Month: January 2011

FOOLISHNESS OF THE DAY: TRINA TO BE HONOURED IN JAMAICA

Via Allhiphop Miami, Florida rapper Trina will be honored in Kingston, Jamaica during the 7th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) this coming March. EME Awards Founder and Chairman Richard “Richie B” Burgess said Trina will be the 2011 “International Friend of Reggae Honoree”  honored for her collaborations with various Jamaican acts like Queen Lady Saw, Sean Kingston, Barbee and others. “Some of the icons of our rich musical heritage as well as the hottest newcomers around will receive the recognition they […]

HIP HOP PIONEER KOOL HERC IN HOSPITAL AND IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

AllHipHop reports that Hip Hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc (real name Clive Campbell) is currently in the hospital suffering from an unknown health condition. According to Gangstarr’s DJ Premier, Kool Herc’s health is deteriorating and he is in need of financial assistance, because he reportedly doesn’t have health insurance. Premier revealed on his XM Satellite radio show, Kool Herc is very sick. For those that know about Hip-Hop, who we call the father of Hip-Hop, Kool Herc, is not doing well. It’s funny how we have a father of […]

UK NEWS: BOY-BAND BLUE TO REPRESENT THE UK AT THE 2011 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

It has been announced that reformed boy band Blue will represent the UK at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The four piece will perform the self-written song I Can at the annual competition, which will take place in May in Dusseldorf, Germany. Formed in 2000, Blue split in 2004 to concentrate on solo careers and reformed in 2009. The band has sold more than 13 million records, and have also won two Brit Awards. [Thanks Marvovox] ………………………………………………………………. When I first came across […]

UK EVENT: ZAN FT PIONEERS OF UK HIP HOP @ JAZZ CAFE (LONDON)

Monday 31st January 2011 from 7-12pm Jazz Café 5 Parkway London NW1 7PG £15 in advance, ticket bookings http://www.jazzcafelive.com MashUpFilms presents ZAN at London’s prestigious Jazz Café with the pioneers of UK Hip Hop A charity event raising awareness of Autism   Banana Klan Sound System ft. Roots Manuva Blak Twang Skinnyman Klashnekoff Rodney P & Skitz MC D Mr. Ti2bs DJ Big Ted DJ’S Alex & Alec Twin B (Radio 1/1Xtra) ZAN at Jazz Café is the second charity event of […]

UK MUSIC: GIGGS FT GUNNA DEE – MATIC

My favourite UK rapper of ALL TIME Giggs has teamed up with fellow rapper Gunna Dee (who up until this point I’d never heard of) on the new single Matic. I want to know who produced this track because I really like it! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: THE FLOACIST – LET ME

Former Floetry star Natalie Stewart now known as The Floacist, has released a video for her new single Let Me. I really like the track, it has a mellow and cool vibe going on.  But the video is just something else……….. Natalie’s husband is her co-star and I would LOVE to know how she managed to persuade him to don a G-string. *shaking head*. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

AFRICAN COUNTRY SET TO MAKE BREAKING WIND A CRIME

Via The Daily Mail Breaking wind is set to be made a crime in an African country. The government of Malawi plan to punish persistent offenders ‘who foul the air’ in a bid to ‘mould responsible and disciplined citizens.’ But locals fear that pinning responsibility on the crime will be difficult – and may lead to miscarriages of justice as ‘criminals’ attempt to blame others for their offence. One Malawian told the website Africanews.com: ‘My goodness. What happens in a public place […]

JAMAICAN FILM: ‘BETTER MUS COME’ (TRAILER)

Three years in the making, Better Mus’ Come brilliantly captures the deep rooted conflict at the heart of Jamaican politics as seen in violent images in news reports and recent explosive political headlines all over the world in the international manhunt for alleged Jamaican “Don”, Christopher “Dudus” Coke, leaving over 79 civilians dead and a government-mandated State of Emergency in its aftermath. In a timely and provocative production, Better Mus’ Come traces the origins of the use of street gangs by political […]

BROWN-EYEZ AWARDS: WOMAN OF THE YEAR… AND THE WINNER IS…….

The votes are in and website Brown Eyez has finally announced their Man And Woman Of The Year. First let me congratulate Sunday Show founder and event organiser Marvyn Harrison who has been crowned Man Of The Year.  It couldn’t have gone to a better man :) As for Woman Of The Year…. well the coveted title goes to industry outsider and perceived “trouble maker”, founder of Mad News Janice aka Miss Mad News. I know it’s crazy! I’m still shocked. Thank […]

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