Month: September 2008

VIDEO: T.I – ‘WHAT UP WHAT’S HAPPNIN’

T.I, Young Jeezy – I try my hardest to dislike their music but it’s the production, mixed in with the sexy southern drawl and that swagger… it just draws me in. I wouldn’t say that I’m the biggest T.I fan, but I always seem to end up playing his tracks more than once, and loving most of them. I might have to get my hands on a copy of his forthcoming album ‘Paper Trail’. Any way the track ‘What’s Happnin’ is dedicated to his arch nemeses fellow []

UK NEWS: SURGERY ON REALITY SHOW STAR JADE GOODY ‘GOES WELL’

An eight-hour operation in which reality TV star Jade Goody had a hysterectomy “went well”, her publicist Max Clifford has said. “She’s got the best people looking after her,” he added, as the 27-year-old remained in intensive care at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. The mother-of-two is expected to begin a course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy lasting nine weeks. She was diagnosed with cervical cancer last month.  Continue Reading…. I appreciate the fact that top publicist Max Clifford keeps us all up []

TRACK OF THE DAY: PODGY FIGURES – ‘PODGY’

I was first introduced to the sounds of UK rapper Podgy Figures back in 2005. I think he saw himself as being Britain’s answer to 50 Cent and had a relatively large fan base….. Any way a friend emailed me his 2005 track ‘Podgy’ and I became instantly hooked. I still have it downloaded on my ipod. Whenever I hear this track I just double up with laughter. I could be having the WORST day but this track always manages to bring on huge belly laugh. It’s hilariously bad. I []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: HILARY MWELWA (HILL ST. SOUL)

Does the resurgence of White female soul singers in England, such as Amy Winehouse and Adele, have a positive or negative effect on a Black female soul artist from the U.K.?  “I think it has a negative effect. At the end of the day, if you’re talented at what you do then you’re entitled to have that kind of stage or shine, but what I’m noticing is that people like the Amy Winehouses and the Adeles get a bigger push from labels. []

KANYE WEST AND ASSISTANT ARRESTED AT LAX

Kanye West and his assistant were arrested today after smashing a photographer’s camera. Via Bossip Kanye West has just been arrested at LAX for felony vandalism. A still photographer was trying to take pics of Kanye at the American Airlines terminal. According to our guy on the scene, Kanye allegedly confronted the photog and smashed his camera to the ground. Our photog then began videotaping the scene when Kanye’s assistant grabbed our camera — a struggle ensued and the assistant threw the []

UK NEWS: MORE MOBO 2008 NOMINATIONS LAUNCH PICS / FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

The annual MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) 2008 nominations launch party took place last night (September 10th) in London, and here are some more pics……. [The MOBO Awards ceremony will take place on October 15th] 80s childrens TV personality Timmy Mallet with Skepta. Is Timmy about to release a Hip Hop/R&B inspired track or something? Because his presence at the nominations launch baffles me. Video model Rachel Ritfield and guest Nancy Del’Olio Former 2008 Big Brother contestant Mohamed Mohamed and guest. Timmy Mallet and the “Big Dawg” []

UK NEWS: ESTELLE LEADS MOBO NOMINATIONS

R&B star Estelle leads the way at this year’s Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards with five nominations. The 28-year-old, who went to number one with American Boy in March, is up for best song, best UK female, best R&B/soul, best video and best album. Leona Lewis has been nominated for three awards – best UK female, best video and best album for Spirit. The 13th annual Mobo Awards, co-hosted by Spice Girl Mel B, will be held at Wembley Arena on []

UK NEWS: MOBO (MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN) AWARDS 2008

Well folks here we are again! It’s MOBO awards time! Yey!!!!!!!! For those who don’t know about the MOBO Awards, it’s the UK’s answer to the BET Awards…..well… sort of…. As always I look forward to seeing which acts have been included in the now controversial Reggae category. Will the organisers go for the “safe” options and nominate Shaggy and Sean Paul this year, like they do EVERY YEAR!!! Peter Tatchell still got you shook Kanya??? (lol) And don’t even get me started on the foolishness that took last year when they nominated soul singer ANTHONY HAMILTON for a reggae award! []