Day: March 31, 2011

SMILEY CULTURE’S DISTRAUGHT FAMILY AND FRIENDS DEMAND ANSWERS FROM THE POLICE OVER HIS DEATH IN THEIR CUSTODY

Via The Guardian A meeting between top Metropolitan police officers and members of the public descended into chaos and tears, as family and friends of the dead pop star Smiley Culture accused senior police chiefs of being “murderers”. A former senior adviser to the former London mayor Ken Livingstone also warned that the black community in Brixton was at “boiling point” after the 48-year-old pop star’s “bizarre” death in police custody two weeks ago. The musician, who had success in the 1980s []

UK NEWS: SB.TV AND NANDOS CHICKEN SET TO DO BUSINESS TOGETHER?

It’s been a pretty good year so far for the UK’s number 1 youth online media channel SB.TV. Founder Jamal Edwards (21)¬† has already appeared in numerous mainstream publications, including The Guardian and The Observer, and earlier this year it was announced that he had signed a label deal with Sony RCA. RT @jamaledwards: Big up to @Nandos_Official just had a very good meeting with them. This is the start of a healthy relationship ūüôā — SB.TV (@SBTVonline) March 31, 2011 Now []

UK MUSIC: AYO AKA MC DARK-E (FROM C4 SHOW THE FAMILY) – MISS EDUCATION

Those of you who tuned in to the Channel 4 documentary series¬†The Family will no doubt remember self-employed web designer¬†Ayo Adesina¬†aka MC Dark-E¬†who dreamed of Hip Hop stardom, and sat in his bedroom making beats and writing rhymes. Well Mr “I’m young and I’m black surrounded by crack” is still pursuing his dream of Hip Hop superstardom, and his debut single Miss Education will be released on the 16 May. The track could be worse. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK EVENT: KOJO’S COMEDY FUN HOUSE GOES TO MANCHESTER

Kojo the comedian will be taking his Comedy Fun House show¬†and¬†his glamorous Fun House¬†assistants¬†to Manchester on the 28 May.¬† Those of you who tuned in to his MTV Base show will¬†already¬†know what¬†to expect….. It looks like¬†this is¬†going to be an absolute blast.