Music News

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 []

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 []