Fresh off the back of the 2012 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards on Saturday 3rd, the Jump Off team try to breakdown what has happened to The MOBOs. Has it lost its way or is this a natural progression for anything commercially successful in modern Britain?
After a man in his thirties was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle at a London party hosted by BlackBerry maker RIM, the regular debaters got together alongside guests to discuss what can be done to prevent violence. Following this incident the Official Mixtape Award ceremony due to take place on Thursday 5th April was cancelled by the police with just hours to go. Claira Hermet and Snakey Man who were due to be hosting the prestigious event joined the […]
As the UK black music scene develops and begins to find its feet, the debaters attempt to answer the question of R&B singers in the UK or the lack of them. Jade challenges the debaters to name 10 UK R&B singers from the last 15 years. The debaters were faced with a few of the following questions: – Can you name 10 credible UK R&B singers from the last 15 years? – What has happened to R&B in the UK? – Which […]
The debaters got together with two special guests and discussed how far ethnic jokes can go before they become played out. With the African culture becoming a more popular topic amongst comedians, Babatunde (comedian) also had his own opinion on the matter. Here are some of the questions and points that were raised and discussed during the debate: – How far will African jokes go before they get boring? – Can African jokes reach out to the mainstream? – Are Ethnic jokes […]
With the word “Urban” in the air the debaters discuss exactly what the word means. Here are some of the questions that were raised and discussed during the debate: Is “Urban” Music Black Music? Why was it created? Do all genres come from black music? …. As far as I am concerned the word “URBAN” should be banished! Your thoughts please…
VIDEO: JUMP OFF UK DEBATE – SHOULD ARTISTS LIKE JESSIE J, ADELE AND ED SHEERAN BE CONSIDERED “URBAN” ?
…. Your thoughts please…..
Why has there been a decline in Grime and is UK Hip Hop becoming too similar to the US? – Does the UK have its own identity in Hip Hop? – Is British music becoming more Americanised? – Is Grime now a form of Hip Hop? – Has the UK turned its back on Grime? – Is it acceptable for artists to make music with a fake accent? …. I think that there has been a decline in Grime music because it’s […]
‘Hating/haters’ have to be the most overused words in the UK right now. If you voice what is seen as an unpopular opinion and say you don’t like an artist’s music or a particular project and refuse to hype up BLATANT mediocrity/tomfoolery people are then quick to call you a “hater”or accuse you of “hating”. It’s hilarious. I was once told by a Team UK actor that I was helping to keep the UK scene down because of my opinions ( yeah like I have the power and influence to do that hahaha), that I speak on […]
Vicky, DJ Snips, Chuckie and Miss Lala debate at the Jump Off Studios on what they think has happened to the MOBO awards. Has the ceremony lost credibility? Does it still represent music of black origin? These are a couple of the question raised in this discussion… …. Your thoughts please…
New Friday Hip Hop Report Presenters Vicky N.Hope and Jade Avia were invited to the Magic Streetwear warehouse for a free-for-all shopping spree, to choose outfits for the New UK Show. ……. It looks like Magic Streetwear brought out their left over early-mid noughties stock for the day. The outfits made available to the girls look dated. Erm… did I really just see a velour tracksuit??? Anyway congratulations Vicky and Jade and good luck.