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*
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 […]
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 […]
RAP PRODUCER /HOT 97 DJ MISTER CEE ANSWERS HIS CRITICS AFTER PLEADING GUILTY TO PROSTITUTION OFFENCE
After pleading guilty to a loitering offence after he was caught receiving oral sex from a male prostitute earlier this year, rap producer and HOT 97 DJ Mister Cee (real name Calvin Lebrun) has responded to his critics. The married father of four children tweeted, Spotted @ Rhymes With Snitch It will be interesting to see if his friends and peers within the Hip Hop community continue to stand by him. Sadly he is about to find out just who his real friends are.
HOT 97 DJ Mister Cee (real name Calvin Lebrun) pleaded guilty yesterday to a loitering offence after he was caught receiving oral sex from a male prostitute earlier this year. The DJ who also produced the late Notorious BIG’s debut album Ready To Die has also been ordered to undergo professional counselling. Click HERE to read more… When the news first hit the Internet that Mister Cee had been arrested and charged with “public lewdness” there were constant denials. Cee along with his friend’s within the world of Hip Hop […]
The legendary musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron has died at the age of 62. The cause of death is not yet known. Scott-Heron started his career in 1970 which spanned soul, jazz, blues and the spoken word. He was also the first artist to speak out against apartheid in South Africa, and went on to influence a generations of artists, particularly within the Hip Hop genre. …………………………… Rest In Peace Gil Scott-Heron.
ONE CULTURE CHANGED THE WORLD. ONE BOOK TELLS THE STORY. Launching this summer is Hip-Hop Culture’s first official luxury, large-format coffee table book, Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey. The mammoth, 420-page tribute includes never-before-seen photos and interviews with the pioneers, players and legends of Hip-Hop bringing to life the birth, evolution and global impact of Hip-Hop Culture over the past four decades from Grandmaster Flash to Nicki Minaj. Hip-Hop: A Cultural Odyssey is beautifully Smyth sewn in bonded black leather, measuring an […]
Via TV Scoop Blue claim they were the victims of political voting during Saturday night’s Eurovision Song Contest. The band – made up of Duncan James, Lee Ryan, Antony Costa and Simon Webbe – came 11th as they represented the UK with their song ‘I Can’ at the event in Germany but believe they would have finished higher if countries had voted for the performance rather than their neighbours. Simon said: “It is often not really about the song but who your […]
AZERBAIJAN WINS EUROVISION SONG CONTEST / JEDWARD FINISHES IN 8TH PLACE WHILE BLUE SETTLE AT 11TH PLACE
The hilarious Eurovision Song Contest ended several hours ago and Azerbaijan were crowned this year’s winners. Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal of Ell/Nikki were voted Europe’s favourites, after scoring 221 points with their cheesy love song, Running Scared. ……………………………………………….. The UK’s reformed boy band Blue finished 11th scoring 100 points, while Ireland’s Jedward finished 8th. In response to Blue’s Eurovision loss TV critic Kevin O’Sullivan had this to say, If semi-human Anthony Costa hadn't have pissed all over that cash machine Blue […]
On May 29 the newly established Teddy Music Label will release ‘Wow Bass Level 4’, the sixth instrumental E.P by the east London native Teddy Music (fka DJ Silencer), a no-holds-barred producer and DJ whose creative prowess has crafted some of the most memorable tracks in grime that include, Lethal Bizzle’s ‘Pow 2011’, ‘Modern Warfare’ with B.Live, Skepta and Footise, and Tempa T’s ‘Boy Off The Ting’. Whether it’s the menacing beat on the aptly titled ‘Afghan’ which boasts P Money, Blacks […]