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SAD DAYS AHEAD FOR ISLAND DEF JAM???

  Rumour has it that Island Def Jam is about to go through some massive changes. The legendary Hip Hop label once home to some of the most respected and successful rappers ever to grace the scene will appparently merge with two other Universal Music subsidiaries, and will axe 70% of its staff. ……………………………………………………………. Sad news if true.

RAPPER GUCCI MANE COMMITTED TO MENTAL INSTITUTION

Allhiphop.com reports that rapper Gucci Man has been committed to a mental institution in Atlanta following a judge’s recommendation for him to serve jail time for violating the terms of his probation. TMZ.com also reports that the rapper filed for a “Special Plea of Mental Incompetency” during his appearance yesterday (January 3rd), in front of a Fulton, County judge. ……………………………………………………… I don’t know if Gucci is just trying to pull a fast one here, but most of today’s rappers need psychiatric intervention, []

UK NEWS: CHER LLOYD SIGNS TO ROC NATION

Tabloid rag The Sun reports that the over-rated and over-hyped Cher LLoyd has signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation. A “source” disclosed to the newspaper, “Even though Cher didn’t do terrifically well in the X Factor finals, there’s been a hell of a lot of interest in her. All the labels are on the lookout for sassy, young female artists with bags of attitude, and Cher fits that bill perfectly.” Will.i.am’s backing only intensified the battle to get her signature. After weighing []

DID WILL.IAM STEAL FROM THE SIMPSONS?

The legendary George Clinton is already suing Will.Iam/the Black Eyed Peas backsides for sampling his 1979 song (Not Just) Knee Deep . The suit names Fergie and Will.I.Am, as well as their label for sampling Clinton’s song in a remix of  Shut Up from their 2003 album Elephunk, and on a remix featured on the deluxe edition of their 2009 album The E.N.D. Clinton claims that they still used the sample after he had denied permission to use it. Check out the []

AUDIO: RAPPER WALE CALLS IN TO A RADIO STATION AND MAKES A COMPLETE FOOL OF HIMSELF

A random rapper called in to a radio station and bad mouthed rapper Wale , so what does Wale do? He calls in to the radio station and verbally abuses and threatens the station’s  deejays. Towards the end Wale screams that he will visit the station “with his peoples” to discuss the matter further.  What a joke! why doesn’t he visit the station by himself? Coward! The deejays must have loved this. Lunatic.

LYNNIKE & SEFA PRESENT… CRAZY GIRLS IN THE MIX: VOL2

Bang Radio 103.6 DJs/personalities Lynikke and Sefa present a jam-packed mixtape with some of your favourite Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae/Dancehall and Funky House tracks mixed by the ladies themselves. ::::::Tracklist:::::: ****HIP HOP & RnB**** Rick Ross – B.M.F Tinchy Stryder ft Giggs, Pro Green, Tinie Tempah, Example, Chipmunk – Game Over Ruff Diamondz, Adot, Envy, CherriV, BabyBlue, RoxXxan, Lioness, Mz Bratt & Lady Leshurr – Game Over Female Takeover (Remix) Busta Rhymes ft Swizz Beatz – Stop The Party Cali Swag District – Teach Me How To Dougie Lloyd Banks []

BLACKSTREET CONFIRM THEIR ATTENDANCE @ THE SUNDAY SHOW (LONDON)

Several days ago I posted a blog announcing the news that 90s R&B  group Blackstreet would be performing at The Sunday Show on the 26 December (Boxing Day). Also on the bill is the talented Ayo aka MC Darke aka “I’m young and I’m black, surrounded by crack” who appears in the Channel 4 documentary The Family. And it was announced today that the equally talented Silky who appeared as a contestant on the ITV 1 dating game show Take Me Out []

TINIE TEMPAH NOT PLANNING ON SIGNING TO US LABEL’

Digital Spy reports that ‘Team UK” rapper Tinie Tempah is not ready to sign to a US label.   On whether he had agreed a US deal with the Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z, told M Is For Music, “I’ve just been here in America doing quite a few things actually, and none of them has been that. “D’ya know what – at this moment in time I’m just concentrating on what I’m doing. What Jay-Z has achieved for himself is incredible and if I could []