Month: March 2011

THROW BACK FOOTAGE OF THE DAY : THE SO SOLID CREW PERFORM AT THE BRIT AWARDS 2002

As far as I am concerned this was a pretty ground breaking moment for the UK’s black music scene . I am still shocked that the Brit organisers acknowledged and allowed my beloved So Solid Crew to perform, because up until that point they were happy to pretend as if black acts didn’t exist. But now a group made up of largely young black males from South London was performing on stage in front of millions of viewers (including ‘Middle England’) on The Brits (of all shows) which was simply unheard of back then. Those who are around my []

WYCLEF SHOT IN HAITI

Yahoo News reports that Wyclef Jean has been shot in the hand on the eve of the presidential elections in Haiti. Jean is supporting presidential candidate Michel Martelly. The star received treatment in hospital and is recovering. (Thanks Ronke)

TUPAC CASTING CALL!!!

Morgan Creek Productions and Skee.TV/Karmaloop.TV are excited to announce the online casting call for the highly anticipated motion picture “Tupac,” based on the life of the legendary icon Tupac Shakur, directed by Antoine Fuqua. The casting call begins on Friday, March 18 and allows individuals who exemplify Tupac to upload their video audition to http://www.InSearchOfTupac.com.  Fans and entrants are encouraged to check the website often, as important announcements and additional opportunities will be unveiled during the course of the month-long audition. “We []

UK FILM: ANUVAHOOD REVIEW

Over a year ago actor/writer/director Adam Deacon tweeted that he was working diligently on his first film script (Anuvahood) and I was instantly intrigued. What sort of script would the star of Kidulthood and Adulthood produce, and more importantly would the end result just end up going straight to DVD? Long before the cast and crew had been hired and long before the director screamed “QUIET ON SET PLEASE! ACTION!” Deacon’s supporters online were already hyping up Anuvahood like it was the []

UK NEWS: FORMER OLYMPIC CHAMPION LINFORD CHRISTIE ENTERS THE WORLD IRONING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Self confessed ironing lover Linford Christie may have three Olympic Golds and 23 Championship medals to boot thanks to his skills on the running track, but this time Christie has set his sights on a more extraordinary accolade – the title of World Ironing Champion and a limited edition ‘money can’t buy’ golden iron. Like Linford, are you proud of your ironing skills? Well if you are, this is the competition that you’ve been waiting for! Here at Morphy Richards, we’ve launched a []

UK EVENT: BIGGA FISH LIVE

Bigga Fish are back with another exciting line up for their new under 18’s night. Bigga Fish Live will feature some of the hottest UK urban talent including Scorcher, D Double E, Ghetts, Mz Bratt, Griminal, Gfrsh and hosted by DJ Policy and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth. Having produced a successful nationwide tour in October 2010 and having sold out previous events at Camden’s 2,300- capacity Roundhouse- the not-for-profit youth organisation are holding this exclusive live show at the prestigious Dingwalls in Camden []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: UK BLOGGER MISS LALA TALKS “TEAM UK”

I don’t shout “Team UK”, because it’s a fallacy! As I have said many times before, I support good music. Just because you and I share the same colour passport, that does not mean that you have a right to my money. I will not be buying your music if I think it’s sh*t.  I will not be bullied or made to support music that is burning my ears. Music I believe to be soulless will not be getting my support. Team []