Month: August 2011

UK EVENT: 7TH SCREEN NATION FILM AND TV AWARDS 2011

The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards 2011 annual ceremony aka the ‘Black Baftas’, celebrating outstanding achievements and diversity on the British screen, will  take place on Sunday the 16th October 2011 at the indigO2, hosted by one of TV’s favourite couples Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood. This prestigious event has built a reputation as the UK’s only international ceremony to recognise the achievements of culturally diverse talent in Film and Television. The 7th annual event celebrates British talent as well as stars from []

UK NEWS: URBAN MUSIC AWARDS 2011 NOMINEES

Yes folks music awards season is almost here! Check out the 2011 Urban Music Awards nominees list. Best  Collaboration sponsored by Corona Extra DJ Fresh ft Sian Evans   “Louder”   (Ministry of Sound) Dappy ft.  Tinchy Stryder   “Spaceship”   (4th & Broadway & AATW) Lock Essein ft.  Tanya Lacey     “How we Roll”    (RCA) Vato Gonzalez ft Foreign Beggars  “Badman Riddim”   (Levels/Ministry of Sound) Chipmunk ft. Chris Brown  “Champion” Wretch 32 ft.  Example  “Unorthodox”   (Levels/Ministry of Sound) Best Male Artist Example (Data) Jay Sean Chipmunk []

VIDEO: J. COLE – WORK OUT

I keep hearing positive things about Jay-Z’s protegé J Cole but I never bothered listening to any of his work until his new single Work Out landed in my inbox late last night. The track –  He opens singing the chorus to Paula Abdul’s ’89’ hit debut single Straight Up which threw me a little.  I don’t think Work Out is a particularly strong single, it’s bubblegum Hip Hop which is clearly geared towards a mainstream audience. I wonder if it was []

UK MUSIC: SPEECH DEBELLE FT ROOTS MANUVA AND REALISM – BLAZE UP A FIRE

Speech Debelle is back with the impressive new single Blaze Up A Fire featuring Roots Manuva and Realism. In a statement Mercury Music Prize winner (2009) Speech  said, “I wrote this track months ago for my second album, and it wasn’t due for release until next year. But after the events of last week I want to give it away right now.” …. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?