Day: May 27, 2008

UK ARTIST: IRONIK – ‘STAY WITH ME’

UK rapper DJ Ironik will release his new track “Stay With Me” (Digital) June 16th and in stores June 30th. When I first heard this track on MTV Base I cringed. I thought his flow sounded awkward over the beat, the track sounded sappy and the speeded up/high pitched vocals sounded so dated in 08 – very Kanye 2003/2004. But after a few listens its kind of grown on me….. sort of…….. The Video: It’s nice to see that UK artists are finally digging deep in to their pockets and moving away []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: USHER

”My mother made a decision not to come to my wedding because she didn’t really agree with my decision. She’s never told me and I’ve never asked her. It hurt me very much not to see her there ’cause I would’ve liked for her to be there, not to mention that I paid so much money for her to be accommodated and her behind didn’t show up. [Laughs] But just as she’s made stands, so have I.” (Entertainment Weekly) Oh Usher…  you know []

UK NEWS: “PEACE KEEPERS” ABUSING CHILDREN IN AFRICA AND HAITI

Children as young as six are being sexually abused by peacekeepers and aid workers, says a leading UK charity. Children in post-conflict areas are being abused by the very people drafted into such zones to help look after them, says Save the Children. After research in Ivory Coast, southern Sudan and Haiti, the charity proposed an international watchdog be set up. A 13-year-old girl, “Elizabeth” described to the BBC how 10 UN peacekeepers gang-raped her in a field near her Ivory Coast []