Music

BONEY M STAR BOBBY FARRELL DIES

Via BBC News Bobby Farrell, front man of the 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has announced. The singer was found dead in a hotel room in St Petersburg, Russia, where he had been performing, John Seine said. Farrell, he continued, had complained of breathing problems before and after a show on Wednesday. The cause of his death has yet to be established. Farrell, the only male member of the popular four-piece, had been []

SINGER TEENA MARIE DIES

Via AFP US R&B singer Teena Marie, whose hits in the 1980s included “I Need Your Lovin’” and “Lovergirl”, has died at the age of 54, police said. Marie was found dead at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena on Sunday afternoon, according to a police spokesman. The paramedics were called after her daughter had found her unconscious. The cause of the death was not immediately known. Continue Reading…. Rest In Peace Teena Marie.

UK MUSIC: JOSEPH ‘JP’ PATTERSON & KING APPAREL PRESENTS: ‘THE GULLY SANTA MIXTAPE’

Music journalist, Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson has teamed up with London-based urban street wear brand, King Apparel to create a free underground mixtape just in time for Christmas. ‘The Gully Santa Mixtape’ is mixed by DJ Complex (Warner Music). When asked about joining forces with King Apparel Patterson says, “I teamed up with King Apparel, a brand who truly understands the underground music scene, to compile a free download mixtape to end the year off nicely with. ‘The Gully Santa Mixtape’ is mixed by []

LYNNIKE & SEFA PRESENT… CRAZY GIRLS IN THE MIX: VOL2

Bang Radio 103.6 DJs/personalities Lynikke and Sefa present a jam-packed mixtape with some of your favourite Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae/Dancehall and Funky House tracks mixed by the ladies themselves. ::::::Tracklist:::::: ****HIP HOP & RnB**** Rick Ross – B.M.F Tinchy Stryder ft Giggs, Pro Green, Tinie Tempah, Example, Chipmunk – Game Over Ruff Diamondz, Adot, Envy, CherriV, BabyBlue, RoxXxan, Lioness, Mz Bratt & Lady Leshurr – Game Over Female Takeover (Remix) Busta Rhymes ft Swizz Beatz – Stop The Party Cali Swag District – Teach Me How To Dougie Lloyd Banks []

HOT 97 SUSPENDS DJ CIPHA SOUNDS AFTER HIV REMARK ABOUT HAITIAN WOMEN

Hot 97 radio personality Cipha Sounds (real name Luis Diaz) has been suspended after he said live on air, “the reason I’m H.I.V Negative is because I don’t mess with Haitian girls”. Earlier this week, Alexandra Cameron, SVP Market Manager for the station said that Diaz  would not be fired, “he’s a young man who made a mistake, does not have a track record of any malice and we are handling this as an internal matter.” Diaz has also since apologised for []

UK MUSIC: FEMALE TAKEOVER – GAME OVER REMIX

Cherri V, Ruff Diamonds, A Dot, Envy, Lioness, Baby Blue, RoXXXan, Mz Bratt and Lady Leshurr are featured on the remix version of the ‘Game Over’ track which features Tinchy Stryder, Devlin, Prof Green, Example, Chipmunk, Giggs, Tinie Tempah. When I first heard that there were plans to release a remix version of the track featuring just female artists I thought ‘is this really necessary?’. But having just heard the remix I think it sounds pretty good, and they have bags more charisma than Tinchy and co. I am happy to []

UK NEWS: WILL.IAM OFFERS CHER LLOYD A RECORDING CONTRACT?

A “source” has told tabloid rag The Sun that Black Eyed Peas front man Will.iam has offered X-Factor reject Cher Lloyd a recording contract. Will shared the stage with the over-rated Cher on Saturday night’s final of the show, where the pair performed Where Is The Love and I Got A Feeling. Will who is best buddies with the “nation’s sweetheart” /FRAUD Cheryl Cole obviously did this as a favour to her and seems to spend the majority of his time up her bottom.   The man is []

UK MUSIC: TEAM UK – TAKING OVER

Taking Over features D. Walker, Snakey Man, T.Y, illamadi, Mafiella & Queen Ice Cream and Ja Ja. And there you have it folks ‘Team UK’. This track doesn’t sound bad at all. I’ve heard worse. [Thanks Paradise] Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?