Day: May 24, 2010

UK TV: RAPPER TINIE TEMPAH APPEARS ON TONIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS / JAY-Z CLONE

Last Friday I tuned in to Tonight With Jonathan Ross and watched rapper Tinie Tempah perform with the Gorillaz. What I witnessed stunned me! Tinie had turned in to Jay-Z and stole Jay’s stage persona for the evening. It was actually embarrassing to watch. At one point I kept thinking is Tinie joking? Is he doing this deliberately? I understand that a lot of UK rappers look up to Jay and cite him as being a major influence, but this was just []

UK MUSIC: LIL SIMZ – FALL TO THE FLOOR

Check out 16-year-old singer, rapper and producer Lil Simz (real name Simbi Ajikawo) debut single Fall To The Floor. I wasn’t expecting to like this at all, but the track is really catchy, with an old skool vibe running through it. I can also¬† see the youngsters really going for this and embracing her. Lil Simz here could have a mainstream hit on her hands. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? *Am I the only one who thinks she sounds like a []

JAMAICA DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY / TWO POLICE OFFICERS DIE IN UNREST

Via BBC News Two police officers have been killed and six others wounded in unrest in Jamaica’s capital Kingston, police said. They had been responding to a call for help from a female motorist on Sunday night when they were shot. Supporters of alleged local drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke have taken to the streets in protest at attempts to extradite him to the US. A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Kingston. Prime Minister Bruce Golding has denounced []