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VIBE MAGAZINE FRONT COVER (AUG/SEPT 2010 ISSUE)

Via The Lala Report Is Cassie still making music? Or have they just included her because she’s in a relationship with Diddy? And the talented Janelle Monae is featured on the front cover, but why isn’t her name also listed on the left-hand side of the cover?

ALL I CAN DO IS LAUGH: KANYE WEST SETS UP TWITTER ACCOUNT

It’s just been brought to my attention that rapper Kanye West has apparently set up his very own Twitter account. I find this news extremely funny because last year Kanye was very vocal in his dislike of Twitter and wrote on his website, “DON’T HAVE A F****** TWITTER… WHY WOULD I USE TWITTER??? I ONLY BLOG 5 PERCENT OF WHAT I’M UP TO IN THE FIRST PLACE. I’M ACTUALLY SLOW DELIVERING CONTENT BECAUSE I’M TOO BUSY ACTUALLY BUSY BEING CREATIVE MOST OF THE TIME AND IF []

UK EVENT: SINGER SHARDINAY SET TO PERFORM AT THE SUNDAY SHOW

This is complete and utter insanity! Last week I featured UK “artist” Shardinay on Mad News and now the “singer” is fast becoming an Internet sensation… for the WRONG reasons!!! However this doesn’t seem to matter to some folk, because Shardinay has now been booked to perform at the popular event The Sunday Show which takes place every weekend in London. Now I’m beginning to think that Shardinay is a comedian pretending to be a serious artist, the Sunday Show promoters are []

UK MUSIC NEWS: SINGER JAMELIA SIGNS NEW RECORD

Jamelia who left former label EMI back in 2007 has signed a new record deal. The over-excited /emotional singer signed the deal live on UStream in front of her management team and two children. Jamelia gushed that it was a very exciting day for her, a day that she wanted to share with her fans. She then added, “Obviously this is really exciting for me. Let the games begin!” ………………………………………………………………….. That all sounded a bit over the top.  But I wish Jamelia the best of luck. She’s going []

RIDICULOUS QUOTE OF THE DAY: IRV GOTTI

The world has yet to see the best of Nicki Minaj. What she’s delivering to the world now is basically what they want. But I know that she’s a super talented superstar who can do anything at a high level—rap, sing, act, whatever she wants to do. This is just the beginning of Nicki Minaj. Her best is yet to come. In my opinion she is as talented as my other girl Lauryn Hill. They have completely different styles. But as far []

RAPPER T.I AND TINY TO WED / BLOGGER LEFT DISAPPOINTED BECAUSE HE HAS NOT RECEIVED AN INVITE

Hip Hop Enquirer Magazine reports that rapper T.I (real name Clifford Harris) will marry his long time girlfriend/former X-scape star Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle on July 31st. (T.I is one controlling individual.  I dread to think what he will be like after he makes Tiny his wife.  But I guess Tiny loves that about him.) The ‘classy’ affair will apparently take place in basket ball superstar Lebron James’  Miami mansion. Click HERE to view the alleged guest list. Rasha Entertainment also reports that []

VIDEO: NAS AND DAMIAN MARLEY PERFORM IN LONDON

Nas and Damain Marley performed together at The Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday night and from what I hear blew the audience away. The show was apparently that good! Britain’s most famous waste woman, Amy Winehouse could be seen (and was photographed) at the side of the stage acting and looking like a cracked out fool. But anyway the less said about her the better. Check out the performance below. [Thanks Pinboard Blog]

UK MUSIC NEWS: DIZZEE RASCAL AND CORRINE BAILEY RAE LEAD MERCURY NOMINEES

For those who care…. it’s Mercury Prize time again folks! Singer Corrine Bailey Rae and Dizzie Rascal have both received Mercury Prize nominations, alongside “Modfather’ Paul Weller (he seems so up himself) and Biffy Cyflo (who?). Last year Speech Debelle took home the Mercury Prize and then promptly disappeared after THIS embarrassing incident. *Note: A Mercury win is supposed to boost sales and the artist’s profile. But that didn’t happen in Speech’s case. * Then she later quit her label blaming them for her poor album sales. According to Digital Spy, to date her winning []

NE-YO WANTS TO COLLABORATE WITH CHERYL COLE

Ha ha ha ha ha I LOVE IT! So it’s official! Now EVERY chocolate covered singer/rapper with an American accent wants to work with the “nations sweet-heart”  Cheryl Cole! The BBC reports that crooner Ne-Yo wants to collaborate with the fraud. He said, “We’ve been talking about doing some stuff together. Although nothing has happened so far, Cheryl is definitely on the list.” Of Cole’s chances of success in the US, he said: “She’s gorgeous. She can sing. She can dance. I []

DRAKE DONATES $25K TO HELP BUILD A LEARNING CENTRE IN JAMAICA

Source The manager of Reggae artist Mavado has revealed that singer/rapper Drake has donated (US) $25,000 (JA$2.15 million) to help Mavado build a Learning Centre in his hometown, Cassava Piece (Kingston).  Click HERE to read more. [Thanks Marvin] This Learning Centre will be a positive thing for the community IF Mavado sticks to the plan and ensures it’s built.  If not then that’s Drake’s $25k gone down the drain or worse .. into somebody elses pockets. Click HERE to also read –  []