Nelly, Puffy & Others At Post Grammy Bashes

WireImage.com has perhaps a thousand photos of celebrities packed at the Grammy Awards Wednesday night and the after-parties that followed. Included besides the show arrival and pressroom pictures were snaps from MCA Records After-Party, EMI Record Group After-Party, Warner Music at the Mondrian in West Hollywood, BMG After-Party, Andre Harrell’s Party at the GQ Lounge, Universal Music Group After-Party, Sony Music Entertainment After-Party. Among those on hand were Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, Nelly, Jermaine Dupri, the Neptunes, and more. Check them all out here.

Run-DMC Inducted Into Hollywood’s Rockwalk

Rap group Run-DMC

WireImage.com has photos of Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels & Joseph “DJ Run” Simmons of RUN-DMC as they were Inducted into Hollywood’s Rockwalk earlier today in Hollywood. Also on hand were Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, and producer Rick Rubin. Check out the pictures here.

Ludacris And JD Speak With B96 Chicago

Ludacris and Jermaine Dupri spoke with Eddie and JoBo of Chicago’s 96.3 FM. JD revealed plans to work with the Backstreet Boys next month on a new album while Ludacris talked about his crib, his women, the lowest point of his life, his radio DJ days, hyped up ‘Word of Mouf’, his Grammy predictions, and when he lost his virginity. The clips with both artists have since been removed from b96.com.

Lil’ Bow Wow Explains Film Debut

MuchMusic spoke with Lil’ Bow Wow about his debut movie role which will see him star with Da Brat, Jermaine Dupris, and NBA stars Chris Webber and Morris Chestnut. The junior rapper revealed, “The movie is about a teenage orphan who finds these shoes, and someone tells him that Michael Jordan played in these shoes. So he puts the shoes on and everything goes from there. So you’ll just have to watch and see.”

Jermaine Dupri Touts Clothing Line At Puffy’s Show

A. Scott Walton of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution spoke with Jermaine Dupri who was at Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs’ weekend fashion show in New York. Dupri said, “My line (Dupri Style) is coming out in the spring and I’m here to make sure I’m going about it right. I’m really here as a student.”

Almost Every Rapper Invades New Orleans For Super Bowl

WireImage.com has photos from the events leading up to and including Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans last night and amongst the celebrities photograph were rap stars Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Lil’ Romeo, Master P, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Mystikal, Nelly, and Bubba Sparxxx. Check out the photos here.

Lil’ Bow Wow At Hammerstein Photos

WireImage.com has 84 photos of the Lil’ Bow Wow Fan Appreciation Show at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Tuesday. Also at the gig was Jermaine Dupri. Check out the photos here.

Mountain Dew Code Red Relies On Hip-Hop Celebs

This story was from back in August but since I’m currently chugging a Mountain Dew Code Red I thought I’d look and see if anyone had focused on the unusual marketing effort to target a soft drink to a black audience, which Code Red has done. Said ZDnet, “UniWorld, a minority advertising agency based in New York… pumped up the word-of-mouth buzz by sending out compilation CDs and free cases of Code Red to hip-hop celebrities such as producer Jermaine Dupri and radio deejay Funkmaster Flex.”

Jermaine Dupri on BET

BET.com has video clips of Jermaine Dupri talking about his album ‘Instructions’, his movie, and producing. As well, the whole album is up on BET.com for listening at 8 PM Eastern, that’s 15 minutes from when I’m writing this, though I suspect it will be available for awhile.

Jermaine Dupri Provides Rap Mogul Instructions

Sonia Murray of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution talked to Jermaine Dupri to get a flavor of what it takes to get to where he is in the music world. Among his nuggets of advice are “You’ve got to have at least one thing going, business wise” and “Never second-guess yourself.”

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