Month: July 2011

JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST – OTIS

Jay-Z and Kanye West have sampled the late great Otis Redding’s classic Try A Little Tenderness on the track titled ‘Otis’, taken from their highly anticipated collaboration album Watch The Throne. ………………………… A Jay-Z and Kanye collaboration hits the Internet and people lose their minds. They love it – “it’s fire” they scream.  But in my opinion Otis is far from “fire”. It’s just borderline OK and nothing to write home about. Rest In Peace Otis Redding. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

MUSIC INDUSTRY SKULL DUGGERY: JIMMY IOVINE, EMINEM, SKEPTA AND DMCA (DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT) ABUSE

Last week I posted the news that UK artist Skepta’s new single Dare To Dream had been removed from YouTube and passed on to golden boy Eminem by Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine (Click HERE to read all about it). And since then it’s been revealed just how this all went down. Website Torrent Freak writes, After “Dare to Dream” was put up on YouTube one of its early listeners was Jimmy Iovine, founder of Interscope records. Recognizing quality, Iovine had plans []

VIDEO: HARVEY & MISTA BROWN FT GYPTIAN “HOT GYAL” OFFICIAL VIDEO

………………. MC Harvey and Mista Brown have teamed up with Reggae star Gyptian on the new single Hot Gyal. I don’t think this collaboration works. Mista Brown and Harvey don’t really bring that much to the track. They just look and sound like your average run of the mill UK rapper in 2011 – dull!  Gyptian without a doubt steals the show here. I would even go as far as saying that the single should just feature Gyptian.   The video – It looks like it was filmed in []

UK NEWS: DEVLIN – FINAL VERSE 2011 (CHILDLINE COMPETITION)

On June 27th ChildLine is launching Final Verse in partnership with SBTV, a competition supported by Devlin, the UK’s latest crossover grime talent. Final Verse offers young performers the opportunity to record the final verse to Teardrops, an uncompleted track written and recorded by Devlin. This is the first time 22 year old Devlin, who has just finished his sell-out UK tour, has officially supported a charity and the winner of this ChildLine competition will record their original lyrics in a studio, []

UK MUSIC: EAST LONDON’S FINEST – ROB DEM (HIT OR MISS?)

Yesterday morning I came across “up and coming” UK artist Rob Dem via Twitter and judging by our rather brief conversation the man clearly has issues. I responded to a tweet that somebody sent directly to me, and then up popped “singer” Rob Dem aka @BowEThree with this random remark, @BowEThree: @emilyyheartbeat ignor @madnewsblog she just wants 2B famous! Look at her! Shes a ugly black fool! & When I see her on road its a problem! And then went on to abuse some of my other black female followers, calling them “fat []

VIDEO: HOW TO DANCE LIKE CHRIS BROWN

Randy R.C. Connor is apparently a choreographer to the stars.  He claims to have worked with Britney Spears, P. Diddy Combs, Prince, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, and Jay-Z. [Thanks Xian Loves] Hmmmm……

VIDEO: RUPERT MURDOCH ATTACKED BY PROTESTER AT PHONE HACKING HEARING

Old man Murdoch, Murdoch Jr and Rebekah Brooks faced the Commons culture committee today over the ongoing phone hacking scandal, and more or less denied all knowledge of any wrongdoing within News International. Then a  protester got up, walked over to 80-year-old Rupert and attacked him with a plate of shaving foam. Watch the footage below and check out Rupert’s wife Wendy Deng (in the pink jacket) who jumped up to defend her husband like a true “ride or die” chick (haha). []

UK NEWS: PHONE HACKING WHISTLE-BLOWER FOUND DEAD

The phone hacking scandal has just entered in to very deep dark murky waters. Via BBC News A former News of the World journalist who made phone-hacking allegations against the paper has been found dead. Sean Hoare had told the New York Times the practice was far more extensive than the paper acknowledged when police first investigated hacking claims. Hertfordshire Police said the body of a man was found at a property in Langley Road, Watford, on Monday morning. A police spokesman []

FORMER MANAGER OF JESSIE J WANTS HIS 20 PERCENT!

The former manager of singer Jessie J is claiming that he is entitled to 20 percent of her earnings for life. Raymond Stevenson of record label Art 19 who discovered Jessie 8 years ago told The Evening Standard, “We took her round to major record labels, they weren’t sure and didn’t quite get it. It took a while to get the record labels’ ears and we eventually took her America to speak to executives out there. “Five years is a long time []