TWEC.COM to Host Live Chat with Superstar Rapper LL Cool J

ALBANY, N.Y., April 6 /PRNewswire/ — TWEC.COM (http://www.twec.com), the
e-commerce site of leading entertainment products retailer Trans World
Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC), announced today that it will be
holding a live online chat with rapper LL Cool J as part of its exciting
lineup of events for the week of April 10, 2000. Also joining TWEC.COM for
live chats this week include S Club 7, No Doubt, The Wilkinsons and Rah Digga.
In addition, this week marks the highly anticipated airing of the 2000 Online
Hip-Hop Awards! Details for each event are as follows:

MONDAY 4/10

  • Tune in to TWEC.COM for a live chat with superstar rapper LL Cool J.
    LL Cool J is in the 15th year of a career that has paved the way for
    rappers everywhere. He released his first single, “I Can’t Live
    Without My Radio,” at the age of 19-years-old, and he hasn’t shown any
    signs of stopping in the years that have followed. His resume includes
    hit singles like “I Need Love,” “Around the Way Girl,” “Mama Said
    (Knock You Out),” “Hey Lover,” and “Doin’ It,” among others, not to
    mention his roles in hit movies including In Too Deep, Deep Blue Sea
    and Any Given Sunday. This year, LL Cool J is serving as the host of
    the 2000 Online Hip-Hop Awards, taking place on Wednesday, April 12.

  • Following the chat with LL Cool J, stick around for a live chat with No
    Doubt at 10:00 PM EDT. No Doubt’s first new album in five years, the
    highly anticipated “Return of Saturn,” hits stores on Tuesday,
    April 11. “Just a Girl,” the breakout single off of their debut album
    “Tragic Kingdom,” perfectly embodied the personality of lead singer
    Gwen Stefani in its unique combination of innocence and feminism.
    “Just a Girl” and No Doubt’s other hit singles “Spiderwebs” and “Don’t
    Speak” were constant staples on MTV in the mid-90s. Everyone who
    orders “Return to Saturn” during the chat with No Doubt will receive
    free shipping on their order.

TUESDAY 4/11

  • At 9:00 PM EDT, visit TWEC.COM and chat live with talented country
    family The Wilkinsons. Comprised of singer Amanda Wilkinson, her
    younger brother Tyler and their father Steve, the Wilkinsons would
    entertain family and friends by singing around the kitchen table before
    pursuing their professional career. The Wilkinsons’ influences range
    from George Strait and Reba McIntyre to Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt,
    and everything in between. The band’s latest album, “Here and Now,” is
    “an immensely enjoyable set that highlights the group’s layered family
    harmonies.”

  • Following the chat with the Wilkinsons, stick around for a live chat
    with the only female MC in Busta Rhymes’ Flip Mode Squad, Rah Digga.
    Rah Digga’s debut album, “Dirty Harriet,” was released at the beginning
    of April, but Rah Digga is no stranger to the hip-hop world, due to her
    cameo appearances on tracks including the Fugees’ “Cowboys,” a duet
    with Bahamadia on “Lyricist Lounge: Volume One,” and Busta Rhymes’ “Cha
    Cha Cha.” Rah got her big break when legendary rapper Q-Tip caught her
    performance at New York’s Lyricist Lounge while she was 8 months
    pregnant, and he brought her to meet Busta Rhymes. Busta liked what he
    saw, and it wasn’t long before he brought her on board. Rah will be
    appearing at the Online Hip-Hop Awards, taking place on Wednesday,
    April 12.

WEDNESDAY 4/12

  • Beginning at 8:30 PM EDT, log on to TWEC.COM and tune in to a live
    webcast of the 2000 Online Hip-Hop Awards. The Online Hip-Hop Awards,
    deemed “the Grammys of Online Hip-Hop” by Entertainment Weekly, bridge
    the gap between hip-hop fans worldwide and artists using Internet
    technology. Awards presented range from “Web Site of the Year” and
    “Best Online Magazine” to “Best New Artist” and “Album of the Year.”
    Artists scheduled to perform during the ceremony include Cypress Hill,
    Pharoahe Monch, Rah Digga, The Eastsidaz, Beanie Sigel, Fat Joe, De La
    Soul and Dead Prez. Guests that are scheduled to appear at the Awards
    include Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, Lil’ Kim, Chuck D of Public Enemy,
    Busta Rhymes, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, the creators of Lyricist Lounge
    and more. Hosting the event is superstar actor/rapper LL Cool J. The
    webcast begins at 8:30 PM EDT. In addition to the webcast, TWEC.COM
    will host chats with many of the artists and presenters during
    the ceremony. Be sure to check back to TWEC.COM for additional details
    and specific chat times.

About Trans World Entertainment

Trans World Entertainment is the leading music retailer in the United
States. The Company operates retail stores in 44 states, the District of
Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as an e-commerce site, http://www.twec.com.
Mall locations include Camelot Music, Record Town, The Wall and F.Y.E.
Freestanding locations include Coconuts Music and Movies, Strawberries Music,
Spec’s and Planet Music.

About The Web’s Entertainment Center (TWEC.COM)

TWEC.COM is the online hub for Trans World Entertainment’s retail stores.
With worldwide distribution spanning 16 countries in addition to the United
States, the site features all of the music CDs and cassettes, video games, DVD
and VHS (PAL and NTSC) home videos that are available at its retail stores,
and more. TWEC.COM is home to Trans World’s “On Stage” series, featuring live
concerts, online chats, in-store artist appearance schedules, in-studio
performances and entertainment media that is on-demand.
SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corporation

CONTACT: Michael Madden, President-COO of Trans World Entertainment
Corporation, 518-452-1248 ext. 7077; Media Relations – Susan Boyle of The MWW
Group, 201-507-9500, or /