Month: February 2010

UK MUSIC: TY – ‘EMOTIONS’

“Emotions” featuring Sarina Leah and Shaun Escoffery (release date 16th March 2010), is the debut single from UK hip hop legend Ty’s forthcoming album “Special Kind of Fool” on BBE. An uplifting bubbler featuring Ty’s trademark candor and inimitable flow, it’s an infectious dance floor music track, with depth. Look out for the remixes from heavyweight producers including Daz-I-Kue, Waajeed, Dego (4Hero) and Akwasi.   “Emotions” is also Mista Jam’s “Jam Hot” single of the week, and he will be chatting to Ty on his Radio 1Xtra []

A-LIST JAMAICAN ARTISTS JOIN HAITI BENEFIT EFFORT – SPECIAL SIMULCAST SET FOR TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23RD

LISTEN 2 THE CALL is a project produced by Handel Tucker which involves over 30 of Jamaica’s top artistes and musicians in an unprecedented collaboration as a show of solidarity with the people of Haiti and around the world who are in need. Link to the YouTube promo here Among the artistes who have given their bond to work on this Hear The Calling project are Toots Hibbert, Jimmy Cliff, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Sly & Robbie, Dean Fraser, Harry T, Damian []

UK MUSIC: BASHY FT LOICK – WHEN THE SKY FALLS

When The Sky Falls is taken from the Shank film soundtrack (it’s the theme song), and also stars rapper Bashy. When The Sky Falls is no Kidulthood to Adulthood, which as far as I am concerned is Bashy’s best track to date! But the youngsters will probably like it. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: USHER’S NBA ALL STAR 2010 INTRODUCTION PERFORMANCE

Usher doesn’t really look like himself……… something is a little off… I think Gyant over at Gyantunplugged sums it up best when he says.. Too bad, dude was looking more like Bobby Brown performing “My Prerogative”  circa 2002 — and just so we’re clear that wasn’t a compliment. The best selling male artist of the last decade looked completely out of touch with today’s trends as he pranced around the stage with faux vocals and capri leather pants that one can only []

UK MUSIC NEWS: N-DUBZ MISS US LABEL TALKS BECAUSE OF SNOW

According to Digital Spy UK “super” group N-Dubz were forced to cancel a showcase for Def Jam Records in New York,  after their flight was cancelled thanks to severe weather conditions. The group was supposed to meet label head LA Reid last Thursday, but blizzard conditions in New York prevented their flight from departing London. N- Dubz showcasing their music for Def Jam Records. Def Jam Records, once home to some of the greatest Hip Hop artists ever. It’s tragic. Is this what it’s come to Def Jam?

JAY-Z ANNOUNCES 3 UK SHOWS

Live Nation and Roc Nation are delighted to announce the return of JAY-Z to the UK this summer for 3 special headline shows.   JAY-Z will play Manchester’s MEN Arena on Monday 7th June and the LG Arena in Birmingham on Wednesday 9th June, topping it off with a headline performance at Wireless sponsored by Barclaycard in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 4th July. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday 19th February at 9am.  Tickets for Wireless available at http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk []

UK NEWS: BNP ‘VOTES’ TO END WHITES ONLY POLICY / ASIAN MAN TO JOIN SOON

I laughed out loud when I first read this article. It’s farcical! Via The Metro The far-right group approved changes to its constitution to allow black and Asian people to join. Leader Nick Griffin said he expected a ‘trickle, rather than a flood’ of applications from minorities, following the extraordinary general meeting held in Essex. ‘Anyone can be a member of this party. We are happy to accept anyone as a member providing they agree with us that this country should remain fundamentally []

WE ARE THE WORLD 25 FOR HAITI – OFFICIAL VIDEO

I know that ‘We Are The World’ has been re-recorded to help raise money for Haiti relief , (oh and let’s not forget, to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary) but some things are best left alone. The original track should never have been touched. Lil Wayne and T-Pain “sing” their parts using autotune *HUGE SIGH* The rap towards the end – This should have been scrapped. It just sounds so out of place. Wyclef – I’m sorry but he sounds awful! The video looks like it []