Month: November 2010

VIDEO: BEYONCE’S THANKSGIVING NIGHT SPECIAL PREVIEW ON ABC

Our friends across the pond will get the opportunity to watch Beyonce’s Thanksgiving Special, which will air on ABC . Voice over man dramatically states,  “Personal home videos that will take you closer than ever before”. “This will be an insight in to her private life and her deeply personal private thoughts”. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!  Beyonce along with her husband have to be the two most private and guarded individuals on earth. It borders on comical sometimes.  No way will she be revealing anything new or of interest.   ABC should get pulled up []

THE JAY-Z WORSHIP CONTINUES – NY PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS DECODED EVENT

It seems the world has gone ‘bananas’ over Jay-Z’s recently released book Decoded, including the folk over at the New York Public Library. Jay-Z appeared at the NY Public Library last night (I’m guessing it was his first time actually stepping foot in to the library) for an analyses of his book Decoded, along side Dr. Cornel West and Paul Holdengräber. Check out the footage below. (Spotted @ Punchbowl Blog) Interesting…. *rolls eyes* The NY Public Library organises a night dedicated to this book and intellectuals []

UK EVENT: DONAE’O AND GUESTS GET ‘UNPLUGGED’ AS PART OF LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

This November Urban Development brings you Unplugged Sessions. Part of this year’s London Jazz Festival, Unplugged will be taking place on Friday 19th November at Stratford Circus and features the likes of Donae’o, Kele Le Roc and Ed Sheeran. Put simply, Unplugged is a must-see for any true live music lover. Event: Unplugged Sessions Date: Friday 19th November 2010 Venue: Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, London, E15 1BX. Transport: Stratford (Central Line, Jubilee Line & London Overground) Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions Time: []

UK EVENT: ‘FOR COLORED GIRLS’ PREVIEW SCREENING THAT NEVER HAPPENED

Over the weekend (Saturday afternoon) I received news that a preview screening of the Tyler Perry film adaption of the play For Colored Girls was due to take place this afternoon (15th November), at 1.30pm in London. But sadly it never happened. I was told that guests arrived,  waited for over an hour and then it was eventually announced that there would be no screening because there was NO FILM TO SCREEN. You see whoever was in charge of sending the film []

UK NEWS: SINGER USHER SAYS ‘CHERYL COLE CAN MAKE IT IN AMERICA

The British media are at it again! Trying their hardest to make it seem as if the “nation’s sweetheart” has credibility amongst US male stars within the world of Hip Hop and R&B. First they published news that she supposedly received praise from rapper T.I, then came Usher, then came Jay-Z, then came Ne-Yo, then came Akon, then came Iyaz, then came Trey Songz (who didn’t even know who the woman was) and now we’re back to Usher again. Who will be praising her next? Jah Cure? Beanie Man? Bounty Killer? Mavado? Anyway if The []

UK NEWS: SUPPORT BANG RADIO 103.6 FM – CALL, VOTE, CHANGE A LIFE WITH £50,000

BANG 103.6FM has been shortlisted for a £50,000 grant from the Big Lottery. This funding will allow us to launch BANG Talent which will offer young people in Brent the opportunity to join a music-making project to develop their skills and abilities and celebrate their talents. The project will include workshops, courses, free studio time and live showcases. A TV feature on BANG Talent will be shown on ITV’s London Tonight on WEDNESDAY 24th NOVEMBER between 6-6.30pm and all our supporters will need to call on the night and vote for us []

UK MUSIC: CHIPMUNK – FLYING HIGH

Rapper Chipmunk has been raving about his new single Flying High for the past week now.  So does it lived up to the hype? Well like with most mainstream UK “urban” music these days… no not really. But to be fair the production isn’t bad. The video – another UK emcee going out of his way to honour Jay-Z by mimicking his mannerisms and choice of clothing.  Then we have the African theme running through the video which doesn’t connect to the track. []

KANYE WEST’S MEDIA TRAINER QUITS

According to the Daily Mail Kanye West’s media trainer has quit after his disastrous interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show. Click HERE to watch interview if you missed it. Also the journalist who wrote this news story describes Kanye as being a SINGER.  These journalists are something else….. *shaking my head* Click HERE to read article.