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UK MUSIC NEWS: URBAN MUSIC AWARDS IN TROUBLE?

July 9, 2009 1 comment

Rumour has it that the organisers behind the annual Urban Music Awards have been caught creating fake MTV email accounts, in a bid to gain sponsorship from major corporations, for this years event.

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Oh the shame!!!

Well I guess desperate times call for desperate measures. Especially after last years fiasco….

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SINGER BRANDY DROPPED BY HER RECORD LABEL

July 9, 2009 10 comments

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When I watched Brandy perform the classic hit The Boy Is Mine with Monica in a dark and dingy night club (a club PA), I knew her career had hit an all time low.

Via Black Voices

R&B singer Brandy Norwood is in search of a new record deal.

BV Buzz has learned exclusively that the 30-year-old singer was just dropped by her label Epic Records because of the lackluster sales of from her comeback CD, ‘Human.’

Released on Dec. 8, 2008, the CD has only sold 196,509 units to date according to SoundScan. Continue Reading….

From the moment it was revealed that Brandy lied about being married back in 2002, things have gone down hill since then.

Anyway I wish her the best of luck finding a new label home.

VIDEO: BEYONCE – ‘SWEET DREAMS’

July 9, 2009 11 comments

Check out Beyonce’s latest single Sweet Dreams, taken from the album I am Sasha Fierce.

The track has an 80s feel to it and the video’s typical Beyonce…

All in all though.. it’s OK.

Your thoughts please. Hit or miss?

VIDEO: STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN) HONORS MICHAEL JACKSON

July 9, 2009 2 comments

MOTHERS OF SUPERSTAR RAPPERS OFFER ADVICE TO SINGLE MOTHERS

July 9, 2009 10 comments

Via Allhiphop

The mothers of three internationally known rap stars will lend their time and parenting tips during the Saving our Sons workshop panel event, which seeks solutions to the educational crisis facing young, African-American men. Dr. Mahalia A. Hines, the mother of rapper/actor Common, Dr. Brenda Greene, the mother of Talib Kweli and Sheron Smith, the mother of Mos Def will be on hand at the event, which takes place in the Bronx this Saturday (July 11). The three women will be a part of a panel titled “Raising Him Alone.” The panel will be moderated by Meshelle, “The Indie Mom of Comedy” who was featured on Nickelodeon’s Search for The Funniest Mom in America 3. Following the panel, hundreds of educators, parents, grandparents and mentors will be on hand to give single mothers tips on how to raise young black and latino men during the four-hour event, which starts at 10:00 AM at the Eagle Academy for Young Men at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice.  Continue Reading……

You know its bad within the community when a panel event of this nature is organised.

Anyway, if I was a mother raising a son a lone I would seek advice from the mothers of  rappers and Meshelle ‘ The Indie Mom of Comedy.

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