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UK MUSIC NEWS: GRIMINAL SIGNS TO UNIVERSAL MUSIC

UK rapper Griminal announced via Twitter yesterday that he has signed to Universal Music / All Around The World. Check out the photograph he posted of himself signing on the dotted line. Why artists like to post photographs of themselves signing their lives away is beyond me. I wonder if he even bothered to read the contract first. Anyway congratulations Griminal. Now the hard work begins! Click HERE to watch the video to his new single Supa Dupa.

ISLAND DEF JAM FIRES L.A. REID AND THE DREAM?

This news hasn’t been officially confirmed yet but it’s been reported that Island Def Jam bigwigs fired label executives L.A Reid and singer/producer The Dream today. Via Gyant Unplugged According to my source, Vin Vivendi, a french international media conglomerate, with activities in music, television, film, and telecommunications, is cleaning house, and Dream as well as LA Reid are out due to disappointing sales figures and exuberant spending . If L.A Reid has in fact “left the building” then I wonder where []

SINGER BRUNO MARS ARRESTED FOR DRUG POSSESSION

Oh dear. One minute your on top of the world and receiving countless accolades for your music, then in the next minute your being dragged out of a dirty toilet cubicle with white powder spilling from your nostrils. [Please note: I’m not saying that’s how it went down in Bruno’s situation]   Via Rwd This year’s breakout hitmaker Bruno Mars was arrested in the early hours of Sunday Morning for possession of illegal narcotics in a hotel toilet in Las Vegas. The singer songwriter who crafted []

REGGAE STAR BOUNTY KILLER ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING A WOMAN

Reggae star Bounty Killer (real name Rodney Pryce) was arrested and charged with wounding on Saturday after he allegedly beat a woman with a hammer. Via The Jamaican Observer Deputy Superintendent Altermoth Campbell, anti-crime boss at the Constant Spring Police Station, said the entertainer was picked up after a female companion turned up at the station bleeding and reported that he had assaulted her. The incident occurred at his Oakland Apartments residence in St Andrew, police said. “She turned up here sometime after six and said that []

MTV VMA’S 2010 – THE WINNERS!

Well no surprises here.. Lady Gaga with her over the top shenanigans cleaned up and took home eight awards. Best Female Video: Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’ Best Male Video: Eminem – ‘Not Afraid’ Best Hip Hop Video: Eminem – ‘Not Afraid’ Best New Artist: Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris – ‘Baby’ Best Collaboration: Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé – ‘Telephone’ Best Pop Video: Lady Gaga – ‘Bad Romance’ Best Rock Video: 30 Seconds to Mars – ‘Kings and Queens’ Best Dance Music Video: []

UK NEWS: MOBO DROPS ‘BEST DJ’ CATEGORY

The nominees for the forthcoming 2010 Mobo Awards extravaganza were announced last night and this morning only one question is being asked. What happened to the Best DJ category????  This year the MOBO committee has decided to ignore the nations DJ’s and as you can imagine ego’s have been bruised. Previous winners Tim Westwood and Trevor Nelson must be punching brick walls right now in a fit of rage.  So why the decision to remove this popular category from the list Kanya? Enquiring minds want to []

UK NEWS: MOBO AWARD 2010 NOMINEES LIST

Well.. it’s that time again folks…. Check out the 2010 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards nominees list below… Best Newcomer Tinie Tempah Professor Green Scorcher Labrinth Devlin Best UK Act Tinie Tempah Jay Sean Tinchy Stryder Taio Cruz Chipmunk N-Dubz Giggs JLS Roll Deep M.I.A Dizzee Rascal Alexandra Burke Sade Plan B Leona Lewis Best Song Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha – ‘Dirty Picture’ Tinie Tempah – ‘Pass Out’ N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson – ‘Playing With Fire’ Mark Ronson & The Business []

POLICE CONFIRM THEY FOUND ECSTASY ON RAPPER T.I AND WIFE

Via AllHipHop.com Police have confirmed they found the drug ecstasy on rapper T.I. when he was stopped in Los Angeles Wednesday (September 2nd) evening. Police said they found several pills on the rapper when he was stopped for making an illegal U-turn on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles County Police Department, the drugs were found directly on T.I. and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. If this all turns out to be true then T.I should win []

SNOOP DOGG WORKING ON ‘DOGGYSTYLE’ SEQUEL

Snoop Dogg has announced that he is working on the sequel to his 1993 debut album Doggystyle.  The new album will be called Doggystyle 2: The Doggymentury. Snoop will team up with producer/Alicia Keys’ husband Swizz Beats on the Doggystyle sequel. ————————————————- This is 17 years too late! Doggystyle is a CLASSIC. Leave it alone Snoop, and the same goes for you Swizzy. And no Dr Dre! Dre produced the original and in 2010 Swizz Beats is on board to produce the ‘sequel’ – ( all I can do right now is []