Da Snowman and Ice Cube are partnering together in hopes of making one cold movie. Young Jeezy has signed on to appear in Cube's upcoming flick "Janky Promoters," which also includes Mike Epps as a cast member. Epps and Cube will play a pair of promoters in hot water and Jeezy's character will be at the center of the plot. "Friday After Next" director Marcus Raboy is set to helm the flick. [Hollywood Reporter]

T.I.'s collaborated with a lot of big names, from Jay-Z to Justin Timberlake. But his latest partner might just be the biggest yet. The Atlanta rapper and Martin Luther King, Jr. compatriot Andrew Young have formed a kindred spirt, with the civil rights leader serving as a mentor of sorts for Tip. "If you put him in jail for 20 years, that won't do any good toward gun violence," Young said. "The judge had the wisdom and courage to give him a chance and force him to think about the process." [AP]

Rap/rock favorite Tyga has just inked a deal to serve as a spokesman for Shmack Clothing. The Los Angeles-based artist joins producer Nottz and dance crew the Jabbawockeez, who were previously the face of the garment line. Ads featuring the Lil Wayne-approved MC are set to run in media campaigns soon.---XXL staff