Month: June 2012

UK “BEEF”: MIC RIGHTEOUS – SACK CITY (TIM WESTWOOD DISS)

First he loses his BBC 1xtra weekday show to the “people’s prince” Charlie Sloth and now Tim Westwood has to endure the wrath of Iranian born rapper (who grew up in Margate) MIC Righteous in this scathing diss record titled ‘Sack City’. The track also features audio from an interview Tim did with Hip Hop legend KRS-One. Interestingly Righteous to my knowledge is the only UK rapper to actually go after the Big Dawg publicly and in this fashion. I guess he feels he’s got nothing to lose. Via The Lala Report []

VIDEO: THE I’MPOSSIBLE CONVERSATION: SUMMER EDITION JUNE 6 – FIRST ANNIVERSARY (LONDON)

On June 6th the summer edition of the brilliant I’mPossible Conversation took place at Pearson PLC’s London headquarters. I’mPossible founder Simone Bresi-Ando organised another successful and inspirational event which covered a wide range of topics and uncovered the individual journeys of panelists,  Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (Award winning scientist), Hope Powell (England women’s football coach), Hannah Pool (Journalist and author), Brenda Emmanus (BBC London arts correspondent) and Sheila Nortley (Award-winning filmmaker and producer). It was also hosted by Times journalist Eva Simpson. The panelists were honest about their journeys and each []

JUMP OF TV UK (DEBATE) WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR BET AWARDS’ BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT: UK?

The debaters got together to discuss the recent nominees for the BET Awards Best International Act: UK. The nominations are as follows: Wretch 32 Estelle Sway Emeli Sande Labrinth The debaters discussed who they felt deserved to be nominated and with the lack of the representation of the grime genre, @DJLoganSama gives his opinion on the matter. … Did I hear correctly? Did Jump Off regular Poet call DJ Logan Sama ( Caucasian guy looking like he just stepped out of Top []

POINTLESS SHORT FILM OF THE DAY: ‘LE PREMIER’ (BY SEAN COMBS AKA P DIDDY)

Perhaps I am wrong for thinking this but when some one announces that they have made a short film I usually think the film will be between ten and fifteen minutes long.  Not one minute and thirty-two seconds worth of nothing. Anyway last night an over-excited Sean Combs aka P Diddy announced to all his followers that his “new short film” Le Premier was now available to watch. I clicked on play and thought it was the film’s trailer. https://twitter.com/iamdiddy/status/212569616948531201 The 64th Cannes Film Festival took place []

UK MUSIC NEWS: FEMALE RAPPER AMPLIFY DOT SIGNS TO EMI/VIRGIN RECORDS

Female rapper Amplify Dot (also known as A-Dot) has announced via Twitter that she has signed a record deal and has now officially joined the EMI/Virgin family. I'm soooooo happy to announce that I have just signed my record deal with EMI/Virgin Records!!! http://t.co/xLL9b2Kz — #TheDottyShow (@AmplifyDot) June 12, 2012 According to the MTV Wrap Up website she is the first female rapper here in the UK to sign a major album deal since Ms Dynamite. Who knew. I tell u what though, label contracts are bloody long. Started []