Month: May 2010

UK MUSIC: ANGHA FT DELE – FOR YOU

Check out British Hip Hop duo Angha and their debut single For You, featuring Dele. For You is a well produced track, but it sounds very familiar, and has that late 90s / early noughties American R&B/Hip Hop saccharine sweat fusion going on. It actually reminds me of Jennifer Lopez’s 2001 hit featuring Nas, I’m Gonna Be Alright. Click HERE to watch. And for some reason Ja Rule’s 2004 track New York. Click HERE to watch. Duo Angha sound okay, but for […]

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DEATHS AS ISRAELI FORCES STORM GAZA SHIP

Via BBC News More than 10 people have been killed after Israeli commandos stormed a convoy of ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army says. Armed forces boarded the largest vessel overnight, clashing with some of the 500 people on board. It happened about 40 miles (64 km) out to sea, in international waters. Israel says its soldiers were shot at and attacked with weapons; the activists say Israeli troops came on board shooting. There has been widespread condemnation […]

UK MUSIC NEWS: TY AND AKALA OFFICIAL SUPPORT ACTS FOR NAS AND DAMIEN MARLEY ‘DISTANT RELATIVES’ UK TOUR

Rappers Ty and Akala will support Damien Marley and  Nas in concert, when they tour the UK in July. Click HERE for ticket information. *Please note that the timings for the Manchester show are slightly different, as doors opens at 8pm, and curfew is 2am, therefore the set times will definitely be later than normal.  Support acts may begin around 10pm (TBC)* Ty’s Album Launch Party will take place tonight (May 31st) at the Jazz Cafe in London. Click HERE for more […]

GERMANY WINS EUROVISION SONG CONTEST / UK COMES LAST

The cheesy but watchable Eurovision Song Contest took place last night and Germany won, while the United Kingdom only scored 10 points and came in last. Via BBC News Germany has emerged triumphant at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest as the UK limped home in last place. Teenager Josh Dubovie, representing the UK with a song penned by Pete Waterman, scored just 10 points. Speaking after her win, 19-year-old Lena, who scored 246 points with her song Satellite, said: “I’m so happy […]

MALAWI PARDONS JAILED GAY COUPLE

Via BBC News A gay couple jailed in Malawi after getting engaged have been pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika. Mr Mutharika, speaking as UN chief Ban Ki-moon visited his country, said he had ordered their immediate release. Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were given 14-year jail terms earlier this month after being convicted of gross indecency and unnatural acts. The case has sparked international condemnation and a debate about homosexuality in the country. Continue Reading…. Aid donors put pressure on the […]

ACTOR DENNIS HOPPER DIES

Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper has died at age 74. The veteran actor lost his long battle with prostate cancer this morning, surrounded by friends and family. Rest In Peace Dennis Hopper.

NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE WRITER’S PROFILE ON ‘SINGER’ M.I.A CAUSES UPSET

This article has given me my first big laugh of the day. New York Times Magazine contributor Lynn Hirschberg has written an article about British “artist” M.I.A (real name Maya Arulpragasam), which has hilariously forced the grossly over-rated star to retaliate via her Twitter account, by childishly posting Hirschberg’s mobile number to her adoring followers. I doubt Hirschberg gives a toss Maya. Click here to read extracts from the article, and if you have time to spare the article in it’s entirety HERE. Maya you seriously need to get over herself luv. You really […]

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