Rap acts on television this week include the Nappy Roots, who perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, while Pharrell and Clipse perform on Last Call with Carson Daly on Wednesday.
Rap acts scheduled for television this week include Nelly and Murphy Lee, who both appear on BET’s 106 and Park on Monday; Pharrell and Clipse, who perform on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday and Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday; Damon Dash, wo appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday; and LL Cool J, who appears on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Thursday, The View on Friday, and 106 and Park on Friday.
DJ Clue, Ja Rule, and Pusha T of Clipse were on hand for Meoshe Mondays at Lotus in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
The Clipse were on hand for Loon’s birthday party on Sunday (June 22) at Nacional in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.
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Allhiphop.com reports that officials in Plainfield, NJ canceled a sold out Clipse concert Feb. 28, citing security issues. City officials claimed that the Star Trek inspired “V” hand sign on fliers promoting the show was actually a gang symbol. “The symbol is about always being on some next level sh**,” group member Malice told AllHipHop.com. “It has nothing to do with gangs. If anything its about hope and inspiration.”
The Clipse recently hit the Radio 1 1xtra studio to talk about their album ‘Lord Willin”. Asked about their album, context wise, Pusha T simply said, “Gangsta!” As for how much is reality and how much of that is creative license, Pusha T insisted, “You can’t fake that, man.” His brother Malice added, “You can’t fake what’s on the album.”
Rap acts on talk television this week include Clipse on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn on Monday, Scarface and Wyclef Jean appear on Last Call with Carson Daly on Tuesday, then on Friday, Ashanti and Ja Rule will host a super-special Valentine’s Day edition of Total Request Live on MTV.
MTV News spoke with Baby of Cash Money Millionaires and found out his new video for ‘What Happened to That Boy,’ which features the Clipse, had to be re-shot. “The whole video had to be re-shot,” the rapper said of his Benny Boom-directed clip. “It’s good, though. Benny was a good cat about the situation. It was a mistake on [the cinematographer’s] part. The guy put the [film] in backwards and everything we shot was blank. We had to come back and do it again. I was pissed, but I got a lot of respect for Benny, so it wasn’t nothing.” Read more.
Edna Gundersen of USA Today spoke with Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly and GoldDerby.com, an entertainment awards predictions site, to weigh in on the competition for the best rap collaboration in this year’s Grammy Awards. They say Nelly and Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child appear to be the frontrunner with ‘Dilemma’, while *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake’s solo debut ‘Like I Love You’ featuring Clipse is a dark horse in the category. Read more.
Rap acts on talk television this week include Talib Kweli on Last Call with Carson Daly on Monday, while Clipse performs on Carson’s show on Tuesday. Meanwhile, MTV’s Total Request Live welcomes Busta Rhymes on Monday.