Month: July 2009

VIDEO: DIZZEE RASCAL – ‘HOLIDAY’

Check out Dizzee Rascal’s new track ‘Holiday’. Dizzee has gone so far over to the other side (mainstream) that I fear he won’t be able to come back! BUT I actually like this track. I’ve always been a bit of a dance/rave head at heart (lol) And I see you Goldie! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

NEW ARTIST/MUSIC: JAYBEZZ – ‘BACK IN YOUR LIFE’

Born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas (USA), openly gay R&B artist / song writer JayBezz has released the single Back In Your Life taken from his debut album Evolove, which drops on the 4th August. Click here to listen. I really like Back In Your Life. The smooth uptempo late 80s soul groove just gripped me and the track is well produced. I also think it’s the sort of track that Michael Jackson (Rest In Peace) would have sung. I can definitely hear Michael on this track. []

UK MUSIC / NEW ARTIST: MPHO – ‘BOX N LOCKS’

MPHO is a British talent like no other. A genre-defying singer, songwriter and producer, she has enormous global crossover pop potential. Already a name to drop amongst people in the know, MPHO is set to be one of the most exciting names of 2009. Her debut single on Parlophone/Wall of Sound, ‘Box N Locks’ is produced by acclaimed maestro, Switch. The track samples the legendary guitar hook from the Martha and the Muffins new wave hit, ‘Echo Beach’. MPHO was born in []

UK NEWS: ORGANISERS DEFEND MISS ENGLAND VOTE

I don’t know whether to let out one big howling laugh or to shake my head in despair….. Via Yahoo News The organisers of the Miss England contest have defended the competition after it emerged that the first black winner and the niece of Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Linford Christie, won with only nine votes from the public. Angie Beasley, director of Miss England, said the public played only a part in the contest, choosing one of the 15 top finalists with this vote amounting []

UK EVENT: HIP HOP SHAKESPEARE SHOWCASE

Via The Metro On Saturday (July 25th) Akala and Ms Dynamite will host a showcase of scenes from Shakespeare plays reinterpreted by The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company. The award winning artists will perform alongside undiscovered young talent and other special guests  from the world of film and music.   Hip Hop Shakespeare @ The South Bank Centre Address: Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, SE1 Time: 5.15pm Contact: Tel: 07783119555 http://www.uproaruk.com

UK NEWS: LINFORD CHRISTIE’S NIECE BECOMES FIRST BLACK MISS ENGLAND

Via The Daily Mail Linford Christie’s niece was crowned the first black Miss England in the competition’s history today. Rachel Christie, 20, who is also on course to appear at the London 2012 Olympics, chased down the competition to claim the prestigious prize at the event in central London. The Londoner who specialises in the heptathlon and was competing as Miss London City, was one of the bookies’ favourites to win the competition. Continue Reading….. Having a famous relative can really open doors. []

UK MUSIC NEWS: JAY-Z TO APPEAR ON RADIO 1 TONIGHT

For all you Jay-Z fans out there, the “mighty Hov” will appear on the Zane Lowe Radio 1 show  – live tonight (July 21st) at 7pm. As I type the red carpet is being laid out for the great man himself down at Radio 1 HQ,  and Zane has his fawning game ready and on lock! Anyway Jay will talk about his highly anticipated new album Blue Print 3, and his latest entertainment venture Roc Nation, amongst other things…..