Month: November 2010

UK MUSIC NEWS: JAY-Z CO-SIGNS X-FACTOR’S CHER LLOYD

MTV UK reports that Jay-Z has given X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd the thumbs up, for her irritating renditions of his hit singles Hard Knock Life and Empire State Of Mind. Click HERE and HERE watch. According to the website Jay allegedly said, “I was very impressed with her version of Hard Knock Life. It should be a track on her debut album and I would happily add my lyrics to it. I could get myself, Kanye West, Beyoncé and Rihanna all working []

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SIGNING SESSION SET TO TAKE PLACE @ HMV BAYSWATER, WHITELEY’S SHOPPING CENTRE

UK single chart topping grime rapper and producer, Tinchy Stryder, celebrates the release of his new album, ‘Third Strike’, with a signing session at HMV’s Bayswater store in Whiteleys Shopping Centre, London on Monday 15th November 2010.   Tinchy Stryder will be at the store from 5.00 pm, to meet fans and sign copies of the new album which is released through Island Records the same day.   ‘Third Strike’ will be Tinchy Stryder’s follow up to his critically acclaimed album, ‘Catch []

UK EVENT: THE SUGARHILL GANG LIVE @ INDIGO2

In a mammoth celebration of the Christmas season, Ultimate Boogie Nights will play host to three super-acts of their respective musical genres, for one night only at the IndigO2, at the O2 on 17th December 2010.    The Sugarhill Gang are the phenomenal 3-piece rap collective that heralded hip hop and were the first rappers to receive commercial success with their anthemic single ‘Rapper’s Delight’ in 1979.  The band were instrumental in making hip hop music accessible to the masses and their []

UK NEWS: TV CHEF GORDON RAMSAY SENDS OPEN LETTER TO HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW AFTER FIRING FATHER-IN-LAW

For those who are not so familiar with this story, celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay fired his business partner of 12 years several weeks ago, after a huge argument.  Gordon’s now former business partner Chris Hutcheson is also his father-in-law. As you can imagine this has caused a huge family rift and Gordon has foolishly sent an open letter to his mother-in-law Greta which was published in yesterday’s Evening Standard. Gordon says he wrote the letter in response to Greta’s letter to her []

UK MUSIC: JESSIE J – DO IT LIKE A DUDE

People have been raving about this lady and her official debut track/video (Do It Like A Dude) all day, so I decided to finally check out new artist Jessie J. The track – When I first watched the video I just thought of Rihanna and Lady Saw. In my opinion Do It Like A Dude isn’t particularly outstanding, it just sounds like your average UK “urban” fare.  But it will probably go on to become Jessie’s first UK number 1 single, and []

UK NEWS: BBC RADIO DJ TIM WESTWOOD NEEDS AN INTERN

BBC Radio 1 / 1xtra DJ the “Big Dawg” Tim Westwood is looking for free labour. No.. apologies folks… I mean an intern. Read below to find out more about this fantastic opportunity. Via Amaru Don TV BBC Radio 1′s legendary Hip Hop DJ, Westwood, needs an intern and that intern could be you! If you win, you’ll have some really fun tasks – meeting some famous stars who come through our studios everyday, rolling with Westwood and the studio crew. But make no []