Day: September 29, 2011

FOUNDER OF SUGAR HILL RECORDS SYLVIA ROBINSON DIES

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. ______ ______ Rest In Peace Sylvia Robinson. About these […]

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

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 […]

UK NEWS: BECTU URGE MOBO AWARDS TO PAY ALL STAFF

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 […]

UK MUSIC: POUND STERLING – UNFAITHFUL

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

Truth be told @NoelClarke has supported a lot of people and has giving out more careers and jobs than ypur local Job centre #JustSaying— Arnold Oceng (@SnakeyManUK) September 29, 2011 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

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 […]

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