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THE JAY-Z WORSHIP CONTINUES – NY PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS DECODED EVENT

It seems the world has gone ‘bananas’ over Jay-Z’s recently released book Decoded, including the folk over at the New York Public Library. Jay-Z appeared at the NY Public Library last night (I’m guessing it was his first time actually stepping foot in to the library) for an analyses of his book Decoded, along side Dr. Cornel West and Paul Holdengräber. Check out the footage below. (Spotted @ Punchbowl Blog) Interesting…. *rolls eyes* The NY Public Library organises a night dedicated to this book and intellectuals []

KANYE WEST’S MEDIA TRAINER QUITS

According to the Daily Mail Kanye West’s media trainer has quit after his disastrous interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show. Click HERE to watch interview if you missed it. Also the journalist who wrote this news story describes Kanye as being a SINGER.  These journalists are something else….. *shaking my head* Click HERE to read article.

UK MUSIC NEWS: JAY-Z CO-SIGNS X-FACTOR’S CHER LLOYD

MTV UK reports that Jay-Z has given X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd the thumbs up, for her irritating renditions of his hit singles Hard Knock Life and Empire State Of Mind. Click HERE and HERE watch. According to the website Jay allegedly said, “I was very impressed with her version of Hard Knock Life. It should be a track on her debut album and I would happily add my lyrics to it. I could get myself, Kanye West, Beyoncé and Rihanna all working []

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SIGNING SESSION SET TO TAKE PLACE @ HMV BAYSWATER, WHITELEY’S SHOPPING CENTRE

UK single chart topping grime rapper and producer, Tinchy Stryder, celebrates the release of his new album, ‘Third Strike’, with a signing session at HMV’s Bayswater store in Whiteleys Shopping Centre, London on Monday 15th November 2010.   Tinchy Stryder will be at the store from 5.00 pm, to meet fans and sign copies of the new album which is released through Island Records the same day.   ‘Third Strike’ will be Tinchy Stryder’s follow up to his critically acclaimed album, ‘Catch []

UK MUSIC NEWS /VIDEO: LETHAL BIZZLE SET TO RELEASE ‘POW’ 2011

Team UK stand up and rejoice! Lethal Bizzle has announced that he is about to drop the 2011 version of his 2004 hit Pow, this time featuring Kano. Check out what an excited Lethal has to say about the 2011 version. Just last week I overheard a teenager at the bus stop say to his friend… “wouldnt it be good if Lethal Bizzle released a 2011 version of Pow. The world needs this blud!”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: DEF JAM VICE-PRESIDENT OF A&R BU THIAM

Photograph Source In response to the rumour that Island Def Jam CEO LA Reid has been fired, Akon’s brother/Vice President of A&R (that role still exists?) Bu Thiam said this? As an Island Def Jam Executive, and more importantly a music fan, the recent heat that LA Reid has come under, in my opinion is extremely whack! Everyday I’ve been getting calls from people asking “When is LA getting fired? or what happened to Def Jam?” The ironic thing about this whole []

TRAILER: BEYONCE ‘I AM’ WORLD TOUR DVD

Check out the teaser from Beyonce’s ‘I’ Am’…. World Tour DVD Trailer.  The Deluxe CD/DVD combo will be available worldwide on November 30th. The press release also states that Beyonce produced, directed and edited the entire DVD. Right… of course she did……….   LOL at Beyonce flogging her goods (Del Boy style) just in time for Christmas and ringing the last dregs out of the 2 year old ‘I Am..’ project.

UK NEWS: RAPPER NELLY TO HOST SHOW ON CHOICE FM THROUGHOUT NOVEMBER

Global Radio’s Choice, London’s number one urban station, is excited to announce award-winning rap artist Nelly as the new host of its Saturday afternoon show throughout November.   From Saturday 6th November, the three times Grammy Award winner will be taking over the early afternoon show – bringing Londoners the biggest and best urban music, a selection of tracks from his upcoming album 5.0 and giving listeners the chance to interact with one of the biggest names in music. His first show []

BRITISH MUSIC JOURNALIST BECOMES FIRST OFFICIAL UK RESIDENT COLUMNIST FOR XXLMAG.COM

Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson is well-known on the UK underground music scene for his love and passion of grime, UK rap, bassline, dubstep and other bass-orientated music. Having started off as a club night promoter, the 22-year-old has now gone on to become one of the most respected music journalists in the UK music scene. In his short career, Joseph has achieved an impressive amount of accolades for his young age. He currently holds the title of Editor of MTV’s urban blog, The Wrap []