Month: February 2009

NEW MUSIC: NICKELUS F – ‘THANK YOU’

Up and coming Hip Hop artist Nickelus F has released his first mixtape ‘Thank You’ and will follow it up with the highly anticipated debut album ‘Heathen’. ‘Heathen will drop on the 27th February.   ‘Thank You’ features guest appearance from T-Pain, Devin The Dude & many more… CLICK HERE to download the mixtape.  [Thanks H Dollar]

UK MUSIC NEWS: CHOONG FAMILY SET TO DROP NEW ALBUM/VIDEO SHOOT NEWS

After a hiatus UK Hip Hop group the Choong Family have returned and will release their new album ‘Baptism Of Fire’ at the end of April through Gridlockaz. The group will be filming a video to support the release and are inviting members of the public to come along to be a part of it. Shoot details below…. Date: Saturday 28th February 2009 Location Address: Shoreditch Studio, Unit 2 Batemans Row, Curtain Road, London EC1V Calling Time: 8am http://www.myspace.com/choongfam http://www.choongfam.com

18-MONTH YEAR OLD CHILD MARRIES DOG

Can two people really be this superstitious? The parents need help! Via The Metro Newspaper A toddler has married a dog in a bid to protect him from being killed by a tiger. The 18-month-old child, Sangula Munda, wed the dog at a Hindu temple in India on the orders of his superstitious parents. They were worried that a tooth growing from his upper gum was an omen he would be killed by a tiger. The weird wedding ceremony was seen as []

BLAST FROM THE PAST: MONTELL JORDAN ATTENDS ‘MADEA GOES TO JAIL’ ATLANTA PREMIERE

90s R&B star Montell Jordan attended Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Goes To Jail’ film premiere on Monday night (Feb 16th) in Atlanta, Georgia. I was never a Montell Jordan fan. I found his music bland and boring. But I am curious to know what he is doing now. Does he still make music? is he touring? Montell and Adina Howard (remember Miss ‘Freak Like Me’) just disappeared in to obscurity post 1996. The music industry can be so cruel and fickle…… I haven’t watched any of Tyler Perry’s films. Partly because they have never been []

UK NEWS: REALITY TV STAR JADE GOODY SECURES WEDDING DEAL

Jade Goody has secured deals with a magazine and TV station ahead of her wedding to Jack Tweed this weekend, her publicist Max Clifford has confirmed. OK! magazine has bought exclusive rights to Sunday’s ceremony for £700,000 and Living TV have paid £100,000 to broadcast it. Clifford said that after the wedding there “won’t be more episodes of the series they have been filming”. Terminally ill Goody has decided to use the media to raise funds for her sons. Continue Reading…. And []

JACKSONS STAR IN NIGERIA RESORT ROW

Visitors can contemplate the horror of slavery from their luxury rooms Via BBC News One of pop superstar Michael Jackson’s brothers, Marlon, is involved in a controversial plan to develop a $3.4bn (£2.4bn) slavery memorial and luxury resort in Badagry, Nigeria. The historic slave port is to be transformed through the bizarre combination of a slave history theme park and a museum dedicated to double Grammy-winning pop-soul group the Jackson Five. The idea is that the band will help attract African-American tourists []

UK NEWS: DAD AT 13 WILL GET DNA TEST ON BABY

Pure slackness! The teenage boy who became a father at 13 will get the DNA test he has demanded, it has been confirmed. Publicist Max Clifford has taken over dealing with Alfie Patten’s media relations since baby Maisie was born to girlfriend Chantelle Steadman, 15. Clifford told Sky News Online: “There will be a DNA test, I think so.” The family has dominated headlines since the news first emerged at the end of last week. But over the weekend, more young teenage []

UK NEWS: HARRODS OWNER MOHAMED AL FAYED GIVES TERMINALLY ILL JADE GOODY A WEDDING DRESS / ELTON JOHN OFFERS THE USE OF HIS HOME AS A WEDDING VENUE

Terminally ill reality TV star Jade Goody is planning to marry her current boyfriend Jack Tweed, who proposed to her in hospital on Friday. Goody’s publicist Max Clifford has also revealed that Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed had given Goody a dress as “a wedding present” and that singer Elton John had offered the use of one of his homes as a venue. Goody was diagnosed with having cervical cancer in October 2008. …………………………………………………………………………….. Presumably Mohamed and Elton will both continue to show this []

BET UK: ONE YEAR LATER…

BET UK (Black Entertainment Television) officially launched here on February 27th 2008. But as the network approaches the first anniversary of it’s UK launch, do you think it has succeeded in making a positive impact here in the UK? Has BET successfully managed to gear its content towards a British audience? Has the programming so far been positive and informative? Has it helped to promote homegrown talant effectively? Is BET UK everything that you hoped it would be? If so then why? Has BET []