Music News

DIDDY BACKS ‘UK HIP HOP INVASION’

The BBC News website reports that Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy aka Puffy aka Puff aka P Diddy aka Diddy aka Papa Diddy Pop, has expressed admiration for today’s ‘UK Hip Hop scene’.   The star believes that British Hip Hop is “on the verge of breaking into the US charts”, and added,   “I’ve always been abreast and respected the UK Hip-Hop scene and I look forward to great things,”   (saying this in a broad Jamaican accent) –  STOP LIE!!!!!   But I would love to know the names of []

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SIGNS DEAL WITH JAY-Z

PunchBowl Blog reports that rapper Tinchy Stryder has signed a deal with the “mighty J-Hova” himself Jay-Z. Via Punchbowl Blog Tinchy hinted on his Twitter that he was to meet the hip hop mogul at his show in Manchester on Monday night, and after finally meeting him for the first time, it has been confirmed the two have signed a big-bucks deal. Jay-Z’s “Roc Nation” has signed Tinchy’s management company in it’s first European venture. The new leg of the company will be []

CHRIS BROWN’S EUROPEAN TOUR CANCELED DUE TO DENIED ENTRY

It’s been reported that singer Chris Brown has been denied access into Europe, which has resulted in all of his shows being cancelled. Brown issued an apology to his fans  via Twitter which said, “SORRY to all the fans in europe!!! my tour is cancelled. I’m pretty sure y’all know. my entry was denied in your country. I love you. SORRY!!” So he’s been denied entry in to every European country? hmmmm I smell a case of poor ticket sales.

UK MUSIC NEWS: 90s R&B GROUP DAMAGE REUNITE

Popular 1990s R&B group Damage have reunited. Group members Andrez Harriott, Jade Jones, Coreé Richards, Rahsaan Jas and Noel Simpson, decided to go their separate ways back in 2001, citing musical differences as the reason for their break up. However in 2010 they have put their differences aside and have decided to regroup. The Take That reunion proved to be hugely successful, and now nearly every group from the ’90s’ era has decided to try there luck. But this news has shocked []

UK NEWS: DIZZIE RASCAL SAYS HE’S ‘NO SELL OUT’

Dizzee Rascal wants us to know that he is not a ‘sell out’, and has dismissed claims that his new single ‘Dirtee Disco’ is mainstream cheesy trash. He disclosed to the ridiculous Daily Star that, “People say I’m selling out but it doesn’t get to me anymore. It depends on what people mean by selling out, and who’s saying it. “Some people think it’s morally wrong of me to not ‘keep it real’ but a lot of the time this is coming from drug dealers and robbers. Talk []

UK MUSIC: ANGHA FT DELE – FOR YOU

Check out British Hip Hop duo Angha and their debut single For You, featuring Dele. For You is a well produced track, but it sounds very familiar, and has that late 90s / early noughties American R&B/Hip Hop saccharine sweat fusion going on. It actually reminds me of Jennifer Lopez’s 2001 hit featuring Nas, I’m Gonna Be Alright. Click HERE to watch. And for some reason Ja Rule’s 2004 track New York. Click HERE to watch. Duo Angha sound okay, but for []

UK MUSIC NEWS: TY AND AKALA OFFICIAL SUPPORT ACTS FOR NAS AND DAMIEN MARLEY ‘DISTANT RELATIVES’ UK TOUR

Rappers Ty and Akala will support Damien Marley and  Nas in concert, when they tour the UK in July. Click HERE for ticket information. *Please note that the timings for the Manchester show are slightly different, as doors opens at 8pm, and curfew is 2am, therefore the set times will definitely be later than normal.  Support acts may begin around 10pm (TBC)* Ty’s Album Launch Party will take place tonight (May 31st) at the Jazz Cafe in London. Click HERE for more []