Month: April 2010

UK MUSIC: MCLEAN – ‘FINALLY IN LOVE’

McLean’s new single Finally In Love will be released on June 13th, and it sounds familiar. Finally In Love is decent enough.  It’s the kind of track that will get played to death on BBC Radio, and it will also do the business chart wise. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: DRAGON’S DEN STAR SUED OVER REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE

Via The Mail Dragons’ Den star Levi Roots is being sued by an old friend who claims that he is the real inventor of the entrepreneur’s famous Reggae Reggae Sauce. Tony Bailey, who worked with Mr Roots for 17 years on a food stall, has filed a claim in the High Court for more than £300,000. He alleges that Mr Roots, 51, stole the sauce’s recipe from him before he appeared on the hit BBC programme three years ago. Continue Reading… ‘At []

UK MUSIC: SHADRACK AND THE MANDEM – GUNS & PORK

These guy’s have made my day! This is hilarious. 😀 “I take pics and I never say cheese. I take food and I never say please. I wear Avirex in 90 degrees. Nah swear down fam I’m hot!” ha ha ha. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? More Shadrack And The Mandem madness!

UK TV: PLAN B PERFORMS ON LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND

When I first heard Plan B sing on Tonight With Jonathan Ross I was stunned. I thought he was a rapper.  Plan B, old misery guts rapper from East London,  when did he become a “soul” singer??? Anyway the rapper, “singer” and actor’s latest album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks has shot straight to number 1 in the UK album chart. If your face fits and you add a bit of an old skool soul vibe in to the mix you’re always  []

VIDEO: SINGER BRANDY AND FAMILY APPEAR ON THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW

Singer Brandy appeared on the Wendy Williams Show alongside her mother, father and brother Ray-J, to  promote their new “reality” show. In the footage below their mother Sonja Norwood addresses Ray-J and Kim Kardashian’s leaked sex tape. My question to the Norwood family:  Has it really come to this??? *shaking my head*

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER AND TINIE TEMPAH TO FEATURE ON P.DIDDY REMIX ‘HELLO GOOD MORNING’

This week Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs expressed a sudden love and adoration for the UK music scene (Grime music) and let the entire world know via Twitter.  As well as announcing that he will be working with UK rapper Skepta on the remix to Hello Good Morning, he has now also invited on board Tinchy Stryder and Tinie Tempa. Diddy sat down with journalist Hattie Collins and discussed the up and coming collaborations. Via Hattie Collins Blog “I think Tinie is doing something for us but not on the grime mix. He’s on one of []

UK MUSIC: SNAKEYMAN – ‘CRIED’

Snakeyman  starred in the UK film Adulthood and will also appear in the up and coming flick 4.3.2.1 As well as acting Snakeyman is also embarking on music career and has just released the single Cried. This is my first time ever listening to a Snakeyman track. I had no idea that he won a UMA (Urban Music Award).  When? Anyway old Snakey can actually rap and Cried is both sad and uplifting. The production (surprisingly) isn’t bad either. I’m sorry but []

VIDEO: CIARA FT LUDACRIS – RIDE

Ciara is back with the new single Ride, and seems to have gone back to being the old Ciara musically. more about “ciara“, posted with vodpod I really like Ride. I love the production and okay we all know that Ci Ci is no Whitney Houston (circa 1985-1999) vocally, but it still gets a thumbs up from me, and I think she has a hit on her hands. The video –  The stylist who encouraged her to put on that swim suit []

UK NEWS: MAN JAILED AFTER ASSAULTING HIS FORMER HEAD TEACHER

This man harboured a SERIOUS grudge for 20 years. Via BBC News A man who police described as acting “like a wild animal” has been jailed for beating his former head teacher unconscious in a restaurant. Jermaine Carl Bullen, 26, of Albion Road, in Freehold, Rochdale, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Bolton Crown Court. He received an indeterminate sentence for public protection and will serve at least three years in prison. Kieran Heakin, 57, sustained serious facial []

VIDEO: COMEDIAN EDDIE KADI BEHIND THE SCENES OF TAIO CRUZ AND KESHA’S DIRTY PICTURE VIDEO SHOOT

Comedian Eddie Kadi took time out of his busy schedule to visit “equal opportunities” employer Taio Cruz and the ridiculous Ke$ha while they filmed the video for Taio’s  new single Dirty Picture featuring Ke$ha. I think I can guess what the video’s concept is. A pervert runs around taking pictures of couples (including Taio and Ke$ha) while they stimulate having sex in dirty toilet cubicles.