Month: September 2008

UK HIP HOP FLASH BACKS: BETTY BOO / DEREK B / 808 STATE FT MC TUNES

Betty Boo – ‘Doin The Do’ ( Circa 1990) Betty Boo (real name Alison Clarkson) started her career with late 80s Hip Hop group The She Rockers. She then became a moderately successful solo act in the early 90s and released numerous singles that reached the Top Ten in the UK chart. I remember at the height of her fame Betty said that she was once a fan of Salt ‘n’ Pepa, but went off them when they became mainstream and effectively sold out. This in my opinion was []

TIME OUT MAGAZINE – JAY-Z

[Thank STR8NYC.COM] Jay appears on the front cover of Time Out Magazine’s 40th anniversary collector’s issue.  If you wish to read more about this “fabulous” issue/see more pics then head over to str8nyc.com. I’m too focused on this mess. Bwoy those photographers love to over use that ZOOM  lens when it comes to Jay. And why does he look like a startled moose wearing shades? Jay isn’t an ugly man, he just isn’t very photogenic.

UK HIP HOP FLASH BACK: THE WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS – ‘WE RULE’/’HEAT IT UP’

What can I say about siblings The Wee Papa Girl Rappers….   They were the poor man’s Salt ‘n’ Pepa UK style.  They were MAINSTREAM!!!!! I wasn’t a fan at all! But they did manage to walk away with two top ten hit singles under their belts back in the late 80s, and if my memory serves me correctly their debut album didn’t do too badly either…… ‘We Rule’ Circa 1988  ‘Heat It Up’ Circa 1988 I wonder where they are now……

UK HIP HOP FLASH BACK: THE COOKIE CREW – ‘ I GOT TO KEEP ON’

I’m not sure if my US based visitor’s will remember this duo, but I’m sure some of my UK visitors will. Female Hip Hop duo The Cookie Crew hailed from Clapham South West London, and were pretty big back in the late 80s. They also enjoyed some success Stateside.   Check out their 1989 hit ‘I Got To Keep On’ I wonder where they are now……

MAN CHARGED WITH BATTERY AFTER BREAKING WIND TOWARDS A POLICE OFFICER

Can a police officer really be this pathetic? LMAO!!! SMH…… Via The London Paper A man has been charged with battery against a police officer after breaking wind and fanning it toward a patrolman. According to the police file Jose Cruz, 34, of West Virginia, moved toward Patrolman TE Parsons, lifted his leg and “passed gas loudly” which was “insulting” to Parsons. TE Parson’s you are one sad man! LMAO!!!!

UK NEWS: BUSTA RHYMES RELEASED!

After being detained by UK Immigration officials today for NO GOOD REASON, rapper Busta Rhymes has been released. Via The London Paper Busta Rhymes has been released after being barred from entering the UK today. His detention throwing plans for an anti-violence gig into chaos. Organisers of the gig were said to be considering Ludacris as his replacement. But Busta’s lawyer intervened and a High Court Judge agreed that the decision to detain was unlawful. The 36 year old MC was released immediately. The []

BUSTA RHYMES DETAINED AT LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Rapper Busta Rhymes has been detained at London’s City Airport after being refused entry to the UK because of “unresolved convictions” in the US. The star arrived on Thursday morning to perform at a charity gig on Friday. Immigration officials tried to put him on an immediate flight out of the country to Amsterdam but Rhymes’ lawyer secured an injunction preventing this. The 36-year-old is now being held while officials debate whether to let him enter the UK, the gig’s organiser said. []

AKON SIGNS UK RAPPER SWAY

READ This has been on the cards for about a year and a half now. I guess now it’s “official”. Well… this will be interesting. Actually this union could prove to be a successful one for Sway. He’s a grafter and will make it work. Unlike some UK artists I could mention (ahem.. ahem.. Wiley), who sign to majors/their subsidiaries and then head for the hills when it suddenly dawns on them that they will be expected to WORK!!!!   

UK TV: RIHANNA PERFORMS LIVE ON GMTV

It’s amazing what artists get away with these days, especially if they are attractive, have a nice hairstyle and wear ultra stylish clothing. You can sound like a cat being strangled but still get a pass because of your looks, hair and clothes. Rihanna is living proof of this…. Your thoughts please….