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Rap Star Lil' Zane Joins Panel For Hip Hop Summit At Black Press All Star Awards

Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) - Rap star Zane, formerly known as Lil Zane, has joined the growing list of celebrity panelists at the upcoming Hip Hop Journalism Summit Panel at Black Press All Star Awards which takes place in Chicago, IL on September 16-17, 2005. The event also boasts a Mix Tape Competition and Poetry Slam.

By age 17, he had already contributed a song to the soundtrack for Ice Cube's hit movie "Next Friday," and started his own acting career in "Finding Forrester" with former James Bond actor, Sean Connerly, appeared with Eddie Murphy on "Dr. Dolittle 2" and stole his scenes on the blockbuster movie, "Fighting Temptations" with Beyoncé' and Cuba Gooding. For the past year or so, Zane took a much needed break from the big screen to work on other projects.

Now Zane is back in a big way. Seen recently on the 2005 BET Awards, Zane will participate in the panel discussion on the hip hop industry and its effects on Urban radio. Plus, Zane will judge the Mix Tape Competition and Hip Hop Poetry Slam with other industry executives, professionals and fans.

Zane's hit single, "Tonight I'm Yours," featuring Tank, which he dedicated to his female fans showed the depth of his talents. It's no wonder he's dropped the Lil moniker from his name can be seen on his Web site at www.lilzane.com

The Hip Hop Journalism Summit if one of three tracks at the upcoming Black Press All Star Awards in Chicago, IL. Other tracks include the Gospel Media Explosion (www.blackpress.org/allstars/gospelmedia.htm) and Media Management track for media owners, publishers and executives.

Online registration is ongoing and student registration is $59.00; Publisher registration is $75.00; Media registration is $30.00. Online registration is available at www.blackpress.org/allstars/registration.htm

Quan Lynch, 812-604-0811, quan.lynch@wku.edu
Lenore D. Bruce, 847-331-1452, lenorebrucepr@aol.com
DC Livers, 646-322-3047, blackpressmagazine@yahoo.com

Lil Zane: www.lilzane.com
Hip Hop: www.hiphopjournalists.com
General: www.blackpress.org/allstars

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