Puffy, Master P To Play Source Awards

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Rappers Sean "Puffy" Combs, Master P, Nas and DMX are among the artists slated to perform on the first network telecast of the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards, organizers announced. The event, sponsored by the hip-hop magazine The Source, will be taped Aug. 18 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles; it is scheduled to air Aug. 20 as a prime-time special on UPN. Organizers are billing the show as the first network broadcast of a hip-hop awards presentation. The Source Awards debuted in 1995 but were never televised until now.