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FOUNDER OF SUGAR HILL RECORDS SYLVIA ROBINSON DIES

September 29, 2011 3 comments

Sylvia Robinson was also a singer and a producer

The founder/CEO of seminal Hip Hop label Sugar Hill Records has died of congestive heart failure.

Sylvia Robinson founded the label in the 1970s and formed the group The Sugarhill Gang who later went on to release the first commercially successful Hip Hop single Rappers Delight in 1979. She also was the visionary and guiding force behind Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s most successful single The Message.

Sylvia was 75 years old.

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Rest In Peace Sylvia Robinson.

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UK NEWS: PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALLER TITUS BRAMBLE ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED ‘SEX ATTACK’ IN TAXI AND DRUG POSSESSION / SUSPENDED FROM CLUB

September 29, 2011 4 comments

Via The Daily Mail

A Premier League footballer was suspended from his club today after he was arrested over an alleged sex attack on a woman in the back of a taxi.

Titus Bramble, 30, was held by officers in the early hours after the cab driver became concerned by the player’s behaviour towards his fellow passenger. Instead of driving Bramble home, he took the pair straight to a nearby police station and alerted officers.

They then arrested the defender, who earns £40,000 a week playing for Sunderland, on suspicion of sexual assault and possession of a Class A drug.

Bramble was last night released on police bail over the alleged attack in Yarm, North Yorkshire, and left the police station in a black Mercedes.

A source said: ‘He was in a nightclub on the high street until about 2.30am. He then left the club and got into a taxi with a girl.

Today Bramble was suspended by his club which said in a statement: ‘Sunderland AFC has
confirmed that Titus Bramble has been suspended from duties, pending the outcome of a club investigation. Continue Reading…..

I wonder what evidence North Yorkshire police had to arrest him on suspicion of sexual assault. Just the word of a ‘concerned’ taxi driver? Hmmmm….

Anyway all I can do is shake my head. When will the likes of Titus Bramble in this country LEARN!!!

UK NEWS: BECTU URGE MOBO AWARDS TO PAY ALL STAFF

September 29, 2011 3 comments

Organisers of the prestigious annual Mobo Awards are being urged by media and entertainment union BECTU to pay all staff working on this year’s event which is being staged at the SECC in Glasgow next Wednesday 5 October.

The appeal comes in response to an advertisement for runners and ushers to work on the event http://www.mobo.com/node/4638 which confirms that no payment is being offered. The union believes that Mobo is signalling an intention to breach the national minimum wage regulations; the Act stipulates that all work should be paid at least at the level of the national minimum wage.

The current national minimum wage (formally for the over-21s) is £5.93 per hour; this is set to rise to £6.08 on 1 October.

In a statement BECTU said the following

“Everyone will be asking themselves how a commercial enterprise, working within the context of a global, multi-million pound business, can think it is right to exploit weak enforcement of the national minimum wage by offering unpaid placements for what is responsible and business-critical work,”

Continue Reading…..

[Thanks Kay]

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Oh dear. But this is how the world of media works. There are so many young people lining up and willing to work for free within the entertainment industry, eager to get a foot in the door, and media organisations have been guilty of exploiting this eagerness for years. I don’t see this ever changing.

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UK MUSIC: POUND STERLING – UNFAITHFUL

September 29, 2011 4 comments

Check out rapper Pound Sterling’s new single and video Unfaithful.

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The Track - Lyrics, flow and singing… there are no words. And I just hope he got clearance from Kanye first before using that sample.

The Video - Good acting.

Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss folks?

QUOTE OF THE DAY – UK RAPPER / ACTOR SNAKEY MAN

September 29, 2011 11 comments

UK rapper/actor Snakey Man bigs up award-winning actor, director, script writer, producer, humanitarian and Godfather of UK “urban” film Noel Clarke for almost single handedly eradicating unemployment in this country.

Your thoughts please….

QUOTES OF THE DAY: JESSIE J

September 29, 2011 8 comments

It’s put everything in perspective. I have a different respect now for people who don’t have legs.

[Thanks Blockett]

Singer Jessie J tells Q Magazine that after breaking her ankle during a performance and having to hobble around wearing a cast, that she now understands the struggles people face who have no legs.

She then goes on to question her role with her fans.

People think you go to a special hospital, get special casts and treatment. It’s a lie – I’m the same as anyone else. And that was a moment when I had a proper good cry. Just after I broke my foot, I was in my living room and I put on Beyoncé’s ‘Save The Hero’, like, ‘If I’m not around, who saves the hero?’” And it made me realise, like, I need someone now. You give so much as an artist, you give, you give, you give.

* rubbing temples and shaking my head* – For goodness sake! Listen to yourself woman.

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