Month: January 2011

UK NEWS: REMEMBERING THE NEW CROSS FIRE 30 YEARS ON

“The New Cross Fire killed 13 young black people during a birthday party in a house in New Cross, Southeast London on Sunday January 18th, 1981 The party was a joint birthday celebration for Yvonne Ruddock and Angela Jackson and was held at 439 New Cross Road, going on throughout the night. There was a fairly high degree of racial tension in New Cross, as it was well known that the far right group the National Front were active in the area. []

DEAR DAILY MAIL… THIS IS NOT TINIE TEMPAH

The Daily Mail has posted the photograph (below) today on their website and according to the “journalist” who wrote the article this is rapper Tinie Tempah. Click HERE to read article featuring Z-list reality TV stars. I guess to some we all do look a like. Hilarious! [Thanks Kaydine] UPDATE: Instead of just re-captioning it The Mail has opted instead to remove the photograph from their website. Hahahahaha – Jokers!

THROW BACK (UNCOMFORTABLE) INTERVIEW OF THE DAY – TIM WESTWOOD INTERVIEWS CRAIG DAVID AND DJ SPOONY

I have always found BBC Radio personality / Hip Hop DJ Tim “Big Dawg” Westwood funny, while others have accused him of being just damn right rude at times.  But after watching this throwback interview from late 2008 where Westwood interviewed singer Craig David and fellow radio personality DJ Spoony, I now see exactly what they mean. There seemed to be a lot of animosity in the air. Craig looks visibly uncomfortable, Spoony is trying his hardest to remain professional, and when Westwood drags Reggae DJ Chris Goldfinger in to the mix []

UK NEWS: 2011 BRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Yeah it’s that time again….. Check out nominees below via Punchbowl Blog British Male Solo Artist Mark Ronson Sony Music Paul Weller Universal Music Plan B Warner Music Robert Plant Universal Music Tinie Tempah EMI Music British Female Solo Artist Cheryl Cole Universal Music Ellie Goulding Universal Music Laura Marling EMI Music Paloma Faith Sony Music Rumer Warner Music British Breakthrough Act Ellie Goulding Universal Music Mumford & Sons Universal Music Rumer Warner Music Tinie Tempah EMI Music The XX XL Beggars []

UK NEWS: MAN WHO ATTACKED RAPPER PROFESSOR GREEN JAILED EIGHT YEARS FOR STABBING

Via The Daily Mail A nightclub reveller who stabbed a rap star in the neck with a broken bottle was jailed for eight years today. Anthony Jones, 26, savagely attacked chart-topper Professor Green in the trendy Cargo nightclub in Shoreditch, east London. Professor Green – real name Stephen Manderson – fled the venue drenched in blood and clutching a 15cm wound next on his neck – where he has a distinctive tattoo of the word ‘lucky.’ Masters business student Jones, who has []

LIGHT SKIN VERSES DARK SKIN EVENT CANCELLED

Last week I posted news about the Light Skin Verses Dark Skin party that is set to take place in Columbus, Ohio (USA) on the 21 January. Well today Media Quicky reports that the “most anticipated party of the year” has now been CANCELLED. According to the website the backlash was so fierce that the club and the promoters decided that it would be best to cancel. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s the power of the Internet folks! [Thanks Yinka]

NEW VH1 “REALITY” SHOW ‘LOVE & HIP HOP’ COMING SOON

Yes folks! More lazy television coming our way. Mashonda (the former wife of producer Swizz Beatz) will appear in the new VH1 reality series, Love & Hip Hop, alongside rapper Jim Jones’ girlfriend Chrissy Lampkin and Fabolous’ girlfriend, who are two women waiting for their boyfriends to settle down. And recording artists Olivia (remember her?) and Somaya Reece showcase the sacrifices they have made to pursue their careers. Love & Hip Hop will premiere on the 21 March. …………………………………………………….. I bet Fabolous []

V MAGAZINE SHOOT – NICKI MINAJ

Earlier this week I posted the front cover of V Magazine featuring the greatest female rapper of all time Nicki Minaj…………. Now check out one of the photo’s taken at the shoot which in featured inside the magazine. Click HERE to view other photographs. Doesn’t she look beautiful?

VIDEO: 90S GIRL GROUP XSCAPE BEFORE JERMAINE DUPRI, HIT RECORDS, DRAMA AND T.I.

While lurking over at The Lala Report I came across old footage of hit 90s R&B girl group Xscape performing on the brilliant BET show Teen Summit (sadly no longer with us).  Judging by the fashion and hairstyles I’m guessing that this was filmed in either 1990 or 1991. Check out Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris before they hit the big time, and before rapper T.I turned Tiny fool.