Month: November 2012

VIDEO: FORMER ROCA-FELLA RECORDS CO-FOUNDER DAME DASH TALKS LIFE, BUSINESS AND JAY-Z

Global Grind’s Sharon Carpenter caught up with Dame at his gallery space to talk about everything from how age has changed his pursuits and where his relationship stands with Jay-Z. *There is no relationship with Jay-Z* … Damon Dash really is a shadow of his former self. This is what happens kids when you allow fame, fortune and power to go to your head, start to believe your own hype and verbally abuse people on a daily basis for sport. You end []

BARACK OBAMA WINS RE-ELECTION / ACCEPTANCE SPEECH (VIDEO)

All that RAZZMATAZZ worked and Barack Obama has been re-elected as President of the United States of America. Check out his acceptance speech below. …. Congratulations Mr President. Now get back to work. And to those in the UK who got caught up in the showbiz of it all and are excited about Obama’s re-election let us now focus on what is going on politically in THIS country.

RAPPER PLAN B VOTED THE MOST INFLUENTIAL MUSICIAN IN LONDON … SO SAYS THE EVENING STANDARD

According to The Evening Standard rapper Plan B is the “most influential musician in London”. *blank stare* Why has he been voted the most influential musician in London? What is so special about Plan B? What’s really going on here? Answers on a postcard please. Anyway check out the Top 20 list of “influencers” below. 1 Boris Johnson, Mayor of London 2 David Cameron, Prime Minister 3 Ed Miliband, Leader of the Opposition 4 George Osborne, Chancellor 5 Danny Boyle, film director []

JAY-Z PERFORMS AT OBAMA CAMPAIGN EVENT WHILE BEYONCE GETS MINION TO PEN AN ‘OPEN LETTER’ TO THE PRESIDENT

Musicians mixing it up with politicians and performing at their campaign events is a highly amusing sight. It’s all so showbizzy. Check out former Marcy Projects waste man turned rapper, turned mogul, turned close friend to politicians Jay-Z, performing the track 99 Problems at President Obama’s last campaign event before America decides who sits in the Oval Office tomorrow. …. *cringe* And while Jigga performed his wife Beyonce was busy at home instructing one of her minions to devise/write an ‘open letter’ to the President. Hahahahaha. Jigga, 99 Problems, Springsteen,  gushing open letters []

VIDEO: HOW IMPORTANT IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN BRITAIN

For those of you who don’t know here in Britain Black History Month is “celebrated” in October, so last month UK 360 pounded the streets to find out what the public really think about Black History Month. One young woman featured admits that she couldn’t care less about Black History Month and I wouldn’t expect you to luv. Hahahaha. Rapper Akala is also featured. I simply adore that man. He isn’t afraid to speak the truth on a public forum and talks a lot of sense. The man is no coward. … Your thoughts please…..

UK TV: EMMERDALE CASTS BLACK FAMILY- WAKING THE DEAD STAR WIL JONHSON JOINS SOAP

It has been announced that former Waking The Dead star Wil Johnson will join ITV 1 soap Emmerdale as a regular cast member. Johnson will play mechanic Dominic Andrews a single parent, accompanied by his wayward teenage daughter Gemma (played by 14-year-old Tendai Rinomhota). He said: “I can’t wait to get started. I am looking forward to an exciting journey. I’ve been told anything could happen with my character.” [Thanks Charlene] I have watched Emmerdale on and off throughout the years and to my knowledge the []

UK ANTICS: WILEY ADMITS HIS MOBO PERFORMANCE WAS POOR

For those of you who missed it the annual MOBO (Music of Black Orgin) Awards took place last night in Liverpool and UK artist Wiley performed his hit single Heatwave donning a rather fetching sequinned black top. But after watching his performance Wiley is far from happy. I am not gonna lie i did not like that mobo performance …..vocals are off beat tbh… — Wiley (@WileyUpdates) November 4, 2012 That was the worst performance ever … — Wiley (@WileyUpdates) November 4, 2012 ….This is the right performance not MOBO….Wiley []

MOBO AWARDS 2012 – THE WINNERS / MY THOUGHTS

The highly anticipated MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards opened with the Jay-Z and Kanye West track ‘Niggas In Paris’ playing in the background (you couldn’t make it up) while a group of female dancers took to the stage and failed to dance in synch with each other in front of a subdued audience. Then came the odd couple, show hosts former T4 presenter Miquita Oliver and actor Adam Deacon who in my opinion just didn’t gel well together. Miquita did her usual sarcastic/patronising presenting style routine []