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UK MUSIC NEWS: JLS TOP SINGLES CHART FOR THE SECOND TIME

Boyband JLS have topped the UK single chart for the second time with their new single Everybody In Love. Congratulations! I am not the biggest JLS fan and I have cussed them to Kingdom Come in the past, but I am actually really happy for them now. I never thought I would  live to see the day when a black British boyband would take the charts by storm and generate such mass hysteria.

NEW ALBUM: RAKIM – ‘SEVENTH SEAL’

The ‘God MC’ Rakim will finally release his long-awaited new album Seventh Seal on the 23rd November. Guest artists featured on the album include Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Maino, Styles P, and Rakim’s daughter Destiny Griffin.  I listened to the album last night and Rakim is still a master lyricist.  In my humble opinion that will NEVER change.  When I hear him rap it takes me back to a time when only the skilled and talented ruled the world of Hip Hop. Awww…those were the days….. The Seventh Seal is a good album and Rakim’s die hard []

UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER CHIPMUNK SCRAPS PROMO AFTER ‘SUICIDE THREAT’ VIA TWITTER

I follow Chipmunk on Twitter and read his ‘suicidal’ tweets. I didn’t think he was being serious. I thought  he was being overly dramatic for the sake of it. Artists will say/do anything these days to generate publicity for themselves. But I guess in his case I was wrong … Via Digital Spy Chipmunk has cancelled all upcoming promotional appearances after “working too hard”. The 18-year-old, who topped the singles chart last month with Oopsy Daisy, posted a message on Twitter claiming that he wanted to kill himself. “I []

PUNCHBOWL BLOG INTERVIEWS NAS

Archna over at Punchbowl Blog interviewed rapper Nas at the Orange Rock Corps concert, which took place in London last week. Nas should have drunk some Lemsip before this interview. Clear your throat son!

KANYE WEST INTERRUPTS TAYLOR SWIFT’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH AT THE 2009 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

Kanye West has clearly reached that stage where he believes he can do and say as he pleases without facing some serious repercussions afterwards. But hopefully this is all about to change……. Via Rolling Stone Leave it to Kanye West to produce one of the most infamous moments in VMAs history before the 2009 show was even an hour old. It happened after Taylor Swift’s victory in the Best Female Video category for “You Belong With Me,” which beat out Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put []

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT KEVIN LILES LEAVES THE WARNER MUSIC GROUP

  Via Allhiphop.com Pioneering Hip-Hop executive Kevin Liles will leave Warner Music Group it was announced today (September 3). Liles recently appeared at a press conference promoting Jay-Z’s upcoming album Blueprint 3, which is being distributed by Atlantic, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. “In the past couple weeks I’ve made one of the most important decisions of my life – to depart the Warner Music Group in order to focus more on new entrepreneurial endeavors in talent management, entertainment, media and []

JAY-Z TO “WRITE” CANDID AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Rapper Jay-Z is apparently going to “write” a candid autobiography, which will cover his career and personal life. A source disclosed to The Mirror newspaper that, “It’s going to cover everything from his days on the streets as a drug dealer to his fairytale wedding to Bey. He’ll also be revealing his rapping secrets.” ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. So for the past 7/8 years Jay has been extra secrative about his private life, dodging questions like you would stray bullets, but now he wants to unlock the door []

WHITNEY HOUSTON’S NEW ALBUM PUSHED FORWARD

It’s been reported that Whitney Houston’s highly anticipated new album I Look To You has been pushed forward. The album was originally set to be released on September 1st, but will now drop on August 31st because of “continuous excitement”. I’m so used to hearing about albums being pushed back, so this is a pleasant change. Best of luck Whitney!