On TV: Mike Jones, Rev Run, David Banner

Rappers on television this week include Mike Jones, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Monday; Rev Run of Run-DMC, who visits ‘Daily Download’ on Tuesday; and David Banner, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday.

2005 VH1 Hip Hop Honors

Big Daddy Kane, Bishop Don Magic Juan, Biz Markie, Common, D-Nice, Dana Dane, David Banner, DJ Red Alert, Doug E. Fresh, Eve, Fab Five Freddy, Faith Evans, Fat Joe, Grandmaster Flash, Ice-T, Jae Millz, Jazzy Jeff, Jermaine Dupri, Kanye West, Kid Capri, Lil’ Cease, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Mack 10, MC Lyte, Nelly, Q-Tip, Queen Latifah, Red Cafe, Remy Ma, Rev Run of Run-DMC, Russell Simmons, Salt-N-Pepa, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Snoop Dogg, T.I., The Roots, The Sugar Hill Gang, and Treach attended the second annual ‘VH1 Hip Hop Honors’ celebration at Hammerstein Ballrom in New York City on September 22nd. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, RexFeatures, GettyImages (pre party / arrivals / show), and WireImage.

Universal / Motown Artist Showcase

Lyfe, Nick Cannon, Chamillionaire, David Banner, Chamillionaire, and Yummy Bingham were on hand for Universal / Motown Artist Showcase on August 30th at Eugene’s in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.

BET Telethon For Hurricane Relief Airs September 9th

Next Friday, BET will hold a telethon to raise money for the victims of Katrina. Debra Lee, the CEO of BET, spoke with ‘The Early Show’ about the effort, which David Banner and Master P have offered their help. The telethon airs September 9th. Watch the clip below.

2005 MTV Pre-VMA Boost Mobile Villa Party

AZ Yet, David Banner, Fabolous, Kanye West, Lil Jon, and Nick Cannon were on hand for the Boost Mobile Party Hosted by Jermaine Dupri and Dave Meyers at Casa Casuarina on Saturday (August 27) in Miami, Florida. Check out pictures from WireImage.

David Banner Explains The Mean Look

Complex magazine caught up with David Banner and asked the rapper why he always looks mad in press photos but in person is such a nice guy. “That was a cognizant decision,” he said. “It got to a point where every time I saw a young black male they were either playing football or shucking and jiving. I wanted, if nothing else, to show young black males how to be a man. I was angry. When you see this album cover [‘Certified’] though, you’re going to be like, ‘What?’ I’m in suits now. What I’m trying to say is we are businessmen now, especially in the South.”

HOT 107.9 Birthday Bash 10

Bonecrusher, Da Brat, David Banner, Jermaine Dupri, Kanye West, Ludacris, T.I., and Ying Yang Twins were on hand for HOT 107.9 Birthday Bash 10 on July 24th at HiFi Buys Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out pictures from WireImage.

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