Month: February 2011

UK TV / VIDEO: YOLANDA BROWN INVESTIGATES THE OBSESSION WITH LARGE BUTTOCKS

The British media has gone in to overdrive since the tragic death of student Claudia Aderotimi, who died after receiving a silicone jab to increase her buttocks size in a Philadelphia hotel room. Now the media is focused on Hip Hop videos and the “obsession” to have big buttocks . Today tabloid rag The Sun published a story about women taking chicken pills to boost the size of their backsides. The Sun reporter who wrote the article is about 15 years too []

UK MUSIC: ORIE – ‘SPECIAL’

UK singer, rapper and producer Orie is back with his unique sound. He has just dropped his new single release Special, just in time for Valentines Day. Special is the first release from Orie’s forthcoming debut album Second To None. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

DJ BANS VYBZ KARTEL’S MUSIC FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

It’s black history month in America and a leading New York club DJ has announced that he will not be playing any music by Vybz Kartel during this period, because of the Reggae star’s skin bleaching antics. Irie Jam radio host/program director Dubb Master Chris recently told the Star newspaper, “Black history month is a big deal and we as a people should take every opportunity to celebrate our heritage. I feel if I continue to play Vybz Kartel, an artist who []

VIDEO: LOVE & HIP HOP PREVIEW

Check out a preview of the latest up and coming scripted reality show Love & Hip Hop, starring Swizz Beats’ ex-wife Mashonda, rapper Jim Jones’ girlfriend and his mother (why??), Fabolous’ girlfriend, and former G-Unit lady Olivia. One word – Desperate.  

FREE DIGITAL ALBUM: JOEL CULPEPPER MEETS J DILLA

Joel Culpepper meets J Dilla TAPE is an ode to a man who not only produced great music and changed Hip hop but done it seamlessly, Joel not realising until late in his artistry a lot of where he drew his musical inspiration from came via J Dilla’s work. This interpretation is a mark of respect and influence one individual can have over a generation. We are here to change, to challenge, to innovate, to progress and embrace genius so lets follow []

USHER PERFORMS AT PRE-GRAMMY PARTY

Superstar Usher performed at a special pre-Grammy party for the global launch of Belvedere Product (RED) special edition bottle, on Thursday night (11 February) in Los Angeles. Entertainment industry royalty and the LA hip crowd attended Belvedere Vodka’s pre-Grammy party at Avalon to celebrate its partnership with (RED)™ and the global launch of the BELVEDERE (PRODUCT)RED ™ Special Edition bottle to raise proceeds for the Global Fund, the world’s leading financier of programs to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria™. Usher said, “I []

RAPPER EVE TO BE HONOURED IN JAMAICA

First the organisers of the Jamaican music awards ceremony EME announced that rapper Trina is going to be honoured and now it’s rapper Eve’s turn. Click HERE if you missed my previous commentary/rant regarding their first announcement. Check out extracts from the press release I received today. Kingston, Jamaica: Hip-Hop rapper, actress and successful designer Eve will be one of three international stars including TRINA and Jamerican comedian Rayzor who are confirmed to perform at the glitzy Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) Awards, set to take place on Saturday, March 12, []

MORGAN CREEK PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES START OF ‘TUPAC’ BIOPIC

Principal photography is scheduled to begin in late Spring/early Summer on the biopic “TUPAC,”and is currently being cast. The film chronicles the life and legacy of Tupac Shakur, including his rise to superstardom as a hip hop artist and actor, as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East coast/West coast rap war.   In her support of the upcoming biopic of her late son, Afeni Shakur-Davis said, “I am confident that Morgan []