Pulse Music Flashback 12/14/2004: Hip-Hop News Bits

Inside Pulse launched on August 9, 2004, and has covered the world of music for over a decade. Every day, we take a look back at what was happening in the world of music 10 years ago, as reported right here at Inside Pulse!

Totally True Tune Tales: Friends

He had been gone for the summer vacation after I graduated. The previous year had been such a whirlwind at times; we met, we dated, we made out, did our thing. Much to the chagrin of many of our mutual friends, we did all of these things regardless of our surroundings. Anyone doing anything after school? Sounds lame, but sure, we’ll hang out. You attend to your lameness, and we’ll attend to the gettin’ down. No, no, we don’t need any soda. We’ll be comfortable over here on this couch. Enjoy your game of Magic: The Gathering.

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Hip-Hop News Bits

Simmons Lathan Media Group (SLMG), owned by Russell Simmons and TV honcho Stan Lathan, have teamed with Clear Channel to produce music and fashion related shows. The union will produce “Def On Demand Live!” 12 music and fashion related shows for their Def On Demand subsidiary. The productions will be distributed via television and is part of a two-year-agreement between the companies that will create original programming for the On Demand service. “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with Clear Channel, a world leader in the production of live entertainment events,” said Will Griffin, President of SLMG. “With our focus in urban entertainment, and our ability within Def On Demand Live! to draw on the creative experience of our co-founders Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan, we look forward to our partnership with Clear Channel and believe that together we can continue to develop and produce the compelling live events for which we are known.”

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Comon Speaks on AIDS Activism and Upcoming LP

Chicago Rapper Common has expanded his horizons beyond Hip-Hop and has launched a new foundation, delved into AIDS activism and authored a children’s book.

According to Common, being involved with the “Knowing is Beautiful” AIDS campaign being launched in conjunction with corporate giant Viacom, is very personal.

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