Music News

MAGAZINE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF RESIGNS OVER RIHANNA “NIGGABITCH” ARTICLE

Well this didn’t take long! The Editor-In-Chief of Dutch magazine Jackie has resigned over the controversial article which referred to the singer Rihanna as being the “Ultimate Niggabitch”. Eva Hoeke initially issued an “apology” but due to the intense backlash she has now released the following statement announcing her resignation. “I realize that my first reaction through Twitter, in which I indicated that it was a joke, has been an incomplete description of what me, and also the author of the article, []

DUTCH MAGAZINE CALLS SINGER RIHANNA ‘THE ULTIMATE NIGGABITCH’

The Parlour website reports that in a recent article published in Dutch magazine Jackie the author thought it would be a good idea and ‘hip’ to call singer Rihanna a ‘NiggaBitch’. Read the ridiculous piece below (translated in to English). “She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate niggabitch and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll []

R.KELLY FORCED TO SLASH THE SELLING PRICE OF HIS LAVISH MANSION

R.Kelly has been forced to slash the selling price of his lavish mansion. It has been reported that the singer had the house built back in 1997 but in 1999 used it as collateral to borrow $3.5million. However after missing his mortgage payments for more than a year and facing a foreclosure lawsuit, he has put the house on the market for just $1.595 million in an attempt to force a quick sale. Click HERE to view photographs of the house. R. Kelly []

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 []