Day: April 13, 2008

UK NEWS: ESTELLE STILL NUMBER 1

Congratulations to Estelle who celebrates her fourth week at number 1 in the UK chart, with the track ‘American Boy’ featuring Kanye West. Estelle’s album ‘Shine’ will drop on April 15th (Europe) April 29th (US).

SISTER 2 SISTER FRONT COVER (MAY ISSUE)- ASHANTI

Cover spotted @ Concreteloop Ashanti with mum and sister – YAWN!!! Solange – YAWN!!!! Flavor Flav – YAWN!!!! I purchase Sister 2 Sister Maazine every month because it’s a major source of entertainment for me. The magazine features in-depth interviews with some of the biggest stars within the world of black entertainment, but that isn’t the only reason why I make a point of checking it out each month. No! Its founder/editor-in-chief/journalist Jamie Foster Brown who provides the biggest source of entertainment. The constant fawning over the celebrities she interviews and features []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ALICIA KEYS

Photograph: AP “‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist.” (Alicia discusses her theories on ‘gangsta rap’ in the May issue of Blender Magazine)

UK NEWS: RAPPER SWAY SUPPORTS NEW CAMPAIGN SET UP TO TACKLE GUN CRIME AND KNIFE CULTURE

UK rapper Sway Dasafo will lend his support to a new campaign called A-VIBE and The Believe Collective, which has been set up to tackle gun crime and knife culture in the UK. The organisation’s objective is to develop ways in which which, social networking sites, blogs and mobiles can provide creative opportunities for young people to represent themselves and their communities. When asked about the new campaign Sway said, “it’s good to finally have a voice for the people that really matter. There’s a lot of []