Month: June 2009

NEW MUSIC: MARIAH CAREY – ‘OBSESSED’

Mariah Carey’s new single ‘Obsessed’ leaked today and I still demand to know what happened to the ‘Vision Of Love’ Mariah Carey? Remember her? Mariah with the power house vocals. Mariah who had the ability to shatter glass. ‘Obsessed’ (a diss track aimed at Eminem) isn’t horrible but it just sounds so childish! A nineteen year old should have been given this track to sing, not a woman who has just turned 40. And to make matters worse Mariah has jumped on []

UK NEWS: SINGER/DJ SONIQUE DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER / STABLE AFTER OPERATION

Via The London Paper Singer/DJ Sonique has undergone emergency breast cancer surgery at a Harley Street clinic in central London. The 40-year-old singer who grew up in Crouch End was in a “stable condition” less than a week after discovering she had the disease. Spokesman Stuart Watts said: “Sonique has had her operation and is in a stable condition.”  Continue Reading…. Get well soon Sonique.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: LADY SOVEREIGN

Why don’t I get radio play? (UK rapper/former Def Jam artist Lady Sovereign says she’s frustrated with the lack of radio play her tracks receive here in the UK – The Metro)  Does she REALLY want an answer to that question?

UK EVENT: CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER AND EDDIE GRIFFIN LIVE IN THE UK

For those of you who missed the “news flash”, US comedians Cedric The Entertainer and Eddie Griffin will both be perform live stand-up gigs here in London. Choice FM is the promoter behind both shows and apart from promoting both events on their website, the station’s “promotional activities” so far can only be described as shambolic and laughable!  Most of my Twitter peeps who work within the world of entertainment here, didn’t know anything about Cedric and Eddie’s up and coming shows. My friend happened to mention in passing that Cedric would be []

R. KELLY TO TOUR AFRICA

Via Allhiphop.com Hitmaking artist and songwriter R. Kelly will make his first tour of the African continent this month, courtesy of his participation in the ARISE African Fashion Awards. The awards show and gala will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 20. The inaugural R. Kelly concert will also serve as a close out to Africa Fashion Week, and kickoff a multi-city tour that spans South Africa, Nigeria, and London. The Chicago singer revealed that this tour is his first []

MUSIC NEWS: SINGER MARK MORRISON ARRESTED

Via Yahoo News Singer Mark Morrison has been arrested on an allegation of assault, according to reports. The former international chart-topper was taken into custody last night in London after an incident involving another man. The news was confirmed in a statement, which reads: “Police were called to the lobby area of Warren House, Beckford Close, London W14 at 21:50 on 10th June 2009 to a report of an assault. Continue Reading….. Does anyone remember the time when “bright” Mark was jailed for sending a []

UK NEWS: IDRIS ELBA UPSETS RAP DUO SAS EUROGANG

Idris Elba   SAS Eurogang Actor Idris Elba had less than complimentary things to say about UK rap duo SAS Eurogang aka Mega and Mayhem, when asked about his thoughts on the UK music scene. Check out Idris’ remark and Mega/Mayhem’s response…. Via Twitter I SWEAR, NEXT GUY TO JUMP OUT AT US THAT AINT COMPLIMENTARY WE SPASSING THE F**K OUT, I’M F**KING PISSED OFF!!!20 minutes ago from TweetDeck IDRIS ELBA NEEDS TO HOLLA AT US TO GHOSTWRITE THAT AUTO TUNE PIECE OF SHIT ALBUM []