No Hats No Trainers is a brilliant UK Urban Music & Culture show on the BBC, and showcases new and up and coming artists on the UK scene. Please support the commissioning of a third series by signing the online petition via Twitter. Thanks! …………………………………… The powers that be always seem to want to pull the plug on anything that’s “Urban” and becomes remotely popular (e.g. Dance Energy). TV executives… they giveth and then they taketh away. But I hope No Hats is […]
Check out up and coming rapper AKS’ brilliant and clever track The Con. This is his latest dub of J Cole’s Premeditated Murder, and the track revolves around the use of the word/syllable “con” in an attempt to highlight some of the lies or misguided ideals we hold true on a daily basis. AKS is definitely one artist I will continue to keep an eye on . Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
Check out the debut single Glowing from up and coming rapper Realz aka Rlz featuring So Solid star / actor Ashley Walters. The video was shot on location in Capetown, South Africa and is Ashley’s directorial debut. How old is Realz? He looks like he’s no more than fourteen years old. Anyway I really like this track. The beat is infectious and I think it will go down well in the clubs. Glowing gets the Mad News seal of approval. I just […]
UK rappers Giggs and Tinchy Stryder have bulked up their current accounts after appearing in the new PS3 commercial, alongside Sugababes group member Amelle Berrabah. Check out the commercial below. From spitting the now “immortal” line “Niggas looking at me like I passed wind” to starring in a PS3 commercial. Wow… Giggs sure has come a long way.
Molton House was packed to the brim Tuesday night to host Grammy Award winner, Nate Walka exclusive listening session. The award-winning songwriter made his UK debut, to a select mix of record execs, tastemakers, industry insiders and celebs. Nate played a selection of songs from his impending, album One Hellava Night slated for release the first quarter of 2011. TV presenter, Sarah Jane-Crawford, singers, Cherri V and Rhian Benson, Miss Black Britain winner Rachel Williams, Loick Essein, Talay Riley and Alesha Dixon all […]
Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson is well-known on the UK underground music scene for his love and passion of grime, UK rap, bassline, dubstep and other bass-orientated music. Having started off as a club night promoter, the 22-year-old has now gone on to become one of the most respected music journalists in the UK music scene. In his short career, Joseph has achieved an impressive amount of accolades for his young age. He currently holds the title of Editor of MTV’s urban blog, The Wrap […]
GRANDMOTHER MARRIES GAMBIAN WAITER AND THEN “SHOCK HORROR” FINDS OUT HE ONLY WANTED HER MONEY AND A BRITISH VISA
Grandmother Mary Cotnoir fell in love with Gambian waiter Demba Sanneh nearly 35 years her junior, married him and then later found out he was only interested in her money and gaining a British visa. Hmmmm… a familiar story. Seriously what are these women thinking? When will they learn? Anyway now in an act of revenge Mary has announced that she is refusing to divorce Demba, ‘so he cannot dupe another unsuspecting tourist into marriage — and bringing his dream of starting a new life […]
Rapper Rick Ross has joined forces with Jamaican reggae artists Jah Cure and Mavado on the new track Like I See It. When I first heard about this collaboration I was far from happy. I have never really liked the outcome when reggae artists mix it up with rap artists – especially when they mix it up with rap mainstream mediocrity like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake to name but a few. I am very protective of my beloved reggae music. The genre has still managed to preserve it’s purity somewhat and […]
Blogger Miss Lala reports that Akon has signed a new artist called Jeffree Star. The singer/producer describes his new signing as “a male Lady Gaga”, while Jeffree describes himself as “the princess of Konvict Muzik”. Click HERE to listen to what Akon has to say about his new artist. Check out Jeffree’s debut single/video below. Jeffree looks like he should be performing at some cheesy drag event in a Soho nightclub. His image/sound (judging by the first single) at this point in time just isn’t polished enough. But it will be interesting to see how well he […]
All Of The Lights is taken from Kanye’s forthcoming album Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Kanye needs to release this track as a single. It definitely gets the Mad News seal of approval.