When does the fantasy world of rap music end and real life begin? Is it acceptable to bring a human being's obviously honest distress into a world of pseudo-tough-guy confrontation?
The film chronicles Russell Simmons's at times Quixotic quest to repeal New York's infamous Rockefeller Drug Laws, and also stars Randy Credico and the Mothers of the New York Disappeared, a group Credico and I co-founded in 1998.
Movies have started unspooling at Sundance, and the gears of the festival's other big machine -- the celebrity-fashion juggernaut -- have started turning too.
News has surfaced that 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige and Wyclef Jean are being investigated for steroid and HGH use so I e-mailed fellow fan and comedian Baron Vaughn to respond to my questions.
Hip-hop accounts for more empowering music, artwork, dance and writing than any other cultural movement in the history of our country.
I want to show kids who are looking to be in the music business that it's not easy -- even after almost two decades of making hits I'm still in learning mode.
Not only did Kanye outsell 50, he outsold him by over 250,000 copies--the best record release in over 2 years.