Day: September 15, 2008

NATE DOGG SUFFERS SECOND STROKE

Hip-Hop crooner Nate Dogg has suffered a second stroke, sources have told AllHipHop.com. While details are sketchy, sources stated that the rapper is in serious condition due to the stroke, which is his second since December 20, 2007. Sources told AllHipHop.com that at the moment, the famed singer cannot breathe on his own. The first stroke left Nate Dogg, born Nathaniel Hale, partially paralyzed on the left side of his body, although his brain didn’t suffer any major damage from incident. In []

VIDEOS: BLACK BRITISH MUSIC ACTS FROM THE 2000s

Blak Twang – ‘So Rotton’ (Circa 2002/3) Fallacy ft Tubby T (RIP) – ‘Big n Bashy’ (Circa 2003) So Solid – ’21 Seconds’ (Circa 2001) Lisa Maffia – ‘It’s All Over’ (Circa 2002) Craig David – ‘Seven Days’ – (Circa 2000) Aaron Soul ‘Ring Ring Ring’ – (Circa 2000/01) Aaron was the first Def Jam UK signing. Richard Blackwood – ‘Mama Used To Say’ (Circa 2000) – Why they gave comedian/TV personality a record deal I will NEVER know!!! Romeo – ‘It’s All Gravy ft Christina Milian’ []

B.E.T CHIEF REGINALD HUDLIN RESIGNS

Black Entertainment Television chief Reginald Hudlin has resigned. Hudlin is returning to his “entrepreneurial roots” as an independent producer, according to an internal memo Thursday from BET Chairwoman and CEO Debra Lee that was released publicly by BET. BET executive Stephen Hill, who’s in charge of music programming and talent, will serve as interim entertainment president during the search to replace Hudlin, Lee said. Continue Reading….

FOURTH LARGEST US INVESTMENT BANK LEHMAN BROTHERS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

…And the global financial crisis deepens. Can it get any worse?  Soon I might need to think seriously about getting a second job! Via BBC News The fourth-largest investment bank in the US, Lehman Brothers, has filed for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis. Lehman had incurred losses of billions of dollars in the US mortgage market. The move threatens to deal a further blow to the global financial system, as banks unwind their deals with Lehman. Merrill Lynch, also stung []

PICS OF THE DAY: ‘RIGHTEOUS KILL’ LONDON FILM PREMIERE

The London film premiere for the new action thriller ‘Righteous Kill’ , starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), took place yesterday (September 14th) at the Empire Leicester Square. Curtis Jackson, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and director Jon Avnet Al Pacino Robert De Niro Curtis Jackson, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino Photographs: Wireimage/Ferdaus Shamim I am definitely going to see this film!

VIDEOS: BLACK BRITISH MUSIC ACTS FROM THE 80S/90S

Janet Kay – ‘Silly Games’ (Circa 1979/80) Loose Ends – ‘Slow Down’ – (Circa 1985) Mel & Kim – ‘Showing Out’ – (Circa 1986) Rest In Peace Kim Smiley Culture – ‘Police Officer’  – (Circa 1985) Five Star – ‘Can’t Wait Another Minute’ – (Circa 1985) They really thought that they were the Jacksons. But I did like them. Omar – ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ – (Circa 1991) Soul II Soul – ‘Keep On Moving’ (Circa 1988/89) Yazz – ‘The Only Way Is []