Month: January 2011

VIDEO: DIDDY – DIRTY MONEY LISTENING PARTY (LONDON)

Last night London went in to an absolute “frenzy” because  Diddy-Dirty Money were in town to launch their new album Last Train To Paris, released in America in late 2010. The album will drop here in the UK on the 24 January, but lets face it most people on this side of the pond (who are fans) have probably already listened to the album. Anyway Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle UK attended the listening party last night where Diddy later brought on stage the crème de la []

UK NEWS: LIVE CHICKEN THROWN AT KFC STAFF

Via BBC News A live hen was thrown through the open window of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant in Warwickshire. RSPCA inspectors say they want to speak to the two men who approached the restaurant in Bermuda Park, Nuneaton, on a moped on Tuesday evening. A third man filmed the pair and the footage has since appeared on the internet. Inspector Helen Smith, from the RSPCA, said the bird was not harmed but did suffer some distress. Continue Reading….. Only in []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: REGGAE /DANCEHALL STAR VYBZ KARTEL

“This is my new image,” Kartel said in the interview. “You can expect the unexpected. I feel comfortable with black people lightening their skin. They want a different look. It’s tantamount to white people getting a sun tan. [Reggae star Vybz Kartel talks about his ridiculous skin bleaching antics in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine] Check out lost soul Vybz below.

UK NEWS: NICKI MINAJ SET TO APPEAR AT LONDON / WATFORD NIGHT SPOTS

Ok London! 2moro nite I'm @ OCEANA (18 & up) then RUNWAY (21 & up). Yep! All in the same nite. fri&sat itinerary cmng soon! Cheers! 😉 — Anaconda (@NICKIMINAJ) January 19, 2011 Rapper Nicki Minaj is here in London and as you can imagine a tidal wave of excitement has gripped the entire nation. Anyway Nicki tweeted today that she will be at the Oceana nightclub (in Watford) tomorrow night and will then move on to Runway.  I can hear her “UK []

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE FRONT COVER (FEB 2011 ISSUE) LIL WAYNE

Source Check out “enlightening” extract from the Rolling Stone article below. In prison he read biographies of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Joan Jett, Vince Lombardi and Anthony Kiedis. “[Kiedis’] Scar Tissue was really good,” he says. “I also read the Bible for the first time. It was deep! I liked the parts where some character was once this, but he ended up being that. Like he’d be dissing Jesus, and then he ends up being a saint. That was cool.” Sometimes []

UK NEWS: SUGAR MAGAZINE TO CLOSE

Another print publication bites the dust! Via The Guardian Teenage girls’ magazine Sugar is to close after a 75% fall in circulation over the past decade, with publisher Hachette Filipacchi blaming young readers’ appetite for free content. The 17-year-old magazine, which at its peak in the first half of 2000 had an average monthly sale of 422,179, sold just 113,320 a month during the first half of last year. Hachette said it had taken the decision “with regret” and would concentrate its []

UK EVENT: MEET P.DIDDY AT HMV OXFORD STREET (LONDON)

WHAT: Signing session   WHERE: HMV London, 150 Oxford Street W1   WHEN: Thursday 20th January 2011 at 6.00 pm   Fans of the hugely successful P Diddy, get the rare chance to meet the megastar himself, in person, with his group Dirty Money, when they visit HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in London’s West End on Thursday 20th January 2011. The in-store is in celebration of the release of new Diddy-Dirty Money single, ‘Coming Home’, the forthcoming album ‘Last Train to []

UK EVENT: EARLY BIRD TICKETS UP FOR GRABS FOR INDUSTRY TAKEOVER ALL-DAYER

Industry Takeover All-Day Seminar & Showcase is back and bigger than ever for it’s third season. Following the unprecedented achievements of urban music acts such as Tinie Tempah and Labrinth in the charts, and the popularity of the Industry Takeover monthlies at the Rich Mix; it’s now time to join Urban Development in association with Rich Mix as they ‘take over’ the entire multi-media arts venue in Shoreditch to equip you with the essentials for music industry success. Taking place on Saturday []

UK NEWS: HOUSING PROJECT IN HACKNEY NAMED AFTER ACTOR IDRIS ELBA

East London boy turned mega successful Hollywood/TV star Idris Elba returned to Hackney to open a new affordable housing project (Elba House), named in recognition of his achievements.  Click HERE to read more…. …………………………………………………………………………………….. I hope that one day Lewisham Borough Council recognises my achievements and names an affordable housing project (council estate) after me. Spence House has a nice ring to it don’t you think? Anyway congratulations goes out to Idris and those lucky Hackney residents. ……………………………………………………….. Your thoughts please….