New York, NY (March 17, 2004) – Where else can you find Lil' Kim, Ashanti, Ja Rule and Cassidy grooving alongside hot models strutting the latest in urban fashion? On Friday, March 26th at 7pm ET/4pm PT, fans will get a chance when Fuse premieres Fuse Full Frontal Hip-Hop. Fuse, the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, and Hot 97, the hottest urban radio station in the United States, have teamed up for this first-of-its-kind fashion/music extravaganza. Always the crowd pleaser, Lil' Kim, the Queen Bee of hip-hop fashion, hosts the event along with Hot 97's Angie Martinez and Fuse VJs Dennis Da Menace and Marianela.
The one-hour fashion showcase features performances by the hottest urban artists including Ashanti, Ja Rule, Cassidy, Trina and Young Gunz providing the groove for sexy models. New chart-topping R&B sensation Cassidy sings his hit "Hotel" with Trina, while Ja Rule joins Ashanti onstage for a surprise performance of "Always on Time." In addition to sexy grooves and clothes, viewers will be treated to the inside scoop as Lil' Kim and Fuse VJs Dennis and Marianela dish it out in Fuse's exclusive backstage VIP room.
Fuse Full Frontal Fashion will premiere as an exclusive one-hour special on Fuse on Friday, March 26th at 7pm ET/4pm PT. The combination fashion show/concert event will re-air five times, on Friday, March 26th at 12m ET/9pm PT, Saturday, March 27th at 9pm ET/6pm PT & 2am ET/11pm PT and Sunday, March 28th at 5pm ET/2pm PT.
Fuse, a network of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, is the nation's only all-music, viewer-influenced television network, featuring music videos, exclusive artist interviews, live concerts and specials — all rooted in the music experience. Fuse reflects the rapidly changing interests and attitudes of its 12-34 year-old audience by uniting the media platforms that are at the center of their communication and entertainment – TV, online, and interactive games – and by incorporating their opinions and suggestions into its on-air and online programming. More information about Fuse is available at www.fuse.tv.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Media owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women's Entertainment, as well as Mag Rack, a collection of on-demand video magazines. Rainbow Media's other businesses include its regional programming services – MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications. Rainbow Media is also a 50 percent partner in Fox Sports Net.
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