Quick News on Shop Boyz, Russell Simmons and Jim Jones
Atlanta’s Shop Boyz made a big jump on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart with their new hit single, “Party Like a Rockstar.” According to Billboard.com, the song moved from No. 52 to No. 2 in one week thanks to the sale of 173,000 digital downloads.
Russell Simmons, Common and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy are among a slew of hip-hop artists vying for the title of “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2007.” Animal rights group PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] is running the poll for the third consecutive year, and votes are now being accepted on their website. Also nominated this year are KRS-One, The RZA, The GZA, M-1 and stic.man of dead prez, Black Thought of The Roots, Q-Tip, Mos Def and 2004 winner Andre 3000. Votes are now being accepted at http://www.peta2.com/outthere/o-sexyveg07.asp.
According to The Enterprise, Jim Jones will be performing at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts on Saturday (June 2) as part of JAM’N 94.5’s Summer Jam. Afterwards, the Dipset Capo will visit Progressions nightclub to sign autographs and take photos with his fans.