMONS' wife KIMORA LEE SIMMONS is adding to her fashion portfolio, by launching her own jewellery company. The leggy beauty has teamed with jewellery and diamond giant M FABRIKANT + SONS to create...

Russell Simmons Urges Blacks And Jews To Join Together

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is urging African Americans to join forces with Jews to fight anti-Semitism in Europe and America. The seminal DEF JAM record company founder has teamed up with RABBI MARC SCHNEIER...

Simmons Sells Phat Farm

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has sold his super successful PHAT FARM urban clothing line for a staggering $140 million (GBP82.35 million). The DEF JAM co-founder has agreed terms with KELLWOOD CO. in America, in...

Simmons' Cribs Show Becomes 9/11 Tribute

Hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has agreed to let MTV bosses show off his old dream home on their CRIBS programme - as a tribute to those who lost their lives in 9/11. Simmons and...

Russell Simmons Slammed For Defending Eminem

LATEST: Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has been branded "irresponsible" for defending EMINEM after a row erupted over a racist track the STAN star recorded a decade ago. DAVID MAYS, co-founder of THE SOURCE magazine...

Russell Simmons Accepts Eminem's Apology

LATEST: Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS has stepped in to support EMINEM over the row about his racist rap lyrics. The rap superstar was branded racist by the editor of American music magazine THE SOURCE,...

50 Cent Wins Big At Vibe Awards

50 CENT had three reasons to celebrate at last night's (20NOV03) VIBE AWARDS in California - he picked up statuettes for Artist of The Year, Dopest Album (GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN') and Hottest Hook...

Eric B + Rakim Not Paid At All

ERIC B + RAKIM frontman ERIC BARRIER is preparing to "sue everyone" for unpaid royalties from his ground-breaking 1987 album PAID IN FULL. As the record label plans to re-release the remastered long player,...

Rifle Association Fires At Celebrities

JULIA ROBERTS, OPRAH WINFREY, SARAH JESSICA PARKER, BRITNEY SPEARS, MICHELLE PFEIFFER, RUSSELL SIMMONS, HARVEY WEINSTEIN and JERRY SEINFELD are facing boycotts for their stance against guns. America's NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA) has compiled a...

Simmons Plans Hip-hop Institute In New York

Rap mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS is teaming up with community leaders in New York to build a hip-hop institute, cultural centre and museum in Jamaica, Queens. DEF JAM co-founder Simmons, along with CHARLES FISHER, founder...

Pharrell Leads Vibe Award Nominations

THE NEPTUNES star PHARRELL WILLIAMS leads the VIBE AWARDS with five nods. The ceremony, which will be held on 20 November (03) at the SANTA MONICA CIVIC CENTER in California, will be hosted by...

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