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Akon, LL Cool J, John Legend to blog for Global Grind

Russell Simmons takes over as head of the website

Akon Pic: PA Photos
Akon, LL Cool J, John Legend and Nas are among the acts who have signed up to become ‘celebrity bloggers’ on Global Grind, a site that aims to become the ‘Huffington Post of Hip Hop’.

Russell Simmons has taken over as editor-in-chief of the site, which serves as a social media platform developed by and for the hip hop community.

Simmons has been blogging on the site since its early days, and his blogs got such a strong response that the site launched an entire ‘Celebrity Blogger’ section.

Other celebrities who will blog for globalgrind.com include Bow Wow, Damon Dash, Jim Jones, Nelly, T-Pain and former Destiny’s Child member LeToya Luckett.

Blogging about his new position, Simmons writes: ‘President Barack H. Obama in his Inaugural Address affirmed, 'We are in a new era of responsibility.' And as we take back the
responsibility to fight poverty, ignorance and intolerance, we can and will make a difference.’

--By our New York staff.
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