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UK MUSIC NEWS: SINGER TAIO CRUZ/ROKSTARR MUSIC RESPONDS TO MAD NEWS

November 30, 2008 61 comments

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Several weeks ago I dedicated an entire post to UK R&B/Pop singer Taio Cruz (click here to read).

In my post I asked Taio why he has never cast a black actress/model to play his love interest in any of his music videos and I’ve finally got my answer….

Via Taio’s label Rokstarr Music

What kind of Racist blog are you running here? We as Black people search for equality and pray for an intergrated society where all of us, black, white, asian, or other are all looked at with colourblind eyes and without discrimination.

I work very closely with Taio Cruz & I can say without a doubt he has nothing against black women or any other race for that matter.

The fact that you are concerned by this only highlights your own racial prejudices.

If Taio Cruz only featured black girls in his videos would you be asking if had something against white girls? probably not, and that too is a shame.

Taio and his company Rokstarr, actively promote racial intergration and seek to breakdown the walls that people like yourself persist on building to seperate us.

To quote a strong black man of out time President Obama… “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Change your racist mentality and be more open to something new. A society where its just two people in a video and not a black man an a whilte girl in a video.

I imagine you will disagree with what ive said here because such is the nature of ignorance but i hope one day you will be enlightened.

Thank you.

Rokstarr Music London.

First off let me thank Taio/Rokstarr Music rep for stopping by and responding to my “controversial” question.

I would have never of guessed that as well as making good music, Taio is also actively trying to promote racial intergration and seeks to breakdown the walls via his music promos. 

I mean…who knew that behind the scenes Taio was working on becoming a modern day Martin Luther King????

I guess it now makes sense to exclude black women. Yes it all makes sense now!

I am also relieved to know that Taio “has nothing against black women”. This news warms my heart.

As for accusing my blog of being “racist”…. well it’s been called a lot worse (lol).

Anyway your thoughts please….

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YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE DAY

November 29, 2008 Leave a comment

This is one sexy lady and boy can she move!

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[Thanks M]

WARNING: THIS IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THE WORK  PLACE AND IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED THEN DO NOT CLICK ON LINK!

UK MUSIC: WILEY FT KANO AND GHETTS – ‘SHE GLOWIN’

November 29, 2008 3 comments

I see that the UK’s now jumping on the vocoder bandwagon………

Anyway Wiley, Kano and Ghetts attempt to get their sexy on in the video and on this track for the ladies.

The video and the track make me smile……..

Plus I am in SHOCK right now… a UK music video featuring male black artists, and they have actually hired black women to appear in the video alongside them. For once they haven’t been relegated the background!!!!! Also in one scene Ghetts is sitting next to a gorgeous dark skinned sista.

Wow… First Barack becomes President and now this happens! This is huge!

I wonder if the makers behind this video read my Taio Cruz post/rant….  

Your thoughts please……

BET CYPHER (UK EDITION) FT GHETTO, SKEPTA, GIGGS & CHIPMUNK

November 29, 2008 6 comments

Sorry I’ve been a bit slow on the updates. It was a slow news day yesterday and the Virgin Media Broadband service is currently experiencing technical difficulties in my area.

Anyway I am back online for now, so check out the BET (UK Edition) Cypher featuring Giggs, Skepta, Chipmunk and Ghetto.

Hmmmmmm this is pretty lacklustre…..

Your thoughts please……

INTERNET SUPERSTAR OF THE DAY: TBABY PERFORMS ‘IT’S SO COLD IN THA D’ LIVE ON RADIO

November 27, 2008 6 comments

Yes our Internet superstar of 2008, Miss ‘IT’S SOOOOO COLD IN THA D’ is back - live and direct!

I love her! But I wonder if T Baby realises that she has provided hours and hours of fun and laughter thanks to this track?

LOL!!!!!

Your thoughts please……

YOUTUBE FAVOURITE: ANGRY JAMAICAN WOMAN AT STRATFORD TRAIN STATION (LONDON)

November 27, 2008 12 comments

I just came across this clip again and it still managed to bring on a huge belly laugh

Smoking in all public places in the UK is now banned, but one sorry individual (man wearing the pink shirt) chose to ignore this law while standing on a train station’s platform, and is then verbally blasted to Kingdom Come.

If only he had bothered to take notice of the huge red ‘NO SMOKING’ sign….  

Please note that this footage was filmed using a mobile phone so isn’t of the best quality visually but just listen to the tirade of verbal abuse coming out of this hard back Jamaican sista’s mouth.

WARNING: IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED THEN PLEASE REFRAIN FROM CLICKING ‘PLAY’

UK RAPPER/BET AWARD WINNER GIGGS LASHES OUT AT BBC, MTV AND THE UK INDUSTRY

November 26, 2008 28 comments

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Giggs – The BET UK Award winner has lashed out at the UK industry by releasing a you tube video naming the industry executives in the European market he believes are trying to stop his career from growing.
 
MTV Base and The BBC’s 1Xtra supremo controllers have been named, as Giggs warns even though they are “Black Balling” him, he will not be stopped.
 
‘The Last Straw’ was removed before the BET awards after it was raised as an issue that would disallow Giggs from winning award!

How can you have a BET award winner and not play his music on the Urban/Black mainstream channels and radio? Is this the reality of the UK music industry?? With the likes of Estelle having to leave the UK to come back to be acknowledged, does this mean that all UK artists will have to do the same??

[Many thanks to Andrew Smith]

I cannot for the life of me figure out why the BBC, MTV and black UK radio refuse to support Giggs

What with him winning a BET Award and all …. its an absolute travesty! 

Your thoughts please……

UK NEWS. RAPIST FATHER JAILED FOR LIFE AFTER DAUGHTERS GIVE BIRTH TO SEVEN CHILDREN

November 26, 2008 Leave a comment

A man who fathered seven children by raping his daughters was jailed today at Sheffield Crown Court for life with a minimum term of 19 and a half years.

The 56-year-old man “took pleasure” in knowing the harm he was doing to his two daughters and threatened them with a “real hiding” if they refused to have sex with him, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

The defendant, who called himself the “gaffer”, made his elder daughter pregnant seven times, fathering two children by her. She bore two other babies but they died the day they were born.

He made his younger daughter pregnant 12 times. She has five surviving children, the court heard.

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VIDEO/TRACK: JIM JONES FT SEN & SHOOTA – ‘BAD SANTA’

November 26, 2008 1 comment

Admittedly when I first heard this track I thought ‘what is he doing???’ But after listening to it a second time I now love ‘Bad Santa’ and it has definitely put me in the mood for Christmas.

This track would also make a brilliant alternative Christmas Carol in years to come.

My Jim Jim is so forward thinking it’s almost scary.

Your thoughts please……

UK TV: ONE TO WATCH – BRITAIN’S FIRST BLACK STAR

November 25, 2008 17 comments

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If you happen to be UK based and at home tonight then watch the documentary ‘High Society’s Favourite Gigolo’, which will take an in depth look at the meteoric rise and fall of Britain’s first black superstar, Leslie ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson. 

Up until this point I’d never heard of Leslie Hutchinson.

Hmmmmmmm I wonder why????

Via The London Paper

He was our highest-paid performer, a singer, pianist and actor whose suave good looks guaranteed invites to the top parties – not to mention­ the fact he was a wartime ­entertainer as ­beloved as Vera Lynn. A friend to royalty, he crossed the ­racial divide at a time when the N-word was still openly used.

His decline had as much to do with his colourful sex life as the colour of his skin. You see, bisexual Hutch was a premier­-league shagger. This chap bedded, and occasionally knocked up, Hollywood stars, princesses, debutantes and duchesses who coveted his “exoticism”. Cole Porter, Ivor Novello and, allegedly, a young Princess Margaret were among his  countless lovers.

But sleeping with Edwina, wife of the Queen’s cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten, proved a liaison too far. The couple’s shenanigans were humiliatingly exposed when they had to be physically separated­ in hospital in a rare case of the medical phenomenon vaginismus.

Nevertheless, their affair­ continued for 30 years, with Edwina lavishing costly gifts on her lover, including a Cartier-designed diamond-encrusted

With dramatisations and archive footage, this tells the tale of an artist whose achievements have been scandalously erased from the annals. His children speak sadly about a ­father who coveted fame more than family, while old friends toast a performer who never got the respect he deserved for busting through Britain’s bigoted inter-war class system – while having as much fun as possible.

Tonight (November 25th) - ‘High Society’s Favourite Gigolo’ Channel 4, 9pm

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