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50 CENT WANTS TO FEED 1BILLION PEOPLE IN AFRICA

Rapper 50 Cent announced on Twitter today that he wants to feed a 1 billion people in Africa. I want to impact peoples lives more. I created a new goal for my self, I want to feed a billion people in africa over the next 5 years. — 50cent (@50cent) July 16, 2011 In response to his tweet fellow blogger London Diva said this @50cent showing his ignorance yet again. He wants to feed 1billion people in Africa, their population is just []

UK MUSIC NEWS: SKEPTA HANDS OVER NEW SINGLE TO EMINEM

Several days ago UK artist Skepta announced on Twitter that his new single Dare To Dream had been passed on to Eminem. Just got a f*%king CRAZY email. I don't know if I should be angry or privileged. This explains why the f*%k YouTube took 'Dare To Dream' off — SKEPTA (@Skepta) July 14, 2011 Jimmy Iovine Interscope heard my new single 'Dare To Dream' and decided he wanted to sign it for Eminem hence Universal takin it off YouTube — SKEPTA []

LIVE NATION ACCUSES MATTHEW KNOWLES OF STEALING FROM BEYONCE

Earlier this year it was announced that Beyonce’s father Matthew Knowles would no longer be managing her career, and this could explain why. TMZ reports that Live Nation has accused Matthew of “stealing from Beyonce on her most recent tour or otherwise taken funds that [he] was not entitled to.” Matthew denies any wrong doing but Beyonce’s law firm conducted an audit on Beyonce’s finances, which allegedly told a different story, and he was promptly fired. Click HERE to read more… ………………………………………………… []

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER AND DIONNE BROMFIELD RECORD OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY SONG – SPINNIN’ FOR 2012

Dionne Bromfield and Tinchy Stryder, have teamed up to record an official Olympic Torch Relay song ”Spinnin’ For 2012”. The lyrics for the song, originally written and recorded by Speech Debelle, have been re-written by Tinchy & Dionne to produce as uplifting and inspirational song as you’re likely to hear all summer. “Spinnin’ For 2012”  will create the perfect soundtrack to what will be an epic 8,000 mile journey over 70 days which aims  to take the Olympic Flame within 1 hour’s []

R.KELLY SET TO PERFORM AT REGGAE SUMFEST 2011

It has been announced that R.Kelly will perform at this years Reggae Sumfest which takes place July 21-23 in Montego Bay Jamaica. Johnny Gourzong, executive producer of the event said, “The Reggae Sumfest team is excited to be presenting R. Kelly on the Sumfest stage. We have been trying to contract him for the last five years and it is great to see that it is finally happening. We are expecting a spectacular performance from Mr. Kelly.” It will be R Kelly’s second performance []

2011 BET AWARDS – THE WINNERS

The 2011 BET Awards took place last night in Los Angeles. Check out the list of  lucky winners below. Best Female R&B Artist * Rihanna Jennifer Hudson Beyoncé Marsha Ambrosius Keri Hilson Best Male R&B Artist * Chris Brown Cee-Lo Green Bruno Mars Trey Songz Usher Best Group * Diddy Dirty Money Cali Swag District N.E.R.D. New Boyz Travis Porter Best Female Hip Hop Artist * Nicki Minaj Diamond Cymphonique Lola Monroe Best Male Hip Hop Artist * Kanye West B.o.B Drake []

ALICIA KEYS ‘KEEP A CHILD ALIVE’ BLACK BALL (LONDON)

On Wednesday night (15 June) Alicia Keys’ prestigious Keep A Child Alive Black Ball took place at London’s The Roundhouse. Jay Sean, Claire Forlani, Jesse Metcalfe and Wretch 32 were just a few of the celebrity attendees who came out to support the annual fundraiser in aid of raising awareness and money for victims of HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. With musical direction from Mark Ronson, the audience was treated to performances from Alicia Keys herself, Beth Ditto, Kyle Falconer, Tinie Tempah, []

LA REID BECOMES THE NEW HEAD OF EPIC RECORDS

X-Factor USA judge LA Reid will become the new chairman of Epic Records after the 4th July. Digital Spy reports that Reid has apparently started signing new artists including an act discovered on YouTube called Karmin. Click HERE to read more…. Well I see LA is off to a fine start . Discovering acts on YouTube and signing them. That should help turn around the Epic Group’s fortunes. *Rolls yes*

UK NEWS: ALEXANDRA BURKE LEAVES SIMON COWELL’S SYCO RECORD LABEL???

Digital Spy reports that singer Alexandra Burke has left Simon Cowell’s Syco record label and signed a new deal with RCA Records. Burke was previously confirmed to be releasing her second studio album through a joint deal between Syco and RCA, but it is now thought that she will be solely an RCA artist. Numerous online sources claim that the departure was a mutual decision by both parties and Burke will now be signed to the same record company which currently looks after []

UK NEWS: ALESHA DIXON DROPPED BY RECORD LABEL

That Grape Juice reports that singer Alesha Dixon has been dropped from Asylum Records (Atlantic) Read the official statement below announcing her parting from the label. Alesha would like to announce that after discussions with her record label, Asylum/Atlantic, we have decided not to extend her recording contract. It became clear during our discussions that both Alesha and her label had some creative differences which we were unable to resolve and it was mutually agreed that the best course of action for both []