Month: August 2009

ACTOR ANTWON TANNER GUILTY IN ID SCAM

Those of you who are fans of US drama One Tree Hill and fans of the film Coach Carter (starring Samuel L Jackson) will recognise Antwon. Via CBC News Antwon Tanner, who plays the character “Skills” in the young adult television drama One Tree Hill, has pleaded guilty to taking part in a fake identity scam. Tanner, 35, told a federal judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday that he was a middleman in the scheme, selling 16 social security numbers and three fake []

UPDATE: UK EVENT: THE BLACK TIE COMEDY AWARDS CANCELLED / NEW DATE NOW CONFIRMED

It’s been announced that the highly anticipated Black Tie Comedy Awards, due to be held tonight (August 23rd), has been cancelled. The first ever Black Tie Comedy Awards organised in celebration of some of the UK’s top black comedians was supposed to be held at the IndigO2 but the Metropolitan Police apparently stepped in and shut it down. The event will now be rescheduled for a new date in November. Tickets are refundable at the point of purchase. Media Enquiries please contact []

NEW MUSIC: JAY-Z FT DRAKE – ‘OFF THAT’

Taken from Jay-Z’s “HIGHLY ANTICIPATED” forthcoming album ‘Blue Print 3’, the single ‘Off That’ produced by Timbaland is actually quite good. For some reason it takes me back to the Jay of old. I like it and will give it the thumbs up. Anyway click HERE to listen. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON VISITS SOUTHSIDE RADIO

Via RWDMAG.COM Boris looks really uncomfortable/awkward  in this photograph…. London Mayor Boris Johnson pretended to care for a day, and took time out of his busy schedule to visit community radio station Southside Radio. Southside Radio is a project run in South East London by young people for young people. For the last five summers the station, based in Waterloo, has run a full time radio operation throughout August. Continue Reading….. ………………………………………………………………………………….. This is a really positive step forward. Well done to those involved who []

KRS-ONE PLANS NEW ‘HIP HOP RELIGION’

Via Allhiphop.com Rap pioneer KRS-One has bigger plans for Hip-Hop as he’s announced that he will soon release The Gospel of Hip Hop: The First Instrument, a 600-page book that examines the spirituality of the culture. The Boogie Down Production’s “Teacha” said his new spiritual book will help form a new Hip-Hop religion on earth. “It explores the spirituality of Hip-Hop, the divinity of Hip-Hop. I’m suggesting that in 100 years, this book will be a new religion on the earth,” KRS-One []

UK NEWS: FORMER M15 SPY EVICTED FROM FARM SQUAT

This is madness! Via The Metro Former MI5 spy David Shayler was among squatters evicted yesterday from a National Trust property. Eight activists – including transvestite and self-proclaimed Messiah Mr Shayler – were either dragged or walked away as security guards, supported by police, cleared Hackhurst Farm in Surrey. One man was arrested and taken to Reigate police station. ‘We are now homeless. We don’t have a roof over our heads but I am Jesus Christ, so I don’t mind,’ said Mr []

UK NEWS: THE LONDON PAPER SET TO CLOSE

Via The Guardian News International said today that it planned to close its afternoon freesheet, the London Paper. The paper will continue publishing for about a month while News International consults with 60 staff members. It is understood that the London Paper’s final day of publication is likely to be Friday 18 September. Today’s announcement signals an end to the London freesheet wars, which began almost exactly three years ago in August 2006, when News International decided to launch an afternoon freesheet []