On TV: Mos Def, Kanye West, Nick Cannon

Rappers on television this week include Mos Def, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Monday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; Kanye West, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Thursday; and Nick Cannon, who appears on ‘The Tonight Show’ on Friday.

Nick Cannon Gets Crunk, Tackles New Movie Roles

MTV News reports Nick Cannon is releasing ‘Get Crunk Shorty,’ a Just Blaze-produced collaboration with the Ying Yang Twins and Fatman Scoop, as the next single from his self-titled debut. There are no plans to shoot a video, however, as the rapper/actor is already in the studio working on his next project, the soundtrack to ‘The Underclassman’, an upcoming movie starring and executive produced by Cannon. “I’m gonna work with a variety of people on this one just to kinda get out there,” Cannon said at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Read more.