Music News

R. KELLY SET TO PERFORM ON CRUISE SHIP IN 2012

Singer R. Kelly will become a cruise ship act come October 2012… Via The Official R. Kelly website Don’t miss your chance to join R. Kelly on the Love Letter Cruise from Miami to Grand Turks, Half Moon Cay and Nassau, Bahamas! This 5-day cruise on Carnival Cruise Line “Destiny” will feature a host of exciting activities, highlighted by R. Kelly’s fabulous concert at sea. Click here to read more…. [Thanks Miss Irie]

RAPPER RICK ROSS RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER MID-AIR SEIZURE

Well this is shocking news. Rapper Rick Ross suffered a seizure while on a flight going to Memphis today. Via The Daily Mail Rapper Rick Ross has been rushed to hospital after falling unconscious on a flight. The music star was on a flight going from Fort Lauderdale to Memphis today, when the he lost consciousness. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing as a doctor on the plane performed CPR. According to a report on TMZ.com, his entourage jumped []

UK MUSIC: CRAZY COUSINZ FT OMARION – ARCH YOUR BACK

US singer Omarion has teamed up with London born producers Crazy Cousinz on the single Arch Your Back. [Thanks Mikey] After listening to this single and watching the video I am just sitting here shaking my head. Omarion you are a decent artist. Go back to working with top US producers and making good music. Your thought please. Hit or Miss?

SINGER SONGWRITER NICK ASHFORD DIES

Singer/songwriter Nick Ashford who along with wife Valerie Simpson performed and wrote numerous classic R&B hits has sadly died of throat cancer. He was 69. Known as Ashford & Simpson, the duo wrote and produced Motown’s Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, You’re All I Need to Get By, Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing and Your Precious Love. Click HERE to read more… …. Rest In Peace Nick Ashford.

ISLAND DEF JAM AXE STAFF AND EXPAND ‘CREATIVE TEAMS’

Via Allhiphop.com Legendary hip-hop label Def Jam went through serious downsizing last week, when over 20 employees were laid off. Over twenty staffers, along with industry executives Jonathan McHugh and Chris Hicks were dismissed from the Island Def Jam/Motown record labels. According to reports, McHugh and Hicks will continue to do consulting work for the label and other companies. The news of layoffs come almost a month after Island Def Jam CEO Barry Weiss denied a report by TheWrap, which stated the []

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 []

CASTING FOR JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST VIDEO SHOOT (26TH JULY)

Casting Jay Z & Kanye West Video in LA beautiful models all ethnicities rate $1000 sent photos to antoniomanager2@gmail.com shoot 7/26 @ — Antonio Hewlett (@antoniomanager) July 22, 2011 I came across this tweet last night. Can anyone confirm whether or not if this is a legit casting? There isn’t an official website (that I can see) that provides further information. UPDATE: I have been informed that this casting is in fact legit!

R KELLY CANCELS PERFORMANCE AT REGGAE SUMFEST

Singer R Kelly will no longer be performing at this years Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica, due to having undergone emergency surgery to drain an abscess from his tonsil, and will be ‘laid up indefinitely’. Summerfest Productions executive director Johnny Gourzong said in a statement “Kelly’s unforeseen and unavoidable health issues will prevent him from making a scheduled appearance on the music festival. We are truly going to miss his presence on the festival,”.