Jadakiss, Loon, LL Attend ‘One Mind One Vote’ Event

Jadakiss, Loon, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons and Rev. Run of Run-DMC were on hand for the ‘One Mind One Vote’ event on Monday (January 19) in New York City to promote the importance of young voters in the United States.

Jadakiss Signs On As Spokesman For New Cognac

AllHipHop.com reports Jadakiss has signed on to be spokesman for a new brand of cognac, Nyak (pronounced nigh-yak). The liquor, which spokespeople call “the first drink specifically for the hip hop generation,” comes in a variety of sizes including a 50 ML cigar tube which was designed by the CEO of the company, Patrick Charpentier.

Top Rappers On The Powerhouse Concert Bill

Isaac Guzman of the New York Daily News was on hand at Thursday night’s “Powerhouse” concert at the Continental Airlines Arena, where Nas, Busta Rhymes, R. Kelly, Ja Rule and Ashanti performed, along with special appearances by Method Man and Redman, who joined Eric Sermon for a take on EPMD’s ‘Headbanger,’ and Ludacris and Jadakiss, who joined Nas for the remix version of ‘Made You Look’.

Ludacris, Jadakiss, DMC Join Nas For Old-School Concert

MTV News reports a multiethnic and mixed-age crowd filed into Manhattan’s Webster Hall on Tuesday night to check out Nas perform with guests Ludacris, DMC and Jadakiss. Minya Oh writes, “While many current hip-hop concerts feature mirror-trimmed theatrical sets and pyrotechnic displays, Nas’ stage show consisted of little more than three hype men (also known as the Bravehearts: Jungle, Wiz and Nashawn), longtime DJ L.E.S. (who worked a digital replay machine rather than turntables) and a gaggle of entourage members who filled the back of the stage.” Read more.

106 And Park Guest Schedule

This week’s 106 and Park schedule on BET is as follows:

Monday: Swizz Beatz, Jadakiss and Erick Sermon
Tuesday: Dru Hill and Trina
Wednesday: Numerologist, Jerome Carter
Thursday: Baby of Cash Money Millionaires
Friday:Freestyle Friday, Bill Bellamy and Trick Daddy

Vansilk Says ‘Put Up or Shut Up’ To Rap Rivalries

DaveyD.com reports Hip Hop pioneer Vansilk has challenged Jay-Z and Nas to head into the emcee arena and battle for 2 million dollars, while other artists like KRS, Nelly, Beanie Sigal, Jadakiss, Ja Rule and DMX to battle for a million dollars a piece. ” I want these guys to stop messing around.. Lets put up or shut up,” Vansilk said. Read more.

DMX And Jadakiss Plotting Releases By Year’s End

MTV News caught up with Ruff Ryders co-CEO Waah at his office in Yonkers, New York where he revealed the label’s plans to finish the year strong with releases by DMX and Jadakiss. “We’re going to have a full blowout. It’s going down,” he said Monday. “X is working. We’re looking to make another statement with X.” As for Jadakiss, Waah added, “Jada’s in the lab. He’s getting ready to drop some strong hip-hop. We’re looking forward to dropping him before the year is out. Kiss has about five or six songs he’s ready to lay. He’s expecting to take it to the next level, so he’s taking his time with it.” Read more.

P. Diddy Is Getting His Day

Contributed by mscorporate:

Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Russell Simmons, Jadakiss, Run-D.M.C.’s Jam Master Jay, and Naughty By Nature’s Treach are among the hip-hop dads who will be recognized Thursday (June 13) in honor of Father’s Day. The private celebration hosted by The Source Youth Foundation and Surrender Records will take place at Sports World in Paramus, New Jersey from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Top Jadakiss Searches In December

Pay per click engine Overture.com has their list of top Jadakiss related searches for the month of December posted. The term ‘Jadakiss’ received 12,712 searches, not even 10% of rap heavyweight Ludacris, but about six times more popular than beef rival Beanie Sigel.