Daily Archives: March 27, 2009

Ain’t No Nigga Like..Dame Dash/ Hip-Hop Chronicles: A Blog by Russell Simmons

Sitting in the audience last night at the crowded 37th Street Arts Theater in NYC, I witnessed another great Damon Dash contribution, one that takes hip-hop culture to another significant level of accomplishment.

Sony Entertainment and Damon Dash produced the “Hip-Hop Monologues: Inside the Life and Mind of Jim Jones.” It’s a fantastic show that portrays the evolution of hip-hop through the life of Jim Jones.

The End Of The Rockefeller Drug Laws: A Hip-Hop Victory

Thirty six years ago, the State of New York passed into law the Rockefeller Drug Laws, which required mandatory long prison terms, up to 15 years to life, for possession or sale of small amounts of drugs.

Today, the Rockefeller Drug Laws era is finally over and the contribution of the hip-hop community can’t be denied. Finally, an agreement by the key decision makers, from Governor David Paterson to Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been consummated to dismantle the Rockefeller Drug Laws once and for all.

N.A.S.A.-Gifted (Featuring Kanye West, Santigold And Lykke Li)

Prince On Leno 3/26/09

Del The Funky Homosapien Introduces 13 Point “Stimulus Package” – FREE Album & Tour!!

Del is set to introduce his 13-point “Stimulus Package” to the masses through the saving grace of “Funkman” out on April 7th 2009. His plan is to revive “the public at large” that is “over the whole rap era”, as Del puts it. Del is digging deep this time around and giving directly back to the people in order to make the future of hip hop a more prosperous place. His recovery effort will lend the entire album up for free for download to rescue those seeking salvation from these broken and misleading days of rap music – and more importantly, funk! Get your piece of the package at on the release date. As an added bonus, Del has released the leak pack series volume’s 1 & 2 (both available for free download on his site!) in the meantime, previewing his plan for the greater good of hip hop during this recession of funk.

New York Goes to Work – Premiering on VH1, Monday, May 4 at 10pm

SANTA MONICA, March 27, 2009 – Admit it. You’ve missed her. Well good news—she’s back! Star of the hit “I Love New York” series, Tiffany “New York” Pollard returns to VH1 and this time she’s ready to…work? That’s right, VH1’s resident reality queen will experience what everyone else in America does—work a real job. She tackled the Hollywood world in “New York Goes to Hollywood,” and now Tiffany is gearing up to tackle America’s working world in “New York Goes to Work,” premiering Monday, May 4 at 10PM.*

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