Month: August 2009

UK NEWS: CHANGES SET TO TAKE PLACE AT BBC RADIO 1 AND 1XTRA

Big changes afoot over at Radio BBC 1 folks! As part of the changes announced yesterday (August 10th)…….. Via The Guardian Tim Westwood is to host the weekday drivetime show on the BBC’s digital radio station 1Xtra. Westwood, who already hosts hip-hop shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, will present the 4pm to 7pm weekday show from 28 September. He will continue hosting his Saturday night Radio 1 show and is the digital station’s highest-profile presenter yet. Westwood joined Radio 1 in []

UK MUSIC: BASHY FT H-BOOGIE – ‘YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND

When I first heard this track on the comedy extravaganza that is Kojo’s Comedy Fun House, I didn’t think much of it. The live performance sounded chaotic. But ‘Your Wish Is My Command’ isn’t actually that bad. As for the video, well it reminds me of Snoop’s video for ‘Sexual Eruption’. Only Snoop could pull off a video of this nature. He has charisma something Bashy lacks at this point in time. And for those who don’t know H-Boogie is singer/rapper Estelle’s []

UK NEWS: JANET JACKSON TO PERFORM AT THE MOBO AWARDS

[Thanks Ronke] New Magazine has reported that Janet Jackson will perform at the 2009 MOBO Awards ceremony, set to take place in Glasgow on September 30th. The event organisers also plan on paying tribute to Janet’s late brother Michael Jackson. Janet is a music icon in her own right and a previous MOBO presenter. We loved her past involvement with the show and MOBO will continue to support her music and champion her career. ” Michael Jackson was a key catalyst and influence on the []

URI GELLER JUST WON’T STOP TALKING ABOUT MICHAEL!

Uri Geller is really starting to get under my skin and seriously needs to return to bending spoons for a living. The vulture was at it again this morning sharing his “thoughts” on yet another rumour involving the late Michael Jackson. Over the weekend Michael’s good friend child actor Mark Lester who is also now desperate to cash in, told the down market rag The News of The World that he believes he is the biological father of Michael’s daughter Paris (click []

TRAILER: RED APPLES FALLING (BYRD GANG MOVIE)

This trailer confused me at first. Is this supposed to be a movie or a documentary? I was then informed that it is in fact  “Mixtape Cinema – a little bit of everything”. Make of that what you will! Anyway, the people behind this project clearly have plenty of energy to burn and money to waste. Rappers running around pointing guns, shooting each other, handling large amounts of US currency, shots of their respective housing projects and terrible ‘acting’. It’s all so late 90s /early 2000s. There is nothing []

JAY-Z SET TO APPEAR ON OPRAH

According to Elliott Wilson over at RapRadar.com, the “mighty HOV” will appear on the mighty O’s talk show. As I type Jay is taking Oprah on a tour of Marcy Housing Projects, the place where in grew up in Brooklyn New York. I’m sorry I missed that day trip in the hood. Source A sickly looking Kevin Liles (Warner Music Executive), Jay and Oprah.

MICHAEL JACKSON’S FRIEND CLAIMS PATERNITY

Via BBC News Mark Lester, a former child star and long-time friend of Michael Jackson, says he could be the father of one of the late pop star’s children. Speaking to the News Of The World, Lester said he had donated sperm to the King of Pop and was willing to take a paternity test. “I believe Paris could be my daughter,” he said, and noted she bore a physical resemblance to his daughter, Harriet. Calls to Lester’s home in Cheltenham were []

UK MUSIC NEWS: SINGER TAIO CRUZ SAYS ‘I MAY NEVER PUT BLACK GIRLS IN MY VIDEO’

[Thanks Shach] Last year I dedicated a post to UK singer Tiao Cruz, and asked him why he refused to feature black women in his videos. Where is the balance? Well our resident ‘equal opportunity’ employer has now finally addressed the issue….. Via Filing The Void “I like to put girls in my video that I think are hot. If a really hot black girl came to a casting, she’d be in my video. I think that people even focusing on the race issue in my videos is a problem. []

UK MUSIC: BEVERLEY KNIGHT – ‘BEAUTIFUL NIGHT’

UK songstress Beverley Knight is back with the new single ‘Beautiful Night’, which will be available to purchase on the 7th September. The track is taken from Knight’s forthcoming album ‘100%’ which is set to drop on the 14th September. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?