Month: November 2008

UK ARTIST: TAIO CRUZ – WHAT IS YOUR BEEF WITH THE BLACK WOMAN?

UK singing sensation Taio Cruz is a very talented vocalist, song writer and musician. He is definitely doing his thing here in the UK and overseas. I respect the man’s hustle. However I would like to ask Taio one question. What have you got against black women? Taio has released a succession of music videos over the past three years and has NEVER cast a black actress/model to play his love interest. Not even the light skin sistah’s with light eyes and hair down to the centre of their backs get a look in. Is this []

UK NEWS: METROPOLITIAN POLICE BLASTED FOR ALLOWING REGGAE STAR BOUNTY KILLER TO PERFORM IN LONDON

GAY rights activists have accused the Metropolitian police of supporting homophobia by allowing Jamaican reggae star Bounty Killer to perform in London. Bounty Killer, real name Rodney Pryce, has been allowed by the Met Police to play at the Stratford Rex on Saturday, even though some of his songs call for gay people to be murdered. Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said the police were guilty of “double standards” by allowing the gig to go ahead. He said: “The Metropolitan Police are hypocrites. They allow homophobic []

2008 URBAN MUSIC AWARDS REVIEW

The O2 Arena (Greenwich, London) where the awards took place. This is what I’ve been waiting for….. Via Rwd Mag By now we’re sure you’ve all heard about the atrocity that was the Urban Music Awards 2008 involving a triple stabbing which saw one guest critically injured and two others seriously hurt. Counting last weekend’s Rock The Bells show with Nas, and the midweek Kanye performances this was our fourth visit to The O2 in the space of seven days, but it was []

UK NEWS: MAN STABBED AT 2008 URBAN MUSIC AWARDS

The O2 Arena (Greenwich, London) [shaking my head in disgust] Via BBC News One man was stabbed and two others have been injured during a music awards ceremony in south-east London. The Urban Music Awards at the O2 arena in Greenwich had to be abandoned after an hour and a half when violence broke out. The stabbed man in his late 20s is in a critical condition in hospital. Two other people have been treated in hospital for minor injuries. Officers initially []

UK MUSIC: CHIPMUNK FT LOUIK ESSIEN – ‘BEAST’

I support Chipmunk. He’s young (17), fresh, focused, seems to have a good head on his shoulders, and his music doesn’t sound half bad. You can tell that the North London based emcee puts some thought in to creating a track before subjecting it to an unsuspecting audience. Unlike some that I could mention, who insist on continuing to contaminate the UK Scene with piss poor rhymes, piss poor flows, piss poor production and piss poor music promos.     Louik Essien is a gifted vocalist, so why is he attempting to channel in Lil Wayne/T-Pain on this track? Your thoughts []

OPRAH INTERVIEWS BEYONCE

Beyonce sits down with the big O and talks about her marriage, music and some other stuff….. Beyonce seems to be a lot more open and interesting now. I guess she finally realised that her well versed answers and lack of personality during interviews were both beginning to wear thin…..

DAMON DASH AND RACHEL ROY: ‘THEY HAVEN’T GOT A POT TO P*SS IN’ SAYS LAWYER

Well it really doesn’t look too good for old Bruk Pocket – but not that you would notice! A bank wants his Tribeca condos, the city is seizing his SUV and his lawyer dropped him for not paying his legal bills. The co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear – who in 2005 sold his share in the clothing empire to Jay-Z for $20 million – is under assault in Manhattan Supreme Court from lawyers, lenders and landlords fed up with not getting paid. The []

UK TV: SINGER SIMON WEBBE TO WEAR DOLCE & GABBANA SWIMMING TRUCKS IN THE ‘I’M A CELEB’ “JUNGLE”

The Sun Newspaper reports that ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ contestant  Simon Webbe will be stripping off in the “jungle”, after receiving a special delivery from Dolce & Gabbana. The designers have made swimming trunks specially for the singer, 29, who has buffed up to look good in Australia. An I’m A Celeb source revealed: “Simon’s thrilled. They’re a perfect fit and very flattering.” Yeah and I bet his trunks fit extra tight.  I see where they are going with this…. They want some male eye candy running around []