On TV: Common, Tony Yayo, Nick Cannon
Rap acts on television this week include Common, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; Nick Cannon, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; Lil’ Kim, who visits ‘Daily Download’ on Tuesday; Tony Yayo and Twista, who visit ‘Daily Download’ on Wednesday; and U.S. hip hop champions Mix 5, who visit ‘The View’ on Friday. On Friday, ‘S.O.S. (Saving Our Selves): The BET Relief Telethon’ airs at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. On Friday, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The WB and UPN will join forces for ‘Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast’, airing 8PM ET/PT for a one-hour commercial-free simulcast special to raise funds for those impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. On Saturday, MTV, VH1 and CMT are broadcasting ‘ReAct Now: Music & Relief’, a special concert benefit to raise funds for the American Red Cross and other relief efforts airing 8pm-11pm ET/PT.