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ECSMG Hip Hop Business Summit Welcomes AllHipHop & Global Grind


Washington, DC – June 6, 2008, ECSMG Consulting, LLC Hip Hop Business Summit -aka- “Hood Economics” will be held on Saturday, August 23 at Symphony Hall, Newark, NJ, from 9am – 2pm. The Summit  will be held in conjunction with the Celebrity Golf Classic Weekend.


The panelists of Industry Executives, Business Leaders and Celebrities will discuss diversification of business in urban culture through music, clothing, movies, gaming and communications, Newark’s re-development,  succeeding in entertainment, health, successful competition & winning at an executive level, help in starting a business and facts of successful business ownership in today’s changing economy (i.e. barbershops, hair salons, carpentry,  electricians, restaurants, spas, clothing stores, and web based & digital businesses). There will be a Q&A session, along with a variety of give-aways. Hip Hop Business Summit Tickets are $55 pp.


The weekend of events from August 21-23, includes an exclusive Welcome Reception for Celebrities, Sponsors and Invited Guests, a Welcome to Newark Dinner, Golf Classic Awards at Weequahic Parks Golf Club with remarks by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, and a Golf Classic VIP “White” Party at The Spot on Commerce St. Tickets needed for weekend events.


Confirmed guests include “Grouchy” Greg Watkins, CEO & Founder of, Navarrow Wright, CEO & President of Global,  Ed Lover, Morning Radio Host at Clear Channel Power 105.1 FM, Lance Smith, Walter Briggs, RW McQuarters, Dwight Hicks and Harry Carson from the NFL, Kurt Thomas, Eric Williams, Norm Nixon, Greg Anthony, Brevin Knight, Brandon Knight, Ira Bowman, Steffond Johnson and Randy Smith from the NBA, Actors Brian White (“Stomp The Yard”) and Michael Kenneth Smith (HBO’s Hit Show “The Wire”), Karen Hunter,  Publisher, Hip Hop Artists Bun B, “Pepa” of the legendary group Salt -n- Pepa and Loose Cannon, Def Jam Comedy Artist Queen Aishah, and many more. Golf Classic proceeds benefit Newark Youth Golf, Inc.


Media Partners: The Star Ledger Newspaper, Clear Channel Power 105.1 FM,, Global, Game Sports Magazine, with support from Urban Sports Talk & Entertainment & was founded and launched in 1998 by CEO’s “Grouchy” Greg Watkins and Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur. has become a valuable resource for hip-hop on the internet, featuring daily news, interviews, reviews, multimedia and other interesting content. is the most widely read Hip-Hop entity in the world, reaching millions of unique visitors per month.


Global was started by Navarrow Wright, CEO & President and Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons. Global is the place to explore multimedia that matters to you.  It is  a community based website allowing people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web, by linking, voting, and commenting on each others content, in a social and democratic way.  Voting submitted content up and down is the cornerstone function of the website, and is respectively referred to as grinding and trashing. Russell Simmons currently sits on the board of Global 


ECSMG Consulting, LLC

The mission of ECSMG is to provide the highest quality of service to clients, by performing at a maximum level. The business strategy is to leverage expertise in providing business consulting services to professional athletes and entertainers, as well as managing and hosting celebrity golf tournaments globally. ECSMG is rapidly becoming the leading firm in the industry with a specially designed transition for athletes and entertainers. ECSMG also hosts charity events, which assists clients in improving global communities.


For celebrity confirmations and event info contact Ernest Ruffin at 973.573.2505 or  For media credentials, interviews & event itinerary contact Tafia L. A. Pringle @ 202.575.7774 or To purchase tickets visit 


One response

  1. Marsaya taylor

    whats up mr. ruffin, this is the AAA guy.the one who starting up his own clothing line. did you check out the site? and do you want me to call you a week before the summit?

    July 19, 2008 at 4:07 pm

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