Month: November 2009

UK NEWS: 80S HIP HOP STAR DEREK B DIES

I have just been informed that 80s UK rapper Derek B (real name Derek Boland) has died. Derek B was the first UK rapper to achieve pop success and went on to sign with Rush Artist Management. During this period he released several singles and the album Bullet From a Gun in 1988. Boland suffered a heart attack and died in hospital. Rest In Peace Derek.

NEW ALBUM: RAKIM – ‘SEVENTH SEAL’

The ‘God MC’ Rakim will finally release his long-awaited new album Seventh Seal on the 23rd November. Guest artists featured on the album include Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Maino, Styles P, and Rakim’s daughter Destiny Griffin.  I listened to the album last night and Rakim is still a master lyricist.  In my humble opinion that will NEVER change.  When I hear him rap it takes me back to a time when only the skilled and talented ruled the world of Hip Hop. Awww…those were the days….. The Seventh Seal is a good album and Rakim’s die hard []

UK NEWS: CADBURY DAIRY MILK AD CLEARED OF RACISM

[Thanks Nessa] Via The Guardian The advertising regulator has cleared Cadbury of racism and perpetuating colonial stereotypes of African people in its latest TV advertising campaign. Cadbury’s campaign featured Ghanaian musician Tinny and aimed to promote the chocolate brand’s tie-up with the Fairtrade organisation for cocoa from the African nation for its Dairy Milk range. Continue Reading…. I didn’t know they received complaints with regards to this commercial. Admittedly parts of it still makes me cringe a little, but I do like the song []

RIHANNA COMPETITION: AND THE WINNERS ARE…..

I received a huge amount of replies minutes after posting news of this competition. I had no idea Rih Rih aka the dark priestess was so popular! Anyway today I picked 2 winners using the old skool childrens TV style/method of picking competition winners (put entrants info in a bag, shuffled and then pulled out winners names).   The two lucky individuals (plus one) that will be going to see Rihanna perform tracks from her forthcoming album Rated R (invite only/secret location) on Monday November 16th in London are: *drum roll* Bizu Yaregal []