Month: October 2010

NEW ARTIST: LEE

Meet US singer, rapper, poet, bandleader and songwriter Lee, who is already being hailed as one of the most original artists on the current musical scene. Lee is originally from Miami, where he co-founded and fronted the popular, award-winning alternative Hip-Hop band The Square Egg. Today he performs with his own band and has created his own distinctive sound, which is an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, with jazz soloists,  with elements of rock, classical music and spoken word. Website – []

VIDEO: BARACKA FLACKA FLAME – ‘HEAD OF STATE’

This President Barack Obama parody has killed me tonight. I tried my hardest not to laugh, but the comedian playing the Pres and the actresses drafted in to play Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey are just too much. This is so wrong! WARNING: IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED THEN PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ON PLAY. *EXTREME PROFANITY*

VIDEO: THA VILL FT KELE LE ROC – MORE THAN FRIENDS

Up until this point I had never heard of Tha Vill but he is apparently famous in the US for his nu-tek production style, and has now teamed up with UK songstress Kele Le Roc on the dance track More Than Friends The video was directed by actress Shannon Elizabeth who starred in Scary Movie and American Pie. [Original] [Remix] I have posted the original version and the remixed version – I prefer the remix. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

MOBO AWARDS 2010 – GIGGS CHATS TO 1XTRA’S MAX

UK rapper Giggs was interviewed before his surprise appearance on stage at the MOBO Awards (Music Of Black Origin) on Thursday night. At the beginning of this footage it says ‘Giggs chats to Max’,  but it should actually say ‘Max chats to Giggs’, because she’s the one doing most of the chatting. I’ve come to the conclusion that Giggs is shy and a nervous wreck when being interviewed, which explains the one/two word answers.   I think his label should fly him over to the States and send []

MOBO AWARDS 2010 – TINCHY STRYDER, PROF GREEN, GIGGS, DEVLIN & TINIE TEMPAH – GAME OVER

Most of you will know by now that I don’t have much time for rap/grime acts from these shores (bar a few) but this performance (believe it or not) was the only highlight (for soooooooo  many reasons ha ha) of an other wise uneventful and painful evening. I would like to hear Jay-Z, Eminem, Fabolous and Kanye rapping over this beat. Anyway your thoughts on the performance please. Hit or Miss?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: K’NAAN

Via K’naan’s twitter “Thanks for the MOBO Award UK! It’s an honor to win Best African Act having lived outside of the continent most of my life now.” [Thanks Marvin Sparks] Hmmmmm….

UK MUSIC: CHOCKZ – MISS ME REFIX

Check out up and coming rapper Chockz and his new track Miss Me Refix. I like his flow, but It will be interesting to see how he continues to develop as an artist in say the next 12 months or so. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: MOBO AWARDS 2010 – VIOLENCE BREAKS OUT AT AFTER PARTY

The Daily Mail reports that violence broke out at the MOBO awards after-party last night (2oth October) in Liverpool. “Celebrities” ( HA HA HA) such as Alex Gerrard, Calum Best and Wayne Rooney’s prostitute mistress Jennifer Thompson were in attendance when the party was shut down early  after what was described by police as a ‘large scale disorder’. Click HERE to read more… People just don’t know how to behave themselves. Why bother turning up to an event if you’re just going []

MOBO AWARDS 2010 – THE WINNERS

Well the ‘highly anticipated’ MOBO Awards ended an hour ago, and they should never hold the event in Liverpool again.  The only time the audience showed any real enthusiasm was when premiership footballers ( I cannot remember his name) Tim Cahill and Tim Howard appeared on stage to present an award, and when Billy Ocean collected a lifetime achievement award. But other than that they were pretty mute. US rapper Nelly performed his new single but surprisingly didn’t close the show (I thought []