Month: October 2009

FORMER JUDGE ACCUSED OF TRADING SEX FOR LENIENCY

Via The Associated Press Herman Thomas had an enviable political record as a black Democrat elected and re-elected in a county overwhelmingly white and increasingly Republican. The respected circuit judge once was the Democratic Party’s choice to be the first black federal judge in south Alabama. Then his career collapsed under allegations that he brought inmates to his office and spanked them with a paddle. Later, an indictment accused him of sexually abusing male inmates in exchange for leniency. The trial on []

MTV 2009 HOTTEST MC’S IN THE GAME TOP 10 LIST

MTV has released their annual Hottest MC’s In The Game list and this year it is truly ridiculous. Seriously I don’t know whether to laugh or bawl out loud. Who sits on the voting committee over there at MTV towers? Who is responsible this mess? I want names!!!! 01 – Jay-Z (NO SURPRISES HERE!!!) 02 – Lil Wayne (*huge sigh*) 03 – Drake (WHY?) 04 – Kanye West (*huge sigh) 05 – Rick Ross (WHY?) 06 – Gucci Mane (THERE ARE NO []

UK NEWS: ALEXANDRA BURKE’S MOTHER FIRES BACK AT THE X-FACTOR WINNER

It looks like Alexandra’s ‘explosive’ interview with Marie Claire hasn’t gone down too well on the home front! Via The Sunday Mirror Melissa Bell, a singer with Eighties group Soul II Soul – spoke out just days after X Factor winner Alexandra, 21, attacked her in an interview. Alexandra claimed Melissa was filled with jealousy after Alexandra won the ITV show and then went on to have a Christmas No1 with Hallelujah, her only hit so far. But seriously-ill Melissa, 45, said the []

REGGAE / DANCEHALL FLASH BACK (1990s)

This post is dedicated to Reggae/Dancehall hits from the 1990s. Frighty & Colonel Mite – ‘Life Is What You Make It’ (1990) I haven’t heard this track in YEARS!!! I didn’t even know they made a video! Wow memories! [Thanks Nessa] Patra – ‘Dip & Fall Back’ I was never a big Patra fan but I liked this track. Cutty Ranks – ‘Who Seh Me Done’ and ‘Limb By Limb’ (1992) I used to listen to both tracks every morning before I []

UK EVENT: BRRRAP PACK TOUR CANCELLED

The word on the Twitter street is that the highly anticipated Brrrap Pack Tour featuring a host of UK “Urban” acts has been cancelled.   Sources say the venues insurance costs were too high, and that ‘s the reason behind the tours sudden cancellation. Oh dear not even backing from that tabloid rag The Sun could save this baby.

UK MUSIC NEWS: JLS ADDRESS GAY RUMOURS

When questioned about those pesky gay rumours, members from boy-band JLS had this to say.. Via Gay Times Magazine Rumours that one or more members of the band are gay, Aston says, “We always get the same thing from straight guys. Just because we like to take care of ourselves and get a lot of female attention, they’re first response is ‘you’re gay’.” Marvin: “I met a girl in a club recently who was convinced that we were all gay – just []