Archive for April 29, 2010


April 29, 2010 13 comments


Mad News has been threatened with legal action.

This threat comes from rapper Wiley’s management team who in APRIL 2010 requested that I remove a blog posted way back in 2008.

The story reported that Wiley had fallen out with his management in spectacular fashion.

In 2008 Wiley made a point of posting his thoughts on the RWD website, detailing the situation with his manager. HE put it out there in to the public domain that he was unhappy.

But in 2010 I have now been informed that all is well with Wiley and his management, which I am so relieved to hear because MILLIONS of visitors to this site from all over the world had been talking/speculating about this situation for 2 years.

*rolls eyes*

Anyway I was then told that the post had to be “removed straight away or further legal action would be taken”.

I have since removed the offending post because I don’t want to be blamed for ruining the career of a rising star like Wiley, and I don’t have the time, money or patience to fight over a 2 year old blog post, that people stopped paying attention to just a week after it was orignally posted.

Check out Wiley with his Roll Deep brethren below. Good Times is their current single featuring Jodie Connor (released 19th April).

Hmmm this explains a lot…

It doesn’t get anymore mainstream than this!

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April 29, 2010 3 comments

Toni Braxton’s new single Yesterday will be released here in the UK on May 3rd, and her album Pulse will drop on May 10th.

The single in my opinion sounds lacklustre. Toni’s other track Hands Tied is well produced and is a hundred times better than this.

Yesterday (in parts) also sounds like Beyonce’s Halo.

The video – It looks like it was hastily put together. Toni should fire her make-up artist, and it doesn’t look like much thought went in to the video’s concept or choice of costumes and wigs worn.

Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?


April 29, 2010 25 comments

A scene from Welcome To Lagos

Via Digital Spy

Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka has branded a BBC documentary about the slums in Lagos “condescending” and “colonialist”. Aired on BBC Two, three-episode mini-series Welcome To Lagos tracked people living in the poorest areas of the Nigerian city to celebrate their industriousness.

Speaking to The Guardian, Nobel Laureate Soyinka said that the documentary was “the most tendentious and lopsided programme” he had ever seen.

Despite the series receiving critical praise in the UK, Soyinka said that it demonstrated “the worst aspects of colonialist and patronising” attitudes towards modern life in Africa.

Soyinka, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1986, said: “There was no sense of Lagos as what it is – a modern African state. What we had was jaundiced and extremely patronising. It was saying ‘Oh, look at these people who can make a living from the pit of degradation’. Continue Reading….

[Thanks Kaydine]

Well said Wole.

I knew from the very start that the BBC’s three-part documentary Welcome To Lagos wasn’t going to show Lagos (Nigeria) in a positive light.

Why would they bother to make a documentary about affluent, educated and successful Nigerians or at least show a balanced view.

No they would rather continue to just show the world the poverty and degradation. E.g. people who live on top of a rubbish dump (see pic above).

Congratulations goes out to the BBC. A job well done! You should clean up come awards season!

I now look forward to watching your next unbalanced three-part documentary, Welcome To Kingston.


April 29, 2010 2 comments

Check out reggae artist Gappy Rank’s new single Long Time.

This track definitely gets a thumbs up from me.

Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

Check out Gappy’s recent interview with Marvin Sparks. Click HERE to read.


April 29, 2010 6 comments

N-Dubz appeared on GMTV earlier this week and group member Dappy addressed the recent photographs that exposed him taking the illegal substance Meow Meow (Mephedrone).

Well that was embarrassing to watch!

And what is Tulisa talking about?

“I don’t condone drugs. I’ve never touched them, never will”.

I’m sure it has been documented in the N-Dubz official book that she abused drugs as a teenager.


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