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AKON SIGNS NEW ARTIST JEFFREE STAR

Blogger Miss Lala reports that Akon has signed a new artist called Jeffree Star. The singer/producer describes his new signing as “a male Lady Gaga”, while Jeffree describes himself as  “the princess of Konvict Muzik”. Click HERE to listen to what Akon has to say about his new artist. Check out Jeffree’s debut single/video below. Jeffree looks like he should be performing at some cheesy drag event in a Soho nightclub. His image/sound (judging by the first single) at this point in time just isn’t polished enough. But it will be interesting to see how well he []

UK MUSIC NEWS: LABRINTH ‘PRAISES’ X-FACTOR’S CHER LLOYD

Singer/producer Labrinth has apparently told tabloid rag The Sun that he would “love to work” with over-rated/ridiculous X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd. The star said, “Cher’s incredible. I love her vibe. She knows who she is and she’s fresh, she’s very cool.” I’d definitely like to work with her. It would be great to get her in the studio.” Digital Spy also reports that a show insider disclosed, “Labrinth – and Simon – know that Cher is bang smack in the centre of what the []

VIDEO: THA VILL FT KELE LE ROC – MORE THAN FRIENDS

Up until this point I had never heard of Tha Vill but he is apparently famous in the US for his nu-tek production style, and has now teamed up with UK songstress Kele Le Roc on the dance track More Than Friends The video was directed by actress Shannon Elizabeth who starred in Scary Movie and American Pie. [Original] [Remix] I have posted the original version and the remixed version – I prefer the remix. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: K’NAAN

Via K’naan’s twitter “Thanks for the MOBO Award UK! It’s an honor to win Best African Act having lived outside of the continent most of my life now.” [Thanks Marvin Sparks] Hmmmmm….

MOBO AWARDS 2010 – THE WINNERS

Well the ‘highly anticipated’ MOBO Awards ended an hour ago, and they should never hold the event in Liverpool again.  The only time the audience showed any real enthusiasm was when premiership footballers ( I cannot remember his name) Tim Cahill and Tim Howard appeared on stage to present an award, and when Billy Ocean collected a lifetime achievement award. But other than that they were pretty mute. US rapper Nelly performed his new single but surprisingly didn’t close the show (I thought []

UPDATE: NICKI MINAJ FIRES SEAN ‘P.DIDDY’ COMBS AS HER MUSIC MANAGER

It’s now been announced that the statements below said to be from Young Money / Nicki Minaj are FAKE. But I wonder who is behind these ‘fake’ statements…hmmmmm…. It was announced earlier this year that Sean Combs aka P.Diddy had signed on to manage Nicki Minaj’s career. Then for some reason the story was later denied. Anyway a dissatisfied Nicki has now fired the mogul. Read statements below released today (October 18th) by Young Money and Nicki. Statement from Young Money – Young Money/Cash Money/Universal []

BET TOP TEN RAPPERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

  BET recently unveiled their Top Ten rappers list of the 21st century, and we the public are expected to believe that some serious deliberation by a HIP HOP PANEL ( i.e. a bunch of jokers) took place before the list below was compiled.    I can’t even take BET seriously. I can’t even be bothered to point out the rappers who should not be included on that list, and those who should have been included. It’s too obvious.   1  Eminem 2 Lil’ Wayne 3 Kanye West 4 50 Cent 5 T.I. []

UK MUSIC: ORANGE ROCKCORPS ALLSTARS – ‘GIVE A LITTLE LOVE

UK acts Roll Deep, Aggro Santos, Bashy, Wretch32, Davinche, Bluey Robinson and Cleo Sol have united to release the single Give A Little Love for Orange RockCorps, under the name the RockCorps Allstars. Give A Little Love was released on 10th October 2010, and the RockCorps Allstars performed the track at the end of September, at the Royal Albert Hall for 5,000 Orange RockCorps volunteers! Watch below. To purchase a copy of the single click here

RAPPER T.I SENTENCED TO 11 MONTHS IN PRISON

Rapper T.I (real name Clifford Harris) was sentenced to serve 11 months in prison today for drug possession. But I hear that his legal team plan on appealing the decision. Yeah good luck with that! *sarcasm* Before the judge announced his sentence Harris had this to say, I screwed up.  I screwed up big time, and I’m sorry. I’m truly and sincerely sorry. I don’t want and I don’t need to use drugs anymore. I want them out of my life.” But []