CMJ Music Marathon kicks off in NYC Oct 16 – 19. Check selected panels with Pete Rock, DJ Spinna, DJ Dummy, Mrs. Maureen Yancey (J Dilla’s mother) and many more. There is still time to register!.

Next week: VH1 Hip Hop Honors show review and party photos from this weekend’s festivities coming up!

The Alliance for Lupus Research continues its Walks For Dilla. Participate, Support + View all J Dilla Project Walk with Us events here. NYC is next – represent October 13th.

In Atlanta, Fusicology & The Garner Circle PR presented: Level Vodka Introduces Atlanta to Cocktails for a Cause, this past Monday with the premise to “toast with a purpose, drink with intention, sip with sentiment, reach the next level” | view photos | see invite

Last day to vote for Tanya Morgan, one of the 5 finalists for the Myspace XM Radio “Show Us What You Got” Contest. Vote Now, polls close at midnight!