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UK MUSIC NEWS: SKEPTA SET TO COLLABORATE WITH P.DIDDY

Sean “Diddy” Combs has developed a sudden interest in the UK music scene. He posted on Twitter several days ago that he had just signed his first UK rapper, something he says  he’s wanted to do his “whole life”. Yeah whatever Combs! But nobody seems to know who the “lucky” rapper is yet. And this morning Diddy made a point of letting the world know just how much he loves Grime music (The Grime ship sailed off in to the mist about 4 years ago Diddy), and []

ESQUIRE MAGAZINE UK (MAY 2010): THE JAY-Z NAUSEATING LOVEFEST CONTINUES

[Thanks Mikey] Jay-Z is featured in the May 2010 issue of Esquire Magazine UK – “Jay-Z  Why He’s  The CEO Of Cool”, and TV/radio personality Jonathan Ross has written an article about the rapper. The British mainstream media’s obsession with Jay is just nauseating! You have BBC Radio personality Jo Whiley who I always associate with the Indie Rock scene,  fawning, cooing and wetting herself over Jay and now Jonathan’s his biggest fan. To some Jay-Z is now the acceptable face of []

UK NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SET TO JOIN RIHANNA ON TOUR?

Photograph via The Lala Report It’s been reported that UK rapper Tinchy Stryder has been invited to join singer Rihanna on tour. Click HERE to read more…. It looks like flogging those now infamous “Star In The Hood” t-shirts to Rihanna might have worked wonders for old Stryder. Congrats!

QUOTE OF THE DAY: TIM WESTWOOD

  “I’ve been broadcasting to absolutely nobody for the last three hours. What are you laughing about? Didn’t you see the figures? No-one listens to Westwood in the afternoon. It’s soul-destroying.” Radio personality Tim “Big Dawg” Westwood isn’t a happy man. The “Big Dawg”complained about his BBC 1xtra drive time listening figures on the Scott Mills Radio 1 Show last week. Westwood is live on air weekdays from 4pm – 7pm.   I’m sorry but I cannot stop laughing. Poor Westwood – nothing []

UK NEWS: BBC TO “REBRAND” 1XTRA

  Via Digital Spy The BBC’s digital radio station 1Xtra will reportedly drop its “Love Black Music, Love 1Xtra” slogan as part of a rebranding exercise to bring it closer to parent network Radio 1. According to The Guardian, the rebrand will see 1Xtra adopt two new straplines – “Xtra RnB” and “Xtra Hip Hop” – to better indicate it as Radio 1’s urban music spin-off. The station will also get a new logo blending the two station’s branding. The rebranding of 1Xtra is part of the []

KIELY WILLIAMS DEFENDS MUSIC VIDEO AND SONG ‘SPECTACULAR’ AFTER BACKLASH

Source Former 3LW group member and former Disney Cheetah Girl Kiely Williams, has come out and defended her sexually charged track Spectacular and it’s video. The singer/actress says, I am an actor and performer. I have been so since my first role in a television pilot at five years old. I played a character when I was a “Cheetah Girl.” I am playing a character in the music video for the song “Spectacular,” as I did in the “Cheetah Girl” movies. Young women across []

WHITNEY HOUSTON POSTPONES UK CONCERTS OVER ILL HEALTH

Via BBC News Singer Whitney Houston has postponed three concerts at the start of her UK tour due to illness. Houston, 46, was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection by doctors in Paris, where she had already cancelled a concert. She had been due on stage in Manchester on Thursday and Friday this week but the gigs have been rescheduled for 16 and 17 June. Her Glasgow show on Sunday has been moved to 1 May. Continue Reading… I’m not surprised……. They []

JENNIFER LOPEZ’S LACK OF SINGING ABILITY EXPOSED

I’ve said for years that when it comes to Jennifer Lopez it has nearly always been “style over substance”. The only thing she excelled at was dancing. Anyway a sound engineer has released audio of Jennifer attempting to sing a cover of Barbara Streisand’s Enough Is Enough, during a studio session. I remember when Jennifer was Sony Music’s golden girl and her albums were flying off the shelf, R&B star Usher used to publicly make snide comments about her lack of  singing []

VIDEO: TY ‘EMOTIONS’ VIDEO TEASER CLIP & ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

Check out a clip from the new video for the new single Emotions (out now on iTunes). Emotions is the first single from Ty’s forthcoming album Special Kind of Fool, set for release on 19th April. Directed and produced by Odyssey Media Collective. ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY Ty “Special Kind Of Fool” (BBE Records) Album Launch Party 9pm – 4am Friday 16th April 2010 @ Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AY (Brixton Tube) £5 in advance through Ticketweb / 0844-477-1000 / £10 on the []