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MOBO NOMINEE K KOKE RESPONDS TO BLACK PEOPLE WHO ACCUSE HIM OF TRYING TO ‘ACT BLACK’

ROC Nation’s K Koke has been a ‘music news’ item since he revealed via Twitter last week that he has now parted company with his label RCA. But according to the rapper he is still working with Jay Z’s ROC Nation. (CLICK HERE to read if you missed it). When I posted the news, as usual my Mad News readers did not hold back and aired their views on K Koke (CLICK HERE to read the comments section) and neither did So Solid’s []

UK RADIO NEWS: TIM WESTWOOD JOINS CHOICE FM

Last night ‘the big dawg’ Tim Westwood said a sad farewell to BBC Radio after 20 years service and this morning it was officially announced that he will now be joining  London’s number 1 “URBAN” station Choice FM. Starting next weekend, every Saturday from 9pm to 11pm, Tim will be playing the very best hip hop, from the latest cuts to massive anthems, to Choice FM’s 808,000 weekly listeners. “I got my big break courtesy of Richard Park. He gave me my []

UK MUSIC NEWS: MOBO AWARD NOMINEE K KOKE DROPPED FROM RCA

Rapper K Koke (real name Kevin Georgiou) has revealed via Twitter to his thousands of followers that his business relationship with RCA  has come to an abrupt end. Last night Koke tweeted: All this is more stress than its worth I was happier selling drugs. I aint no role model the police made that very clear I’ve been battling since I signed my deal.  Jail 4 no reason, beat downs 4 no reason, they stop shows, they stop Wireless, nick man 4 no reason, []

FOOLISHNESS OF THE DAY: RAPPER DMX RELEASES OFFICIAL STATEMENT EXPLAINING STREAKING INCIDENT IN HOTEL

Today TMZ released footage of DMX (real name Earl Simmons) running naked through a Detroit Hotel, and now the troubled rapper’s representative has quickly rushed out an official statement addressing the incident. The statement said: DMX was a Detroit hotel with his DJ (DJ NonStop) and his road manager (Montana) before his performance with Eve and Lil Kim on August 31st. X and the team were killing time at the hotel before the concert and dared each other to streak in the []

MOBO AWARDS 2013 – NOMINATIONS LIST

Well it’s that time again folks! This year MOBO invited supporters and fans into the fold to become a part of the MOBO music panel and they helped to decide the nominees for each category. Check out the MOBO Awards 2013 nominations list below. Best Newcomer in association with HTC  Daley Elli Ingram Etta Bond Fuse ODG Jacob Banks Jahmene Douglas Krept and Konan Sam Smith Shakka Stylo G Best Male Act  Disclosure Naughty Boy Rudimental Wiley Wretch 32 Best Female Act In []

UK NEWS: MOBO AWARDS MUSIC PANEL 2013 – ‘WE NEED YOUR MUSIC EXPERTISE’

Can you prove you’re the ultimate MOBO (Music of Black Origin) music expert? This year we’re bringing our biggest supporters and fans of MOBO music into the fold to become a part of the influential MOBO music panel.  The MOBO music panel helps to decide the nominees for each category. By taking the 10-question quiz below you could be handpicked to join the panel alongside DJs, record label execs, music journalists and bloggers on Friday, August 23. Remember, only those with the []

UK MUSIC NEWS: ESTELLE LAUNCHES NEW LONDON RECORDS

British artist Estelle has announced the launch of her independent label New London Records. The label is in partnership with BMG. The star said in a statement: “This is a new and exciting move for me. BMG has been an awesome partner throughout my career, and with New London we plan to continue bridging the gap between soul, pop, London and New York — uniting them through music.”  BMG executive president Richard Blackstone added, “Estelle has been a valued member of the []

KELLY ROWLAND BECOMES THE NEW FACE OF JAGUAR

It has been announced that singer Kelly Rowland has become the new face of British car manufacturer Jaguar. The star will promote the new F-Type model and will in appear in print ad campaigns and commercials. YES!!! Congratulations Kelly.

KANYE WEST’S $120 PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT FROM NEW CLOTHING RANGE SOLD OUT

Via The Metro Kanye West’s $120 plain white ‘hip hop T-shirt’ from his new clothing range has already sold out. French fashion label A.P.C, who collaborated with West over the collection (which, astonishingly, was two years in the making, according to A.P.C designer Jean Touitou), are currently restocking items.  There are not enough words to describe this level of stupidity. The sheeple who actually spent $120.00 on a plain white t-shirt really need to sort their lives out. As for Kanye and []