Month: September 2008

ARROGANT FOOL OF THE DAY: KANYE WEST

“Your prayers have been answered!! There’s a new version of Love Lockdown coming. We used new taiko drums and I re-sung it… it’s being Mastered now….” (An excited Kanye blogs about the new version of the track ‘Love Lockdown) “Your prayers have been answered” – is he taking the piss??? I don’t want to hear a new version of that mess Kanye! ‘Love Lockdown’ will work when you remove your vocals. *kissin teeth*

VIDEO OF THE DAY: DIPSET’S FORMER MANAGER (BIG JOE) PUTS HIS FORMER CLIENTS ON BLAST AND TALKS ABOUT THE UK INCIDENT…..

About a week and a half ago I posted the news that while on tour in London, rapper Juelz Santana had a run in with some “promoters”. Four years ago the “promoters” foolishly handed over 70k in cash to Dipset’s management at the time (Big Joe) and in return, Camron, Juelz and the rest of the crew were supposed to fly over to these shores to perform for their fans. This never happened. Juelz stated that he didn’t know anything about the 70k or the missed UK shows and steered the []

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 []

UK NEWS: REALITY TV STAR JADE GOODY’S CANCER HAS SPREAD….

Jade Goody’s cancer has spread further than expected, doctors have discovered during an eight-hour operation to remove her womb. Medics who carried  out the hysterectomy found that the cancer had reached “Stage Three” – a term used to describe when it has moved beyond the womb. The cancer was discovered in a ligament muscle behind her uterus. Before the operation, when they thought it was contained in her womb, the reality TV star was given 95 per cent odds of making a []