Music News

HIP HOP LEGEND GURU IN COMA AFTER SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK

It has been reported that Hip Hop legend Guru ( real name Keith Alam) is in a coma after suffering a heart attack yesterday (Feb 28th). Via The Guardian The rapper’s condition was confirmed by DJ Premier, his partner in the seminal hip-hop group Gang Starr, in a phonecall to radio show Hip Hop Nation yesterday. He is reported as saying: “Guru is in a coma and will go under surgery tomorrow afternoon.”  I hope he pulls through.

MOTHER LASHES OUT AT SINGER RIHANNA 1 MONTH AFTER DAUGHTER LOSES CANCER BATTLE

Rihanna should be the last person on this woman’s mind! Via Rhymes With Snitch Last year Rihanna made a public plea for bone marrow donors for a little girl named Jasmina Anema who was suffering from Leukemia. A month ago Jasmina succumbed to her illness. Sad. Even sadder how Jasmina’s mom (Thea Anema) lashed out at Rihanna on Twitter. Click HERE to read about about Jasmina. Logging on to Twitter to air out such a grievance is beyond sad. Is this really just about not receiving a text or flowers? []

UK MUSIC NEWS: KEISHA BUCHANAN SUES FORMER BAND MATES OVER THE USE OF ‘SUGABABES’ NAME

Via The Daily Mirror Girlband The Sugababes are being sued by founder member Keisha Buchanan – who is trying to BAN the group from using their name. Keisha, who formed the band in 1998, has launched a legal bid to claim a stake in the Sugababes brand – which she says has grown into a multi-million pound business over the past 12 years. Keisha – who was forced to quit the chart-toppers last September – has now demanded that the current line-up of Heidi []

VIDEO: ESTELLE FT KARDINAL OFFISHALL – ‘FREAK’

Check out the sneak peak footage of Estelle’s up and coming video for her new single Freak, featuring Kardinal Offishall. Freak sounds like a late 80s / early 90s dance track. As for the video… Estelle sporting a black boot polish look, complete with bright red glossy lipstick……….. hmmmmm interesting…….. I’ve never paid much attention too Kardinal Offishall. Is he Canadian?  Anyway, I look forward to watching the video in its entirety.

JAY-Z ‘CO-SIGNS’ JLS

The Jay-Z  “co-sign” is the only co-sign that matters these days within the topsy turvy world of music it seems….. According to down market tabloid rag The Sun, Jay-Z claims to have been impressed with boyband JLS’ performance at Tuesday’s Brit Awards ceremony. The rapper said, “I liked JLS, I watched them do their show. They’re a good band and remind me of ‘N Sync, a band who do the boy band thing well. “They put on a class performance and I think they will []

UK MUSIC: TY – ‘EMOTIONS’

“Emotions” featuring Sarina Leah and Shaun Escoffery (release date 16th March 2010), is the debut single from UK hip hop legend Ty’s forthcoming album “Special Kind of Fool” on BBE. An uplifting bubbler featuring Ty’s trademark candor and inimitable flow, it’s an infectious dance floor music track, with depth. Look out for the remixes from heavyweight producers including Daz-I-Kue, Waajeed, Dego (4Hero) and Akwasi.   “Emotions” is also Mista Jam’s “Jam Hot” single of the week, and he will be chatting to Ty on his Radio 1Xtra []

UK MUSIC NEWS: N-DUBZ MISS US LABEL TALKS BECAUSE OF SNOW

According to Digital Spy UK “super” group N-Dubz were forced to cancel a showcase for Def Jam Records in New York,  after their flight was cancelled thanks to severe weather conditions. The group was supposed to meet label head LA Reid last Thursday, but blizzard conditions in New York prevented their flight from departing London. N- Dubz showcasing their music for Def Jam Records. Def Jam Records, once home to some of the greatest Hip Hop artists ever. It’s tragic. Is this what it’s come to Def Jam?

JOHN MAYER ‘BREAKS DOWN’ DURING CONCERT

First John Mayer gives a rather “deep” and “philosophical” interview which has hilariously backfired! And now comes the tears ….. Via Digital Spy E! News says that Mayer stopped playing towards the end of his concert in Nashville last night. After apologising to his bandmates, he reportedly told the audience: “I quit the media game. I’m out. I’m done. I just want to play my guitar.” He allegedly paused before returning to his guitar solo and finishing the concert. The musician caused controversy with his recent Playboy []

JOHN MAYER APOLOGISES FOR PLAYBOY INTERVIEW AND FOR USING THE N-WORD

Singer John Mayer has apologised via Twitter for his disastrous Playboy interview and for uttering the word “nigger”. He wrote, “Using the ‘N word’ in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it’s such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there’s no intellectualizing a word that []

SINGER JOHN MAYER EMBROILED IN RACE ROW

It’s been reported that in a recent interview with Playboy singer John Mayer likened his penis to white supremacist (Klu Klux Klan member) David Duke. For some reason the star was asked if  black women threw themselves at him. Mayer then responded, “I don’t think I open myself to it. My d**k is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a f**king David Duke c**k. I’m going to start dating separately from my d**k.” Mayer also said, Someone asked me the other day, []