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UK NEWS: DO YOU WANT TO STAR IN TAIO CRUZ’S NEXT VIDEO?

That’s right our resident “equal opportunities employer” Taio Cruz is looking  for an aspiring female model or dancer to appear in his next music video. All you have to do is submit a 60 second video of you walking and dancing to his hit song “Break Your Heart.”  Click HERE for more information. I bet when he receives video footage featuring black female models and dancers Taio “accidently” clicks on DELETE. Oops! Best of luck girls! [Thanks Kaydine]

CHRIS BROWN STORMS OUT OF RADIO INTERVIEW

Rhymes With Snitch reports that Chris Brown stormed out of a radio interview yesterday. The singer was there to promote his Haiti Benefit concert,  but it all went down hill after he asked the DJ why they didn’t play his music. “Why am I even here?” Erm.. I thought he was there to help promote his “Hati Benefit Concert”. Oh dear Chris….

VIDEO: GAPPY RANKS – ‘LONG TIME’

Check out reggae artist Gappy Rank’s new single Long Time. This track definitely gets a thumbs up from me. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? Check out Gappy’s recent interview with Marvin Sparks. Click HERE to read.

UK NEWS: ERYKAH BADU COMING TO THE BRIXTON ACADEMY

News spotted @ Pinboard Blog Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-actress ERYKAH BADU, one of the best loved, most constantly challenging and uniquely creative artists currently working in popular music, has announced a one-off London date for July. Badu whose new album New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh, was recently released to unanimous acclaim, will play the London O2 Academy Brixton (0844 477 2000) on Saturday July 24. Tickets will go on sale Friday 30th April @ 9am priced £32.50– / 0871 2200 260. Click []

SOUTH LONDON ARTIST STYLER WINS MR HUDSON MC COMPETITION

Mercury recording artist Mr Hudson this afternoon announced on his twitter page that London rap artist Stylah has won the competition to feature on the UK edition of his new single Anyone But Him. The song, which features Kanye West on the original album version, is due for  release in May with Stylah guest featuring. Stylah will also be joining Mr Hudson on stage to perform the track on his current UK tour. Whilst currently independent, Stylah has recently been in talks []

AKON NO LONGER BACKS KONVICT FRAGRANCE

Earlier this year it was announced that the singer Akon would be releasing a new fragrance called Konvict, and as you can see below the bottle was shaped like a handcuff. People were not impressed. Myself included. Akon must have realized that perhaps it wasn’t such a good idea to be seen endorsing this foolishness, because today Rhymes With Snitch reports that the singer has now distanced himself from the product. Akon says he was in talks with a fragrance company to []

VIDEO: COMEDIAN EDDIE KADI BEHIND THE SCENES OF TAIO CRUZ AND KESHA’S DIRTY PICTURE VIDEO SHOOT

Comedian Eddie Kadi took time out of his busy schedule to visit “equal opportunities” employer Taio Cruz and the ridiculous Ke$ha while they filmed the video for Taio’s  new single Dirty Picture featuring Ke$ha. I think I can guess what the video’s concept is. A pervert runs around taking pictures of couples (including Taio and Ke$ha) while they stimulate having sex in dirty toilet cubicles.

PRODUCER SOLAR SPEAKS OUT OVER LETTER BACKLASH

AllHiphop.com reports that producer Solar has addressed the mounting speculation over the controversial / suspect letter (Click HERE to read) that was sent out this morning along with a press release, which announced the death of the legendary rapper Guru (real name Keith Elam). Guru lost his long fight against cancer yesterday (April 19th). Solar tweeted, “Guru made this statement from his own mouth and anybody saying different is insane with Hate!” It was totally inappropriate of him to issue a letter []

HIP HOP LEGEND GURU DIES

It’s been reported on DJ Premier’s Blog that Hip Hop legend Guru (real name Keith Elam and best known as front man for GangStarr) died yesterday (April 19th) after a long battle fighting cancer. Guru allegedly wrote this letter to fans while in hospital battling his illness. Via BallerStatus.com I, Guru, am writing this letter to my fans, friends and loved ones around the world. I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I have suffered with this illness for over a []